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Definition of 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

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

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.

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

I am persuaded, you will permit me to observe, that the path of true piety is so plain as to require but little political direction.
George Washington

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