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Celibacy Quotes

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

Related topics: Spiritual Funny

I consider my greatest accomplishment to be lifelong celibacy.
- Isaac Newton
(discoverer of the laws of gravitation and motion,
famous mathematician, and perhaps the greatest scientist ever)

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

Celibacy is not just a matter of not having sex.
It is a way of admiring a person for their humanity,
maybe even for their beauty.
- Timothy Radcliffe

 

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

The church may hold whatever it holds with regard to clerical celibacy.
- William P. Leahy

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

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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.
- Pope John Paul II

For the standard of Christian life was to be strained to a higher pitch;
more fasting was required,
and more careful separation from the manners and enjoyments of the world;
celibacy and martyrdom had great value set upon them,
and second marriages were prohibited.
- Robert Rainy

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you make the sacrifice in marriage,
you're sacrificing not to each other
but to unity in a relationship.
- Joseph Campbell

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

Gift the love of your life with undistracted,
untelevisioned, unhurried attentiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fewer secrets you have, the happier you will be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Make sure you never, never argue at night.
You just lose a good night's sleep,
and you can't settle anything until morning anyway.
- Rose Kennedy

A divorce is like an amputation:
you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

There is no substitute for the comfort supplied
by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
- Iris Murdoch

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage -
they've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

Marriage has no guarantees.
If that's what you're looking for,
go live with a car battery.
- Erma Bombeck

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who wants to live in an institution?
- Groucho Marx

Marriage is a fine institution -
but I'm not ready for an institution yet.
- Mae West

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
- Honore de Balzac

Staying married may have long-term benefits.
You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over
a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Marriage is not about age; it's about finding the right person.
- Sophia Bush

My husband melted my heart the day he asked me,
"Can I participate in your wonder?"
In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The secret of a successful marriage is not to be at home too much.
- Colin Chapman

Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream,
and not, as it too often is, the end.
- Alphonse Karr

Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards,
I believe, the American family.
- John Boehner

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
- Henny Youngman

Love is often the fruit of marriage.
- Moliere

Daddy was real gentle with kids.
That's why I expected so much out of marriage,
figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant.
- Loretta Lynn

Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already.
- Linda Fiorentino

In every marriage more than a week old,
there are grounds for divorce.
The trick is to find, and continue to find,
grounds for marriage.
- Robert Anderson

When people get married because they think
it's a long-time love affair,
they'll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.
- Mike Murdock

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause,
does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
- Hesiod

The greatest roadblock to a great relationship
is trying to force a partner to change through bribes or threats.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things
that made life to me glorious -
friendship and learning.
- Jane Harrison

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who would want to live in an institution?
- H. L. Mencken

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality,
but must live with a character.
- Peter De Vries

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.
- St.
Jerome

Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance.
- Michel de Montaigne

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

Marriage is an exercise in torture.
- Frances Conroy

If there is such a thing as a good marriage,
it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
- Michel de Montaigne

Every relationship is just so tenuous and precarious.
- Larry David

A man's friendships are, like his will,
invalidated by marriage -
but they are also no less invalidated
by the marriage of his friends.
- Samuel Butler

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows -
marriage does.
- Groucho Marx

Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder.
- Thornton Wilder

Marriage is not just spiritual communion,
it is also remembering to take out the trash.
- Joyce Brothers

There is a time for all things - except marriage,
my dear.
- Thomas Chatterton

There are four stages in a marriage.
First there's the affair,
then the marriage,
then children
and finally the fourth stage,
without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
- Norman Mailer

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him.
After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
- Marilyn Monroe


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