Why comes temptation but for man to meet
And master, and make crouch beneath his foot,
And so be pedestalled in triumph. Pray
'Lead us into no such temptations, Lord!'
Yea, but, O Thou whose servants are the bold,
Lead such temptations by the head and hair,
Reluctant dragons, up to who dares fight,
That so he may do battle and have praise.
Robert Browning: The Ring and the Book.