Cafe Church May 2010



The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost

If time flies when you're having fun, it hits the afterburners when you don't think you're having enough.
Jef Mallett

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are-yet was without sin.
Hebrews 4:15 (New International Version)

Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once.
Tallulah Bankhead

The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
George Bernard Shaw

The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
Elizabeth Taylor

Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
1 Corinthians 7:5 (New International Version)

It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
Walter Bagehot

The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy - I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
Bertrand Russell

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
Orson Welles

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.
Mark 14:38 (New International Version)

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice.
Otto von Bismarck

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.
Robert Orben

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
George Best

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
1 Corinthians 10:13 (New International Version)

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
Soren Kierkegaard

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde

Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.
Lane Olinghouse

I like restraint, if it doesn't go too far.
Mae West

When a man marries his mistress he creates a vacancy
Sir James Goldsmith

By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.
Oscar Wilde

I deal with temptation by yielding to it
Mark Twain

'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.
William Shakespeare

People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
1 Timothy 6:9 (New International Version)

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it
Mae West

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.
Matthew 4:1 (New International Version)

Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.
William Shakespeare

Calvin: Do you believe in the devil? You know, a supreme evil being dedicated to the temptation, corruption, and destruction of man?
Hobbes: I'm not sure that man needs the help

When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.
James 1:13-14 (New International Version)

Good habits result from resisting temptation

The trouble with resisting temptation is it may never come your way again.
Korman's Law

Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty.
Earl Wilson

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
Matthew 6:13 (New International Version)

On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
George Orwell

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