Quotes and Sayings about Piety



"For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first."
- Aristotle
(Related: Love, Truth, First, Friends, Honor, Piety)

"Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Evil, Goodness, Piety, Vice)

"Faith is never identical with piety."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Faith, Piety)

"Impiety. Your irreverence toward my deity."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Irreverence)

"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
(Related: People, Piety, Religious, Will)

"Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: May, Persecution, Piety, Religious)

"Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use."
- John Denham
(Related: Wisdom, Books, Delight, Piety)

"If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group, they can compete in piety. A chilling thought. Or funny."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Funny, Leadership, Thought, People, Piety, Religious, Want)

"In the beds which the piety of the public has prepared on every side, stricken men await the verdict of fate."
- Georges Duhamel
(Related: Men, Beds, Fate, Piety, Public)

"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
(Related: Americans, Children, Example, Grandparents, Piety, Worship)

"In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Society, Effect, Piety, Wrong)

"The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it."
- Edward Fitzgerald
(Related: Piety, Tears, Wit, Word)

"Paganism is infectious, more infectious than diphtheria or piety."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Piety)

"Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of mind the highest culture."
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(Related: Peace, Goal, Culture, Mind, Piety)

"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
(Related: Quality, Knowledge, Curiosity, Piety, Wonder)

"Our religion does not discriminate according to color, sex or anything else. What counts is piety and faith."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Faith, Religion, Sex, Piety)

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

"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
(Related: Wisdom, Life, God, Christianity, Actions, Devotion, Holiness, Piety, Spirit, Temper, World)

"There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage."
- Moliere
(Related: Courage, Piety)

"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.""
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Art, Dance, Piety, Service, Spirit)

"Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety."
- Plato
(Related: Help, Justice)

"Oaths are the fossils of piety."
- George Santayana
(Related: Piety)

"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
(Related: Men, Gods, Atheism, Piety, Universe)

"Volumes might be written upon the impiety of the pious."
- Herbert Spencer
"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
(Related: Thought, Creation, End, Eyes, Journey, Order, Piety, Present, World)