temptation quotes

Temptation to a certain sin, to any sin whatsoever, might last throughout our whole life, yet it can never make us displeasing to God’s Majesty provided we do not take pleasure in it and give consent to it. You must have great courage in the midst of temptation. Never think yourself overcome as long as they are displeasing to you, keeping clearly in mind the difference between feeling temptation and consenting to it.
—  St. Francis de Sales
When the Lord strikes you with sore affliction or sickness, or misfortune, then be assured that He will also truly send you consolation, and will afterwards bestow upon you the grace of peace, strength, and joy corresponding to your previous sufferings. For ‘the Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long-suffering, and of great goodness. He will not alway be chiding; neither keepeth He his anger forever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
—  St. John of Kronstadt