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As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent. — Socrates
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures. — Samuel Johnson
It is fatally easy for Western folk, who have discarded chastity as a value for themselves, to suppose that it can have no value for anyone else. At the same time as Californians try to re-invent celibacy, by which they seem to mean perverse restraint, the rest of us call societies which place a high value on chastity backward. — Germaine Greer
It is impossible to believe that the same God who permitted His own son to die a bachelor regards celibacy as an actual sin. — H. L. Mencken
To suppose such a thing possible as a society, in which men, who are able and willing to work, cannot support their families, and ought, with a great part of the women, to be compelled to lead a life of celibacy, for fear of having children to be starved; to suppose such a thing possible is monstrous. — William Cobbett
How deep a wound to morals and social purity has that accursed article of the celibacy of the clergy been! Even the best and most enlightened men in Romanist countries attach a notion of impurity to the marriage of a clergyman. And can such a feeling be without its effect on the estimation of the wedded life in general? Impossible! and the morals of both sexes in Spain, Italy, France, and. prove it abundantly. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I think that one of the qualifications of artists should be a vow of celibacy. They should be confined to ruining only their own lives. — Roger Lewis
Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond. — Thomas Love Peacock
Celibacy is not just a matter of not having sex.
It is a way of admiring a person for their humanity, maybe even for their beauty.
Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse.
The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church.
a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity.
Celibacy is not a matter of compulsion.
Someone is accepted as a priest only when he does it of his own accord.
For the standard of Christian life was to be strained to a higher pitch;
more fasting was required, and more careful separation from the manners and enjoyments of the world; celibacy and martyrdom had great value set upon them, and second marriages were prohibited.
The church may hold whatever it holds with regard to clerical celibacy.
I took the vow of celibacy in 1906. I had not shared my thoughts with my wife until then, but only consulted her at the time of making the vow. She had no objection.
If, hypothetically, Western Catholicism were to review the issue of celibacy, I think it would do so for cultural reasons, not so much as a universal option.