Quotes by obedience

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  • Robert Benchley
    Robert Benchley
    American humorist, criticus 1889-1945
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    A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
  • Bai Ling
    Bai Ling
    Chinese-American actress 1966-
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    Because of the Chinese culture of obedience, you don't ask questions... You follow and obey.
  • Alexander Herzen
    Alexander Herzen
    Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
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    All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former - of the corruption of the will.
  • Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky
    American Linguist, Political Activist 1928-
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    Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    Certainly one of the highest duties of the citizen is a scrupulous obedience to the laws of the nation. But it is not the highest duty.
  • Annie Dillard
    Annie Dillard
    American author 1945-
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    Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones - maybe only the stones - understood.
  • B. W. Powe
    B. W. Powe
    Canadian poet, novelist and teacher 1955-
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    Electrical fire and the fire of greed kindle economies. In that flux, nations become digitized commodities on stock-exchange floors and on investors' rating screens. A country becomes a product to be rated for its obedience to paying of deficits and debts.
    Source: Towards A Canada of Light Interlude, p. 75
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    Every new development for the last three centuries has brought men closer to a state of affairs in which absolutely nothing would be recognized in the whole world as possessing a claim to obedience except the authority of the State. The majority of people in Europe obey nothing else.
  • A. W. Tozer
    A. W. Tozer
    American Christian pastor, preacher and author 1897-1963
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    Faith, as Paul saw it, was a living, flaming thing leading to surrender and obedience to the commandments of Christ.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    Freedom is only granted us that obedience may be more perfect.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    From Obedience and submission comes all our virtues, and all sin is comes from self-opinion.
  • Bill Hybels
    Bill Hybels
    American church figure and author 1951-
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    How do you pray a prayer so filled with faith that it can move a mountain? By shifting your focus from the size of your mountain to the sufficiency of the Mountain Mover and then stepping forward in obedience.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
  • Abbott Eliot Kittredge
    Abbott Eliot Kittredge
    American minister 1834-1912
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    I believe that the fewer the laws in a home the better; but there is one law which should be as plainly understood as the shining of the sun is visible at noonday, and that is, implicit and instantaneous obedience from the child to the parent, not only for the peace of the home, but for the highest good of the child.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    I have lived long enough. My way of life is to fall into the sere, the yellow leaf, and that which should accompany old age, as honor, love, obedience, troops of friends I must not look to have.
  • Anne Sullivan
    Anne Sullivan
    American teacher 1866-1936
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    I have thought about it a great deal, and the more I think, the more certain I am that obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.
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