Quotes by chastity
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Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
The generative energy, which, when we are loose, dissipates and makes us unclean, when we are continent invigorates and inspires us. Chastity is the flowering of man; and what are called Genius, Heroism, Holiness, and the like, are but various fruits which succeed it.
English author of romance novels 1901-2000
A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts.
American short story writer 1804-1864
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
An unattempted lady could not vaunt of her chastity.
English writer 1894-1963
Chastity - the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
English writer 1874-1936
Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
English poet 1792-1822
Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality.
Mary Baker Eddy
American founder of the Christian Science Church 1821-1910
Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.
St. Augustine of Hippo
Roman African Christian theologian and philosopher 354-430
Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
Lord George Byron
English poet 1788-1824
I am as comfortless as a pilgrim with peas in his shoes - and as cold as Charity, Chastity or any other Virtue.
French Novelist 1804-1876
I regard as a mortal sin not only the lying of the senses in matters of love, but also the illusion which the senses seek to create where love is only partial. I say, I believe, that one must love with all of one's being, or else live, come what may, a life of complete chastity.
Modesty is the chastity of merit, the virginity of noble souls.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
Much of the modern resistance to chastity comes from men's belief that they ''own'' their bodies - those vast and perilous estates, pulsating with the energy that made the worlds, in which they find themselves without their consent and from which they are ejected at the pleasure of Another!
French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.
Remy de Gourmont
French Novelist, Philosopher, Poet, Playwright 1858-1915
Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.
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