to the pure all things are pure

With allusion to TITUS i. 15 (AV) Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure.

1854 S. M. HAYDEN Early Engagements ii. Would that our earth were more frequently brightened and purified by such spirits... ‘To the pure all things are pure.’

1895 G. ALLEN Woman who Did vii. Herminia, for her part, never discovered she was talked about. To the pure all things are pure.

1996 ‘C. AIRD’ After Effects xiv. 161 Sloan’s mother, a great churchwoman in her day, always insisted that to the pure all things were pure.


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