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In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner. — Umberto Eco

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. — H. L. Mencken

A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things. — G. K. Chesterton

Prostitution, although hounded, imprisoned, and chained, is nevertheless the greatest triumph of Puritanism. — Emma Goldman

Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical. — Lord Melbourne

The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators. — Thomas Macaulay

We're warriors, this culture, and we're very puritanical about sex and very embracing about violence and I don't know why that is. — Mark Ruffalo

And so it is that I carry with me from this State to that high and lonely office to which I now succeed more than fond memories and fast friendships. The enduring qualities of Massachusettsthe common threads woven by the Pilgrim and the Puritan, the fisherman and the farmer, the Yankee and the immigrantwill not be and could not be forgotten in the Nations Executive Mansion. They are an indelible part of my life, my convictions, my view of the past, my hopes for the future. — John F. Kennedy