"I can resist everything except temptation."
"I find that the best virtue I have has in it some tincture of vice."
Michel de Montaigne, French essayist
That we taste nothing pure
"Let's not talk so much about vice. I'm against vice in all forms."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th U.S. President
"Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised."
François de La Rochefoucauld, French writer
"Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette."
"The good people sleep much better at night than the bad people. Of course, the bad people enjoy the waking hours much more."
Woody Allen, U.S. actor and comedian
"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it."
"To cease smoking is the easiest thing. I ought to know. I've done it a thousand times."
"When I was young, I kissed my first woman, and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. Believe me, never since have I wasted any more time on tobacco."
Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor
"Yield to temptation—it may not pass your way again."
Robert A. Heinlein