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Definition of Piety

Piety

  1. Veneration or reverence of the Supreme Being, and love of his character; loving obedience to the will of God, and earnest devotion to his service.
  2. Duty; dutifulness; filial reverence and devotion; affectionate reverence and service shown toward parents, relatives, benefactors, country, etc.

Piety Quotations

The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.
Omar Khayyam

I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'
Friedrich Nietzsche

For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
Aristotle

Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of mind the highest culture.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are certainly influenced by role models, and if we are surrounded by images of beautiful rich people, we will start to think that to be beautiful and rich is very important - just as in the Middle Ages, people were surrounded by images of religious piety.
Alain de Botton
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Piety Translations

piety in Italian is riverenza
piety in Latin is pietas, devotio
piety in Spanish is piedad
piety in Swedish is pietet, fromhet
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