Submission Quotes

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice.

Grover Cleveland

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

Bertrand Russell

That was one of the things she held against missionaries: how they stressed Christ's submission to humiliation, and so had conditioned the people of Africa to humiliation by the white man.

Nadine Gordimer

Firmness or stiffness of the mind is not from adherence to truth, but submission to prejudice.

John Locke

Subsidies entail politiciansí taking the citizenís paycheck and then using it to buy his submission.

James Bovard

They are few in the midst of an overwhelming mass of brute force, and their submission is wisdom; but for a nation like England to submit to be robbed by any invader who chooses to visit her shores seemed to me to be nonsense.

George Combe

Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it.

Kathleen Casey Theisen

The greatest calamity which could befall us would be submission to a government of unlimited powers

Thomas Jefferson

What [Nietzsche] calls slave morality is to him purely spite-morality; and this spite-morality gave new names to all ideals. Thus impotence, which offers no reprisal, became goodness; craven baseness became humility; submission to him who was feared became obedience; inability to assert ones self became reluctance to assert ones self, became forgiveness, love of ones enemies. Misery became a distinction

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a constant submission to it.

Alexander Herzen

Workers of the world awaken. Break your chains, demand your rights. All the wealth you make is taken, by exploiting parasites. Shall you kneel in deep submission from your cradle to your grave. Is the height of your ambition to be a good and willing slave?

Joe Hill

True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.

Henry Miller

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice

Grover Cleveland

The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.

Stanley Milgram

Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission.

Simone Weil

One should respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny

Bertrand Russell

Submission to God's Will is the best companion; wisdom is the noblest heritage; theoretical and practical knowledge are the best signs of distinction; deep thinking will present the clearest picture of every problem.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Submission to the experimental data is the golden rule that dominates any scientific discipline.

Maurice Flix Charles Allais

Inability is a disaster; patience is bravery; abstinence is a treasure, self-restraint is a shield; and the best companion is submission to Divine Will.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Know thou of a certainty that every letter revealed in the Bayn is solely intended to evoke submission unto Him Whom God shall make manifest, for it is He Who hath revealed the Bayn prior to His Own manifestation.

The Bab

I will dwell a little longer on his character; for it was of a very extraordinary composition. He began to make a considerable figure very early. ... He had a wonderful faculty in speaking to a popular assembly, and could mix both the facetious and the serious way of arguing very agreeably. He had a particular talent to make others trust to his judgment, and depend on it: and he brought over so many to a submission to his opinion, that I never knew any man equal to him in the art of governing parties, and of making himself the head of them. He was, as to religion, a deist at best.

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury

I cannot speak In happy tones; the tear drops on my cheek Show I am sad; But I can speak Of grace to suffer with submission meek, Until made glad. I cannot feel That all is well, when dark'ning clouds conceal The shining sun; But then I know God lives and loves; and say, since it is so, "Thy will be done."

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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