The State of Virginity

The State of Virginity
I should like you to be free of all worries. The unmarried man is busy with the Lord's affairs, concerned with pleasing the Lord; but the married man is busy with this world's demands and occupied with pleasing his wife. This means he is divided. The virgin - indeed, any unmarried woman - is concerned with things of the Lord, in pursuit of holiness in body and spirit. The married woman, on the other hand, has the cares of this world to absorb her and concerned with pleasing her husband. I am going into this with you for your own good. I have no desire to place restrictions on you, but I do want to promote what is good, what will help you to devote yourselves entirely to the Lord. 1 Corinthians 7:32-35

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it.

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.

Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought.

It is difficult to be humble. Even if you aim at humility, there is no guarantee that when you have attained the state you will not be proud of the feat.

A timid question will always receive a confident answer.

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

Reason is a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all.

Life is one long process of getting tired.

An atheist is one point beyond the devil.

As soon as man is born he begins to die.

Long is the way
And hard, that out of hell that leads up to light.

The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth forever: the judgments of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and the honey-comb.

When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window.

Justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.

If a man stays away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done...

Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing can ever be made.

The orgasm has replaced the cross as the focus of longing and the image of fulfilment.

We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.

For every person wishing to teach there are thirty not wanting to be taught.

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

Adam was but human - this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden.

Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

When you have told anyone you have left him a legacy the only decent thing to do is to die at once.

If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify Him. They would ask Him to dinner, and hear what He had to say, and make fun of it.

An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.

Charity is the power of defending that which we know to be indefensible. Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desperate.

Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.

Study the past, if you would divine the future.

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