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.— John Vianney
Lust Chastity Purity quotations
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?
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.
Only the chaste man and the chaste woman are capable of true love.
When you decide firmly to lead a clean life, chastity will not be a burden on you: it will be a crown of triumph.
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.
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.
God desires the smallest degree of purity of conscience in you more than all the works you can perform.
Obedience to the law of chastity will increase our happiness in mortality and make possible our progress in eternity.
As soon as you willfully allow a dialogue with temptation to begin, the soul is robbed of peace, just as consent to impurity destroys grace.
There is need for a crusade of manliness and purity to counteract and nullify the savage work of those who think man is a beast. And that crusade is your work.
That conversation... was as dirty as a sewer! It is not enough for you to take no part in it. You must show your repugnance for it strongly!
Either we must speak as we dress, or dress as we speak.
Why do we profess one thing and display another? The tongue talks of chastity, but the whole body reveals impurity.
In the realm of evil thoughts none induces to sin as much as do thoughts that concern the pleasure of the flesh.
God bestows more consideration on the purity of the intention with which our actions are performed than on the actions themselves.
Chastity, or cleanness of heart, holds a glorious and distinguished place among the virtues, because she, alone, enables man to see God; hence Truth itself said, 'Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.'
Holy Purity is granted by God when it is asked for with humility.
We must be pure. I do not speak merely of the purity of the senses. We must observe great purity in our will, in our intentions, in all our actions.
To the pure all things are pure!
The day is not purer than the depths of my heart.
Chastity is a difficult long term matter, one must wait patiently for it to bear fruit for the happiness of loving kindness which it must bring. But at the same time chastity is the sure way to happiness.
The price the Virgin demanded was purity, and the way the educators of Catholic children have interpreted this for nearly two thousand years is sexual chastity. Impurity, we were taught, follows from many sins, but all are secondary to the principal impulse of the devil in the soul--lust.
'Tis chastity, my brother, chastity. She that has that is clad in complete steel, and like a quivered nymph with arrows keen may trace huge forests and unharbored heaths, infamous hills and sandy perilous wilds, where through the sacred rays of chastity, no savage fierce, bandit, or mountaineer will dare to soil her virgin purity.
Liberty, like chastity, once lost, can never be regained in its original purity.
There's something about all the people who are on a mission for purity and chastity, which I find very questionable.
What we take for virtue is often but an assemblage of various ambitions and activities that chance, or our own astuteness, have arranged in a certain manner; and it is not always out of courage or purity that men are brave, and women chaste.
Chastity is the lily of virtues, and makes men almost equal to Angels.
Everything is beautiful in accordance with its purity. Now the purity of man is chastity, which is called honesty, and the observance of it, honor and also integrity; and its contrary is called corruption; in short, it has this peculiar excellence above the other virtues, that it preserves both soul and body fair and unspotted.
The spring without a leaf to toss, bare and bright like a virgin fierce in her chastity, scornful in her purity, was laid out on fields wide-eyed and watchful and entirely careless of what was done or thought by the beholders.