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A contemplative life has more the appearance of piety than any other; but the divine plan is to bring faith into activity and exercise.

    Author: Richard Cecil

The books of Nature and of Revelation equally elevate our conceptions and invite our piety; they are both written by the finger of the one eternal, incomprehensible God.

    Author: Thomas Watson

Piety does not mean that a man should make a sour face about things, and refuse to enjoy in moderation what his Maker has given.

    Author: Thomas Carlyle

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.

    Author: William Law

The person who prays more in public than in private reveals that he is less interested in God's approval than in human praise. Not piety but a reputation for piety is his concern.

    Author: D.A. Carson

If you here stop and ask yourselves why you are not as pious as the early Christians were, your own heart will tell you that it is neither through ignorance nor through inability, but purely because you never thoroughly intended it.

    Author: William Law

Do not be despondent when fighting against the incorporeal enemy, but even in the midst of your afflictions and oppression praise the Lord, Who has found you worthy to suffer for Him, by struggling against the subtlety of the serpent, and to be wounded for Him at every hour; for had you not lived piously, and endeavored to become united to God, the enemy would not have attacked and tormented you.

    Author: John of Kronstadt

Whatever be the topic of conversation, the spirit of piety should be diffused through it--as the salt in our food should properly season it all, whatever the article of food may be (Col. 4:6).

    Author: Albert Barnes

The Psalms are selected by the Christian from the whole Bible, as they were by the Jew from the books in his possession - the Old Testament ... nor will there ever be in the world such an advance in religious light, experience, and knowledge, that they will lose their relative place as connected with the exercises of practical piety."

    Author: Albert Barnes

There are lots of people think you are not doing any spiritual work unless you are singing, "Come to Jesus."

    Author: Gipsy Smith

The serene, silent beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world, next to the might of God.

    Author: Blaise Pascal

I was cradled in the home of piety, nurtured with the tenderest care, taught the gospel from my youth up, with the holiest example of my parents, the best possible checks all around to prevent me running into sin.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
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