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Definition of Pious

Pious

  1. Of or pertaining to piety; exhibiting piety; reverential; dutiful; religious; devout; godly.
  2. Practiced under the pretext of religion; prompted by mistaken piety; as, pious errors; pious frauds.

Pious Quotations

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
Aristotle

Atheists are pious people.
Max Stirner

The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
C. S. Lewis

But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove.
Jose Marti

Your meditations may be as profound, as exalted, as devout as you like; you may practise every pious exercise you can manage, but all this is as nothing in comparison with the Blessed Sacrament. What we do may be godly, but this sacrament is God Himself!
Johannes Tauler
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Pious Translations

pious in Afrikaans is godsdienstig
pious in Dutch is godvrezend, godsdienstig, devoot
pious in Finnish is hurskas
pious in French is pieux
pious in German is fromm
pious in Italian is pio
pious in Latin is pia pium
pious in Swedish is from
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