For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like heathens who do not know God.
—1 Thessalonians 4:3-5
Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour.
—1 Peter 5:8
Mastery of the moment is mastery over life.
—Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
I do not know yet whom I will marry. But I do not want to betray my future wife today.
—A student, when asked why he had never been in bed with a girlfriend
(from Latin castus, clean, pure, temperate):
the virtue by which a person who is capable of passion deliberately and resolutely reserves his erotic desires for love and resists the temptation to find lewd images in the media or to use others as a means of achieving his own satisfaction.
Everything that makes a sexual encounter easy hastens at the same time its plunge into irrelevance.
—Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005, French Philosopher)