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Top 80 Most Inspiring Chastity Quotes (VIRTUE)

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“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.”

Mother Teresa
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. - Mary Baker EddyPin
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. – Mary Baker Eddy
When you decide firmly to lead a clean life, chastity will not be a burden on you it will be a crown of triumph. - Josemaria EscrivaPin
When you decide firmly to lead a clean life, chastity will not be a burden on you: it will be a crown of triumph. – Josemaria Escriva
Pure chastity is beauty to our souls, grace to our bodies, and peace to our desires. - SolonPin
Pure chastity is beauty to our souls, grace to our bodies, and peace to our desires. – Solon
Chastity - the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions. - Aldous HuxleyPin
Chastity – the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions. – Aldous Huxley
Oh Lord, give me chastity, but do not give it yet. - Saint AugustinePin
Oh Lord, give me chastity, but do not give it yet. – Saint Augustine

“Chastity is a sublime virtue, its source is infinitely exalted, since it comes from God ; its efficacy prevents man from sinking to the level of irrational animals ; it elevates him to the very Author of reason.”

Marie Lataste
Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity. - Shannon L. AlderPin
Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity. – Shannon L. Alder
Secrecy is the chastity of friendship. - Jeremy TaylorPin
Secrecy is the chastity of friendship. – Jeremy Taylor
Modesty and chastity are twins. - Anna Brownell JamesonPin
Modesty and chastity are twins. – Anna Brownell Jameson
A life of chastity is the road that leadeth to Nirvana. - Gautama BuddhaPin
A life of chastity is the road that leadeth to Nirvana. – Gautama Buddha

18 Thought-Provoking Chastity Quotes

“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.”

Henry David Thoreau
Filth and old age, I'm sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity. - Geoffrey ChaucerPin
Filth and old age, I’m sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity. – Geoffrey Chaucer
Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism. - Anton ChekhovPin
Reason and justice tell me there’s more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism. – Anton Chekhov

“There is no true Latter-day Saint who would not rather bury a son or a daughter than to have him or her lose his or her chastity – realizing that chastity is of more value than anything else in all the world.”

Heber J. Grant
Of all sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest. - Anatole FrancePin
Of all sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest. – Anatole France

“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.”

St. John Paul II
Chastity may be a fetish invented by certain societies for unknown reasons. - Virginia WoolfPin
Chastity may be a fetish invented by certain societies for unknown reasons. – Virginia Woolf
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. - Pope Clement IPin
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. – Pope Clement I
As chaste as is the bud ere it be blown. - William ShakespearePin
As chaste as is the bud ere it be blown. – William Shakespeare
Chastity, like piety, is a uniform grace. - Samuel RichardsonPin
Chastity, like piety, is a uniform grace. – Samuel Richardson
Lust indulged became a habit, and habit unresisted became necessity. - St. AugustinePin
Lust indulged became a habit, and habit unresisted became necessity. – St. Augustine
Chastity more rarely follows fear, or a resolution, or a vow, than it is the mere effect of lack of appetite and, sometimes even, of distaste. - Andre GidePin
Chastity more rarely follows fear, or a resolution, or a vow, than it is the mere effect of lack of appetite and, sometimes even, of distaste. – Andre Gide
How unhappy must be the unchaste mother, whose very tenderness to her illegitimate offspring reminds her of her guilt. - Samuel RichardsonPin
How unhappy must be the unchaste mother, whose very tenderness to her illegitimate offspring reminds her of her guilt. – Samuel Richardson
Chastity works better if you don't keep testing it. - Laurell K. HamiltonPin
Chastity works better if you don’t keep testing it. – Laurell K. Hamilton
We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition. - Alex ComfortPin
We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition. – Alex Comfort
There are no chaste minds. Minds copulate wherever they meet. - Eric HofferPin
There are no chaste minds. Minds copulate wherever they meet. – Eric Hoffer
A blush is the sign which nature hangs out to show where chastity and honor dwell. - Gotthold Ephraim LessingPin
A blush is the sign which nature hangs out to show where chastity and honor dwell. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Simplified spelling is all right, but, like chastity, you can carry it too far. - Mark TwainPin
Simplified spelling is all right, but, like chastity, you can carry it too far. – Mark Twain

6 Wise Chastity Quotes for the Body and Soul

“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!”

C. S. Lewis
Chastity is not an attribute of body, but soul. - Udai YadlaPin
Chastity is not an attribute of body, but soul. – Udai Yadla
You will not lift the veil of my body until you lift the veil over my face. - Jason EvertPin
You will not lift the veil of my body until you lift the veil over my face. – Jason Evert

“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.”

Saint Francis de Sales

Chastity is a necessary virtue: for it is written that nothing defiled shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; and without chastity it is impossible not to defile both body and soul.

Marie Lataste

“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.”

St. Jerome

7 Chastity Quotes and Spirituality

“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.”

Marina Warner
The soul whose bosom lust did never touch Is God’s fair bride; and maiden’s souls are such. - TertullianPin
The soul whose bosom lust did never touch Is God’s fair bride; and maiden’s souls are such. – Tertullian
Chastity is the most unpopular of the Christian virtues. - C. S. LewisPin
Chastity is the most unpopular of the Christian virtues. – C. S. Lewis

“Let us at least say of religion that it means that every part of the body is infused with mind, not that the mind is overwhelmed and drowned in body. For the principal attribute of the Gods, without or within us, is mind.”

Thornton Wilder
Adam was the image of God, he was man and woman, and yet neither of them before his Eve, but a masculine virgin in peculiar love, full of chastity and purity. - Jakob BohmePin
Adam was the image of God, he was man and woman, and yet neither of them before his Eve, but a masculine virgin in peculiar love, full of chastity and purity. – Jakob Bohme

“In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists.”

Havelock Ellis

“What is discipleship? It is primarily obedience to the Savior. Discipleship includes many things. It is chastity. It is tithing. It is family home evening. It is keeping all the commandments. It is forsaking anything that is not good for us.”

James E. Faust

8 Chastity Quotes on Love and Marriage

“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.”

George Sand
The wife must love her husband as if there were no other man in the world, in much the same way as the husband should love her as if no other woman existed. - Jason EvertPin
The wife must love her husband as if there were no other man in the world, in much the same way as the husband should love her as if no other woman existed. – Jason Evert
He thought that the remedy for lust was chastity whereas it is love. - Tomichan MatheikalPin
He thought that the remedy for lust was chastity whereas it is love. – Tomichan Matheikal
Love clamors far more incessantly and passionately at a closed gate than an open one! - Marie CorelliPin
Love clamors far more incessantly and passionately at a closed gate than an open one! – Marie Corelli
It is not weakness to desire love. The weakness is when we settle for less than love. - Crystalina EvertPin
It is not weakness to desire love. The weakness is when we settle for less than love. – Crystalina Evert
Chastity isn't about following a bunch of rules so you don't go to hell. It's about wanting heaven for the person you love. - Jason EvertPin
Chastity isn’t about following a bunch of rules so you don’t go to hell. It’s about wanting heaven for the person you love. – Jason Evert
Only the chaste man and the chaste woman are capable of true love. - St. John Paul IIPin
Only the chaste man and the chaste woman are capable of true love. – St. John Paul II
Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond. - Thomas Love PeacockPin
Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond. – Thomas Love Peacock

14 Chastity Quotes for Women

“She stands and moves within the invisible pentacle of her own virginity. She is an unbroken egg: she is a sealed vessel; she has inside her a magic space the entrance to which is shut tight with a plug of membrane; she is a closed system; she does not know how to shiver.”

Angela Carter
A beautiful and chaste woman is the perfect workmanship of God, and the true glory of angels, the rare miracle of earth, and the sole wonder of the world. - Georg HermesPin
A beautiful and chaste woman is the perfect workmanship of God, and the true glory of angels, the rare miracle of earth, and the sole wonder of the world. – Georg Hermes
A woman’s character is as delicate as her eye; it can bear no flaw. - George Augustus Henry SalaPin
A woman’s character is as delicate as her eye; it can bear no flaw. – George Augustus Henry Sala

“Nothing makes a woman more esteemed by the opposite sex than chastity; whether it be that we always prize those most who are hardest to come at, or that nothing besides chastity, with its collateral attendants, truth, fidelity, and constancy, gives a man a property in the person he loves, and consequently endears her to him above all things.”

Joseph Addison
Let women paint their eyes with tints of chastity. - TertullianPin
Let women paint their eyes with tints of chastity. – Tertullian
The supreme sway of chastity over the senses makes her queenly. - Joseph JoubertPin
The supreme sway of chastity over the senses makes her queenly. – Joseph Joubert

“For women, Neo-Confucianism placed extra emphasis on chastity, obedience, and diligence. A good wife should have no desire other than to serve her husband, no ambition other than to produce a son, and no interest beyond subjugating herself to her husband’s family – meaning, among other things, she must never remarry if widowed.”

Amanda Foreman
The most chaste woman may be the most voluptuous, if she truly loves. - Victor de RiquetiPin
The most chaste woman may be the most voluptuous, if she truly loves. – Victor de Riqueti
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing. - TacitusPin
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing. – Tacitus

“In traditional societies, we have a long legacy of men controlling the body and mind of women. Such societies have valorized motherhood and fabricated concepts like chastity. Women have been the victims of these notions for thousands of years.”

Taslima Nasrin
An untempted woman cannot boast of her chastity. - Michel de MontaignePin
An untempted woman cannot boast of her chastity. – Michel de Montaigne
I come from a very long line of very superstitious Romanian women who hold on to their chastity probably way too long. - Lisa Kennedy MontgomeryPin
I come from a very long line of very superstitious Romanian women who hold on to their chastity probably way too long. – Lisa Kennedy Montgomery

“Priority is placed on the chastity of women. You can be corrupt, or a murderer and still hold your head up high on the street without problems, whereas if there are any suspicions of your chastity and moral behaviour as a woman, you get lynched.”

Safak Pavey

“A woman’s chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats. You may strip off the outer ones without doing much mischief, perhaps none at all ; but you keep taking off one after another, in expectation of coming to the inner nucleus, including the whole value of the matter. It proves, however, that there is no such nucleus, and that chastity is diffused through the whole series of coats, is lessened with the removal of each, and vanishes with the final one which you supposed would introduce you to the hidden pearl.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne

3 Chastity Quotes and Laws

“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.”

Marquis de Sade
Chastity always takes its toll. In some it produces pimples; in others, sex laws. - Karl KrausPin
Chastity always takes its toll. In some it produces pimples; in others, sex laws. – Karl Kraus
Obedience to the law of chastity will increase our happiness in mortality and make possible our progress in eternity. - David A. BednarPin
Obedience to the law of chastity will increase our happiness in mortality and make possible our progress in eternity. – David A. Bednar

13 Chastity Quotes That Will Make You Think

“The whole idea we have for their chastity is ridiculous. They would have to become numb and invisible to please us. I don’t know whether the exploits of Alexander and Caesar really surpass the resolution of a beautiful young woman, bred up in the light and commerce of our society, who still keeps herself whole. There is no doing so hard as not doing.”

Michel De Montaigne
I've never had sex. Never wanted to. Not with a man or a woman or an animal, though my family jokes about it. And I never will. The thought of it disgusts me. - Marie PhillipsPin
I’ve never had sex. Never wanted to. Not with a man or a woman or an animal, though my family jokes about it. And I never will. The thought of it disgusts me. – Marie Phillips
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily. - George SantayanaPin
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily. – George Santayana

“Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects. Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold: extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license.”

George Chapman
Beauty is the flower of chastity. - Zeno of EleaPin
Beauty is the flower of chastity. – Zeno of Elea
I have always espoused chastity except when one can no longer resist the temptation. - Edna O'BrienPin
I have always espoused chastity except when one can no longer resist the temptation. – Edna O’Brien
Chastity is more of a state of mind than of anatomy. - Edward AbbeyPin
Chastity is more of a state of mind than of anatomy. – Edward Abbey
Too chaste an adolescence makes for a dissolute old age. It is doubtless easier to give up something one has known than something one imagines. - Andre GidePin
Too chaste an adolescence makes for a dissolute old age. It is doubtless easier to give up something one has known than something one imagines. – Andre Gide
A nun of winter's sisterhood kisses not more religiously; the very ice of chastity is in them. - William ShakespearePin
A nun of winter’s sisterhood kisses not more religiously; the very ice of chastity is in them. – William Shakespeare
For chastity is like a spring flower, always softly exhaling immortality from its white petals. - MethodiusPin
For chastity is like a spring flower, always softly exhaling immortality from its white petals. – Methodius
Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc. - Gilbert K. ChestertonPin
Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts. - Barbara CartlandPin
A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts. – Barbara Cartland
Larry Summers is to modesty what Madonna is to Chastity. - Paul GigotPin
Larry Summers is to modesty what Madonna is to Chastity. – Paul Gigot
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