This gift... which God gave us in order to enable us to perfect ourselves, to learn and to teach, must not be employed in doing that which is for us most degrading and perfectly disgraceful... Those who employ the faculty of thinking and speaking in the service of that sense which is no honour to us, who think more than necessary of drink and love, or even sing of these things; they employ and use the divine gift in acts of rebellion against the Giver, and in transgression of his commandments.
Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.jesus christ
If ever I should condescend to prose, I'll write poetical commandments, which Shall supersede beyond all doubt all those That went before; in these I shall enrich My text with many things that no one knows, And carry precept to the highest pitch: I'll call the work 'Longinus o'er a Bottle, Or, Every Poet his own Aristotle'.Rochdale
Though sin may be in the Christian, yet it hath no more dominion over him; he hath an unfeigned respect to all God's commandments, making conscience even of little sins and little duties.joseph alleine
There is no paradise, in the estimation of the believers in the Divine Unity, more exalted than to obey God’s commandments, and there is no fire in the eyes of those who have known God and His signs, fiercer than to transgress His laws and to oppress another soul, even to the extent of a mustard seed. On the Day of Resurrection God will, in truth, judge all men, and we all verily plead for His grace.báb
Men will not understand … that when they fulfil their duties to men, they fulfil thereby God's commandments; that they are consequently always in the service of God, as long as their actions are moral, and that it is absolutely impossible to serve God otherwise.Immanuel Kant
"Thou shalt not get found out" is not one of God's commandments, and no man can be saved by trying to keep it.
Wars and other kinds of murder have their beginning in the hatred of the enemy and in the unwillingness to be patient with evil . Their root is in intemperate self-love and in immoderate affection for temporal possessions. These conflicts are brought into this world because men do not trust the Son of God enough to abide by his commandments.
Circumcision counts for nothing, and its lack makes no difference either. What matters is keeping God’s commandments.
A system in which the two great commandments were, to hate your neighbour and to love your neighbour's wife.
Though sin may be in the Christian, yet it hath no more dominion over him; he hath an unfeigned respect to all God's commandments, making conscience even of little sins and little duties.
For there is but one essential justice which cements society , and one law which establishes this justice. This law is right reason , which is the true rule of all commandments and prohibitions. Whoever neglects this law, whether written or unwritten, is necessarily unjust and wicked.
If Moses had been paid newspaper rates for the Ten commandments, he might have written the Two Thousand commandments.Isaac Bashevis Singer
Conservatism, we are told, is out-of-date. This charge is preposterous and we ought to boldly say so. The laws of God, and of nature, have no dateline. […] These principles are derived from the nature of man, and from the truths that God has revealed about His creation. […] To suggest that the Conservative philosophy is out of date is akin to saying that the Golden Rule, or the Ten commandments or Aristotle ’s Politics are out of date.barry goldwater
In vain we call old notions fudge, And bend our conscience to our dealing; The Ten commandments will not budge, And stealing will continue stealing.james russell lowell
No mere man since the Fall, is able in this life perfectly to keep the commandments.