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Piety Quotes


These are some of the best 'Piety' quotations and sayings.

All is vanity which is not honest, and there is no solid wisdom but in true piety.

Among the many strange servilities mistaken for pieties, one of the least lovely is that which hopes to flatter God by despising the world, and vilifying human nature. See quote detail

I do not doubt but that genuine piety is the spring of peace of mind; it enables us to bear the sorrows of life, and lessens the pangs of death: the same cannot be said of irreligion.

Let us learn upon earth, those things which can prepare us for heaven.

Our piety must be weak and imperfect if it do not conquer the fear of death.

Piety and morality are but the same spirit differently manifested. - Piety is religion with its face toward God; morality is religion with its face toward the world.

Piety is a silver chain uniting heaven and earth, temporal and spiritual, God and man together.

Piety is different from superstition. To carry piety to the extent of superstition is to destroy it. The heretics reproach us with this superstitious submission. It is doing what they reproach us with.

Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of mind the highest culture.

Piety is the only proper and adequate relief of decaying man. He that grows old without religious hopes, as he declines into imbecility, and feels pains and sorrows crowding upon him, falls into a gulf of bottomless misery, in which every reflection must plunge him deeper and deeper.

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.

Sophistry is like a window curtain - it pleases as an ornament, but its true use is to keep out the light.

Sophistry, like poison, is at once detected and nauseated, when presented to us in a concentrated form; but a fallacy which, when stated barely in a few sentences, would not deceive a child, may deceive half the world, if diluted in a quarto volume.

True piety hath in it nothing weak, nothing sad, nothing constrained. It enlarges the heart; it is simple, free, and attractive.

We are surrounded by motives to piety and devotion, if we would but mind them. The poor are designed to excite our liberality: the miserable, our pity; the sick, our assistance; the ignorant, our instruction; those that are fallen, our helping hand. In those who are vain, we see the vanity of the world; in those who are wicked, our own frailty. When we see good men rewarded, it confirms our hope; and when evil men are punished, it excites our fear.