Quotes of piety

  1. Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends – Aristotle
  2. Piety is the most solid goodness and the vilest of what is evil is vice – Abu Bakr
  3. We are certainly influenced by role models and if we are surrounded by images of beautiful rich people we will start to think that to be beautiful and rich is very important just as in the Middle Ages people were surrounded by images of religious piety – Alain de Botton
  4. Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over -zealous piety – Edmund Burke
  5. Books should to one of these fours ends conduce for wisdom piety delight or use – John Denham
  6. Ancestor worship or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures for example does not really resonate with Americans who favor children not grandparents – Alan Dundes
  7. In a society which is structured the wrong way piety has no effect – Friedrich Durrenmatt
  8. Wonder connected with a principle of rational curiosity is the source of all knowledge and discover and it is a principle even of piety but wonder which ends in wonder and is satisfied with wonder is the quality of an idiot – Samuel Horsley
  9. This and this alone is Christianity a universal holiness in every part of life a heavenly wisdom in all our actions not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God – William Law
  10. There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage – Moliere
  11. 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
  12. Oaths are the fossils of piety – George Santayana
  13. Keeping our eyes on journey's end is what we need the place where we see at last the world that is greater than the world the new creation that cannot be contained in present thought or social order or piety – Rowan D. Williams

Usage examples for piety

  1. It shows how Burns could reverence the old national piety however little he may have been able to practise it – Robert Burns by Principal Shairp
  2. His wife shared his piety – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac
  3. After the crisis physical exhaustion disengaged the psychic elements of penitence consideration and tender longing which later became piety – Paul Verlaine by Stefan Zweig
  4. Piety is gratitude to the Gods and he only is really generous who does not forget the gratitude he owes to men – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  5. Your principles are not taught you for the sake of exercises of piety nor attendance at religious duties ” – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  6. That he might deserve so much good fortune and under the inspiration of so many prosperous circumstances he gave himself up to deep piety – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  7. The south west district of England is particularly rich in these relics of ancient piety but many have been allowed to disappear – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  8. Perhaps it is not piety so much as anxiety that accounts for this credulity – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  9. Several persons of piety who had been acquainted with me wrote to me about those things which the gentleman spread about me – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  10. “ Elsie is certainly very different from any of the rest of us and if it is piety that makes her what she is I think piety is a very lovely thing – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
  11. His piety made him widely revered – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix
  12. My grandmother a woman of eminent piety was anxious that I should be carried out at once to the church in order that I might there receive the rite of baptism – Queens of the French Stage by H. Noel Williams
  13. It is then a work of piety to seek behind the legend for the history – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  14. Master Dsong was King Dsi's most faithful pupil renowned for his piety – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  15. The civilisation the piety the charm of Irish life told as of old – Irish Nationality by Alice Stopford Green
  16. So true it is that nothing is so subject to delusion as piety all sorts of errors creep in and hide themselves under that veil it gives a sanction to all the turns of imagination and the honesty of the intention is not sufficient to guard against it – The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete by Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
  17. Her genuine piety was well known – Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
  18. “ No one came out of doors unless under pressure of business or piety – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  19. The mass of the people have not the slightest notion of goodness as we count piety and lying is not considered wrong – Through Five Republics on Horseback by G. Whitfield Ray