A Quote by Plutarch on action, birds, death, funerals, good, grief, life, pain, purity, soul, and trust

Not by lamentations and mournful chants ought we to celebrate the funeral of a good man, but by hymns; for, ion ceasing to be numbered with mortals, he enters upon the heritage of a diviner life. Since he is gone where he feels no pain, let us not indulge in too much grief. The soul is incapable of death. And he, like a bird not long enough in his cage to become attached to it, is free to fly away to a purer air. . . . Since we cherish a trust like this, let our outward actions be in accord with it, and let us keep our hearts pure and our minds calm.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Phyllis McGinley on creation, goals, and purity

Gardening has compensations out of all proportions to its goals. It is creation in the pure sense.

Phyllis McGinley (1905 - 1978)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on existence, good, goodness, purity, women, and world

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and pure and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of the goodness.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Paul Valery on purity, quality, and world

In the physical world, one cannot increase the size or quantity of anything without changing its quality. Similar figures exist only in pure geometry.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

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A Quote by Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid on anxiety, pleasure, and purity

There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.

Ovid (43 BC - c. 18 AD)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on purity, simplicity, and truth

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Mother Teresa on love, pain, and purity

Love until it hurts. Real love is always painful and hurts: then it is real and pure.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

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A Quote by Michelangelo Buonarroti on belief, desires, earth, eternity, god, justice, love, and purity

If it be true that any beautiful thing raises the pure and just desire of man from earth to God, the eternal fount of all, such I believe my love.

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564)

Source: Sonnet

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on action, consequences, heart, and purity

If thou wilt be observant and vigilant, thou wilt see at every moment the response to thy action. Be observant if thou wouldst have a pure heart, for something is born to thee in consequence of every action.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

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A Quote by Mary St. Leger Kingsley on honesty, love, passion, pity, and purity

There is a passion of reverence, almost of pity, mingling with the love of an honest man for a pure girl, which makes it the most exquisite, perhaps, of all human sentiments.

Mary St. Leger Kingsley (1852 - 1931)

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