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1. "It is impossible, Bible in hand, to limit Christ's Church to one's own little community. It is everywhere, in all parts of the world; and whatever its external form, frequently changing, often impure, yet the gifts wherever received increase our riches."
Author: Abraham Kuyper
2. "Tyranny in democratic republics does not proceed in the same way, however. It ignores the body and goes straight for the soul. The master no longer says: You will think as I do or die. He says: You are free not to think as I do. You may keep your life, your property, and everything else. But from this day forth you shall be as a stranger among us. You will retain your civic privileges, but they will be of no use to you. For if you seek the votes of your fellow citizens, they will withhold them, and if you seek only their esteem, they will feign to refuse even that. You will remain among men, but you will forfeit your rights to humanity. When you approach your fellow creatures, they will shun you as one who is impure. And even those who believe in your innocence will abandon you, lest they, too, be shunned in turn. Go in peace, I will not take your life, but the life I leave you with is worse than death."
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
3. "As to the pure all things are pure, even so to the impure all things are impure."
Author: Augustus Hare
4. "Is a man what he seems to the astronomer, a tiny lump of impure carbon and water crawling impotently on a small and unimportant planet? Or is he what he appears to Hamlet? Is he perhaps both as once?"
Author: Bertrand Russell
5. "The first gift that Adam and Eve received was agency: ‘Thou mayest choose for thyself, for it is given unto thee' (Moses 3:17). You have that same agency. Use it wisely to deny acting on any impure impulse or unholy temptation that may come into your mind. Just do not go there, and if you are already there, come back out of it. ‘Deny yourselves of all ungodliness' (Moroni 10:32)."
Author: Boyd K. Packer
6. "The desert sorted the faithful from imposters, but the city did not seem to know the difference, and actually rewarded the impure."
Author: Brian Herbert
7. "Man is not defiled by his impurities. It is the other man pointing out his impurities to him, whom he is defiled by. Is there anything anyone can do, to become righteous, anyway? God made us impure. If he had a problem with that, He would have made us gods, instead."
Author: C. JoyBell C.
8. "The evening I went for a walk. To walk for the sake of walking is something I seldom do.Inside my apartment I'd felt inexplicably anxious. I needed to talk to someone, to be reassured. Or perhaps I needed to confess my sin: I was once again having impure thoughts about saving the world. Or it was neither of these--I was afraid I was dreaming. Indeed, considering the events of the day, it was likely that I was dreaming. I sometimes fly in my dreams, and each time I say to myself, "At last--it's happening in reality and not in a dream!"In any case, I needed to talk to someone, and I was alone. This is my habitual condition, by choice--or so I tell myself. Mere acquaintanceship leaves me unsatisfied, and few people are willing to accept the burdens and risks of friendship as I conceive of it."
Author: Daniel Quinn
9. "In the music industry, we value large success. I realized that while I would like that, that it's not what my writing is about. And if I start making it about that, it becomes impure."
Author: David Friedman
10. "It's urgent-love.It's urgent- a boat upon the sea.It's urgent to destroy certain words,hate, solitude, and cruelty,some mornings,many swords.It's urgent to invent a joyfulness,multiply kisses and cornfields,discover roses and riversand glistening mornings- it's urgent.Silence and an impure light fall upon our shoulders till they ache.It's urgent- love, it's urgentto endure."
Author: Eugénio De Andrade
11. "One must be a sea, to receive a polluted stream without becoming impure."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
12. "All real capitalisms are impure hybrids, mongrels mixed with other strains."
Author: Geoff Mulgan
13. "The authority of government, even such as I am willing to submit to— for I will cheerfully obey those who know and can do better than I, and in many things even those who neither know nor can do so well— is still an impure one: to be strictly just, it must have the sanction and consent of the governed. It can have no pure right over my person and property but what I concede to it."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
14. "If the heart be impure, all actions would be wrong."
Author: Indian
15. "Every one of these things I said was a knife at myself. Everything I had ever secretly held against my brother was coming out: how ugly I was and what filth I was discovering in the depths of my own impure psychologies (214)."
Author: Jack Kerouac
16. "Men imagine that thought can be kept secret, but it cannot; it rapidly crystallizes into habit, and habit solidifies into circumstance. Bestial thoughts crystallize into habits of drunkenness and sensuality, which solidify into circumstances of destitution and disease: impure thoughts of every kind crystallize into enervating and confusing habits, which solidify into distracting and adverse circumstances: thoughts of fear, doubt, and indecision crystallize into weak, unmanly, and irresolute habits, which solidify into circumstances of failure, indigence, and slavish dependence: lazy thoughts crystallize into habits of uncleanliness and dishonesty, which solidify into circumstances of foulness and beggary: hateful and condemnatory thoughts crystallize into habits of accusation and violence, which solidify into circumstances of injury and persecution: selfish thoughts of all kinds crystallize into habits of self-seeking, which solidify into circumstances more or less distressing."
Author: James Allen
17. "Sometimes I see it and then paint it. Other times I paint it and then see it. Both are impure situations, and I prefer neither."
Author: Jasper Johns
18. "Since we nowadays think that all a man needs for acquisition of truth is to exert his brain more or less vigorously, and since we consider an ascetic approach to knowledge hardly sensible, we have lost the awareness of the close bond that links the knowing of truth to the condition of purity. Thomas says that unchastity's first-born daughter is blindness of the spirit. Only he who wants nothing for himself, who not subjectively 'interested,' can know the truth. On the other hand, an impure, selfishly corrupted will-to-pleasure destroys both resoluteness of spirit and the ability of the psyche to listen in silent attention to the language of reality."
Author: Josef Pieper
19. "A half-naked, betel-chewing pessimist stood upon the bank of the tropical river, on the edge of the still and immense forests; a man angry, powerless, empty-handed, with a cry of bitter discontent ready on his lips; a cry that, had it come out, would have rung through the virgin solitudes of the woods as true, as great, as profound, as any philosophical shriek that ever came from the depths of an easy chair to disturb the impure wilderness of chimneys and roofs."
Author: Joseph Conrad
20. "There is a new venue for theory, necessarily impure, where it emerges in and as the very event of cultural translation. This is not the displacement of theory by historicism, nor a simple historicization of theory that exposes the contingent limits of its more generalizable claims."
Author: Judith Butler
21. "Secrets. I can't take then with me. If I do, when I go, when I arrive at my final destination, I'll be . . . impure."
Author: Julie Anne Peters
22. "In the name of God, impure souls of the living dead shall be banished into eternal damnation. Amen."
Author: Kohta Hirano
23. "One of them spotted the halo in Daniel's hand and gasped. "They have stolen the first relic.""And they were working together! Angels and demons and"-narrowed eyes fell on Luce-"those who do not know their place, all working together for an impure cause. The Throne does not endorse this. You will never find the desideratum!"
Author: Lauren Kate
24. "Father Angelo makes me uncomfortable. For starters, he's way too good-looking for a priest, his dark bedroom eyes and athletic build arousing exactly the kind of impure thoughts you're supposed to go to church to get rid of."
Author: Marc Acito
25. "Oh! my dearest love, why are our pleasures so short and so interrupted? How long is this to last?Know you, my best Mary, that I feel myself, in your absence, almost degraded to the level of the vulgar and impure. I feel their vacant, stiff eyeballs fixed upon me, until I seem to have been infected with their loathsome meaning--to inhale a sickness that subdues me to languor. Oh! those redeeming eyes of Mary, that they might beam upon me before I sleep! Praise my forbearance--oh! beloved one--that I do not rashly fly to you, and at least secure a moment's bliss. Wherefore should I delay; do you not long to meet me? All that is exalted and buoyant in my nature urges me towards you, reproaches me with the cold delay, laughs at all fear and spurns to dream of prudence. Why am I not with you?"
Author: Michael Kelahan
26. "Camaraderia între un barbat si o femeie tânara este posibila numai daca amândoi sunt foarte inteligenti sau daca amândoi iubesc. Altminteri este o simpla tovarasie mai mult sau mai putin insipida, foarte putin interesanta sufleteste, sau o etapa preliminarie unei legaturi tot atât de putin interesante. Iar prietenia între un barbat si o femeie tânara este de asemenea un mare cuvânt, cu majuscula, daca nu e alimentata de inteligenta si sustinuta de dragostea pe care fiecare dintre ei o poarta altei persoane. Tovarasiile acelea agreabile si impure pe care le numim prietenii se rezuma de cele mai multe ori la vizite frecvente, la oarecare confidente si la o calda familiaritate. Mai sus nu razbat."
Author: Mircea Eliade
27. "All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you."
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
28. "I follow Plato only with my mindPure beauty strikes me as a little thinA little cold, however beautiful.I am in love with what is mixed and impureDoubtful, dark and hard to disencumberI want beauty I must dig for, search for.Pure beauty is beginning and not endBegin with the sun and drop from sun to cloudFrom cloud to tree, and from tree to earth itselfAnd deeper yet to the earth dark root.I am in love with what resists my lovingWith what I have to labor to make live."
Author: Robert Francis
29. "If one commits the act of sodomy with a cow, an ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed and as quickly as possible and burned."
Author: Ruhollah Khomeini
30. "You brought me here with impure motives?" The idea gave her a stupid thrill. He shook his head. "No. I developed them after you arrived."
Author: Ruthie Knox
31. "Look this is hardly fair. You sold me impure petrol at black-market price and not even one shop could be put to the torch."
Author: Saadat Hasan Manto
32. "O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked."
Author: T. S. Eliot
33. "By oneself is evil done, by oneself is one made impure. By oneself is evil undone, by oneself is one made pure. Each one is responsible for purity and impurity. No one can cleanse another."
Author: Thích Nhất Hạnh
34. "The Marmots of Impure Thinking were being banished by the Bicycle Wheel of Truth"
Author: Tom Doig
35. "To hold her, to keep her -- just as she was -- with her cruelty, with her vulgarity, with her blinding blue eyes, with her miserable poetry, with her fat feet, with her impure, dry, sordid, infantile soul. All of a sudden he thought: If people are reunited in Heaven (I don't believe it, but suppose), then how shall I stop it from creeping upon me, that shriveled, helpless, lame thing, her soul? But this is the earth, and I am, curiously enough, alive, and there is something in me and in life ---"
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
36. "Man the sum of his climatic experiences Father said. Man the sum of what have you. A problem in impure properties carried tediously to an unvarying nil: stalemate of dust and desire."
Author: William Faulkner
37. "Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance."
Author: William O. Douglas

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