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.
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.Peter Kropotkin, in "Anarchism" article in Encyclopedia Britannica (1910)
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).
Obedience carries in it the life-blood of religion.From The Ten Commandments - first published as part of A Body of Practical Divinity (1692)
Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind Obedience; but as blind Obedience is ever sought for by power, tyrants and sensualists are in the right when they endeavour to keep women in the dark, because the former only want slaves, and the latter a play-thing.1792 AVindication of the Rights ofWoman, pt.1, ch.2.
To get rid of your doubts, part with your sin. Put away your intemperance, your dishonesty, your unlawful ways of making money, your sensuality, your falsehood, acted or spoken, and see if a holy life be not the best disperser of unwelcome doubts, and new Obedience the most certain guide to fresh assurance.James Hamilton, p. 195. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
There is no surer mark of a low and unregenerate nature than this tendency of power to loudness and wantonness instead of quietness and reverence. To souls baptized in Christian nobleness the largest sphere of command is but a wider empire of Obedience, calling them, not to escape from holy rule, but to its full impersonation.James Martineau, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 456
Men insist that they don't mind women succeeding so long as they retain their "femininity". Yet the qualities that men consider "feminine" timidity, submissiveness, Obedience, silliness, and self-debasement are the very qualities best guaranteed to assure the defeat of even the most gifted aspirant.elizabeth gould davis
Mr. Browborough, whose life had not been passed in any strict Obedience to the Ten Commandments, and whose religious observances had not hitherto interfered with either the pleasures or the duties of his life, repeated at every meeting which he attended, and almost to every elector whom he canvassed, the great Shibboleth which he had now adopted “The prosperity of England depends on the Church of her people.”Anthony Trollope
Those who keep the masses of men in subjection by exercising force and cruelty deprive them at once of two vital foods, liberty and Obedience; for it is no longer within the power of such masses to accord their inner consent to the authority to which they are subjected. Those who encourage a state of things in which the hope of gain is the principal motive take away from men their Obedience, for consent which is its essence is not something which can be sold.Simone Weil
Rebellion to tyrants is Obedience to God.Inscription at John Bradshaw's final burial place on Gun Hill, about 2.5 miles SW of Falmouth, Trelawny, Jamaica, and northwest of Marthas Brae.
The fact is that sin is the most unmanly thing in God's world. You never were made for sin and selfishness. You were made for love and Obedience.Josiah Gilbert Holland, p. 48. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
"Chose disgrace where Obedience did not bring honour"Anon. inscription on tombstone of Prussian General Johann Friedrich Adolf von der Marwitz, who received after the victory over Saxony an order by Frederick the Great to take and remove the famous library of Count Brühl to Berlin and who replied to his king: "This is unbefitting to an officer of His Majesty" and resigned his commission.
I have liv'd long enough: my way of life Is fallen into the sear, the yellow leaf; And that which should accompany old age, As honour, love, Obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have; but, in their stead, Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honour, breath, Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.Macbeth, Scene III
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