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A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

The puritan through life's sweet garden goes to pluck the thorn and cast away the rose.

Author: Kenneth Hare

Profession:

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

Author: Thomas B. Macaulay (1800-1859)

Profession: American Essayist and Historian

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

Author: H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Profession: American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

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.

Author: H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Profession: American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

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

Author: Wendell Phillips (1811-1884)

Profession: American Reformer, Orator