Obedience Quotes

Obedience alone gives the right to command.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great many of us must move from words to acts - from words of dissent to acts of disobedience.

Barbara Deming

Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.

Oscar Wilde

Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

Rabindranath Tagore

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety

Aeschylus

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

Percy Bysshe Shelley

One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.

Aristotle

Obedience sums up our entire duty.

Hosea Ballou

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 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

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Henry Giles

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

Unknown

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

Unknown

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

The soldier is like the monk, for whom order is called obedience.

Pietro Badoglio

Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business.

Phineas Taylor Barnum

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

Nadia Boulanger

The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Obey something, and you will have a chance to learn what is best to obey. But if you begin by obeying nothing, you will end by obeying the devil and all his invited friends.

John Ruskin

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Updated On : February 20, 2013
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