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

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

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

Thomas B. Macaulay (1800-1859) English politician, essayist and poet.

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

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.