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The good in a man is never tempted. Goodness destroys temptation.
IT is the evil in a man that is aroused and tempted. The measure of a manís temptations is the exact register of his own unholiness. As a man purifies his heart, temptation ceases, for when a certain unlawful desire has been taken out of the heart the object which formerly appealed to it can no longer do so, but becomes dead and powerless, for there is nothing left in the heart that can respond to it. The honest man cannot be tempted to steal, let the occasion be ever so opportune ; the man of purified appetites cannot be tempted to gluttony and drunkenness ; he whose mind is calm m the strength of inward virtue can never be tempted to anger, and the wiles and charms of the wanton fall upon the purified heart as empty, meaningless shadows.
Temptation shows a man just where he is.
He who has conquered doubt and fear has
conquered failure. His every thought is
allied with power, and all difficulties are
bravely met and wisely overcome. His
purposes are seasonably planted, and they
bloom and bring forth fruit which does
not fall prematurely to the ground.
Thought allied fearlessly to purpose
becomes creative force: he who knows this
is ready to become something higher and
stronger than a mere bundle of wavering
thoughts and fluctuating sensations; he
who does this has become the conscious
and intelligent wielder of his mental powers.
Manís true place in the Cosmos is that of
a king, not a slave, a commander under
the Law of Good, and not a helpless tool
in the region of evil.
I write for men, not for babes; for
those who are eager to learn, and earnest
to achieve; for those who will put away
(for the worldís good) a petty personal
indulgence, a selfish desire, a mean
thought, and live on as though it were
not, sans craving and regret.
Man is a master. If he were not, he
could not act contrary to law.
Evil and weakness are self destructive.
The universe is girt with goodness
and strength, and it protects the good
and the strong.
The angry man is the weak man.