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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Temptation
 
  Set a pleasure tempting, and the hand of the Almighty visibly prepared to take vengeance, and tell whether it be possible for people wantonly to offend against the law.
John Locke.    
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  He that with this Christian armour manfully fights against and repels the temptations and assaults of his spiritual enemies, he that keeps his conscience void of offence, shall enjoy peace here, and forever.
John Ray: On Creation.    
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  Every man living shall assuredly meet with an hour of temptation, a certain critical hour, which shall more especially try what mettle his heart is made of.
Robert South.    
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  Reflect upon a clear, unblotted, acquitted conscience, and feed upon the ineffable comforts of the memorial of a conquered temptation.
Robert South.    
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  In time of temptation be not busy to dispute, but rely upon the conclusion, and throw yourself upon God, and contend not with him but in prayer.
Jeremy Taylor.    
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  Every Christian is endued with a power whereby he is enabled to resist and conquer temptations.
John Tillotson.    
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