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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

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

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
John Milton

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

The requirements for our evolution have changed. Survival is no longer sufficient. Our evolution now requires us to develop spiritually - to become emotionally aware and make responsible choices. It requires us to align ourselves with the values of the soul - harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for life.
Gary Zukav

Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever.
John Ruskin
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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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