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oscar wilde
Posted by: Tonette (---.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net)
Date: October 13, 2004 08:28PM

Please help

I am looking for a quote from OW about temptation, something like to yield to temptation but can't remember the full quote. Thank you for any help


Re: oscar wilde
Posted by: lg (---.ca.charter.com)
Date: October 13, 2004 10:31PM

Here you go:

"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it."

taken from this website:

[www.age-of-the-sage.org] />

Les



Post Edited (10-13-04 22:05)


Re: oscar wilde
Posted by: rikki (---.carlnfd1.nsw.optusnet.com.au)
Date: October 14, 2004 12:27AM

or for a slightly fuller quote - It's from "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1891):

"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself."

and also from "Lady Windermere's Fan" (1892) -

"I can resist everything except temptation."

rikki.


Re: oscar wilde
Posted by: Tonette (---.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net)
Date: October 14, 2004 12:52AM

With gratitude !

T




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