Quotations on Purity

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No religion can long continue to maintain its purity when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Religion, Church, Purity, State)

Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness of sin to the purity of God's image.
- William Ames
(Keywords: Change, God, Man, Purity, Sin)

The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection.
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Keywords: Nature, Truth, Purity, Unity)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Heart, Conviction, Purity, Will)

The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible.
- Hugh Blair
(Keywords: Bible, Literature, Purity, Style)

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
(Keywords: 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.
- Chanakya
(Keywords: Heart, Mind, Purity, Senses, Speech)

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
(Keywords: Women, Civilization, Blood, Morals, Purity, Woman)

I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
- Stephen Fry
(Keywords: Truth, Freedom, Language, Purity, Tolerance)

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
(Keywords: Morality, Man, Purity, Woman)

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Character, Purity, Woman)

Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Education, Life, Building, Purity, Sound)

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
(Keywords: Beauty, Cosmetics, Humility, Modesty, Purity, Spirit, Temper, Temperance)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Men, Man, Purity, Sexuality)

Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.
- Thomas Kempis
(Keywords: Nature, Earth, Man, Purity, Simplicity)

Purity of heart is to will one thing.
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Keywords: Heart, Purity, Will)

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
(Keywords: Love, Life, Peace, Soul, Answers, Divinity, Purity, Questions, Songs, Understanding)

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
(Keywords: Government, Religion, Doubt, Example, Past, Purity, Succeed, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Work, Being, Illusion, Nothing, Perfection, Publishing, Purity, World)

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
(Keywords: Thought, Purity, Thinking)

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Being, Isolation, Purity, Rest, Sense, states, World)

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
(Keywords: Legal, Purity, Thoughtful)

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