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American academic and social critic 1947-
Men are run ragged by female sexuality all their lives. From the beginning of his life to the end, no man ever fully commands any woman. It's an illusion. Men are pussy-whipped. And they know it. That's what the strip clubs are about; not woman as victim, not woman as slave, but woman as goddess.Source: As quoted in Sexuality and Gender (2002)
American religious reformer and activist
As I understand it, laws, commands, rules and edicts are for those who have not the light which makres plain the pathway.
St. John Chrysostom
Early Church Father and archbishop 347-407
Charity is the scope of all God's commands.
Bernard of Clairvaux
Burgundian abbot 1090-1153
Do what Jesus says,... what he commands through his ministers who are in the Church. Be subject to his vicars, your leaders, not only those who are gentle and kind, but even those who are overbearing.
Cardinal De Richelieu
French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman 1585-1642
Harshness towards individuals who flout the laws and commands of state is for the public good; no greater crime against the public interest is possible than to show leniency to those who violate it.Source: As quoted in Champlains Dream (2008)
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.
American activists and female advocates of abolition and women's rights 1805-1879
If a law commands me to sin I will break it; if it calls me to suffer, I will let it take its course unresistingly.
English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
Cuban Writer, Essayist, Journalist 1923-1985
It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear.
French journalist 1753-1801
Memory always obeys the commands of the heart.
Peter F. Drucker
American management consultant and writer 1909-
Objectives are not fate; they are direction. They are not commands; they are commitments. They do not determine the future; they are means to mobilize the resources and energies of the business for the making of the future.
Anthony de Mello
Indian Jesuit priest and psychotherapist 1931-1987
People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it.
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools.Source: Pensees
American afro-amerikan leader, writer 1935-
Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.
W. H. Auden
American poet 1907-1973
Slavery is so intolerable a condition that the slave can hardly escape deluding himself into thinking that he is choosing to obey his master's commands when, in fact, he is obliged to. Most slaves of habit suffer from this delusion and so do some writers, enslaved by an all too ''personal'' style.
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