The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity.
Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.
I did say that in-group, authority and purity are necessary for the maintenance of order, but I would never give them a blanket endorsement.
A writer must face up to the test of reality, including political reality, and that can't be done if he keeps his distance. A literary style cultivated like a hothouse plant may show a certain artificial purity, but it won't really be pure.
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
As you become aware of what has robbed you of the purity of an innocent mind, a clear heart and a strong body, you will be deeply served by letting go of those familiar limitations.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
The Bush administration does not desire to see Islam practiced in its pristine purity.
I haven't got purity, and I don't think I ever did. I have always been, even as a child, a very decadent little person.
The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible.
Well, purity - there's no purity in politics.
As an individual, I think you have to find your own path. I like the simplicity and purity of Hinduism and many elements of Buddhism. These are all means of accessing spiritual energy.
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