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The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to itMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fiber of character but strengthen it. Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As the Sandwich Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptation we resist.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every hardship; every joy; every temptation is a challenge of the spirit; that the human soul may prove itself. The great chain of necessity wherewith we are bound has divine significance; and nothing happens which has not some service in working out the sublime destiny of the human soul.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nobody should trust their virtue with necessity, the force of which is never known till it is felt, and it is therefore one of the first duties to avoid the temptation of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it, breached your own defenses. You were a child. The idea of suicide was a protest against life; by dying, you would escape this longing for death.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
So in your discussions of the nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation of pride -- the temptation blithely to declare yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong, good and evil.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Let me be a little kinder, Let me be a little blinder To the faults about me; Let me praise a little more, Let me be, when I am weary; Just a little bit more cheery, Let me serve a little better Those that I am striving for. Let me be a little braver When temptation bids me waver, Let me strive a little harder To be all that I should be; Let me be a little meeker to the brother that is weaker; Let me think more of my neighbor and a little less of me.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Bunny Caldwell: How do you do it? Where do you get your strength?
Kathryn: Well I know this sounds corny, but whenever I feel the temptation of peer pressure, I turn to God and he helps me through the problem.
Bunny Caldwell: Oh, that's beautifulMore [04/18/2007 12:04:00]
Bunny Caldwell: How do you do it? Where do you get your strength?
Kathryn: I know this will sound corny, but, whenever I feel the temptation of peer pressure, I turn to God and he helps me through the problem.More [04/18/2007 12:04:00]
“The biggest threat to our recovery is for the Congress to overspend, ... We have the funds to meet our obligations, so long as they resist the temptation to spend.”More [08/06/2007 12:08:00]
Dr. Taney: Pathological states can induce abnormal strength. Accelerated motor performance. Now, for example, say a 90 pound woman sees her child pinned under the wheel of a truck. Runs out and lifts the wheels a half a foot up off the ground - you've heard the story - same thing here. Same principle, I mean.
Chris MacNeil: So what's wrong with her?
Dr. Klein: We still think the temporal lobe.
Chris MacNeil: Oh what are you talking about, for Chrissakes? Did you see her or not? She's acting like she's fucking out of her mind, psychotic, like a... split personality or...
Dr. Taney: There haven't been more than a hundred authentic cases of so-called split personality, Mrs. MacNeil. Now I know the temptation is to leap to psychiatry. But any reasonable psychiatrist would exhaust the somatic possibilities first.
Chris MacNeil: So, what's next?
Dr. Taney: A pneumoencephalogram, I would think. Pin down that lesion. It will involve another spinal.
Chris MacNeil: Oh, Christ.
Dr. Taney: What we missed in the EEG and the arteriograms could conceivably turn up there. At least, it would eliminate certain other possibilities.More [10/22/2007 12:10:00]
Abstainer - a weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.More [12/17/2007 12:12:00]
[about "The Passion of the Christ," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and "The Last Temptation of the Christ]
Narrator: When it comes to Jesus movies, this movie is far and away the number one choice of Christians. Adjusted for inflation, the singing Jesus made 55 million dollars at the U.S. box office. The horny Jesus made 13 million dollars. But the bloody Jesus? 370 million dollars and still counting.More [12/26/2007 12:12:00]
Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people, I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that I might slight any by omission.More [05/20/2008 12:05:00]
Rev. Hoskins:
Ah, the temptations of the flesh. I fought 'em my whole life through.



Prisoner:
Then how come you're in here


[jail]



Prisoner:
, Reverend?



Rev. Hoskins:
Well, I said I fought 'em, I didn't say I fought 'em off. Sometimes I lost. But believe me, it takes a lot more to tempt a preacher than it does you stumblebums in here. When I lost, I lost big!



Prisoner:
Are you a real preacher, Reverend?



Rev. Hoskins:
Well now, let's look at it this way. I always had the urge to preach. And if you got the urge, you're halfway home.



Prisoner:
What kept you from getting all the way?



Rev. Hoskins:
My temptation was women.

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Atticus Finch:
I remember when my daddy gave me that gun. He told me that I should never point it at anything in the house; and that he'd rather I'd shoot at tin cans in the backyard. But he said that sooner or later he supposed the temptation to go after birds would be too much, and that I could shoot all the blue jays I wanted - if I could hit 'em; but to remember it was a sin to kill a mockingbird. Well, I reckon because mockingbirds don't do anything but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat people's gardens, don't nest in the corncrib, they don't do one thing but just sing their hearts out for us.

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Jesus Ortiz:
Say, how come you people come to business so naturally?



Sol Nazerman:
You people? Oh, let's see. Yeah. I see. I see, you... you want to learn the secret of our success, is that right? Alright I'll teach you. First of all you start off with a period of several thousand years, during which you have nothing to sustain you but a great bearded legend. Oh my friend you have no land to call your own, to grow food on or to hunt. You have nothing. You're never in one place long enough to have a geography or an army or a land myth. All you have is a little brain. A little brain and a great bearded legend to sustain you and convince you that you are special, even in poverty. But this little brain, that's the real key you see. With this little brain you go out and you buy a piece of cloth and you cut that cloth in two and you go and sell it for a penny more than you paid for it. Then you run right out and buy another piece of cloth, cut it into three pieces and sell it for three pennies profit. But, my friend, during that time you must never succumb to buying an extra piece of bread for the table or a toy for a child, no. You must immediately run out and get yourself a still larger piece cloth and and so you repeat this process over and over and suddenly you discover something. You have no longer any desire, any temptation to dig into the Earth to grow food or to gaze at a limitless land and call it your own, no, no. You just go on and on and on repeating this process over the centuries over and over and suddenly you make a grand discovery. You have a mercantile heritage! You are a merchant. You are known as a usurer, a man with secret resources, a witch, a pawnbroker, a sheenie, a makie and a kike!

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Dega:
A temptation resisted is a true measure of character.

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[Rose has just killed Huguette and Nono]



Rose:
You saw everything?



Lucien Cordier:
Let's say I heard everything.



Rose:
And you did nothing?



Lucien Cordier:
Why should I have done something?



Rose:
Why... to stop me.



Lucien Cordier:
It wasn't up to me to stop you. It was up to you, to Huguette, Nono, Marcaillou. If I put temptation in front of you, it's not a reason to use it. I just help folks reveal their true character. It's a dirty job, Rose. And I deserve all the dirty pleasure I get out of it.



Rose:
You're not ashamed?



Lucien Cordier:
Part of my job is enjoying other folks' misery.

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Clifford Mortimer:
If they ever give us another War, avoid the temptation to do anything Heroic! That's my advice to you.

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Marie Barone:
Fine! You got it out of me. Your father and I... succumbed to temptation before we got married. I fell for your father's boyish good looks. But, it didn't matter. We were in love. Right, Frank?



Frank Barone:
I wanted sex.

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Beatrice Venier:
Do you know what my daughter's nurse told her today? "In a girl's voice lies temptation - a known fact. Eloquence in a woman means promiscuity. Promiscuity of the mind leads to promiscuity of the body." She doesn't believe it yet, but she will. She'll grow up just like her mother. Marry, raise children and honor her family. Spend her youth in needlepoint and rue the day she was born a girl. And when she dies, she'll wonder why she obeyed all the rules of God and Country for no biblical hell could ever be worse than a state of perpetual inconsequence.

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Pat Robertson:
As long as the husband is following the mandate of the Lord, the wife should submit to his leadership even though she may disagree with it. God's standard is true. Yet in many marriages, the wife is more able than her husband. Regretfully a woman with great abilities sometimes marries a man who does not have much ability. This wife must resist the temptation to dominate her husband. Her husband will sometimes make decisions that the wife feels are wrong. She must either gently persuade her husband or pray that God will change her husband's mind.

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David Ruffin:
I'm back! I quit all that stuff, O.



Eddie Kendricks:
I told you he was clean.



Otis Williams:
I don't care!



David Ruffin:
[takes off his glasses] Look, I'm straight, man. Can't you see I'm straight?



Eddie Kendricks:
He's straight. Listen to him.



David Ruffin:
I'm back in the group, O. Tell me I'm back in the group.



Otis Williams:
You ain't in this group. Don't you get it? You blew it!



Eddie Kendricks:
The crowd went wild when he jumped on stage.



Otis Williams:
He's the one who blew it, Corn!



David Ruffin:
Paul... Corn... Blue, baby, all I'm asking y'all is for another chance. Come on now!



Melvin Franklin:
David, I'm sorry, but you got to go.



Otis Williams:
Get out or get carried out.



David Ruffin:
I ain't goin' nowhere! You said I was a Temp for life. How 'bout that promise, huh O?



Otis Williams:
You ain't no Temptation no more!


[Otis tries to beat up David, but Melvin holds him back]

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.More [07/07/2011 08:07:12]
Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.More [07/08/2011 01:07:42]
Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.More [07/15/2011 06:07:51]
When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.More [07/25/2011 09:07:40]
A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.More [07/30/2011 10:07:10]
I have been exposed to a great amount of temptation throughout the course of my career.More [08/02/2011 12:08:26]
One should fight like the devil the temptation to think well of editors. They are all, without exception - at least some of the time, incompetent or crazyMore [08/17/2011 03:08:19]
That's what I loved about Temptation Island. I don't even know why they did it.More [08/23/2011 05:08:02]
I never give in to the temptation to be difficult just for the sake of being difficult. That would be too ridiculous.More [09/20/2011 05:09:52]
Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.More [10/12/2011 12:10:03]
Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.More [10/12/2011 05:10:38]
Leigh did what any sane female faced with such an e-mail would do: deleted it to resist the temptation of replying, cleared her trash to resist the temptation of recalling it, and then called tech support to restore all her recently deleted e-mails. (Chasing Harry Winston)More [12/06/2011 04:12:03]
It was a decision to work clean. I just prefer to work that way. I have no problem with comedians who don't work that way. There was a temptation in the early '70s to reconsider. I decided against it.More [06/21/2012 05:06:18]
There was a temptation in the early '70s to reconsider. I decided against it.More [06/22/2012 01:06:26]
On stage there is the temptation of turning the music louder and louder.More [08/14/2012 03:08:42]
Saying you're going to put your bonus against the balance is one thing. Actually doing it is another. The temptation is always going to be there to find another way to spend it.More [07/04/2013 05:07:08]
The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The prospects for a coherent, hilarious and consistent American comedy seem to lessen every year, as the poor waterlogged, gassy corpse called 'Evan Almighty' proved when it floated ashore recently. So there's a temptation to think too highly of Robin Williams's uneven but occasionally funny 'License to Wed.'More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Most fathers don't see the war within the daughter, her struggles with conflicting images of the idealized and flawed father, her temptation both to retreat to Daddy's lap and protection and to push out of his embrace to that of beau and the world beyond home.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I had a huge advantage when I started 50 years ago - my job was secure. I didn't have to promote myself. These days there's far more pressure to make a mark, so the temptation is to make adventure television or personality shows. I hope the more didactic approach won't be lost.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
That free will was demonstrated in the placing of temptation before man with the command not to eat of the fruit of the tree which would give him a knowledge of good and evil, with the disturbing moral conflict to which that awareness would give rise.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Once you make a movie like 'Superbad,' when it's popular and you're the lead, you get offered all kinds of things and there's a temptation to make bad movies either for the money or to maintain your relevance in pop culture.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I think when you're trying to produce a relationship on screen that doesn't actually exist, perhaps sometimes there's a temptation to look at each other more, to touch each other more.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I also think we need to maintain distinctions - the doctrine of creation is different from a scientific cosmology, and we should resist the temptation, which sometimes scientists give in to, to try to assimilate the concepts of theology to the concepts of science.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
These days the temptation to use steroids in sports has become too great for many young athletes.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There is so much temptation to hold on to my career even more now. To try to micromanage and dictate every little aspect. But that's not how I want to do things anymore. I'm thinking about how can I trust God more. How can I surrender more? How can I bring him more glory? It's a fight. But it's one I'm going to keep fighting.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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