A Quote by William Wordsworth on books, dreams, good, happiness, purity, and world

Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good. Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Personal Talk. Stanza 3.

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on heaven, love, and purity

We know that Heaven chastens those whom it loves best; being pleased by repeated trials, to make . . . pure spirits more pure.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William James on adoption, chance, community, genius, individuality, justice, life, men, mystery, nations, people, purity, surprises, time, and work

Sporadic great men come everywhere. But for a community to get vibrating through and through with intensely active life, many geniuses coming together and in rapid succession are required. This is why great epochs are so rare, - why the sudden bloom of a Greece, an early Rome, a Renaissance, is such a mystery. Blow must follow blow so fast that no cooling can occur in the intervals. Then the mass of the nation glows incandescent, and may continue to glow by pure inertia long after the originators of its internal movement have passed away. We often hear surprise expressed that in these high tides of human affairs not only the people should be filled with stronger life, but that individual geniuses should seem so exceptionally abundant. This mystery is just about as deep as the time-honored conundrum as to why great rivers flow by great towns. It is true that great public fermentations awaken and adopt many geniuses who in more torpid times would have had no chance to work. But over and above this there must be an exceptional concourse of genius about a time, to make the fermentation begin at all. The unlikeliness of the concourse is far greater than the unlikeliness of any particular genius; hence the rarity of these periods and the exceptional aspect which they always wear.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by William Cowper on angels and purity

When one that holds communion with the skies Has fill'd his urn where these pure waters rise, And once more mingles with us meaner things, 'T is e'en as if an angel shook his wings.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Charity. Line 435.

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A Quote by W. Timothy Gallwey on action, anxiety, awareness, limits, mind, potential, purity, thought, and winning

Both Arthur Ashe and Billie Jean King used these phrases ("playing out of one's mind," or "over one's head") to describe their performances while winning tghe finals at Wimbledon in 1975. . . . The player loses himself in the action, continually breaki g the false limits placed on is potential. Awareness becomes acutely heightened, while analysis, anxiety and self-conscious thought are compoletly forgotten. Enjoyment is at a peak - pure and unspoiled.

W. Timothy Gallwey (1938 -)

Source: Tim Gallwey in The Inner Game of Tennis, 1976, p. 9

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A Quote by Vincent van Gogh on harmony, music, and purity

Still, there is a calm, pure harmony, and music inside of me.

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

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A Quote by unknown on body, clarity, gold, heart, purity, security, truth, value, and worth

Three things have value and worth supreme; A body that is strong, sound and clean; A brain that is clear and holds truth secure; And a heart that is pure, as gold is pure!


Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by unknown on business, chastity, christ, contentment, discretion, family, fatherhood, friendship, god, happiness, hospitality, jesus, needs, providence, purity, rest, reward, saints, study, virtue, work, and world

The true gentleman is God's servant. The world's master and his own man. Virtue is his business, study his recreation. Contentment his rest and happiness his reward. God is his father, Jesus Christ his Savior, the Saints his brethren, and all that need him his friends. Devotion is his chaplain, chastity his chamberlain, sobriety his butler, temperance his work, hospitality his housekeeper, providence his steward, purity his mistress of the house, and discretion his porter, to be let in and out as most fit; thus is his whole family made up of virtue and he is the master of the house.


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A Quote by unknown on admiration, conscience, morality, perfection, purity, and remorse

You still don't know what you're dealing with do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility. . . I admire its purity, a survivor, unclouded by conscience, remorse or delusions of morality


Source: Aliens

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A Quote by Joe Darion on bravery, chastity, courage, dreams, heart, hell, impossibility, lies, love, peace, purity, questions, rest, sorrow, and world

To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable sorrow To run where the brave dare not go To right the unrightable wrong To love pure and chaste from afar To try when your arms are too weary To reach the unreachable star This is my quest, to follow the star No matter how hopeless, no matter how far To fight for the right without question or pause To be willing to pass into hell for a heavenly cause And know if I'll only be true to the glorious quest That my heart lies peaceful and calm When I'm laid to my rest And the world will be better for this That one man scorned and covered in scars Still strove with his last ounce of courage To reach the unreachable star This is my quest, to follow the star No matter how hopeless, no matter how far To fight for the right without question or pause And to dream the impossible dream.

Joe Darion

Source: Man Of La Mancha (The Impossible Dream lyrics)

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