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She gave up beauty in her tend... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes About Nun
She gave up beauty in her tender youth, gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways; she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity, and chose the bitter truth. Christina Rossetti

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Convent. A place of retirement... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes About Nun
Convent. A place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness. Ambrose Bierce

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A nun, at best, is only half a... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes About Nun
A nun, at best, is only half a woman, just as a priest is only half a man. H. L. Mencken

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Come, pensive nun, devout and ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes About Nun
Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train. John Milton

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The convent, which belongs to ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quotes About Nun
The convent, which belongs to the West as it does to the East, to antiquity as it does to the present time, to Buddhism and Muhammadanism as it does to Christianity, is one of the optical devices whereby man gains a glimpse of infinity. Victor Hugo

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The sight of a Black nun strik... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quotes About Nun
The sight of a Black nun strikes their sentimentality; and, as I am unalterably rooted in native ground, they consider me a work of primitive art, housed in a magical color; the incarnation of civilized, anti-heathenism, and the fruit of a triumphing idea. Alice Walker