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.
The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible.
Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.
No one is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart: for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
We are not na?ve enough to ask for pure men;
we ask merely for men whose impurity does not conflict with the obligations of their job.
As pure water poured into pure water becomes the very same, so does the Self of the illumined man or woman verily become one with the Godhead.
Simplicity is the intention, purity in the affection;
simplicity turns to God, purity unites with and enjoys him.
Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.
Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.
Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.
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.
The Bush administration does not desire to see Islam practiced in its pristine 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.
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.
'Tis chastity, my brother, chastity. She that has that is clad in complete steel, and like a quivered nymph with arrows keen may trace huge forests and unharbored heaths, infamous hills and sandy perilous wilds, where through the sacred rays of chastity, no savage fierce, bandit, or mountaineer will dare to soil her virgin purity.
It is the color closest to light. In its utmost purity it always implies the nature of brightness and has a cheerful, serene, gently stimulating character. Hence, experience teaches us that yellow makes a thoroughly warm and comforting impression. With yellow the eye rejoices, the heart expands, the spirit is cheered and we immediately feel warmed. Many people feel an inclination to laugh when looking through a yellow glass.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.