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All endeavors which are directed to a purely worldly end,
contain within themselves the seeds of their own corruption.
- Theodore H. White

Related topics: Values Wisdom Honor

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

A vow is a purely religious act
which cannot be taken in a fit of passion.
It can be taken only with a mind purified
and composed and with God as witness.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.
- Kenzo Tange

 

As we realise that more and more things have global impact,
I think we're going to get people increasingly wanting
to get away from a purely national interest.
- Peter Singer

Because obviously the whole purpose of putting records
out is purely and simply to make money.
- Mel Torme

When I read, I'm purely a reader.
- Anne Tyler

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The cultivation of sensibility on purely personal lines may,
in fact, be the very worst training for a world where
only the corporate and the cooperative will matter.
- John Grierson

The ballet is a purely female thing;
it is a woman,
a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener.
- George Balanchine

Most of the vices and mortal sins condemned today correspond
to inclinations that were purely adaptive or at least
harmless in primitive man.
- Konrad Lorenz

A company like DreamWorks, all we do is make product.
That's all we do.
We don't own distribution.
We are purely in the creation of content.
- Jeffrey Katzenberg

The purely agitational attitude is not good enough
for a detailed consideration of a subject.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

A golf course is the epitome of all that is purely
transitory in the universe;
a space not to dwell in,
but to get over as quickly as possible.
- Jean Giraudoux

The hurricane complicates things in that what would
have been purely a business decision becomes a decision of the heart.
- Henry Cisneros

Science is analytical, descriptive, informative.
Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so.
Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific.
- Eric Gill

There is still a difference between something and nothing,
but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry.
- Martin Gardner

I just want to do something risque for my debut,
purely because I didn't want to make an entrance being the pretty,
sweet type that I've been seen as for the last 3 years.
- Holly Valance

I have a problem with the blatant celebrity exhibitionism
that happens in this business and being sold purely as a brand.
- Jason Patric

The movie business is very much like that:
people in authority making purely emotional decisions
instead of interesting rational ones.
- Bill Forsyth

I don't say that the supposed Civil Rights development is a myth,
but it's a matter of dealing with reality.
It's purely peripheral and, in many cases,
it's just a facade.
- Norman Granz

Linux has definitely made a lot of sense even in a
purely materialistic sense.
- Linus Torvalds

I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt.
A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key,
but a lot of it was purely hell.
- Audre Lorde

I think computer viruses should count as life.
I think it says something about human nature that the
only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive.
We've created life in our own image.
- Stephen Hawking

My work is purely autobiographical...
It is about myself and my surroundings.
- Lucian Freud

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

As a guitar player, you can gravitate to the blues
because you can play it easily.
It's not a style that's difficult to pick up.
It's purely emotive and dead easy to get a start with.
- Boz Scaggs

I long for the days when athletes were revered.
I want to see the romance return to sports,
to see people enjoy the game purely for the game and the players.
- Mike Piazza

A purely objective viewpoint does not exist in the cosmos or in politics.
- Howard Fineman

When I started to pick up the bass, it was purely by random chance.
- Eberhard Weber

There is one day that is ours.
Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
- O. Henry

Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or
the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church.
- Joseph Ratzinger

The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art,
but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to
me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.
- Edward Hopper

My connection with the Reich Ministers was of a purely
official nature and was very infrequent.
- Fritz Sauckel

The biggest danger of Hollywood becoming a purely corporate
town resides in the creative process.
- Peter Bart

Works of imagination should be written in very plain language;
the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I feel more comfortable with gorillas than people.
I can anticipate what a gorilla's going to do,
and they're purely motivated.
- Dian Fossey

I always had, deep down, a slight aversion toward the
purely cerebral in music.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

The purpose of this study is to offer a logical,
practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God
from a purely scientific perspective.
- John Clayton

There are very few things that are purely conceptual
without any hard content.
- Kevin Bacon

Yet I never want to make a movie purely for the money.
- Richard King

Whether I sound like Sammy or not is purely coincidence.
You have got to hand it to him, he sings his ass off.
There is no moss on that stone.
- Gary Cherone

David is purely a conceptual artist.
He didn't play any instruments or paint or anything.
We were painters.
- Tina Weymouth

Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate
and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly,
over time, gain in political significance.
- Vaclav Havel

Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent
against nuclear adventure by an adversary.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Luckily, I'm in the position now of being able to play
purely because I have the desire to do so.
- Chico Hamilton

I recognise that Socialism has ended its purely theoretical course,
and that the hour to construct has come.
- John Burns

Religion often is misused for purely power-political goals,
including war.
- Hans Kung

I don't really consider myself a novelist,
it just came out purely by accident.
- Wole Soyinka

I like what I do, and I'm very fortunate now to be in a very nice place.
Which is that I don't have to work anymore.
So the work that I do now is purely because I really want to.
- Charlize Theron

No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour,
if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.
- Christopher Columbus

To some degree Satanism is purely a kind of disease of Christianity.
You've got to really be Christian to believe in Satan.
- Alan Moore

Yet humanitarianism is not a purely Christian movement
any more than it is a purely humanist one.
- Christopher Dawson

I wanted to write stories for myself.
At first it was purely an aesthetic thing about craft.
I just wanted to become good at the art of something.
And writing was very private.
- Amy Tan

The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for
a detailed consideration of a subject.
- Michael Korda

Aside from that reservation, a fictive tale even has
the advantage of manifesting symbolic necessity more
purely to the extent that we may believe its conception arbitrary.
- Jacques Lacan

Being a purely instrumental album, it makes a musical statement,
not a religious one, and I hope that people can feel
the emotion of the great melodies,
even without the words.
- Kenny G

Thinking has become a superfluous exercise...
purely internal, without compelling force,
more or less a game.
- Jacques Ellul

In other words, knowledge of the external world begins
with an immediate utilisation of things,
whereas knowledge of self is stopped by this purely
practical and utilitarian contact.
- Jean Piaget

I have fed purely upon ale; I have eat my ale,
drank my ale, and I always sleep upon ale.
- George Farquhar

Generally I don't like doing remakes,
but I think that's more in the cynical world of Hollywood
where normally remakes are purely for commercial reasons.
- Gerard Butler

Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to
control reality by purely material means...
airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the
comforting prospect of cash.
- Cecil Beaton

More and more do I see that only a successful revolution
in India can break England's back forever and free Europe itself.
It is not a national question concerning India any longer;
it is purely international.
- Agnes Smedley

I hope that by going to visit the pope I have enabled
everybody to see that the words Catholic and Protestant,
as ordinarily used, are completely out of date.
They are almost always used now purely for propaganda purposes.
That is why so much trouble is caused by them.
- Geoffrey Fisher

The intercourse between the Mediterranean and the North
or between the Atlantic and Central Europe was never
purely economic or political;
it also meant the exchange of knowledge and ideas and
the influence of social institutions and artistic and literary forms.
- Christopher Dawson

Given the best of all possible worlds,
I would make a few changes.
I would place emphasis on increasing the amount of
funding that goes into programs like Pell Grants,
that purely and simply award funds to students who
really cannot afford full tuition.
- Charles Vest

The problem for me, still today, is that I write purely
with one dramatic structure and that is the rite of passage.
I'm not really skilled in any other.
Rock and roll itself can be described as music to accompany the rite of passage.
- Pete Townshend

On his own okay, Bush has authorized eavesdropping
on as many as a thousand people over the past three years,
with some of those intercepts being purely domestic,
the New York Times reported.
- Margaret Carlson

Which is supposed to mean they're doing something in
their broadcasting they would not do is they were simply out to maximize profit;
if they were really public service institutions,
not purely profit maximizing institutions.
- Robert McChesney

The Blues scene now is international.
In the '50s it was purely something that you would hear in black clubs,
played by black musicians, especially in America.
But from the '60s onwards it changed.
- Mick Taylor

We must admit with humility that, while number is purely a product of our minds,
space has a reality outside our minds,
so that we cannot completely prescribe its properties a priori.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

It's one of those scenarios where no,
I never imagined that I'd be directed in a love scene -
not even a love scene because it's kind of a hard-core
sex scene because it's kind of just purely played for this carnal venting.
- Thomas Haden Church


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