If thou dost marry, I'll give thee this plague for thy dowry: be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.— William Shakespeare
Whopping Chastity quotations
The man of impure speech is a person whose lips are but an opening and a supply pipe which hell uses to vomit its impurities upon the earth.
To defend his purity, Saint Francis of Assisi rolled in the snow, Saint Benedict threw himself into a thorn bush, and Saint Bernard plunged into an icy pond... You - what have you done?
Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience.
O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, meddling, lust of power, and idle talk. But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to Thy servant. Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own sins and not to judge my brother; for Thou art blessed unto ages of ages. Amen.
Beauty is the flower of chastity.
A clean heart is a free heart. A free heart can love Christ with an undivided love in chastity, convinced that nothing and nobody will separate it from his love. Purity, chastity, and virginity created a special beauty in Mary that attracted God's attention. He showed his great love for the world by giving Jesus to her.
People do not expect to find chastity in a whorehouse.
Why, then, do they expect to find honesty and humanity in government, a congeries of institutions whose modus operandi consists of lying, cheating, stealing, and if need be, murdering those who resist?
Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and kindles the true light of chastity.
These practices - non-killing, truthfulness, non-stealing, chastity, and non-receiving - are to be practised by every man, woman, and child; by every soul, irrespective of nation, country, or position.
We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition.
Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.
Thirteen virtues necessary for true success: temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility.
Only the chaste man and the chaste woman are capable of true love.
The way to chastity is not to struggle directly with incontinent thoughts but to avert the thoughts by some imployment, or by reading, or meditating on other things.
So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.
When you decide firmly to lead a clean life, chastity will not be a burden on you: it will be a crown of triumph.
You've really got to wear a chastity belt in Washington to preserve your journalistic virginity. Once the secretary of state invites you to lunch and asks your opinion, you're sunk.
Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.
Chastity without charity is a lamp without oil.
Filthy talk makes us feel comfortable with filthy action.
But the one who knows how to control the tongue is prepared to resist the attacks of lust
To be pure, to remain pure, can only come at a price, the price of knowing God and loving him enough to do his will. He will always give us the strength we need to keep purity as something as beautiful for him.
Purity prepares the soul for love, and love confirms the soul in purity.
Lust indulged became habit, and habit unresisted became necessity.
You carry your snare everywhere and spread your nets in all places.
You allege that you never invited others to sin. You did not indeed, by your words, but you have done so by your dress and your deportment.
For everyone, whatever his state--single, married, widowed, or priest-chastity is a triumphant affirmation of love.
God desires the smallest degree of purity of conscience in you more than all the works you can perform.
We must practice modesty, not only in our looks, but also in our whole deportment, and particularly in our dress, our walk, our conversation, and all similar actions.
Obedience to the law of chastity will increase our happiness in mortality and make possible our progress in eternity.
Be warm, be pure, be amorous, but be chaste.
Chastity always takes its toll. In some it produces pimples; in others, sex laws.
God is called jealous, angered, repentant, merciful, and foreknowing.
These simply mean that, because He guards the chastity of every soul, He can, in human fashion, be called jealous, although He is not subject to any mental torment.
Pure chastity is beauty to our souls, grace to our bodies, and peace to our desires.
Let women paint their eyes with tints of chastity, insert into their ears the word of God, tie the yoke of Christ around their necks, and adorn their whole persons with the silk of sanctity and the damask of devotion.
In traditional societies, we have a long legacy of men controlling the body and mind of women. Such societies have valorised motherhood and fabricated concepts like chastity. Women have been the victims of these notions for thousands of years.