purity

A Quote by John Ruskin on education, hunger, justice, knowledge, learning, love, people, and purity

The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy the right things - not merely industrious, but to love industry - not merely learned, but to love knowledge - not merely pure, but to love purity - not merely just, but to hunger and thirst after justice.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Milton on custom, earth, purity, and sleep

Now morn, her rosy steps in th' eastern clime Advancing, sow'd the earth with orient pearl, When Adam wak'd, so custom'd; for his sleep Was aery light, from pure digestion bred.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book v. Line 1.

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A Quote by John Milton on angels, faith, hope, and purity

O welcome, pure-ey'd Faith, white-handed Hope, Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings!

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 213.

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A Quote by John Milton on fatherhood, purity, and truth

Ev'n them who kept thy truth so pure of old, When all our fathers worshipp'd stocks and stones.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: On the late Massacre in Piedmont.

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A Quote by John Milton on anger, art, bliss, deed, friendship, hope, pity, purity, shame, truth, and youth

Lady, that in the prime of earliest youth Wisely hast shunned the broad way and the green, And with those few art eminently seen, That labour up the hill of heavenly truth, The better part with Mary and with Ruth Chosen thou hast; and they that overween, And at thy growing virtues fret their spleen, No anger find in thee, but pity and ruth. Thy care is fixed, and zealously attends To fill thy odorous lamp with deeds of light, And hope that reaps not shame. Therefore be sure Thou, when the Bridegroom with His feastful friends Passes to bliss at the mid hour of night, Hast gained thy entrance, Virgin wise and pure.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Sonnet IX: To a Virtuous Young Lady

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A Quote by John Milton on purity and sleep

His sleep Was aery light, from pure digestion bred.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost

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A Quote by John Milton on children, clarity, day, death, force, goodness, husbands, laws, love, mind, purity, saints, sons, and trust

Methought I saw my late espoused saint Brought to me, like Alcestis, from the grave, Whom Jove's great son to her glad husband gave, Rescued from death by force, though pale and faint. Mine, as whom washed from spot of child-bed taint Purification in the Old Law did save, And such, as yet once more I trust to have Full sight of her in Heav'n without restraint, Came vested all in white, pure as her mind: Her face was veiled, yet to my fancied sight Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shined So clear, as in no face with more delight. But O, as to embrace me she inclined, I waked, she fled, and day brought back my night.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Sonnet XXIII, On His Deceased Wife

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A Quote by John Milton on books, fatherhood, learning, lies, motherhood, mountains, purity, saints, truth, and tyranny

Avenge, O Lord, Thy slaughtered saints, whose bones Lie scattered on the Alpine mountains cold; Ev'n them who kept Thy truth so pure of old, When all our fathers worshipped stocks and stones, Forget not: In Thy book record their groans Who were Thy sheep, and in their ancient fold Slain by the bloody Piemontese that rolled Mother with infant down the rocks. Their moans The vales redoubled to the hills, and they To Heav'n. Their martyred blood and ashes sow O'er all th' Italian fields, where still doth sway The triple tyrant; that from these may grow A hundred-fold, who having learned Thy way Early may fly the Babylonian woe.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Sonnet XVIII, On the late Massacre in Piemont

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A Quote by John Keble on christ, god, heart, purity, secrets, and soul

Blest are the pure in heart, for they shall see our God. The secret of the Lord is theirs; Their soul is Christ's abode.

John Keble (1792 - 1866)

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A Quote by John Keats on boldness, gold, men, purity, serenity, and silence

Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne, Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold: Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific, and all his men Look'd at each other with a wild surmise, Silent, upon a peak in Darien.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: On first looking into Chapman's Homer.

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