Obedience Quotes

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


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

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

When any one State in the American Union refuses obedience to the Confederation by which they have bound themselves, the rest have a natural right to compel them to obedience

homas Jefferson

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

William Penn

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

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

Pietro Badoglio

Imam Ali was asked the meaning of being well-off or well-provided for. Imam Ali replied, "Your welfare does not lie in your having enormous wealth and numerous children but it rests in your being highly educated and forbearing and in your being proud of your obedience to God. If you do a good deed then thank God for it and if you commit a sin then repent and atone for it. In this world there is a real welfare for two kinds of people, one is the person who, when commits a sin, atones for it and the other is anxious to do good as much as possible.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Listen carefully, my child, to your master's precepts, and incline the ear of your heart. Receive willingly and carry out effectively your loving father's advice, that by the labor of obedience you may return to Him from whom you had departed by the sloth of disobedience

Benedict of Nursia

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Updated On : February 20, 2013
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