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Purity Quotes

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Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Your innermost core has always been pure.
Purity is intrinsic to you,
it cannot be taken away.
- Osho

Mind is repetitive, mind always moves in circles.
Mind is a mechanism: you feed it with knowledge,
it repeats the same knowledge,
it goes on chewing the same knowledge again and again.
No-mind is clarity, purity, innocence.
No-mind is the real way to live,
the real way to know, the real way to be.
- Osho

 

There has to be evil so that
good can prove its purity above it.
- The Buddha

Morality which depends upon the helplessness
of a man or woman has not much to recommend it.
Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
- Juvenal

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The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart;
for his purity,
by definition, is unassailable.
- James A. Baldwin

Before children, even the most cynical people throw
down their usual masks and become capable of feeling
the purity and love which all human beings seek.
- Sun Myung Moon

I needed to be in the bush.
There I find solitude and beauty and purity and focus.
That's where my heart lies.
- Mark Burnett

My death, taking the light from my eyes,
gives back to the day the purity which they soiled.
- Jean Racine

It has, therefore, been a favorite boast of the people of Wales and Cornwall,
that the original British stock flourishes in its unmixed purity only among them.
- Thomas Bulfinch

All men are homosexual, some turn straight.
It must be very odd to be a straight man because your
sexuality is hopelessly defensive.
It's like an ideal of racial purity.
- Derek Jarman

I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom,
a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
- Stephen Fry

Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition
for building up a sound education.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

From whichever angle one looks at it,
the application of racial theories remains a striking
proof of the lowered demands of public opinion upon
the purity of critical judgment.
- Johan Huizinga

Throughout human history, the apostles of purity,
those who have claimed to possess a total explanation,
have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings.
- Salman Rushdie

Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which
man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.
- Thomas Kempis

I don't think geometric art is...
I don't like to call it that.
I don't think it's any more pure than pop art or anything else.
It doesn't have anything to do with purity.
- Donald Judd

Nothing like being visible, publishing one's work,
and speaking openly about one's life,
to disabuse the world of the illusion of one's perfection and purity.
- Joyce Maynard

Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness
of sin to the purity of God's image.
- William Ames

Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.
- David Hare

Religion flourishes in greater purity,
without than with the aid of Government.
- James Madison

He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover,
but the love of the giver.
- Thomas Kempis

It has been said that the position of woman is the test of civilization,
and that of our women was secure.
In them was vested our standard of morals and the purity of our blood.
- Charles Eastman

The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible.
- Hugh Blair

No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without
being a reader of the Bible,
and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.
- Fisher Ames

Purity of heart is to will one thing.
- Soren Kierkegaard

He was seriously thinking of becoming a monk.
He thought he had to be celibate to maintain the purity of his instrument,
but my instrument needed tuning, and we had to split.
- Mimi Rogers

The Bush administration does not desire to see Islam
practiced in its pristine purity.
- Louis Farrakhan

A guitar riff played on a piano doesn't come close
to the purity of it being played on a guitar but I
faked it enough to get by.
- Barry Mann

Man does find in Nature deliverance from himself,
oblivion of his past, with peace and purity!
- George A. Smith

Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses,
and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who
desires to rise to the divine platform.
- Chanakya

It is astonishing what force, purity,
and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
- Margaret Fuller

True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom,
can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.
- Milan Kundera

It is hard to see Judge Roberts as a judicial activist
who would place ideological purity or a particular
agenda above or ahead the need for thoughtful legal reasoning.
- Ron Wyden

The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity.
- Matthew Henry

No religion can long continue to maintain its purity
when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state.
- Felix Adler

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice,
and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
- Cyril Connolly

The best part of being a vegan is the purity and peace
of mind one experiences and the strong connection I
feel to the animal kingdom.
- Uri Geller

And their conviction is that if it is done with that
kind of purity it will go somewhere.
I believe that with all my heart, but I'm not responsible for its going somewhere.
- Daniel Berrigan

In America, they shoot budgets and schedules,
and they don't shoot films any more.
There's more opportunity in Europe to make films that
at least have a purity of intent.
- Paul Bettany

I heard Thackeray thank Heaven for the purity of Dickens.
I thanked Heaven for the purity of a greater than Dickens -
Thackeray himself.
- Goldwin Smith

The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth,
keep nature in subjection.
- Guillaume Apollinaire

Not in purity or in holiness merely,
for in Paradise man was holy,
and he shall be holy when redeemed through the sacrifice
of Christ and made an heir of heaven.
- Matthew Simpson

All the classical genres are now ridiculous in their rigorous purity.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern
with the quality of results than with the purity of motives.
- Eric Hoffer

Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment,
it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions
of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine,
which we speak of as faith.
Impurity does not destroy this knowledge,
it slays our need for it.
- Georges Bernanos

These are bagpipes.
I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired
when he saw a man carrying an indignant,
asthmatic pig under his arm.
Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the
purity of the sound achieved by the pig.
- Alfred Hitchcock

I'm not claiming divinity.
I've never claimed purity of soul.
I've never claimed to have the answers to life.
I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can...
But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.
- John Lennon

What I dream of is an art of balance,
of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter -
a soothing,
calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair
which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
- Henri Matisse

The name of Jesus, like a secret charm,
awakened similar emotions in the hearts of all the converts,
and called immediately into action every feeling of moral loveliness,
and every desire of dutiful obedience,
which constitute Christian purity.
- John Strachan

And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed,
as every past one has done, in showing that religion
and Government will both exist in greater purity,
the less they are mixed together.
- James Madison

There's a real purity in New Zealand that doesn't exist in the states.
It's actually not an easy thing to find in our world anymore.
It's a unique place because it is so far away from the rest of the world.
There is a sense of isolation and also being protected.
- Elijah Wood

Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice.
It demands greater heroism than war.
It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much
more perfect purity of conscience.
- Thomas Merton

Many slaves on this continent are oppressed,
and their cries have reached the ears of the Most High.
Such are the purity and certainty of his judgments,
that he cannot be partial in our favor.
- John Woolman

You can make yourself feel better about yourself if
you project your shadow side,
if you project your own potential for evil onto someone else.
By annihilating them and, therefore,
your shadow,
you bring yourself into some state of purity or reformation.
- Jennifer Beals

There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity,
modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit;
and there is no true beauty without the signatures
of these graces in the very countenance.
- Arthur Helps

The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude
until it purrs like an epigram.
- Don Marquis

Our cat is kind dove shellfish, and thinks the world is hers,
She finds a comfy spot and then we pet turtle sheep purrs.
- Brian P. Cleary

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

The means we use must be as pure
as the ends we seek.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

On life's journey, faith is nourishment,
virtuous deeds are a shelter,
wisdom is the light by day
and right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
- The Buddha

If you are absolutely without mind,
just pure consciousness,
time stops completely,
disappears,
leaving no trace behind.
- Osho

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

I know, to banish anger altogether
from one's breast is a difficult task.
It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort.
It can be done only by God's grace.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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