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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

There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.
Moliere

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

My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests.
George Santayana

Hebrew in America has a bemusing past. The Puritans, out of scriptural piety, once dreamed of establishing Hebrew as the national language.
Cynthia Ozick

Paganism is infectious, more infectious than diphtheria or piety.
E. M. Forster
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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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