Quotes and Sayings about Purity
"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
(Related: Bible, Being, Language, Purity)
"Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness of sin to the purity of God's image."
- William Ames
(Related: Change, God, Man, Purity, Sin)
"The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Nature, Truth, Purity, Unity)
"Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Heart, Purity)
"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
(Related: Evil, Potential, Project, Purity, Shadow, State)
"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
(Related: Faith, Knowledge, Obvious, Punishment, Purity, Supernatural)
"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
(Related: Heart, Conviction, Purity, Will)
"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
(Related: Opportunity, America, Budgets, Europe, Purity)
"The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible."
- Hugh Blair
(Related: Bible, Literature, Purity, Style)
"There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it."
(Related: Evil, Purity)
"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
(Related: People, Favorite, Purity)
"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
(Related: Beauty, Heart, Focus, Lies, Purity, Solitude)
"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."
(Related: Heart, Mind, Purity, Senses, Speech)
"Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Wisdom, Darkness, Folly, Ignorance, Infatuation, Passion, Purity)
"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
(Related: Women, Civilization, Blood, Morals, Purity, Woman)
"The Bush administration does not desire to see Islam practiced in its pristine purity."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Islam, Desire, Purity)
"I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Truth, Freedom, Language, Purity, Tolerance)
"It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Wisdom, Being, Force, Purity)
"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 Gandhi
(Related: Soul, Being, Children, Evil, Inheritance, Purity)
"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 Gandhi
(Related: Morality, Man, Purity, Woman)
"The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Character, Purity, Woman)
"Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Education, Life, Building, Purity, Sound)
"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
(Related: Peace, Being, Connection, Mind, Purity)
"Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor."
- David Hare
(Related: Truth, Honor, Purity)
"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
(Related: Beauty, Cosmetics, Humility, Modesty, Purity, Spirit, Temper, Temperance)
"The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Peace, Church, Purity)
"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
(Related: Man, Purity, Sound)
"Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern with the quality of results than with the purity of motives."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Quality, Concern, Improvement, Motives, Purity, Results)
"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
(Related: Judgment, Opinion, Proof, Public, Public opinion, Purity, Theories)
"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
(Related: Men, Man, Purity, Sexuality)
"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
(Related: Art, Purity)
"Rare is the union of beauty and purity."
(Related: Beauty, Purity)
"He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Love, Purity)
"Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Nature, Earth, Man, Purity, Simplicity)
"Purity of heart is to will one thing."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Heart, Purity, Will)
"True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Power, Freedom, Goodness, Purity)
"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
(Related: Love, Life, Peace, Soul, Answers, Divinity, Purity, Questions, Songs, Understanding)
"Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Religion, Purity)
"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
(Related: Government, Religion, Doubt, Example, Past, Purity, Succeed, Will)
"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
(Related: Being, Guitar, Purity)
"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
(Related: Art, Dream, Balance, Fatigue, Influence, Mind, Purity, Relaxation, Serenity)
"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
(Related: Life, Work, Being, Illusion, Nothing, Perfection, Publishing, Purity, World)
"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
(Related: Peace, War, Truth, Sacrifice, Conscience, Fidelity, Heroism, Labor, Purity)
"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
(Related: Love, People, Children, Feeling, Purity)
"My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled."
- Jean Racine
(Related: Death, Day, Eyes, Light, Purity)
"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
(Related: Thought, Purity, Thinking)
"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
(Related: History, Purity)
"All the classical genres are now ridiculous in their rigorous purity."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Now, Purity)
"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
(Related: Sacrifice, Christ, Paradise, Heaven, Heir, Holiness, Man, Purity)
"Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: Action, Desire, Evil, Force, Mind, Motive, Poverty)
"Man does find in Nature deliverance from himself, oblivion of his past, with peace and purity!"
- George A. Smith
(Related: Nature, Peace, Man, Past)
"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
(Related: Heaven, Purity)
"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
(Related: Action, Christian, Charm, Desire, Emotions, Feeling, Name, Obedience, Purity)
"Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Inaction, Mind, Purity, Water)
"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
(Related: Being, Isolation, Purity, Rest, Sense, states, World)
"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
(Related: Certainty, Purity)
"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
(Related: Legal, Purity, Thoughtful)