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Purity is the state or degree of being pure, lacking contaminants or impediments to virtue.


  • Quell' onda, che ruina
    Dalla pendice alpina,
    Balza, si frange, e mormora
    Ma limpida si fa.
    • That water which falls from some Alpine height is dashed, broken, and will murmur loudly, but grows limpid by its fall.
    • Metastasio, Alcide al Bivio (1760).
  • Qual diverrà quel fiume,
    Nel lungo suo cammino,
    Se al fonte ancor vicino
    É torbido così?
    • What will the stream become in its lengthened course, if it be so turbid at its source?
    • Metastasio, Morte d' Abele (1732), I.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 652.
  • Les choses valent toujours mieux dans leur source.
    • The stream is always purer at its source.
    • Blaise Pascal, Lettres Provinciales, IV.
  • Unto the pure all things are pure.

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