To the pure all things are pure. [ Shelley ]
The pure in heart shall see God. [ Jesus ]
Make all sure, and keep all pure. [ Proverb ]
What an antiseptic is a pure life! [ Lowell ]
We are too good for pure instinct. [ Goethe ]
Step by step lift bad to good,
Without halting, without rest.
Lifting Better up to Best;
Planting seeds of knowledge pure.
So nigh is grandeur to our dust,
So nigh is God to man.
When Duty whispers low, Thou must,
The youth replies, I can. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
God looks at pure, not full bands. [ Syrus ]
Grace is a plant, where'er it grows
Of pure and heavenly root;
But fairest in the youngest shows,
And yields the sweetest fruit. [ William Cowper ]
Pure and chaste as the falling snow. [ T. B. Read ]
From a pure spring pure water flows. [ Proverb ]
Vice in its own pure native ugliness. [ Crabbe ]
In simple and pure soul I come to you. [ William Shakespeare ]
Sow love, and taste its fruitage pure;
Sow peace, and reap its harvest bright;
Sow sunbeams on the rock and moor.
And find a harvest-home of light. [ Horatius Bonar ]
Every pure thought is a glimpse of God. [ Bartol ]
A pure conscience may defy city gossips. [ Earl Of Beaconsfield ]
A spirit pure as hers,
Is always pure, even while it errs:
As sunshine, broken in the rill,
Though turned astray, is sunshine still. [ Moore ]
He's a puddled stream from a pure spring. [ Proverb ]
In their looks divine
The image of their glorious Maker shone,
Truth, wisdom, sanctitude serene and pure. [ Milton ]
And there at Venice gave
His body to that pleasant country's earth,
And his pure soul unto his captain Christ,
Under whose colours he had fought so long. [ William Shakespeare ]
Pure motives do not ensure perfect results. [ Bovee ]
Out of moderation a pure happiness springs. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Blessings be with them, and eternal praise.
Who gave us nobler loves and nobler cares,
The poets, who on earth have made us heirs
Of truth and pure delight by heavenly lays. [ Wordsworth ]
Divine Philosophy, by whose pure light
We first distinguish, then pursue the right;
Thy power the breast from every error frees,
And weeds out all its vices by degrees. [ Juv ]
Faster and more fast,
O'er night's brim, day boils at last;
Boils, pure gold, over the cloud-cup's brim. [ Robert Browning ]
Pure logic is a science of form of thinking. [ W. Thomson ]
A sea before
The Throne is spread; - its pure still glass
Pictures all earth-scenes as they pass.
We, on its shore,
Share, in the bosom of our rest,
God's knowledge, and are blest. [ Cardinal Newman ]
And steal immortal kisses from her lips;
Which even in pure and vestal modesty.
Still blush as thinking their own kisses sin. [ William Shakespeare ]
God's plans like lilies pure and white unfold;
We must not tear the close-shut leaves apart;
Time will reveal the calyxes of gold. [ Mary R. Smith ]
O welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope.
Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings. [ Milton ]
Her by her sight; her pure and eloquent blood
Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought.
That one might almost say her body thought. [ Donne ]
Fair eldest child of love, thou spotless night!
Empress of silence, and the queen of sleep;
Who, with thy black cheek's pure complexion,
Mak'st lovers' eyes enamoured of thy beauty. [ Marlowe ]
Her form was fresher than the morning rose
When the dew wets its leaves; unstained and pure
As is the lily, or the mountain snow. [ Thomson ]
Sweet is the smile of home; the mutual look,
When hearts are of each other sure;
Sweet all the joys that crowd the household nook,
The haunt of all affections pure. [ Cowper ]
Spring has no blossom fairer than thy form;
Winter no snow-wreath purer than thy mind;
The dew-drop trembling to the morning beam
Is like thy smile, pure, transient, heaven refin'd. [ Mrs. Lydia Jane Pierson ]
Books, we know,
Are a substantial world, both pure and good;
Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood,
Our pastime and our happiness will grow. [ Wordsworth ]
Blessed be the pure in heart, for they shall see God. [ Bible ]
That is true liberty which bears a pure and firm breast. [ Ennius ]
Discern true ends will grow pure enough
To love them, brave enough to strive for them,
And strong enough to reach them, though the road be rough. [ E. B. Browning ]
As pure as a pearl, And as perfect; a noble and innocent girl. [ Lord Lytton ]
As pure in thought as angels are, to know her was to love her. [ Rogers ]
Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us. [ Sir T. Browne ]
Not in pulling down, but in building up, does man find pure joy. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
Rich in fit epithets, blest in the lovely marriage of pure words. [ Anthony Brewer ]
Pure vestal thoughts in the translucent fane of her still spirit. [ Tennyson ]
The silence often of pure innocence persuades, when speaking fails. [ William Shakespeare ]
While our hearts are pure, our lives are happy and our peace is sure. [ William Winter ]
Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. [ William Shakespeare, Hamlet ]
The sun passeth through pollutions, and itself remains as pure as before. [ Bacon ]
Love, that sometimes corrupts pure bodies, often purifies corrupt hearts. [ Latena ]
Like saintly vestals, pale in prayer, their pure breath sanctifies the air. [ Julia C. R. Dorr ]
When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. [ Beaconsfield ]
Friendship's the wine of life; but friendship new is neither strong nor pure. [ Young ]
Many actions, like the Rhone, have two sources, - one pure, the other impure. [ Hare ]
A pure style in writing results from the rejection of everything superfluous. [ Mme. Necker ]
The sun, though it passes through dirty places, yet remains as pure as before. [ Sir E. Coke ]
Pour the full tide of eloquence along, serenely pure, and yet divinely strong. [ Pope ]
Gentleman, in its primal, literal, and perpetual meaning, is a man of pure race. [ John Ruskin ]
Pure friendship is something which men of an inferior intellect can never taste. [ De La Bruyere ]
Pure felicity is reserved for the heavenly life; it grows not in an earthly soil. [ Chapin ]
Many fortunes, like rivers, have a pure source, but grow muddy as they grow large. [ J. Petit-Senn ]
Did a person but know the value of an enemy, he would purchase him with pure gold. [ Abbe de Raunci ]
Great thoughts and a pure heart are the things we should beg for ourselves from God. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Music stands in a much closer connection with pure sensation than any of the other arts. [ H. L. F. Helmholtz ]
In waking whispers and repeated dreams, to hint pure thoughts and warn the favored soul. [ Thomson ]
Let our lives be pure as snow-fields, where our footsteps leave a mark, but not a stain. [ Madame Swetchine ]
The pure soul shall mount on native wings, . . . and cut a path into the heaven of glory. [ Blake ]
True eyes, too pure and too honest in aught to disguise the sweet soul shining through them. [ Owen Meredith ]
The heart that has once been bathed in love's pure fountain retains the pulse of youth forever. [ Landor ]
Be it mine to draw from wisdom's fount, pure as it flows, that calm of soul which virtue only knows. [ Eschylus ]
The Golden Rule Of Three.
Three things to be - pure, just and honest.
Three things to govern - temper, tongue and conduct.
Three things to live - courage, affection and gentleness.
Three things to love - the wise, the virtuous and the innocent.
Three things to commend - thrift, industry and promptness.
Three things about which to think - life, death and eternity.
Three things to despise - cruelty, arrogance and ingratitude.
Three things to admire - dignity, gracefulness and intellectual power.
Three things to cherish - the true, the beautiful and the good.
Three things for which to wish - health, friends and contentment.
Three things for which to fight - honor, home and country.
Three things to attain - goodness of heart, integrity of purpose and cheerfulness of disposition.
Three things to give - alms to the needy, comfort to the sad and appreciation to the worthy.
Three things to desire - the blessing of God, an approving conscience and the fellowship of the good.
Three things for which to work - a trained mind, a skilled hand and a regulated heart.
Three things for which to hope - a haven of peace, a robe of righteousness and the crown of life. [ Beattie ]
Friendship is too pure a pleasure for a mind cankered with ambition or the lust of power and grandeur. [ Junius ]
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him. [ Buddha ]
A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page. [ H. Ballou ]
Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit. [ Alex. Dumas ]
The whole body of the pure mathematics is absolutely useless to ninety-nine out of every hundred who study them. [ T. S. Grimke ]
To express the most difficult matters clearly, and everything intelligibly, is to strike coins out of pure gold. [ Geibel ]
Life was spread as a banquet for pure, noble, unperverted natures, and may be such to them, ought to be such to them. [ W. R. Greg ]
A halo of glory surrounds all true, pure mothers, showing their worthiness to sit upon the steps of the heavenly throne. [ Mrs. E. B. Duffey ]
There should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric; and pure invention is but the talent of a deceiver. [ Byron ]
Beneath her drooping lashes slept a world of eloquent meaning; passionate but pure, dreamy, subdued, but, oh, how beautiful! [ Mrs. Osgood ]
Who has a breast so pure but some uncleanly apprehensions keep leets and law-days and in session sit with meditations lawful? [ William Shakespeare ]
Good resolutions are a useless attempt to interfere with scientific laws; their origin pure vanity, their results absolutely nil. [ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey ]
We call some books immortal! Do they live? If so, believe me, Time hath made them pure. In Books, the veriest wicked rest in peace. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]
One lamp, thy mother's love, amid the stars shall lift its pure flame changeless, and before the throne of God burn through eternity. [ N. P. Willis ]
The pure in heart are slow to credit calumnies, because they hardly comprehend what motives can be inducements to the alleged crimes. [ Jane Porter ]
A single word is often a concentrated poem, a little grain of pure gold, capable of being beaten out into a broad extent of gold-leaf. [ Trench ]
If a man offend a harmless, pure, and innocent person, the evil falls back upon that fool, like light dust thrown up against the wind. [ Buddha ]
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature an impossibility. [ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest ]
The scholar only knows how dear these silent yet eloquent companions of pure thoughts and innocent hours become in the season of adversity. [ Washington Irving ]
Imagination without culture is crippled and moves slowly; but it can be pure imagination, and rich also, as folk-lore will tell the vainest. [ Ouida ]
Sweet flower, thou tellest how hearts as pure and tender as thy leaf, as low and humble as thy stem, will surely know the joy that peace imparts. [ Percival ]
No earnest thinker is a plagiarist pure and simple. He will never borrow from others that which he has not already, more or less, thought out for himself. [ C. Kingsley ]
Of all pure things, purity in the acquisition of riches is the best. He who preserves purity in becoming rich is really pure, not he who is purified by water. [ Manu ]
All religions are more or less mixed with superstitions. Man is not reasonable enough to content himself with a pure and sensible religion, worthy of the Deity. [ Voltaire ]
No man reads a book of science from pure inclination. The books that we do read with pleasure are light compositions, which contain a quick succession of events. [ Dr. Johnson ]
Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power which, if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or a Shakespeare. [ F. H. Hedge ]
Time is but the measure of the difficulty of a conception. Pure thought has scarcely any need of time, since it perceives the two ends of an idea almost at the same moment. [ Amiel ]
Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuge are for all - the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved. [ Mark Twain's last words, written on a note by his death bed ]
I consider the study of mathematics the basis of the soundest mode of reasoning, the foundation of metaphysical deductions; it contains eternal truths, concluded by pure intelligence. [ Sir R. Maltravers ]
If a woman be herself pure and noble-hearted, she will come into every circle as a person does into a heated room, who carries with him the freshness of the woods where he has been walking. [ Frances Power Cobbe ]
We may deserve grief; but why should women be unhappy? - except that we know heaven chastens those whom it loves best, being pleased by repeated trials to make these pure spirits more pure. [ Thackeray ]
Heaven is attracting to itself whatever is congenial to its nature, is enriching itself by the spoils of earth, and collecting within its capacious bosom whatever is pure, permanent and divine. [ Robert Hall ]
Noble blood! bah! What blood is more noble or so pure as that of the lion? And yet he is only a brute. It is merit, education and virtue, not blood, that lift men above the level of the brutes. [ Michael le Faucheur ]
The bed of death brings every human being to his pure individuality; to the intense contemplation of that deepest and most solemn of all relations, the relation between the creature and his Creator. [ Daniel Webster ]
The night is made for tenderness; so still that the low whisper, scarcely audible, is heard like music; and so deeply pure that the fond thought is chastened as it springs, and on the lip made holy. [ N. P. Willis ]
Sow the seeds of life - humbleness, pure-heartedness, love; and in the long eternity which lies before the soul, every minutest grain will come up again with an increase of thirty, sixty, or a hundredfold. [ F. W. Robertson ]
Whatever is pure is also simple. It does not keep the eye on itself. The observer forgets the window in the landscape it displays. A fine style gives the view of fancy - its figures, its trees, or its palaces, - without a spot. [ Willmott ]
At present, the novels which we owe to English ladies form no small part of the literary glory of our country. No class of works is more honorably distinguished for fine observation, by grace, by delicate wit, by pure moral feeling. [ Macaulay ]
The gods and their tranquil abodes appear, which no winds disturb, nor clouds bedew with showers, nor does the white snow, hardened by frost, annoy them; the heaven, always pure, is without clouds, and smiles with pleasant light diffused. [ Lucretius ]
O Truth! pure and sacred virgin, when wilt thou be worthily revered? O Goddess who instructs us, why didst thou put thy palace in a well? When will our learned writers, alike free from bitterness and from flattery, faithfully teach us life? [ Voltaire ]
The Bible contains more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and finer strains of poetry and eloquence than can be collected from all other books, in whatever age or language they have been written. [ Sir William Jones ]
Unconsciousness belongs to pure unmixed life; consciousness, to a diseased mixture and conflict of life and death; unconsciousness is the sign of creation; consciousness, at best, that of manufacture. So deep, in this existence of ours, is the significance of mystery. [ Carlyle ]
Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them; it is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation; from pure extravagance, and genuine, unmingled falsehood, the world never has, and never can sustain any mischief. [ Sydney Smith ]
Just to be good, to keep life pure from degrading elements, to make it constantly helpful in little ways to those who are touched by it, to keep one's spirit always sweet and avoid all manner of petty anger and irritability, - that is an ideal as noble as it is difficult. [ Edward Howard Griggs ]
Nature understands no jesting; she is always true, always serious, always severe; she is always right, and the errors and faults are always those of man. Him who is incapable of appreciating her she despises, and only to the apt, the pure, and the true, does she resign herself and reveal her secrets. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
From extensive acquaintance with many lands, I unhesitatingly affirm that everywhere God has provided pure water for man, and that the wines drunk are often miserable and dirty. I have found water everywhere that I have traveled, in China and India, Palestine and Egypt, - and everywhere water has been my beverage. [ Thomas Cook, the Tourist ]
That which we foolishly call vastness is, rightly considered, not more wonderful, not more impressive, than that which we insolently call littleness; and the infinity of God is not mysterious, it is only unfathomable, not concealed, but incomprehensible: it is a clear infinity, the darkness of the pure, unsearchable sea. [ Ruskin ]
How sacred, how beautiful, is the feeling of affection in pure and guileless bosoms! The proud may sneer at it, the fashionable may call it fable, the selfish and dissipated may affect to despise it; but the holy passion is surely of heaven, and is made evil by the corruptions of those whom it was sent to bless and to preserve. [ Mordaunt ]
The world produces for every pint of honey a gallon of gall, for every dram of pleasure a pound of pain, for every inch of mirth an ell of moan; and as the ivy twines around the oak, so does misery and misfortune encompass the happy man. Felicity, pure and unalloyed felicity, is not a plant of earthly growth: her gardens are the skies. [ Robert Burton ]
A pure mind in a chaste body is the mother of wisdom and deliberation, sober counsels and ingenuous actions, open deportment and sweet carriage, sincere principles and unprejudicate understanding, love of God and selfdenial, peace and confidence, holy prayers and spiritual comfort, and a pleasure of spirit infinitely greater than the sottish pleasure of unchastity. [ Jeremy Taylor ]
The man whose bosom neither riches nor luxury nor grandeur can render happy may, with a book in his hand, forget all his torments under the friendly shade of every tree; and experience pleasures as infinite as they are varied, as pure as they are lasting, as lively as they are unfading, and as compatible with every public duty as they are contributory to private happiness. [ Zimmermann ]
All are to be men of genius in their degree, - rivulets or rivers, it does not matter, so that the souls be clear and pure; not dead walls encompassing dead heaps of things, known and numbered, but running waters in the sweet wilderness of things unnumbered and unknown, conscious only of the living banks, on which they partly refresh and partly reflect the flowers, and so pass on. [ Ruskin ]
Never! never has one forgotten his pure, right educated mother. On the blue mountains of our dim childhood, toward which we ever turn and look, stand the mothers, who marked out to us from thence our life; the most blessed age must be forgotten ere we can forget the warmest heart. You wish, O women! to be ardently loved, and forever, even till death! Be, then, the mothers of your children. [ Richter ]
Music may be classed into natural, social, sacred, and martial; it is the twin sister of poetry, and like it has the power to sway the feelings and command the mind; in devotion it breathes the pure spirit of inspiration and love; in martial scenes it rouses the soul to fearless deeds of daring and valor, while it alleviates the cares, and enhances the innocent and cheerful enjoyments of domestic life. [ Acton ]
The first class of readers may be compared to an hour-glass, their reading being as the sand; it runs in and runs out, and leaves not a vestige behind. A second class resembles a sponge, which imbibes everything, and returns it in nearly the same state, only a little dirtier. A third class is like a jelly-bag, which allows all that is pure to pass away, and retains only the refuse and dregs. The fourth class may be compared to the slave of Golconda, who, casting aside all that is worthless, preserves only the pure gems. [ Coleridge ]
Who can fathom the depth of a mother's love! No friendship so pure, so devoted; the wild storm of adversity and the bright sunshine of prosperity are all alike to her; however unworthy we may be of that affection, a mother never ceases to love her erring child. Often, when alone, as we gaze up to the starry heaven, can we in imagination catch a glimpse of the angels around the
great white throne, and among the brightest and fairest of them all is our sweet mother, ever beckoning us onward and upward to her celestial home. [ R. Smith ]