purity

A Quote by Henry John Stephen Smith on mathematics and purity

[His toast:] Pure mathematics, may it never be of any use to anyone.

Henry John Stephen Smith (1826 - 1883)

Source: H. Eves Mathematical Circles Squared, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1972.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on earth, love, men, and purity

The purity men love is like the mists which envelope the earth, and not like the azure ether beyond.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on clothes, friendship, innocence, life, nature, purity, relationships, society, and solitude

Four things to think about. 1. Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes. 2. Let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred. 3. Keep three chairs in your house. One for solitude, two for friendship, three for society. 4. To preserve your relationship to nature, make your life more moral, more pure, more innocent.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on business, doctors, love, philosophy, poets, purity, sleep, and soldiers

A farmer, a hunter, a soldier, a reporter, even a philosopher, may be daunted; but nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? His business calls him out at all hours, even when doctors sleep.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Bishop Henry C. Potter on character, influence, men, nobility, purity, and virtue

If there be no nobility of descent, all the more indispensable is it that there should be nobility of ascent,-a character in them that bear rule so fine and high and pure that as men come within the circle of its influence they involuntarily pay homage to that which is the one pre-eminent distinction, the royalty of virtue.

Henry C. Potter (1835 - —)

Source: Address at the Washington Centennial Service in St. Paul's Chapel, NY, April 30, 1889.

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A Quote by Harry Shearer on corruption, power, and purity

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?

Harry Shearer

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A Quote by Harold B. Lee on angels, eternity, happiness, joy, possessions, purity, and youth

How glorious and near to the angels is youth that is clean. This youth has joy unspeakable here and eternal happiness hereafter. Sexual purity is youth's most precious possession. It is the foundation of all righteousness.

Harold B. Lee (1899 - 1973)

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A Quote by Guillaume Apollinaire on nature, purity, truth, and unity

The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection.

Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 - 1918)

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A Quote by Guillaume Apollinaire on art, instinct, personality, personality, and purity

To insist on purity is to baptize instinct, to humanize art, and to deify personality.

Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 - 1918)

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A Quote by Greg Anderson on dreams, goals, life, love, meaning, motivation, needs, and purity

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.

Greg Anderson (1964 -)

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