Quotes & Themes – Temptations


We are greatly exposed to temptations when our body is too well-nourished and when it is greatly weakened. The one makes it insolent while at ease, the other renders it desperate while ill-at-ease. We cannot carry it when it is too fat, so too it cannot carry us when it is very weak. (Introduction to the Devout Life, Part III, Chapter 23)

If we feel pleasantly attracted by temptation, that is only natural. We are made in such a way that anything good irresistibly attracts us, be its goodness real or only apparent; so temptation always uses something of the sort for bait. (Treatise on the Love of God, Book 4, Chapter 3)

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