chastity

A Quote by unknown on business, chastity, christ, contentment, discretion, family, fatherhood, friendship, god, happiness, hospitality, jesus, needs, providence, purity, rest, reward, saints, study, virtue, work, and world

The true gentleman is God's servant. The world's master and his own man. Virtue is his business, study his recreation. Contentment his rest and happiness his reward. God is his father, Jesus Christ his Savior, the Saints his brethren, and all that need him his friends. Devotion is his chaplain, chastity his chamberlain, sobriety his butler, temperance his work, hospitality his housekeeper, providence his steward, purity his mistress of the house, and discretion his porter, to be let in and out as most fit; thus is his whole family made up of virtue and he is the master of the house.

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A Quote by Joe Darion on bravery, chastity, courage, dreams, heart, hell, impossibility, lies, love, peace, purity, questions, rest, sorrow, and world

To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable sorrow To run where the brave dare not go To right the unrightable wrong To love pure and chaste from afar To try when your arms are too weary To reach the unreachable star This is my quest, to follow the star No matter how hopeless, no matter how far To fight for the right without question or pause To be willing to pass into hell for a heavenly cause And know if I'll only be true to the glorious quest That my heart lies peaceful and calm When I'm laid to my rest And the world will be better for this That one man scorned and covered in scars Still strove with his last ounce of courage To reach the unreachable star This is my quest, to follow the star No matter how hopeless, no matter how far To fight for the right without question or pause And to dream the impossible dream.

Joe Darion

Source: Man Of La Mancha (The Impossible Dream lyrics)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on chastity

Give me chastity and continency, but do not give it yet.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: Confessions

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A Quote by Plutarch on chastity, divorce, friendship, and wives

A Roman divorced from his wife, being highly blamed by his friends, who demanded, "Was she not chaste? Was she not fair? Was she not fruitful?" holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. "Yet," added he, "none of you can tell where it pinches me.''

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Lives, Aemilius Paulus

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on chastity, happiness, misery, sensuality, and superstition

Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality; it strikes at the root of all domestic happiness, and consigns more than half of the human race to misery.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Prophet Muhammad on chastity, god, justice, magic, and women

Avoid the seven noxious things. (1) Associating anything with God, (2) magic, (3) killing one whom God has declared inviolate without a just cause, (4) devouring usury, (5) consuming the property of an orphan, running back from the battlefield and, (7) slandering chaste women who are believers but indiscreet.

Muhammad (570 - 632)

Source: Sayings of Muhammad. by Prof. Ghazi Ahmad

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A Quote by Prophet Muhammad on chastity, husbands, observation, paradise, time, wishes, and women

When a woman observes the five time of prayers, fasts during Ramadan, preserves her chastity, and obeys her husband, she may enter by any of the gates of paradise she wishes.

Muhammad (570 - 632)

Source: Sayings of Muhammad. by Prof. Ghazi Ahmad

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on birth, chastity, christianity, conscience, danger, emotion, feeling, good, heart, imagination, innocence, inventions, life, love, mind, opportunity, order, passion, sacrifice, time, virtue, and world

All the great amusements are dangerous for the Christian life. But among all the amusements that the world has invented, none is to be more feared than the theatre. Drama is such a realistic and sensitive representation of the passions that it excites them, and gives birth to such passions in our heart. This is especially true of the passion of love, chiefly when the playwright presents it as chaste and virtuous; for the more innocent the passion seems to innocent natures, the more capable they are of being touched. At the same time, they form their conscience on the decency of these sentiments, and they imagine that no harm can come from a love so good. So they leave the theatre with their hearts so full of all the sweetness of love, and the mind so convinced of its innocence, that they are ready to receive their first emotions - or, rather, to seek out the opportunity to arouse such feelings in someone's heart, in order to receive the same pleasures and the same sacrifices that they have seen so aptly shown on the stage.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Lord Lyttleton on chastity, corruption, death, heaven, inspiration, thought, and wishes

For his chaste Muse employ'd her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, he could wish to blot.

Lord Lyttleton (1709 - 1773)

Source: Prologue to Thomson's Coriolanus.

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A Quote by John Milton on brothers and chastity

'T is chastity, my brother, chastity: She that has that is clad in complete steel.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 420.

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