Purifying Quotes

Purifying Quotes by Nevill Francis Mott, Eleanor Roosevelt, Brennan Manning, Mahatma Gandhi, Nathaniel Parker Willis, Mary Baker Eddy and many others.

Science can have a purifying effect on religion, freein

Science can have a purifying effect on religion, freeing it from beliefs of a pre-scientific age and helping us to a truer conception of God. At the same time, I am far from believing that science will ever give us the answers to all our questions.
Nevill Francis Mott
It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.
Eleanor Roosevelt
The dominant characteristic of an authentic spiritual life is the gratitude that flows from trust — not only for all the gifts that I receive from God, but gratitude for all the suffering. Because in that purifying experience, suffering has often been the shortest path to intimacy with God.
Brennan Manning
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Mahatma Gandhi
Youth is beautiful; its friendship is precious; the intercourse with it is a purifying release from the worn and stained harness of older life.
Nathaniel Parker Willis
Love enriches the nature, enlarging, purifying, and elevating it.
Mary Baker Eddy
Looking beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.
Amit Ray
Woman is the embodiment of sacrifice and suffering and her advent to public life should, therefore, result in purifying it, in restraining unbridled ambition and accumulation of property.
Mahatma Gandhi
I don’t know if there is really an objective truth about either. I liken this to what Buddhism says about the individual, that change starts with the individual. I think it is really about purifying your own actions, and I have seen that in my own life.
Karan Bajaj
Ikhlaas is to forget the vision of creation by constantly looking at the Creator.
Forests are the lungs of our land.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Writing music is my therapy. It’s very purifying!
Amy Lee
What is religion? I want to remove the chaff from the grain. For me it is not what it is for the common people. If you take away certain social customs, they think you have taken away religion. For me it means purifying it.
Asghar Ali Engineer
I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
It might sound contrary to the wisdom of the world to suggest that one who is burdened with sorrow should give thanks to God. But those who set aside the bottle of bitterness and lift instead the goblet of gratitude can find a purifying drink of healing, peace, and understanding.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
But, drawn to her at that moment, he felt a quiet like the voice of the rain flow over him. He knew well enough that for her it was in fact no waste of effort, but somehow the final determination that it was had the effect of distilling and purifying the woman’s existence.
Yasunari Kawabata
Other-cheekism is not only a way of purifying the soul, it is also part of every weak person’s survival kit.
Quentin Crisp
Fanaticism is a fire, which heats the mind indeed, but heats without purifying. It stimulates and ferments all the passions; but it rectifies none of them.
William Warburton
Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature, and is purifying only in so far as there is a natural and unschooled goodness in the human heart.
Agnes Repplier
The Republic needed to be passed through chastening, purifying fires of adversity and suffering: so these came and did their work and the verdure of a new national life springs greenly, luxuriantly, from their ashes.
Horace Greeley
We fail to see the purifying and refining effect wrought by the flames of adversity. These flames are not meant to consume but only to purify us. Disguised as adversity, blessings are showered upon us.
A. Theodore Tuttle
The very discovery of these hidden things is in itself a purifying experience! The soul needs to discover what is inside. The self nature needs to see what it really is, and what it is like-right to the very bottom.
Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon
We must teach plainly that the faith which saves the soul is not a dead faith, but a faith which operates with purifying effect upon our entire nature, and produces in us fruits of righteousness to the praise and glory of God.
Charles Spurgeon
Body is purified by water. Ego by tears. Intellect is purified by knowledge. And soul is purified with love.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
Patience is a purifying process that refines understanding, deepens happiness, focuses action, and offers hope for peace.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Indigo has a purifying, stabilizing, cleansing effect when fear, repression, and obsessions have disturbed your mental body. Indigo food vibrations are: blackberries, blue plums, blueberries, purple brocoli, beetroot, and purple grapes.
Tae Yun Kim
The very practice of reading [the Bible] will have a purifying effect upon your mind and heart. Let nothing take the place of this daily exercise.
Billy Graham
Writers are the moral purifiers of the culture. We may not be pure ourselves but we must tell the truth, which is a purifying act.
Rita Mae Brown
The light in her eyes was beyond description, yet it did not instill improper thoughts: it inspired a love tempered by awe, purifying the hearts it inflamed.
Umberto Eco
There is never any end… There are always new sounds to imagine; new feelings to get at. And always, there is the need to keep purifying these feelings and sounds so that we can really see what we’ve discovered in its pure state.
John Coltrane
In the end, we would like not to be guilty while at the same time being dispensed of the effort of purifying ourselves. Not enough cynicism and not enough virtue.
Albert Camus
Water is the most purifying element. It’s always involved in baptisms, healings, that kind of work.
Eyvind Kang
It Bible opens up the doors in your life, and provides a purifying dynamic to help you clean out sin and learn to conform to God’s will.
Howard G. Hendricks
Intercessory prayer is the purifying bath into which the individual and the community must enter every day.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
It seems the whole works of humankind are backwards. Most are trying to convince, instruct, and purify everyone else – without first purifying themselves. To enlighten others we have to enlighten ourselves.
David Wolfe
What does a lamp do? The lamp is like a horse that is running but stays put. But by virtue of being a lamp it illuminates the space around it. Therefore, the practice of purifying one’s soul, of living virtuously, has tremendous impacts upon the ethics of the surrounding society.
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
It is the Spirit that sheds the love of God abroad in their hearts, and the love of all mankind; thereby purifying their hearts from the love of the world, from the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life. It is by Him they are delivered from anger and pride, from all vile and inordinate affections.
John Wesley
I am in every religion as the thread through a string of pearls. Wherever thou seest extraordinary holiness and extraordinary power raising and purifying humanity, know thou that I am there.
Swami Vivekananda
Jose Palacios, his oldest servant, found him floating naked with his eyes open in the purifying waters of his bath and thought he had drowned.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Through yoga practice you can change the course of your life by purifying your karma. But to do that you must have an idea of where you’ve been and where you want to go.
Sharon Gannon
Sorrows, as storms, bring down the clouds close to the earth; sorrows bring heaven down close; and they are instruments of cleansing and purifying.
Henry Ward Beecher
If life has not made you by God’s grace, through faith, holy–think you, will death without faith do it? The cold waters of that narrow stream are no purifying bath in which you may wash and be clean. No! no! as you go down into them, you will come up from them.
Alexander MacLaren