He was remarkable for his godliness, his enthusiasm for knowledge, and his prodigious memory.
He endeavoured to attract to his court the best scholars of Britain and Ireland, and by imperial decree (787) commanded the establishment of schools in connexion with every abbey in his realms. Peter of Pisa and Alcuin of York were his advisers, and under their care the opposition long supposed to exist between godliness and secular learning speedily disappeared.
And then he says to godliness, verse 7, add brotherly kindness.
The outstanding feature of his life was a transparent simplicity and saintliness of spirit, and the testimony of his contemporaries to his godliness is unanimous.
Now remember I told you that " godliness " is a key word in the pastoral epistles.