quotations about purity
Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.
JESUS, Matthew 5:8
Purity is the ability to recognize the essential nature of any form. It is the ability to distill any error that has been attached to a form whether the error is ideological, psychological, or physiological. Purity is the ability to liberate oneself patterns of error that are present in perceptual reality and instead to experience the intent of cosmic order. Purity involves being aware of the blueprint behind form. The only way one can experience the true nature of form is through the eyes of Purity.
CONNIE KAPLAN, The Invisible Garment
To the pure all things are pure!
MARCEL PROUST, The Guermantes Way
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The Scarlet Letter
Man flows at once to God when the channel of purity is open.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU, Walden
Purity is the diamond of the soul.
EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims
Had Passion and Purity never encountered,
Tenderness had never come into the world.
RICHARD GARNETT, De Flagello Myrtes
Simplify and purify. What better way to live your life?
TONY CURL, Seriously Simple Stuff to Get You Unstuck
The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity.
MATTHEW HENRY, An Exposition of all the books of the Old and New Testaments
My strength is as the strength of ten,
Because my heart is pure.
ALFRED TENNYSON, Sir Galahad
I'm as pure as the driven slush.
TALLULAH BANKHEAD, Saturday Evening Post, April 12, 1947
Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature.
WILLIAM FAULKNER, The Sound and the Fury
Purity is right. Impurity is wrong. True? Absolutely. But it's equally correct to say purity is always smart; impurity is always stupid. There it is--what I'm calling The Purity Principle: Purity is always smart; impurity is always stupid. Not sometimes. Not usually. Always. You're not an exception. I'm not an exception. There are no exceptions. A holy God made the universe in such a way that actions true to His character, and the laws derived from His character, are always rewarded. Actions that violate His character, however, are always punished. He rewards every act of justice; He punishes every act of injustice.
RANDY ALCORN, The Purity Principle
Purity is the gatekeeper for everything precious and blissful in God's kingdom.
ERIC LUDY, Meet Mr. Smith
Purity does not mean crushing the instincts but having the instincts as servants and not the master of the spirit.
ERIC LIDDELL, The Disciplines of the Christian Life
The pursuit and preservation of purity can drive prejudice and hate. Many crimes against humanity have been committed in its name. Purity is best applied to water.
JAMIE LE FAY, Beginnings
Each of us is born with a share of purity, predestined to be corrupted by our commerce with mankind.
EMIL CIORAN, A Short History of Decay
Deep, solemn optimism, it seems to me, should spring from this firm belief in the presence of God in the individual; not a remote, unapproachable governor of the universe, but a God who is very near every one of us, who is present not only in earth, sea and sky, but also in every pure and noble impulse of our hearts.
HELEN KELLER, Optimism
Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
BIBLE, Titus 1:15
Modesty is conscious Purity; Purity is unconscious Modesty. Modesty may be known under any veil; Purity cannot be certainly known until every veil has fallen away.
RICHARD GARNETT, De Flagello Myrtes