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I can resist anything but temptation.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act I
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
Often the best way to overcome desire is to satisfy it.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), The Razor's Edge, 1943
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Mae West (1892 - 1980)
Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.
Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.
Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred.
W. N. Taylor
It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877), "Biographical Studies", 1863
Good habits result from resisting temptation.
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