chastity

A Quote by Edmund Burke on chastity and honor

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

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. P. 332.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on chastity, humility, men, and skepticism

Few men speak humbly of humility, chastely of chastity, skeptically of skepticism.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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A Quote by Ben Jonson on chastity and sleep

Queen and huntress, chaste and fair Now the sun is laid to sleep, Seated in thy silver chair, State in wonted manner keep: Hesperus entreats thy light Goddess, excellently bright.

Ben Jonson

Source: Cynthia's Revels, 1600, act V, sc. iii

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A Quote by Antoine R. Ivins on attitude, belief, chance, chastity, children, laws, and spirituality

The law of chastity is not a negative proposition, but a positive one because in its observance there are spiritual values that far outweigh the physical dangers that we often emphasize. I believe the chances are that our children will respond to the positive attitude quicker and more thoroughly than they do to the negative. Let's show them the values that there are in that law.

Antoine R. Ivins (1881 - 1967)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on best friend, chastity, death, friendship, and wives

Someone told me the delightful story of the crusader who put a chastity belt on his wife and gave the key to his best friend for safekeeping, in case of his death.  He had ridden only a few miles away when his friend, riding hard, caught up with him, saying "You gave me the wrong key!"

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on brides, chastity, and husbands

Chaste to her husband, frank to all beside, A teeming mistress, but a barren bride.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays, 1720-1735, Epistle II, To Mrs. M. Blount, 1735

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