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There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage. (Quote by - Moliere)

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. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

PietyEvery thought which genius and piety throw into the world alters the world. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first. (Quote by - Aristotle)

Faith is never identical with piety. (Quote by - Karl Barth)

Faith is nothing but obedience and piety. (Quote by - Baruch Spinoza)

You smile with pomp and rigor, you talk of benevolence and virtue; I act with benevolence and virtue and get murdered time after time. (Quote by - William Blake)

Let sleep itself be an exercise in piety, for such as our life and conduct have been, so also of necessity will be our dreams. (Quote by - Saint Basil)

In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect. (Quote by - Friedrich Durrenmatt)

In the beds which the piety of the public has prepared on every side, stricken men await the verdict of fate. (Quote by - Georges Duhamel)

Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it. (Quote by - Omar Khayyam)

Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of mind the highest culture. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)

Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use. (Quote by - John Denham)

A wicked fellow is the most pious when he takes to it. He'll beat you all at piety. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Men always try to make virtues of their weaknesses. Fear of death and fear of life both become piety. (Quote by - Henry Louis Mencken)

Faith, and hope, and patience and all the strong, beautiful, vital forces of piety are withered and dead in a prayerless life. The life of the individual believer, his personal salvation, and personal Christian graces have their being, bloom, and fruitage in prayer. (Quote by - E. M. Bounds)

The words which express our faith and piety are not definite; yet they are significant and fragrant like frankincense to superior natures. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

Paganism is infectious, more infectious than diphtheria or piety. (Quote by - E. M. Forster)

Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents. (Quote by - Alan Dundes)

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends. (Quote by - Aristotle)

If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group, they can compete in piety. A chilling thought. Or funny. (Quote by - Mary Douglas)

Singing hallelujah everywhere does not prove piety (Quote by - African Proverb)

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. (Quote by - George Santayana)


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