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Definition of Reverence

Reverence

  1. Profound respect and esteem mingled with fear and affection, as for a holy being or place; the disposition to revere; veneration.
  2. The act of revering; a token of respect or veneration; an obeisance.
  3. That which deserves or exacts manifestations of reverence; reverend character; dignity; state.
  4. A person entitled to be revered; -- a title applied to priests or other ministers with the pronouns his or your; sometimes poetically to a father.
  5. To regard or treat with reverence; to regard with respect and affection mingled with fear; to venerate.

Reverence Quotations

The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
Swami Vivekananda

Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.
Aristotle

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
Plato

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
Henry David Thoreau

The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
Aristotle
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Reverence Translations

reverence in German is Ehrfurcht
reverence in Latin is veneratio, saluto
reverence in Spanish is reverencia

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