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Barker, Joel A
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Pop-Up Tools MenuThere are many shining qualities in the mind of man, but there is none so useful as discretion; it is this, indeed, that gives a value to all the rest, which sets them to work in their proper times and places, and turns them to the advantage of the person who is possessed of them. Without it, learning is pedantry, and wit impertinence; virtue itself looks like weakness; the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own principle.
Addison, Joseph
Added: 2004-01-28
Pop-Up Tools MenuBeware that you do not lose the substance by grasping the shadow.
Added: 2004-02-24
Pop-Up Tools MenuI count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
Added: 2002-02-23
Pop-Up Tools MenuComplete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
Augustine, Saint
Added: 2004-01-28
Pop-Up Tools MenuIt is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
Bagehot, Walter
         Biographical Studies, 1863
Added: 2004-02-04
Pop-Up Tools MenuEvery one is an explorer. How could you possibly live your life looking at a door and not open it?
Ballard, Dr Robert D
Added: 2004-02-24
Pop-Up Tools MenuBetter murder an infant in its cradle than nurse an unacted desire.
Blake, William
Added: 2004-02-04
Pop-Up Tools MenuHunger makes a thief of any man
Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker
Added: 2003-08-12
Pop-Up Tools MenuThe passions and desires, like the two twists of a rope, mutually mix one with the other, and twine inextricably round the heart; producing good if moderately indulged; but certain destruction, if suffered to become inordinate.
Burton, Bruce
Added: 2004-02-09
Pop-Up Tools MenuDreading that climax of all human ills, The inflammation of his weekly bills.
Byron, Lord George Gordon Noel
         From Don Juan
Added: 2003-11-27
Pop-Up Tools MenuThere is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
Cabell, James Branch
Added: 2004-02-04
Pop-Up Tools MenuThe last temptation is the greatest treason,
To do the right things for the wrong reasons.
Eliot, Thomas Stearns
Added: 2004-08-16 | Submitted By: David
Pop-Up Tools MenuMy problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
Flynn, Errol Leslie Thomas
Added: 2003-11-29
Pop-Up Tools MenuRemember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Franklin, Benjamin
Added: 2004-01-26
Pop-Up Tools MenuHe that would live in peace and at ease,
Must not speak all he knows, or judge all he sees.
Franklin, Benjamin
         Poor Richard's Almanac
Added: 2004-04-26
Pop-Up Tools MenuLook before or you will find yourself behind.
Franklin, Benjamin
         Poor Richard's Almanac
Added: 2004-04-26
Pop-Up Tools MenuIf passion drives you,
Let reason hold the reins.
Franklin, Benjamin
         Poor Richard's Almanac
Added: 2004-04-26
Pop-Up Tools MenuDon't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up
Frost, Robert
Added: 2002-05-31
Pop-Up Tools MenuTo know how to refuse is as important as to know how to consent.
Gracián, Baltasar
Added: 2004-03-17
Pop-Up Tools MenuWhy resist temptation - there will always be more.
Herold, Don
Added: 2004-09-02
Pop-Up Tools MenuSelf-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
Heschel, Rabbi Abraham Joshua
Added: 2004-11-13
Pop-Up Tools MenuWhen we put our best foot forward, the other one had better be good enough to stand on.
Hightower, Cullen
Added: 2004-03-17
Pop-Up Tools MenuA bargain is something you can't use at a price you can't resist.
Jones, Franklin P
Added: 2002-04-02
Pop-Up Tools MenuWhat makes resisting temptation difficult, for many people, is that they don’t want to discourage it completely.
Jones, Franklin P
Added: 2004-05-02
Pop-Up Tools MenuEvery form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
Jung, Carl Gustav
Added: 2004-08-15

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