65 Chastity Quotes On Success In Life

These chastity quotes will inspire you. Chastity, also known as purity, is a virtue related to temperance.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging chastity quotes, chastity sayings, and chastity proverbs.

Best Chastity Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “Chastity, or cleanness of heart, holds a glorious and distinguished place among the virtues, because she, alone, enables man to see God; hence Truth itself said, ‘Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.'” ~ Saint Augustine
  4. “Pure chastity is beauty to our souls, grace to our bodies, and peace to our desires.” ~ Solon

  5. “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
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “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

  9. “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
  10. “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
  11. “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
  12. “Love clamors far more incessantly and passionately at a closed gate than an open one!” ~ Marie Corelli

  13. “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
  14. “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
  15. “As chaste as is the bud ere it be blown.” ~ William Shakespeare
  16. “A woman’s character is as delicate as her eye; it can bear no flaw.” ~ George Augustus Henry Sala
  17. “The soul whose bosom lust did never touch Is God’s fair bride; and maiden’s souls are such.” ~ Tertullian

  18. “Chastity, like piety, is a uniform grace.” ~ Samuel Richardson
  19. “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
  20. “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
  21. “Let women paint their eyes with tints of chastity.” ~ Tertullian

  22. “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
  23. “So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say. But to sacrifice a hair of the head of your vision, a shade of its colour, in deference to some Headmaster with a silver pot in his hand or to some professor with a measuring-rod up his sleeve, is the most abject treachery, and the sacrifice of wealth and chastity which used to be said to be the greatest of human disasters, a mere flea-bite in comparison.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  24. “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
  25. “Of chastity, the ornaments are chaste.” ~ William Shakespeare

  26. “A nun of winter’s sisterhood kisses not more religiously; the very ice of chastity is in them.” ~ William Shakespeare
  27. “Chastity is not chastity in an old man, but a disability to be unchaste.” ~ John Donne
  28. “Chastity … has, even now, a religious importance in a woman’s life, and has so wrapped itself round with nerves and instincts that to cut it free and bring it to the light of day demands courage of the rarest.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  29. “You carry your snare everywhere and spread your nets in all places. You allege that you never invited others to sin. You did not indeed, by your words, but you have done so by your dress and your deportment.” ~ Saint John Chrysostom
  30. “To the pure all things are pure!” ~ Marcel Proust

  31. “The most chaste woman may be the most voluptuous if she truly loves.” ~ Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau
  32. “An untempted woman cannot boast of her chastity.” ~ Michel de Montaigne
  33. “It is Chastity, my brother. She that has that is clad in complete steel.” ~ John Milton
  34. “Chastity – you can carry it too far.” ~ Mark Twain
  35. “Chastity – the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions.” ~ Aldous Huxley

  36. “A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts.” ~ Barbara Cartland
  37. “My chastity’s the jewel of our house, bequeathed down from many ancestors.” ~ William Shakespeare
  38. “When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.” ~ Tacitus
  39. “Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.” ~ Saint Augustine
  40. “We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition.” ~ Alex Comfort
  41. “Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.” ~ Remy de Gourmont

  42. “Chastity always takes its toll. In some it produces pimples; in others, sex laws.” ~ Karl Kraus
  43. “Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect…” ~ George Santayana
  44. “Chastity, once lost, cannot be recalled; it goes only once.” ~ Ovid
  45. “Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  46. “There are no chaste minds. Minds copulate wherever they meet.” ~ Eric Hoffer

  47. “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.” ~ Pope John Paul II
  48. “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
  49. “I call not that virginity a virtue, which resideth onely 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 it self upon honest and lawfull terms, when just reason requireth; and until then, is kept with a modest chastity of body and mind.” ~ John Donne
  50. “Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.” ~ George Santayana

  51. “I call not that virginity a virtue, which resideth onely 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 it self upon honest and lawfull terms, when just reason requireth; and until then, is kept with a modest chastity of body and mind.” ~ John Donne
  52. “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
  53. “A woman’s chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  54. “Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.” ~ Anatole France
  55. “Filth and old age, I’m sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity.” ~ Geoffrey Chaucer

  56. “Reason and justice tell me there’s more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.” ~ Anton Chekhov
  57. “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
  58. “Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience.” ~ Thomas Perry
  59. “Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.” ~ Jeremy Taylor

  60. “This 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
  61. “I have somewhere heard or read the frank confession of a Benedictine abbot: “My vow of poverty has given me a hundred thousand crowns a year; my vow of obedience has raised me to the rank of a sovereign prince.” – I forget the consequences of his vow of chastity.” ~ Edward Gibbon
  62. “The soul that is the abode of chastity acquires an energy which enables her to surmount with ease the obstacles that lie along the path of duty.” ~ Joseph Joubert
  63. “A blush is the sign which Nature hangs out to show where chastity and honor dwell.” ~ Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

  64. “Chastity is a virtue with some, but with many, it is almost a vice.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  65. “It is difficult to believe in a religion that places such a high premium on chastity and virginity.” ~ Madonna Ciccone

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