Consider the following:
“…will God incense his ire/For such a petty Trespass, and not praise/ Rather your dauntless virtue…?”
-Satan speaks to Eve in Book IX of Paradise Lost
"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful."
-Lord Henry to Dorian Gray in Wilde's novel