Pursuing Purity Quotables

August 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

Absolve me, teach me, purify me, strengthen me: take me to Thyself, that I may be Thine and Thine only.
– Joseph Barber Lightfoot

As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
– Christian Nestell Bovee

He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver.
– Thomas Kempis

Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.
– Thomas Kempis

No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.
– Fisher Ames

Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it.
– Georges Bernanos

The virtue of paganism is strength: the virtue of Christianity is obedience.
– Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth

Purity is the feminine, Truth the masculine, of Honor.
– Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth

Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness of sin to the purity of God‘s image.
– William Ames

The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible.
– Hugh Blair

The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity.
– Matthew Henry

Man flows at once to God when the channel of purity is opened.
– Henry David Thoreau

The pure in heart need no lawyers.
– Judge Danforth, the Crucible

Live pure, speak true, right wrong, follow the King — Else, wherefore were you born?
– Lord Alfred Tennyson

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