Some articles on pious:
... Stanisław "the Pious" Radziwiłł (May 12, 1559 – March 19, 1599) was a sixth generation Radziwill family noble (szlachcic) of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in ... Raised as a Calvinist, he converted to Roman Catholicism and was known as a very pious person, which gained him the nickname Pobożny (Pious) ...
More definitions of "pious":
- (adj): Having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity.
Example: "Pious readings"
Famous quotes containing the word pious:
“Young fellows are tempted by girls, men who are thirty years old are tempted by gold, when they are forty years old they are tempted by honor and glory, and those who are sixty years old say to themselves, What a pious man I have become.”
—Martin Luther (14831546)
“A pious womans neighbor, a philanthropists child, a liberals servantthese three have a hard life.”
—Franz Grillparzer (17911872)
“I never knowed how clothes could change a body before. Why, before, he looked like the orneriest old rip that ever was; but now, when hed take off his new white beaver and make a bow and do a smile, he looked that grand and good and pious that youd say he had walked right out of the ark, and maybe was old Leviticus himself.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)