If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver.
—Thomas à Kempis
There is no immaculate conception in art.
I'm as pure as the driven slush.
I don't think I can learn from a wild animal how to live in particular . . . but I might learn something of mindlessness, something of the purity of living in the physical senses and the dignity of living without bias or motive.
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.