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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

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
Aristotle

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

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
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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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