12 Total Quotes

Celibacy Quotes

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

John Paul
The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity.
John Paul Permalink

I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself. I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend', and now I am happy being single.
Penelope Cruz Permalink

Jane Austen
It is only poverty that makes celibacy contemptible. A single woman of good fortune is always respectable.
Jane Austen Permalink

Granth Sahib
The celibate practices celibacy, but his heart is filled with pride.
Granth Sahib Permalink

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

With serene and fearless mind; practicing celibacy; having the mind under control and thinking of Me; let the yogi sit and have Me as the supreme goal.
Bhagavad Gita Permalink

But can I live with celibacy? That's a hard decision to make. Some people don't understand why somebody would choose that. But it's part of the vocation, so how are you going to accept it in a healthy way?
Richard O'Donnell Permalink

Celibacy is not a matter of compulsion. Someone is accepted as a priest only when he does it of his own accord.
Joseph Ratzinger Permalink

The ideal state for a philosopher, indeed, is celibacy tempered by polygamy
H.L. Mencken, Permalink

Samuel Coleridge,
How deep a wound to morals and social purity has that accursed article of the celibacy of the clergy been! Even the best and most enlightened men in Romanist countries attach a notion of impurity to the marriage of a clergyman. And can such a feeling be without its effect on the estimation of the wedded life in general? Impossible! and the morals of both sexes in Spain, Italy, France, and. prove it abundantly.
Samuel Coleridge, Permalink

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