Pious Quotes

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A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.
View quotes by Jean De La Bruyere

You will know best, what in pious worship of thee became of all the first.
View quotes by Eratosthenes

For man may pious texts repeat,
And yet religion have no inward seat
View quotes by Thomas Hood

Bernard always had a few prayers in the hall and some whiskey afterwards as he was rather pious.
View quotes by Daisy Ashford

The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
View quotes by C S Lewis

The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
View quotes by Aleister Crowley

In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past - a pious guardian of some affection, of which the object has disappeared.
View quotes by Henri-Frederic Amiel

Ten minutes to midnight: a pious Friday evening in May and a fine river mist lying in the market square.
View quotes by John Le Carre

But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. What greed and privilege build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove.
View quotes by Jose Marti

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side
View quotes by Aristotle

It is a good thing to read books, and need not be a bad thing to write them, but in any case, it is a pious thing to collect them.
View quotes by Frederick Locker-Lampson

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