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Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse. - Peter de Vries


Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures. - Samuel Johnson


Purity is the power to contemplate defilement. - Simone Weil


I get a little angry about this high-handed scrapping of the look of things. What else have we to go by? How else can the average person form an opinion of a girl's sense of values or even of her chastity except by the looks of her conduct? - Margaret Culkin Banning


Julius Caesar divorced his wife Pompeia, but declared at the trial that he knew nothing of what was alleged against her and Clodius. When asked why, in that case, he had divorced her, he replied: 'Because I would have the chastity of my wife clear even of suspicion.' - Plutarch [Ploutarchos]


As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will. He will be sure to repent. - Socrates


Frigidity is largely nonsense. It is this generation's catchword, one only vaguely understood and constantly misused. Frigid women are few. There is a host of diffident and slow-ripening ones. - Phyllis McGinley


It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods. - Margaret Fuller


Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse-pond. - Thomas Love Peacock