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Quotation by Oscar Wilde
Do you really think, Arthur, that it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations that it requires strength, strength and courage, to yield to.
Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Sir Robert Chiltern, in An Ideal Husband, act 2.
To Lord Goring; on the same theme, Wilde wrote, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 2: "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it."
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