Celibacy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old celibacy quotes, celibacy sayings, and celibacy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


If our sex life were determined by our first youthful experiments, most of the world would be doomed to celibacy. In no area of human experience are human beings more convinced that something better can be had only if they persevere.     

P.D. James

If we were the last two people alive on earth, we'd make celibacy the new national pasttime.     

Anonymous

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

Granth Sahib

Celibacy is not natural to men or to women; all bodily needs require their legitimate satisfaction, and celibacy is a disregard of natural law.     

Annie Besant

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 the worst form of self-abuse.     

Peter De Vries

The church may hold whatever it holds with regard to clerical celibacy.     

William P. Leahy

Honestly, celibacy isn't hard. It's the gasers that sell you broken promises and try to get you off of God's plan offering nothing.     

Anonymous

In the name of celibacy, sex has been repressed for centuries and you have become just full of sexuality. Rather than transcending it you are boiling within.     

Rajneesh

Celibacy goes deeper than the flesh.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Even supposing there were some spiritual advantage in celibacy, it ought to be completely voluntary     

Richard Whately

Celibacy is the essence of vulgarity.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

Maintaining a celibate relationship is hard thats why standards must be set and God has to be centered.     

Anonymous

Celibacy doesn't make you enlightened, otherwise every nun or priest in Buddhism or Christianity would be enlightened. People who don't date and can't get any action would be enlightened.     

Frederick Lenz

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

Try to force celibacy upon yourself and your dreams will become sexual, they will have a quality of sexuality.     

Rajneesh

Celibacy is a great help, inasmuch as it enables one to lead a life of full surrender to God.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Most people that commit to a life of celibacy weren't leaving that much on the table in the first place.     

Dov Davidoff

In this modern world, the celibacy of the medieval learned class has been replaced by a celibacy of the intellect which is divorced from the concrete contemplation of the complete facts.     

Alfred North Whitehead

Celibacy is the most extreme of sexual perversions, after all.     

Ada Palmer

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

Socrates

Everyone agrees the celibacy rule is just a Church law dating from the 11th century, not a divine command.     

Hans Kung

It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock, than to fall in love with someone who doesn't know what they mean to you.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

The ideal state for a philosopher, indeed, is celibacy tempered by polygamy.     

H L Mencken

On the higher plane the soul is sexless, and those who wish to rise higher than the physical plane must eliminate the idea of sex.     

Virchand Gandhi

One, who feels like dying only while asking for sex, can conquer this world.     

Dada Bhagwan

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.     

Samuel Johnson

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

Pope Benedict XVI

A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity.     

Jeremy Taylor

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

Thomas Love Peacock