Trials And Temptations Quotes by John Bunyan, Boyd K. Packer, Saint Augustine, Magdalena de Pazzi, Pio of Pietrelcina, Edward de Bono and many others.
No man, without trials and temptations, can attain a true understanding of the Holy Scriptures.
Despite the opposition, trials, and temptations, you need not fail or fear.
Your first task is to be dissatisfied with yourself, fight sin, and transform yourself into something better. Your second task is to put up with the trials and temptations of this world that will be brought on by the change in your life and to persevere to the very end in the midst of these things.
Trials are nothing else but the forge that purifies the soul of all its imperfections.
Stop entertaining those vain fears. Remember it is not feeling which constitutes guilt but the consent to such feelings. Only the free will is capable of good or evil. But when the will sighs under the trial of the tempter and does not will what is presented to it, there is not only no fault but there is virtue.
Mock the devil, and he will flee from thee.
Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel’s face. Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all others for him to bear; but they are so, simply because they are the very ones he most needs.
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of trauma, I will fear no concussion.
Virtue is nothing without the trial of temptation, for there is no conflict without an enemy, no victory without strife.
The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
If your enemies see that you grow courageous, and that you will neither be seduced by flatteries nor disheartened by the pains and trials of your journey, but rather are contented with them, they will grow afraid of you.
Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
Temptations, when we meet them at first, are as the lion that reared upon Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them.
Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel’s face.
The devil and temptations also do give occasion unto us somewhat to learn and understand the Scriptures, by experience and practice. Without trials and temptations we should never understand anything thereof; no, not although we diligently read and heard the same.