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Obedience is better than sacrifice.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)

Profession: German Lutheran Pastor and Theologian

The joy of youth is to disobey; but the trouble is that there are no longer any orders.

Author: Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

The reason why men do not obey us is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Those who know the least obey the best.

Author: George Farquhar (1677-1707)

Profession: Irish Playwright

There is no shame in taking orders from those who themselves have learned to obey.

Author: William Edward Forster (1818-1886)

Profession: British Statesman

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

Author: Henry Giles


The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism, and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians.

Author: Angelina Grimke (1805-1879)

Profession: American Abolitionist, Feminist

It is right that what is just should be obeyed. It is necessary that what is strongest should be obeyed.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

The ship that will not obey the helm will have to obey the rocks.

Author: English Proverb

Profession: Sayings of British Origin

Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.

Author: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Profession: Twenty-sixth President of the USA

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.

Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist

Every good servant does not all commands.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

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.

Author: Anne Sullivan (1866-1936)

Profession: American Educator of the Deaf, Blind

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

Author: Source Unknown