He who neither drinks, nor smokes, nor dances, he who preaches & even occasionally practice piety, temperance and celibacy, is generally a saint, or a mahatma or more likely a humbug but he certainly won't make a leader or for that matter a good soldier— Sam Manekshaw
Thrilling Celibacy quotations
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.
I consider my greatest accomplishment to be lifelong celibacy.
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.
It rarely happens otherwise than that a thorough-faced coquette dies in celibacy, as a punishment for her attempts to mislead others, by encouraging looks, words, or actions, given for no other purpose than to draw men on to make overtures that they may be rejected.
Is there any sex-distinction in the Atman (Self)? Out with the differentiation between man and woman—all is Atman! Give up the identification with the body, and stand up!
I think when you embrace celibacy other elements of the relationship have to come forth. There isn't an opportunity for you to be blinded by your sexual desires there is an opportunity to see things more clearly.
Out of the doctrine of original sin grew the crimes and miseries of asceticism, celibacy and witchcraft; woman becoming the helpless victim of all these delusions.
That's why real awareness always leads you beyond sex, and celibacy happens on its own accord. Because to be in sex you have either to be identified with the male or identified with the female. A real celibate is one who has gone beyond, who is neither.
I still think that the point of reference for every Indian when he is in doubt on any political or social issue is to say, "What would [Mahatma] Gandhi have done under the circumstances?" I didn't subscribe to his fads - prohibition, celibacy, no doctors - but generally he was always right. He meant more to me than any of my gurus.
Celibacy is not natural to men or to women;
all bodily needs require their legitimate satisfaction, and celibacy is a disregard of natural law.
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.
Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse.
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
When the parish priest rebuked him for his celibacy, saying it would lead him into debaucheryand sin, hesaid that a man who had to be muzzled bya wife as a protection against debauchery was not worthy of the joy of innocence. After that people began to treat him with priestly respect.
A man develops a subtle power as a result of the strict observance of celibacy for twelve years. Then he can understand and grasp very subtle things which otherwise elude his intellect. Through that understanding the aspirant can have direct vision of God. That pure understanding alone enables him to realize Truth.
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.
I'd also gone through an entire year of celibacy based on my feeling that lust was the direct cause of birth which was the direct cause of suffering and death.
Celibacy is a great help, inasmuch as it enables one to lead a life of full surrender to God.
No longer will our penises remain flaccid and unused! From now on, we fight will for every man out there who isn't getting laid when he should be! This is our day! This is our time! And, by God, we're not gonna let history condemn us to celibacy! We will make a stand! We will succeed! We will get laid!
It is impossible to believe that the same God who permitted His own son to die a bachelor regards celibacy as an actual sin.
Celibacy is not a matter of compulsion.
Someone is accepted as a priest only when he does it of his own accord.
Italian women are some of the most beautiful in the world.
This is why the Vatican is in Italy. If a man can walk across Italy and retain his celibacy, he's got what it takes to be a priest - or an interior decorator.
I never cheated on my wife. I took seriously those vows of celibacy.
The ideal state for a philosopher, indeed, is celibacy tempered by polygamy.
If our sex life were determined by our first youthful experiments, most of the world would be doomed to celibacy. In no area of human experience are human beings more convinced that something better can be had only if they persevere.
I expect celibacy of any person that is not married.
To me, the most obscene word in our language is celibacy.
I tend to agree that celibacy for a time is worth considering, for sex is dirty if all it means is winning a man, conquering a woman, beating someone out of something, abusing each other's dignity in order to prove that I am a man, I am a woman.
There is much to be said for post-menopausal celibacy.
Sex is rough on loners because you have to have somebody else around, but now I don't. No more diets to stay slim and desirable: I've had sex and I've had food, and I'd rather eat.
Celibacy goes deeper than the flesh.
The church may hold whatever it holds with regard to clerical celibacy.
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
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.