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MAE WEST

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

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“An idea is something that won’t work unless you do.” - Thomas A. Edison

It seems we either avoid temptation or resist it. So, in effect, we either lack strategy or willpower. But is it really as black and white and as fair and square as that?

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