There are believers who by God's grace, have climbed the mountains of full assurance and near communion, their place is with the eagle in his eyrie, high aloft; they are like the strong mountaineer, who has trodden the virgin snow, who has breathed the fresh, free air of the Alpine regions, and therefore his sinews are braced, and his limbs are vigorous; these are they who do great exploits, being mighty men, men of renown.
Ah, sunflower, weary of time, Who countest the steps of the sun, Seeking after that sweet golden clime Where the traveller's journey is done; Where the youth pined away with desire And the pale virgin shrouded in snow Arise from their graves, and aspire Where my sunflower wishes to go.william blake
So though a virgin, yet a bride To every Grace, she justified A chaste polygamy, and died.thomas carew
Now we lament one Who danced on a plume of words, Sang with a fountain's panache, Dazzled like slate roofs in sun After rain, was flighty as birds And alone as a mountain ash. The ribald, inspired urchin Leaning over the lip Of his world, as over a rock pool Or a lucky dip, Found everything brilliant and virgin.cecil day lewis
Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.alfred hitchcock
My last picture for Warners was Romance on the High Seas. It was Doris Day's first picture; that was before she became a virgin.Oscar Levant
The only thing Madonna will ever do like a virgin is give birth in a stable.Bette Midler
[My husband Emilio] found the last remaining virgin in the '70s -- and that was me.gloria estefan
There are ideas within Buddhism that are so incredible as to render the dogma of the virgin birth plausible by comparison.sam harris
Love (understood as the desire of good for another) is in fact so unnatural a phenomenon that it can scarcely repeat itself, the soul being unable to become virgin again and not having energy enough to cast itself out again into the ocean of another's soul.james joyce
I believe that He was made man, joining the human nature with the divine in one person; being conceived by the singular operation of the Holy Ghost, and born of the blessed virgin Mary, who, as well after as before she brought Him forth, continued a pure and unspotted virgin.john wesley
This is virgin territory out here for whorehouses.
Foul Superstition! howsoe'er disguised, Idol, saint, virgin, prophet, crescent, cross, For whatsoever symbol thou art prized, Thou sacerdotal gain, but general loss! Who from true worship's gold can separate thy dross?lord byron
But why do you not cease to call Mary the mother of God, if Isaiah nowhere says that he that is born of the virgin is the "only begotten Son of God" and "the firstborn of all creation"?
'Tis chastity, my brother, chastity; She that has that is clad in complete steel, And, like a quiver'd nymph with arrows keen, May trace huge forests, and unharbour'd heaths, Infamous hills, and sandy perilous wilds; Where, through the sacred rays of chastity, No savage fierce, bandite, or mountaineer, Will dare to soil her virgin purity.john milton
virgin me no virgins! I must have you lose that name, or you lose me.Philip Massinger
Die for the virgin, for your mother the Empress, for the royal family. The Church will pray to God for the dead. The survivor has honor and glory.alexander suvorov
Firmly impressed in his own mind, that it was utterly vain for a soul to hope for salvation unless it believed in Jesus, the virgin, the saints and holy martyrs; he brought heart and soul to his task; and the more he saw of Marie, the more painfully did he deplore her blind infatuation, and the more ardently desire, to save her from the eternal perdition which, as a Jewess, must await her.grace aguilar
The Blessed virgin rightly receives a singular and unique place of special devotion in the Church which is higher than that of the saints and angels , but always humbly below the adoration due to God alone.