ANARCHISM (from the Gr. , and , contrary to authority), the name given to a principle or theory of life and conduct under which society is conceived without government harmony in such a society being obtained, not by submission to law, or by obedience to any authority, but by free agreements concluded between the various groups, territorial and professional, freely constituted for the sake of production and consumption, as also for the satisfaction of the infinite variety of needs and aspirations of a civilized being.
It isn't right to be obedient only when things go well; it is much harder to be a good, obedient soldier when things go badly and times are hard. Obedience and faith at such time is a virtue.wilhelm keitel
God seeks comrades and claims love , The devil seeks slaves and claims Obedience .rabindranath tagore
Religion, in its purity, is not so much a pursuit as a temper; or rather it is a temper, leading to the pursuit of all that is high and holy. Its foundation is faith; its action, works; its temper, holiness; its aim, Obedience to God in improvement of self, and benevolence to men.jonathan edwards
Nearness to GOD calls for tenderness of conscience, thoughtfulness in service, and implicit Obedience.james hudson taylor
Resistance to tyranny is Obedience to God.susan b. anthony
Rebellion to tyrants is Obedience to God.Benjamin Franklin
Flaubert and Nietzsche have emphasized the importance of standing up and walking in the process of thinking. The peripatetics were perhaps motivated by the same awareness. Yet purposeful walking what we call marching is an enemy of thought and is used as a powerful instrument for the suppression of independent thought and the inculcation of unquestioned Obedience.Eric Hoffer
During the era of Assad junior… Damascus-Tehran relations have changed from alliance to blind Obedience... The Iranians have found their way into Syria, which is obvious from the size of Iran 's diplomatic mission in Damascus, numbering hundreds of officials!Saudi columnist for Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Saudi Columnists Criticize Iran, Syria, Hizbullah. MEMRI (September 18, 2007).
God seeks comrades and claims love. The devil seeks slaves and claims Obedience.rabindranath tagore
No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.theodore roosevelt
Obedience simulates subordination as fear of the police simulates honesty .George Bernard Shaw
Faith that trusts on Jesus alone for salvation, and not on your respectable life, and the Obedience that follows Him, are the indispensable steps to salvation. You admit that you have not taken these decisive steps. Then, however near you are, you are not in Christ.theodore l. cuyler
Cleverly assorted scraps of spurious science are inculcated upon the children to prove necessity of law; Obedience to the law is made a religion; moral goodness and the law of the masters are fused into one and the same divinity. The historical hero of the schoolroom is the man who obeys the law, and defends it against rebels.peter kropotkin
Christ wrought out His perfect Obedience as a man, through temptation, and by suffering.alexander maclaren
The great moral lesson which Saul's history leaves for the instruction of mankind is this: That without true piety the finest qualities of character and the highest position in society will utterly fail to make a true and noble man. If Saul's heart had been true to God, he would have been one of the grandest specimens of humanity; but, lacking this true Obedience to God, he made his life an utter failure, and his character amoral wreck.william mackergo taylor
What [Nietzsche] calls slave morality is to him purely spite-morality; and this spite-morality gave new names to all ideals. Thus impotence, which offers no reprisal, became goodness; craven baseness became humility; submission to him who was feared became Obedience; inability to assert one’s self became reluctance to assert one’s self, became forgiveness, love of one’s enemies. Misery became a distinction.georg brandes
In Obedience to the feeling of reality, we shall insist that, in the analysis of propositions, nothing "unreal" is to be admitted. But, after all, if there is nothing unreal, how, it may be asked, could we admit anything unreal? The reply is that, in dealing with propositions, we are dealing in the first instance with symbols, and if we attribute significance to groups of symbols which have no significance, we shall fall into the error of admitting unrealities, in the only sense in which this is possible, namely, as objects described.bertrand russell
For a Christian the oath of allegiance to any government whatever the very act which is regarded as the foundation of the existence of a state is a direct renunciation of Christianity. For the man who promises unconditional Obedience in the future to laws, made or to be made, by that very promise is in the most, positive manner renouncing Christianity, which means obeying in every circumstance of life only the divine law of love he recognizes within him.Leo Tolstoy, in The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894), Ch. IX
Whatever in Christ had the nature of satisfaction, was by virtue of His suffering or humiliation; whatever had the nature of merit, was by virtue of His Obedience or righteousness.Jonathan Edwards, p. 489. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
What God is he, writes laws of peace, & clothes him in a tempest What pitying Angel lusts for tears, and fans himself with sighs What crawling villain preaches abstinence & wraps himself In fat of lambs? no more I follow, no more Obedience pay!William Blake in "America: A Prophecy" (1793). Spoken by "Boston's Angel".
In this definition is contained the answer to the question as to what gives men the power to establish laws. What gives them the power to establish laws is the same thing which secures Obedience to them - organized violence .Leo Tolstoy, in The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations: Cutting Comments on Burning Issues, p.29
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