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Quotes About Purity

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Mahatma Gandhi
“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”
Mahatma Gandhi

C. JoyBell C.
“I'm not in search of sanctity, sacredness, purity; these things are found after this life, not in this life; but in this life I search to be completely human: to feel, to give, to take, to laugh, to get lost, to be found, to dance, to love and to lust, to be so human.”
C. JoyBell C.

Mae West
“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.”
Mae West

John Lubbock
“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.”
John Lubbock, The Pleasures of Life

Sylvia Plath
“I am too pure for you or anyone.

From the poem "Fever 103°", 20 October 1962”
Sylvia Plath, The Collected Poems

Mahatma Gandhi
“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: But a woman who fears the Lord,
She shall be praised.

(Proverbs 31:30 Modern King James Version)”
Anonymous, Modern King James Version of the Holy Bible

Criss Jami
“The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“When you're socially awkward, you're isolated more than usual, and when you're isolated more than usual, your creativity is less compromised by what has already been said and done. All your hope in life starts to depend on your craft, so you try to perfect it. One reason I stay isolated more than the average person is to keep my creativity as fierce as possible. Being the odd one out may have its temporary disadvantages, but more importantly, it has its permanent advantages.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Charlotte Brontë
“And it is you, spirit--with will and energy, and virtue and purity--that I want, not alone with your brittle frame.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

John Ruskin
“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.”
John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice

Amit Ray
“Beauty is the purest feeling of the soul. Beauty arises when soul is satisfied.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Angela Carter
“The child's laughter is pure until he first laughs at a clown.”
Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus

Friedrich Nietzsche
“One must be a sea, to receive a polluted stream without becoming impure.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Honoré de Balzac
“Ah! What pleasure it must be to a woman to suffer for the one she loves!”
Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

Peter S. Beagle
“The most professional curse ever snarled or croaked or thundered can have no effect on a pure heart.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Toba Beta
“‎If heart filled with purity,
then mind found the beauty.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“Who can find a virtuous woman?
For her price is far above rubies.”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

George Gordon Byron
“The light of love, the purity of grace,
The mind, the Music breathing from her face,
The heart whose softness harmonised the whole —
And, oh! that eye was in itself a Soul!”
George Gordon Byron

J.R.R. Tolkien
“The others cast themselves down upon the fragrant grass, but Frodo stood awhile still lost in wonder. It seemed to him that he had stepped through a high window that looked on a vanished world. A light was upon it for which his language had no name. All that he saw was shapely, but the shapes seemed at once clear cut, as if they had been first conceived and drawn at the uncovering of his eyes, and ancient as if they had endured for ever. He saw no colour but those he knew, gold and white and blue and green, but they were fresh and poignant, as if he had at that moment first perceived them and made for them names new and wonderful. In winter here no heart could mourn for summer or for spring. No blemish or sickness or deformity could be seen in anything that grew upon the earth. On the land of Lórien, there was no stain.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.S.B. Morse
“A pure heart is superlatively rare and even more attractive.”
J.S.B. Morse, Now and at the Hour of Our Death

“When you express "purity" which is the truth about yourself, you feel a love for yourself that is expressed by self-respect, self-esteem, and self-confidence!”
Tae Yun Kim, Seven Steps to Inner Power

Luis Sepúlveda
“It was the purest love without purpose other than love itself. Without tenure or jealousy.”
Luis Sepúlveda, The Old Man Who Read Love Stories

Charles Baxter
“[T]he astonishing purity of pain, how it will not be mixed with any other sensation.”
Charles Baxter

James Baldwin
“No one is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart: for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.”
James Baldwin, Nobody Knows My Name

Louisa May Alcott
“Queen of my tub, I merrily sing,
While the white foam rises high,
And sturdily wash, and rinse, and wring,
And fasten the clothes to dry;
Then out in the free fresh air they swing,
Under the sunny sky.

I wish we could wash from our hearts and our souls
The stains of the week away,
And let water and air by their magic make
Ourselves as pure as they;
Then on the earth there would be indeed
A glorious washing-day!

Along the path of a useful life
Will heart's-ease ever bloom;
The busy mind has no time to think
Of sorrow, or care, or gloom;
And anxious thoughts may be swept away
As we busily wield a broom.

I am glad a task to me is given
To labor at day by day;
For it brings me health, and strength, and hope,
And I cheerfully learn to say-
"Head, you may think; Heart, you may feel;
But Hand, you shall work always!”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

John Piper
“It has to do with seeing God. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8).”
John Piper, A Sweet and Bitter Providence: Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God

Calvin Trillin
“The price of purity is purists.”
Calvin Trillin

Aleister Crowley
“This is my real bed-rock objection to the eastern systems. They decry all manly virtue as dangerous and wicked, and they look upon Nature as evil. True enough, everything is evil relatively to Adonai; for all stain is impurity. A bee's swarm is evil — inside one's clothes. "Dirt is matter in the wrong place." It is dirt to connect sex with statuary, morals with art.
Only Adonai, who is in a sense the True Meaning of everything, cannot defile any idea. This is a hard saying, though true, for nothing of course is dirtier than to try and use Adonai as a fig-leaf for one's shame.
To seduce women under the pretense of religion is unutterable foulness; though both adultery and religion are themselves clean. To mix jam and mustard is a messy mistake.”
Aleister Crowley, Aleister Crowley and the Practice of the Magical Diary

Thornton Wilder
“Let us at least say of religion that it means that every part of the body is infused with mind, not that the mind is overwhelmed and drowned in body. For the principal attribute of the Gods, without or within us, is mind.”
Thornton Wilder, The Ides of March

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