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VIRGINS
[ Also see Girls ]

So a maiden, while she remains untouched, remains dear to her own; but when she has lost her chaste flower with sullied body, she remains neither lovely to boys nor dear to girls.
      - Catullus (Caius Quintus Valerius Catullus)

Timorous virgins form a dreadful chimera of a husband, as of a creature quite contrary to that soft, humble, pliant, easy thing, a lover.
      - William Congreve

For me it will be enough that a marble stone should declare that a queen, having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin.
      - Elizabeth I

Virginity is the ideal of those who want to deflower.
      - Karl Kraus

Virginity is the poetry, not the reality, of life.
      - Alphonse de Lamartine

Maiden, when such a soul as thine is born, the morning stars their ancient music make.
      - James Russell Lowell

Fasting maids whose minds are dedicate to nothing temporal.
      - William Shakespeare

White, cold, virgin snow.
      - William Shakespeare

Unstained and pure as is the lily, or the mountain snow.
      - James Thomson (1)


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