If time flies when you're having fun, it hits the afterburners when you don't think you're having enough.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
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.
I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
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.
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.
I like restraint, if it doesn't go too far.
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.
I deal with temptation by yielding to it
'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.
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
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.
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.
Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty.
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.
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