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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 (1819-1900) English art critic.

There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul.

Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher

Disobedience, in the eyes of any one 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 (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

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

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th president of the U.S.

Every good servant does not all commands.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.


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

Unknown Source

Obedience without faith is possible, but not faith without obedience.

Unknown Source

Unwavering obedience to the true principals we learn will assure us spiritual survival.

Unknown Source

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

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) French author and filmmaker.

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.