Horace Mann Quote

The most formidable attribute of temptation is its increasing power, its accelerating ratio of velocity. Every act of repetition increases power, diminishes resistance. It is like the letting out of waters-where a drop can go, a river can go. Whoever yields to temptation, subjects himself to the law of falling bodies.


Twelve Sermons: Delivered at Antioch College (ed. 1861)

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The most formidable attribute of temptation is its increasing power, its accelerating ratio of velocity. Every act of repetition increases power,...

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The most formidable attribute of temptation is its increasing power, its accelerating ratio of velocity. Every act of repetition increases power,...

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The most formidable attribute of temptation is its increasing power, its accelerating ratio of velocity. Every act of repetition increases power,...