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  • David Gelman cites a study that demonstrated that the area of the brain controlling the reading finger of people who became blind and learned braille grew larger. - Newsweek, Feb. 24, 1992, pp. 46-53
  • Let no man think himself to be holy because he is not tempted, for the holiest and highest in life have the most temptations. How much higher the hill is, so much is the wind there greater; so, how much higher the life is, so much the stronger is the temptation of the enemy. - John Wycliffe
  • You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. - Margaret Thatcher
  • There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice. - Mark Twain
  • Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin. - Charles Spurgeon
  • It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it - B. Franklin
  • Satan will seldom come to a Christian with a gross temptation. A green log and a candle may be safely left together, but a few shavings, some small sticks and then larger, and you may bring the green log to ashes. -John Newton
  • When you flee temptation, be sure you don’t leave a forwarding address.
  • “Fire tries Iron, and temptation tries a just man.” - Thomas A. Kempis
  • Where there is no temptation, there can be little claim to virtue. - Sanctity of Life, C. Swindoll, Word, 1990, pp. 51ff
  • The thing that makes men and rivers crooked is following the line of least resistance. - Anon.