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purity Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about purity
  1. #1
    “the world gives you so much pain
    and here you are making gold out of it
    - there is nothing purer than that”
  2. #2
    “Hearken rather, my brethren, to the voice of the healthy body; it is a more upright and pure voice. More uprightly and purely speaketh the healthy body, perfect and square-built; and it speaketh of the meaning of the earth.”
  3. #3
    “And I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”
  4. #4
    “Humbleness, truthfulness, and harmlessness,
    Patience and honour, reverence for the wise.
    Purity, constancy, control of self,
    Contempt of sense-delights, self-sacrifice,
    Perception of the certitude of ill
    In birth, death, age, disease, suffering, and sin;
    Detachment, lightly holding unto home,
    Children, and wife, and all that bindeth men;
    An ever-tranquil heart in fortunes good
    And fortunes evil, with a will set firm
    To worship Me--Me only! ceasing not;
    Loving all solitudes, and shunning noise
    Of foolish crowds; endeavours resolute
    To reach perception of the Utmost Soul,
    And grace to understand what gain it were
    So to attain,--this is true Wisdom, Prince.”
  5. #5
    “When a man makes his thoughts pure, he no longer desires impure food.”
  6. #6
    “She had avoided burying her mother beneath a blanket of white flowers for, to her, white symbolized purity, and nothing - not even death - would lead her to link Emma Tilman with purity.”
  7. #7
    “A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.”
  8. #8
    “We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.”
  9. #9
    “As the Nazi emphasis on nonintellectual virtues (patriotism, loyalty, duty, purity, labor, simplicity, ‘blood,’ ‘folk-ishness’) seeped through Germany, elevating the self-esteem of the ‘little man,’ the academic profession was pushed from the very center to the very periphery of society. Germany was preparing to cut its own head off. By 1933 at least five of my ten friends (and I think six or seven) looked upon ‘intellectuals’ as unreliable and, among these unreliables, upon the academics as the most insidiously situated.”
  10. #10
    “My goal was not joy but purity, not happiness but beauty, and spirituality.”
  11. #11
    “Let us at least say of religion that it means that every part of the body is infused with mind, not that the mind is overwhelmed and drowned in body. For the principal attribute of the Gods, without or within us, is mind.”