The most effective defense against temptation is this: Shut your eyes.
Never tell evil of a man if you do not know it for a certainty; and if you do know it for a certainty, then ask yourself: "Why Should I tell it?"
Author: Johann K. Lavater
When a Jew heard biting loshon hora (defamation, slander) against a local rabbi (and found himself believing it), he intentionally started to go to that rabbi's shul to pray and to call that rabbi for shaalos (Jewish law questions), until he conquered that yaitzer hora to believe the loshon hora (and to hold it against that rabbi).
This afternoon I came across some photoshopped pictures of President Obama and others who were watching the operation to capture Osama bin Laden. The first picture where somebody inserted royal bridesmaid Grace van Cutsen with her hands over her ears reminded me of the principle to "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."
Click here to see the photo with the royal bridesmaid.
Click here to see a photo of the people in the situation room wearing Princess Beatrice's headwear - guaranteed to make you laugh.
Oh, the advantages of photoshop. A great tool for producing birth certificates.