Best 470 of Obedience quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 19 Sep

Nouman Ali Khan

The word Ilaah means something that deserves to be worshiped AND obeyed at the same time. It is not enough to worship Allah through rituals. We have to give His obedience precedence over our desires in every situation of our life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Naomi Wolf

A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Jefferson

I advance with obedience to the work, ready to retire from it whenever you become sensible how much better choice it is in your power to make.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jules Michelet

Women are perfectly well aware that the more they seem to obey the more they rule.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

The Christian does not avoid sin to achieve salvation, but rather salvation brings him to a desire not to sin. The closer that one's spirit is synchronized with the holy knowledge of God, the more he comprehends how and why sin is destructive to himself and others in each and every circumstance. The dwindling desire for sin is a premature gift of Heaven - where there will be no sin, where all will, too, possess that full and complete wisdom; all will have perfect reasons not to sin. In this way, free will might still exist, but the shared wisdom of God will simply outwit all desires, impulses, and needs to sin.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Louis Cole

A ton of prayer will never produce what an ounce of obedience will.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?” Winston thought. “By making him suffer,” he said. “Exactly. By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own?...

By Anonym 20 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Whoever is wise will heed to the word of God.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Roswell Dwight Hitchcock

Virtue, for us, is obedience to God in Christ.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Whitefield

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

By Anonym 16 Sep

Herman E. Kittredge

{The final resolutions at Robert Ingersoll's funeral, quoted here} Whereas, in the order of nature -- that nature which moves with unerring certainty in obedience to fixed laws -- Robert G. Ingersoll has gone to that repose which we call death. We, his old friends and fellow-citizens, who have shared his friendship in the past, hereby manifest the respect due his memory. At a time when everything impelled him to conceal his opinions or to withhold their expression, when the highest honors of the state were his if he would but avoid discussion of the questions that relate to futurity, he avowed his belief; he did not bow his knee to superstition nor countenance a creed which his intellect dissented. Casting aside all the things for which men most sigh -- political honor, the power to direct the futures of the state, riches and emoluments, the association of the worldly and the well- to-do -- he stood forth and expressed his honest doubts, and he welcomed the ostracism that came with it, as a crown of glory, no less than did the martyrs of old. Even this self-sacrifice has been accounted shame to him, saying that he was urged thereto by a desire for financial gain, when at the time he made his stand there was before him only the prospect of loss and the scorn of the public. We, therefore, who know what a struggle it was to cut loose from his old associations, and what it meant to him at that time, rejoice in his triumph and in the plaudits that came to him from thus boldly avowing his opinions, and we desire to record the fact that we feel that he was greater than a saint, greater than a mere hero -- he was a thoroughly honest man. He was a believer, not in the narrow creed of a past barbarous age, but a true believer in all that men ought to hold sacred, the sanctity of the home, the purity of friendship, and the honesty of the individual. He was not afraid to advocate the fact that eternal truth was eternal justice; he was not afraid of the truth, nor to avow that he owed allegiance to it first of all, and he was willing to suffer shame and condemnation for its sake. The laws of the universe were his bible; to do good, his religion, and he was true to his creed. We therefore commend his life, for he was the apostle of the fireside, the evangel of justice and love and charity and happiness. We who knew him when he first began his struggle, his old neighbors and friends, rejoice at the testimony he has left us, and we commend his life and efforts as worthy of emulation.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Pliny The Younger

there may be greater glory in obedience where the desire to obey is less

By Anonym 20 Sep

Amit Kalantri

You don't need anybody's permission to prove yourself, just prove yourself.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leo Tolstoy

In precisely the same way the specialty of government is not to obey, but to enforce obedience. And a government is only a government so long as it can make itself obeyed, and therefore it always strives for that and will never willingly abandon its power.

By Anonym 20 Sep

E. N. Supen

Yes, you can make a difference! You can speak on behalf of those who are voiceless.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bryant Mcgill

By disobeying immoral orders, that individual preserves the institution's highest rank - dignity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John C Maxwell

God gives us the vision, then He expects us to walk in obedience. As we do, the resources we need come to us.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Guy De Maupassant

But he asked himself now if he would not be disobeying God. And does not God permit love, since He surrounds it with such visible splendor?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Anikor Daniel

The one who will win my heart would be the obedient.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jim George

You don’t need to understand. You need only to obey and then reap the blessings of that obedience.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Joe Hill

Then she thought she had always known, deep down. She had always understood that obedience would be a great comfort to her, and that was in fact exactly why she resisted. She had sensed if she gave in once, just once, the next time would be easy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mahatma Gandhi

Democracy comes naturally to him who is habituated normally to yield willing obedience to all laws, human or divine.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Perry G. Downs

Helping people to know God and to be obedient to him is perhaps the greatest gift we can bestow. Understood in this way, Christian education can be be one of the most compassionate ministries of the church.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Waterman

As Ernest Becker observes in The Denial of Death, the very thought of disobeying authority appears to awaken the anxiety connected with the possible loss, during infancy, of parental love, respect or support. The unexamined beliefs and experiences that generate our reliance on, and deference to authority, seem rooted in a profound existential uncertainty: the patient looks to the doctor to relieve this uncertainty, not only about not feeling well and not knowing why, but also about not knowing what to do, what action to undertake. In other words, the expertise of the physician relieves the patient of some of the burden of responsibility.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Brent Weeks

Logan folded his arms. His voice was granite."My word stands." "Can you love an idea more than you love a man and not become a monster? How many friends will you sacrifice on the altar of Justice, Logan?" "If you force my hand, at least one." They were standing on a precipice. Socially, Logan had always been Kylar's superior. Morally, Kylar had always felt inferior, too. But they'd never been placed in a direct hierarchical relation. Now Logan was giving an order. He would not be moved. Kylar could only accept his order and accept all his orders henceforth, or reject it and them forever. There was a part of him that yearned to obey. He was convinced that killing Terah was the right thing, but Logan's moral compass was a more accurate instrument than Kylar's. What was it about submission that was so hard? Kylar wasn't being asked for blind servility. He was being asked to obey a man he knew and loved and respected, who in turn respected him. 'The wolfhound is pampered by the fire. The wolf is hunted in the cold.' "Do you know how much I love you, Logan?" Kylar asked. Logan opened his mouth, but before he could say a word, Kylar said, "This much." And left.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Teresa

God prefers your health, and your obedience, to your penance.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Sophocles

There is no more deadly peril than disobedience; States are devoured by it, homes laid in ruins, Armies defeated, victory turned to rout. White simple obedience saves the lives of hundreds Of honest folk." - Creon

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Deyoung

Christianity loses its scriptural fidelity and internal power when it no longer affirms both sola fide and the necessity of obedience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Shakespeare

Every good servant does not all commands.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Piper

Our obedience is God's pleasure when it proves that God is our treasure.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Sherry Turkle

There is a rich literature on how to break out of quandary thinking. It suggests that sometimes it helps to turn from the abstract to the concrete.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Friedrich Von Schiller

So it has reached this pass? Obedience and fear take flight together?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Martin Luther

Obedience is the crown and honour of all virtue.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

feeling free never breaks the law but, you shall never be free when you break the law whilst feeling free!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sunday Adelaja

Everything you are called to do has already been prepared for you by God, He just needs your obedience

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joshua Harris

Purity doesn't happen by accident; it requires obedience to God.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ezra Taft Benson

The greatest test of life is obedience to God.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dada J. P. Vaswani

The Guru does not need outer acts of reverence from you. What matters to Him most is your inner attitude of reverence and devotion in acts of obedience.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Mamet

The audience will teach you how to act and the audience will teach you how to write and to direct. The classroom will teach you how to obey, and obedience in the theatre will get you nowhere. It’s a soothing falsity.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Frank Zappa

Schools train you to be ignorant with style [...] they prepare you to be a usable victim for a military industrial complex that needs manpower. As long as you're just smart enough to do a job and just dumb enough to swallow what they feed you, you're going to be alright [...] So I believe that schools mechanically and very specifically try and breed out any hint of creative thought in the kids that are coming up.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Noah Webster

The reasonableness of the command to obey parents is clear to children, even when quite young.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mahatma Gandhi

Before civil disobedience can be practised on a vast scale, people must learn the art of civil or voluntary obedience.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Marty Rubin

The direction a cloud moves is always approved of by the wind.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Oswald Chambers

The sense of mystery must always be, for mystery means being guided by obedience to Someone Who knows more than I do.

By Anonym 17 Sep

George Macdonald

Obedience is the opener of eyes.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Naomi Novik

If you will pardon my saying so," Tharkay said, "you will never satisfy them on that point: the last thing you or Temeraire will ever give anyone is quiet obedience. Have you considered it might be better not to try?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Joyce Rachelle

There are some things I would gladly do, but not if someone told me to.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lysa Terkeurst

Ask Jesus to help you fully understand the joys of obedience. Also, ask Him how you can be a woman fully committed to obedience without slipping into a legalistic approach to life. We must always remember our goal is pursuing revelations of Him. Our focus can’t be just following rules but following Jesus Himself.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Oswald Chambers

Holy Suffering "Choosing to suffer means that there must be something wrong with you, but choosing God's will - even if it means you will suffer - is something very different...and no saint should ever dare to interfere with the lesson of suffering being taught in another saint's life...the people used to strengthen us are never those who sympathize with us; in fact, we are hindered by those who give us sympathy, because sympathy only serves to weaken us...Jesus said self-pity was of the devil (Matthew 16:21-23: 'Get thee behind me, Satan!') Look at God's incredible waste of His saints, according to the world's judgement. God seems to plant His saints in the most useless places...Jesus never measured His life by how or where He was of greatest use. God places His saints where they will bring the most glory to Him and we are totally incapable of judging where that may be.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gary Haugen

There is an awesome God of justice who is ready to move in power if you move in obedience.