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Quotes of impure

  1. The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure it is not polluted. – Saint Aurelius Augustine
  2. 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. – William O. Douglas
  3. O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. – T. S. Eliot
  4. 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 – David Friedman
  5. As to the pure all things are pure, even so to the impure all things are impure – Augustus Hare
  6. 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. – Jasper Johns
  7. 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. – Ayatollah Khomeini
  8. 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. – Rainer Maria Rilke

Usage examples for impure

  1. Stanton was the man, but he is not a match for impure intriguers. – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  2. Then she smiled, and lay almost flat on the ground, breathing in the current of less impure air that passed beneath the smoke. – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  3. It must indeed have been a wonderfully impure place when Guy could venture by contrast to speak of the air outside as being fresh. – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  4. My soul, burning with love, would fain take to herself wings and rise to that flame, in order that all that is impure within her might be consumed therein. – Pepita Ximenez by Juan Valera
  5. The eye that among the things seen dwells with complacency on the pure, and turns from the impure as if a hot iron had been thrust into its pupil; that in the things seen discerns shimmering behind them, and manifested through them, the things unseen and eternal, is the consecrated eye. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  6. And when it came to a dispute He, the Messenger of a new spirit, naturally tried to save rather the pure spirit even without a form than a form filled with an impure spirit. – The Agony of the Church (1917) by Nikolaj Velimirovic
  7. A carpet harbours dirt and dust, which dust is constantly floating about the atmosphere, and thus making it impure for him to breathe. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  8. And so impure that it couldn't possibly have come from the Academy supply depot. – Treachery in Outer Space by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
  9. In Rome, it had been customary to bore a well where water was wanted, but the water was so impure that it soon became necessary to let well alone. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  10. " In my case," he explained, " matrimony has not been successful, but the fate that destined me to marry impure women destined me also to punish them." – Imperial Purple by Edgar Saltus
  11. Rather will I shelter him from thy revenge, knowing as I do the impure source from which it springs." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. It also comes from impure water or unsound feed of any kind. – Profitable Squab Breeding by Carl Dare
  13. The veins are the blood- vessels which carry the impure blood from the various tissues of the body to the heart. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  14. But an impure heart is like a standing puddle that keeps all it gets. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  15. It came just as his imagination had pictured an impure image, and scattered it instantly. – The Home Mission by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  16. Beds of impure peat occur in it, and it contains fresh- water shells and the bones of land animals of species now living in northern India. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  17. Do you read any literature that makes your thoughts impure – Sowing and Reaping by Dwight Moody
  18. The Roman lady was cruel and impure – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart
  19. It was now clear that the progeny of single ears was, as a rule, pure, whereas that of mixed ears was impure – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others

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