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QUOTES ON PURITY


Even amid bacchic celebrations, the woman who is truly virtuous will not be corrupted.

EURIPIDES, The Bacchae

Purity in body and heart
May please some--as for me, I make no boast.
For, as you know, no master of a household
Has all of his utensils made of gold;
Some are wood, and yet they are of use.

GEOFFREY CHAUCER, The Canterbury Tales

Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature.

WILLIAM FAULKNER, The Sound and the Fury

A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The Scarlet Letter

To the pure all things are pure.

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN, Stranger in a Strange Land

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