Monday, May 02, 2005

Self-Control and Temptation Quotes

For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche The first attribute that characterizes the greater man from the moron is his thicker layer of inhibition.  ~Martin H. Fischer Go ahead and squander your chi.  But I guarantee you heaven isn't in Miss March's pussy.... Heaven is on the other side of that feeling you get when you're sitting on the couch and you get up and make a triple-decker sandwich.  It's on the other side of that, when you don't make the sandwich.  It's about sacrifice.... It's about giving up the things that basically keep you from feeling.  That's what I believe, anyway.  I'm always asking, "What am I going to give up next?"  Because I want to feel.  ~Jim Carrey, from a Michael Fleming interview in the March 2004 issue of Playboy magazine An element of abstention, of restraint, must enter into all finer joys.  ~Vida D. Scudder Conscience whispers, but interest screams aloud.  ~J. Petit-Senn Not using faults does not mean that one does not have them.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin The trouble with resisting temptation is it may never come your way again.  ~Korman's Law There is no allurement or enticement, actual or imaginary, which a well-disciplined mind may not surmount.  The wish to resist more than half accomplishes the object.  ~Charlotte Dacre, The Passions, 1811 Most people want to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.  ~Robert Orben Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values - and witnesses.  ~Franklin P. Jones About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you're fighting temptation.  ~Tom Wilson There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.  ~Mark Twain Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.  ~Thomas Jefferson If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.  ~Benjamin Franklin A silly i

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