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Obedience Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Obedience.

Happiness is the final and perfect fruit
of obedience to the laws of life.
- Helen Keller

Related topics: Values

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
- Robert E. Lee

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
- Aeschylus

I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.
- Saint Teresa

 

Force does not constitute right...
obedience is due only to legitimate powers.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S.
media.
- Noam Chomsky

Strength was the virtue of paganism;
obedience is the virtue of Christianity.
- David Hare

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Teachability and trust always leads to total obedience.
- Ed Townsend

Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due;
woe to him that refuses it when it is.
- Thomas Carlyle

Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Religion is more like response to a friend than it
is like obedience to an expert.
- Austin Farrer

Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given,
but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority,
not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.
- Bruno Bettelheim

Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it,
and there will be an end to blind obedience.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

The virtue of paganism was strength;
the virtue of Christianity is obedience.
- Augustus Hare

I'm so thankful for the active obedience of Christ.
No hope without it.
- John Gresham Machen

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
- William Penn

When someone demands blind obedience,
you'd be a fool not to peek.
- Jim Fiebig

A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience,
loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley

Obedience is the primary object of all sound education.
- Elizabeth Missing Sewell

What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.
- Henry Ellis

Obedience is the fruit of faith.
- Christina Rossetti

There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience,
as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
- Anatole Broyard

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity,
brutish callousness, wanton destruction,
and irresponsible murder.
- Alexander Berkman

If men make war in slavish obedience to rules,
they will fail.
- Ulysses S. Grant

Obedience keeps the rules.
Love knows when to break them.
- Anthony de Mello

To rest satisfied with existing evils,
as if we could do nothing, is not obedience;
but neither is it obedience to imitate the actions of the apostles.
- John Nelson Darby

Common tyrants, and public oppressors,
are not intitled to obedience from their subjects,
by virtue of any thing here laid down by the inspired apostle.
- Jonathan Mayhew

Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt
minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to
the just and holy commands of God.
- George Whitefield

Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property.
Obedience is the premium which we pay for it.
- William Penn

The drill instructor must have total and complete control.
Mindless obedience is what he's after.
- R. Lee Ermey

Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
- Douglas Bader

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge
all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim.
Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
- Susan B. Anthony

It is with obedience to your call that I take up the
burden of government leadership for the final time.
- Kamisese Mara

I don't see success as the goal.
Obedience is the goal.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Obedience to the word in humility of mind never confuses.
- John Nelson Darby

Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief.
- Edwin Louis Cole

It is for each of us freely to choose whom we shall serve,
and find in that obedience our freedom.
- Mary Richards

A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty.
- Nadia Boulanger

Obedience is detachment from the self.
This is the most radical detachment of all.
But what is the self? The self is the principle of
reason and responsibility in us.
It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men.
- Bede Griffiths

I have accordingly considered it, and now appear not
only in obedience to your order,
but likewise in behalf of the inhabitants of this town,
who have presented another petition,
and out of regard to the liberties of the subject.
- James Otis

Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers.
They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in
an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones -
maybe only the stones -
understood.
- Annie Dillard

The name of Jesus, like a secret charm,
awakened similar emotions in the hearts of all the converts,
and called immediately into action every feeling of moral loveliness,
and every desire of dutiful obedience,
which constitute Christian purity.
- John Strachan

Fits did not go over well in my house.
There was a lot of discipline and obedience and you had to be very ladylike.
Ladies didn't curse and I still don't curse in front of my parents.
- Daisy Fuentes

Public opinion is a permeating influence,
and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to
drink other men's thoughts,
to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.
- Walter Bagehot

The only positive finding which could be drawn from the first series,
was the conclusion that the relationships obviously
had a more complicated lay-out than had been thought,
for the effects were so varied that no obedience to
any law could be discovered.
- Walter Rudolf Hess

Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ
will ever be productive of good works;
for this faith worketh by love,
as the apostle says, and love to God always produces
obedience to his holy laws.
- Adam Clarke

All religions have based morality on obedience,
that is to say, on voluntary slavery.
That is why they have always been more pernicious than
any political organization.
For the latter makes use of violence,
the former - of the corruption of the will.
- Alexander Herzen

After the knowledge of, and obedience to,
the will of God, the next aim must be to know something
of His attributes of wisdom,
power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.
- James Prescott Joule

If God creates a world of particles and waves,
dancing in obedience to mathematical and physical laws,
who are we to say that he cannot make use of those
laws to cover the surface of a small planet with living creatures?
- Martin Gardner

If all Church power vests in the clergy,
then the people are practically bound to passive obedience
in all matters of faith and practice;
for all right of private judgment is then denied.
- Charles Hodge

Satan cannot win.
Why not? Because he has denied God's sovereignty and disobeyed God's law.
But Moses was told explicitly, God's blessings come only from obedience.
Satan will not win because he has abandoned God's tool of dominion,
biblical law.
- Gary North

The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power,
whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism,
and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians.
- Angelina Grimke

The Hungarian ministry begged the king earnestly to
issue orders to all troops and commanders of fortresses in Hungary,
enjoining fidelity to the Constitution,
and obedience to the ministers of Hungary.
- Lajos Kossuth

Although the whole man partakes of this grace,
it is first and most appropriately in the soul and
later progresses to the body,
inasmuch as the body of the man is capable of the same
obedience to the will of God as the soul.
- William Ames

Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life;
men of no principle,
but of great talent; and men of no talent,
but of one principle - that of obedience to their superiors.
- Wendell Phillips

When obedience to the Divine precepts keeps pace with knowledge,
in the mind of any man, that man is a Christian;
and when the fruits of Christianity are produced,
that man is a disciple of our blessed Lord,
let his profession of religion be what it may.
- Joseph Lancaster

I have thought about it a great deal,
and the more I think, the more certain I am that obedience
is the gateway through which knowledge,
yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.
- Anne Sullivan

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.
The obedient must be slaves.
- Henry David Thoreau

Noah and his family were the only loyal and obedient
subjects to the legal power:
they alone were saved.
- Orson Pratt

I had the luck of having an obedient body.
- Burt Lancaster

I dream of instruments obedient to my thought and which
with their contribution of a whole new world of unsuspected sounds,
will lend themselves to the exigencies of my inner rhythm.
- Edgard Varese

Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings,
to convert the population into specimens in a zoo -
obedient to our keepers,
but dangerous to each other.
- Angela Davis

Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave,
wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife,
and lively in bed.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

This is not what I would have chosen.
But I have a heart to be obedient.
- Willie Aames

Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe,
polite, obedient, and sterile.
- Sinclair Lewis

Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void.
Ripe, graphic fruits fall off.
My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.
- Paul Klee

A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern,
scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic.
No country can be really well prepared for modern war
unless it is governed by a tyrant,
at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
- Aldous Huxley

Now that I look back, I realize that a life predicated
on being obedient and taking orders is a very comfortable life indeed.
Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one's need to think.
- Adolf Eichmann

The attitude of independence toward a constructed language
which all national speakers must adopt is really a great advantage,
because it tends to make man see himself as the master
of language instead of its obedient servant.
- Edward Sapir


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