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Virtue is nothing without the trial of temptation, for there is no conflict without an enemy, no victory without strife.

— St. Leo the Great  <link>

Each of us can say to the tempter, “Unlike you, I have not yet become an outcast from heaven through my pride. By my baptism I have become one with him. It is you that should fall prostrate before me.”

— St. Gregory Nazianzen (via)  <link>

Temptation is not a game of manipulation or rationalization.

— Author unknown  <link>