Obedience Quotes

Obedience is, indeed, founded on a kind of freedom, else it would become mere subjugation, but that freedom is only granted that obedience may be more perfect; and thus while a measure of license is necessary to exhibit the individual energies of things, the fairness and pleasantness and perfection of them all consist in their restraint.

John Ruskin

Obedience without faith is possible, but not faith without obedience.


Obedience is a word and concept from which the valiant look for their deliverance.


No principle is more noble, as there is none more holy, than that of a true obedience.

Henry Giles

Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.

Benjamin Franklin

Obedience is our universal duty and destiny; wherein whoso will not bend must break; too early and too thoroughly we cannot be trained to know that "would," in this world of ours, is a mere zero to "should," and for most part as the smallest of fractions even to "shall."

Thomas Carlyle

Obedience, as it regards the social relations, the rules of society, and the laws of nature and nature's God, should commence at the cradle and end only at the tomb.

Hosea Ballou

Obedience sums up our entire duty.

Hosea Ballou

One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Obedience indeed is only the pitiful and cowardly egotism of him who thinks that he can do something better than reason.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety


God seeks comrades and claims love, the Devil seeks slaves and claims obedience.

Rabindranath Tagore

Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.

Thomas Jefferson

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
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