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CELIBACY
[ Also see Chastity ]

Thales was reputed to be one of the wise men who made answer to the question when a man should marry: "A young man not yet, an old man not at all."
      - Francis Bacon

Unmarried men are best friends, best masters, best servants, but not always best subjects; for they are light to run away, and almost all fugitives are of that condition.
      - Francis Bacon

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

Alas! many an enamored pair have courted in poetry, and after marriage lived in prose.
      - John Foster (1)

Though bachelors be the strongest stakes, married men are the best binders in the hedge of the commonwealth.
      - Thomas Fuller (1)

They that have grown old in a single state are generally found to be morose, fretful, and captious,--tenacious of their own practices and maxims.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

God has set the type of marriage through creation. Each creature seeks its perfection in another.
      - Martin Luther

Might I have had my own will, I would not have married Wisdom herself, if she would have had me.
      - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

No man can either live piously or die righteous without a wife.
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul)

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

Marriage has in it less of beauty, but more of safety, than the single life.
      - Jeremy Taylor

Even supposing there were some spiritual advantage in celibacy, it ought to be completely voluntary.
      - Archbishop Richard Whately


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