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Famous Puritans Quotes

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A list of the best puritans quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous puritans quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic puritans quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

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    The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

    Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay More
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    new! A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.

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    The truth is, as every one knows, that the great artists of the world are never Puritans, and seldom even ordinarily respectable. No virtuous man -- that is, virtuous in the Y.M.C.A. sense -- has ever painted a picture worth looking at, or written a symphony worth hearing, or a book worth reading, and it is highly improbable that the thing has ever been done by a virtuous woman.

    H. L. Mencken More
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    Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

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    What the Puritans gave the world was not thought, but action.

    Wendell Phillips More
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