I love to read quotes and ponder upon their obvious meaning. I also look for their hidden messages. Analyzing everything is generally not a very good thing but it comes naturally to me and even when I try not to, it just happens.
I read some of these quotes on temptation. Each of them has a slightly different take but it got me thinking.
“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.”
“The only trouble with resisting temptation is that you may not get another chance”
“Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.”
“We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.”
“Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty.”
“Every temptation is an opportunity to triumph over evil.”
“I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.”
“We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.”
“Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.”
“The less the temptation the greater the sin”
“By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.”
“Resist no temptation: a guilty conscience is more honorable than regret”
And this one had me completely confused!!
“Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.”
Everyone struggles with something or another… it could be eating or drinking too much, smoking several packs a day, watching too much television, shopping sprees when your closet is already overflowing, gambling and such. How difficult is it to resist to these temptations? Do you end up yielding to them at times?