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27 Chastity Quotes

Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.

Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes

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Mine honor's such a ring; My chastity's the jewel of our house, Bequeathed down from many ancestors, Which were the greatest obloquy i' th' world In me to lose.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: All's Well That Ends Well (Diana at IV, ii)

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If she seem not chaste to me, What care I how chaste she be?

Sir Walter Raleigh Quotes , Source: written the night before his death, see Bayley's "Life of Raleigh"

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Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.

Anatole France Quotes

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'Tis Chastity, my brother, Chastity: She that has that, is clad in complete steel

John Milton Quotes

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It is difficult to believe in a religion that places such a high premium on chastity and virginity.

Madonna Quotes

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I call not that virginity a virtue, which resideth only in the bodies integrity; much less if it be with a purpose of perpetually keeping it: for then it is a most inhumane vice. - But I call that Virginity a virtue which is willing and desirous to yield itself upon honest and lawful terms, when just reason requireth; and until then, is kept with a modest chastity of body and mind.

John Donne Quotes

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Lord, Make me chaste, but not yet

St. Augustine Quotes

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Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.

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Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.

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There's a woman like a dew-drop, She's so purer than the purest.

Robert Browning Quotes , Source: A Blot in the 'Scutcheon (act I, sc. 3)

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That chastity of honour which felt a stain like a wound.

Edmund Burke Quotes , Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France

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As pure as a pearl, And as perfect: a noble and innocent girl.

Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") Quotes , Source: Lucile (pt. II, canto VI, st. 16)

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'Tis chastity, my brother, chastity; She that has that is clad in complete steel, And, like a quiver'd nymph with arrows keen, May trace huge forests, and unharbour'd heaths, Infamous hills, and sandy perilous wilds; Where, through the sacred rays of chastity, No savage fierce, bandite, or mountaineer, Will dare to soil her virgin purity.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Comus (l. 420)

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So dear to Heaven is saintly chastity, That, when a soul is found sincerely so, A thousand liveried angels lacky her, Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Comus (l. 453)

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Like the stain'd web that whitens in the sun, Grow pure by being purely shone upon.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Lalla Rookh--The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan

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A nun of winter's sisterhood kisses not more religiously; the very ice of chastity is in them.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: As You Like It (Celia at III, iv)

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The noble sister of Publicola, The moon of Rome, chaste as the icicle That's curded by the frost from purest snow And hangs on Dian's temple--dear Valeria!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Coriolanus (Coriolanus at V, iii)

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Me of my lawful pleasure she restrained And prayed me oft forbearance--did it with A pudency so rosy, the sweet view on't Might well have warmed old Saturn--that I thought her As chaste as unsunned snow.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Cymbeline (Posthumus at II, v)

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A nice man is a man of nasty ideas.

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: Introductions to History of the Reformation (preface), by Bishop Burnet

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When a woman has lost her chastity, she will shrink from no crime. [Lat., Neque femina amissa pudicitia alia abneurit.]

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus) Quotes , Source: Annales (IV, 3)

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Then she rode forth, clothed on with chastity: The deep air listen'd round her as she rode, And all the low wind hardly breathed for fear.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: Godiva (l. 53)

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Even from the body's purity, the mind Receives a secret sympathetic aid.

James Thomson (1) Quotes , Source: Seasons--Summer (l. 1,269)

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We romantic writers are there to make people feel and not think. A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts.

Barbara Cartland Quotes

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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 Quotes

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