Obedience, submission, discipline, courage — these are among the characteristics which make a man.Samuel Smiles, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 404.
All people seem to be divided into'ordinary'and 'extraordinary'. The ordinary people must lead a life of strict Obedience and have no right to transgress the law because?theyare ordinary.Whereas the extraordinary people have the right to commit any crime they like and transgress the law in any way just because they happen to be extraordinary.Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
In the mind perfect intelligence flourished and reigned, uprightness attended as its companion, and all the senses were prepared and moulded for due Obedience to reason; and in the body there was a suitable correspondence with this internal order. But now, although some obscure lineaments of that image are found remaining in us; yet are they so vitiated and maimed, that they may truly be said to be destroyed. For besides the deformity which everywhere appears unsightly, this evil also is added, that no part is free from the infection of sin.john calvin
Our Lord Jesus Christ, a little before his departure, commissioned his apostles to Go, and teach all nations; or, as another evangelist expresses it, Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. This commission was as extensive as possible, and laid them under obligation to disperse themselves into every country of the habitable globe, and preach to all the inhabitants, without exception, or limitation. They accordingly went forth in Obedience to the command, and the power of God evidently wrought with them.william carey
You may talk of the tyranny of Nero and Tiberius ; but the real tyranny is the tyranny of your next-door neighbor... Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts Obedience to itself; it requires us to think other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.walter bagehot
“One of the advantages of having laws is the pleasure one may take in breaking them. We here are not children, Mr. Gurgeh.” Hamin waved the pipestem round the tables of people. “Rules and laws exist only because we take pleasure in doing what they forbid, but as long as most of the people obey such proscriptions most of the time, they have done their job; blind Obedience would imply we are ha!” Hamin chuckled and pointed at the drone with the pipe “no more than robots!”iain banks
The Savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets. There are similarities between absolute power and absolute faith: a demand for absolute Obedience; a readiness to attempt the impossible; a bias for simple solutions to cut the knot rather than unravel it; the viewing of compromise as surrender; the tendency to manipulate people and "experiment with blood." Both absolute power and absolute faith are instruments of dehumanization. Hence absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.Eric Hoffer
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
Time cools, time clarifies, no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours. In the early dawn, standing weapon in hand, neither of the combatants would be the same man as on the evening of the quarrel. They would be going through it, if at all, mechanically, in Obedience to the demands of honour, not, as they would have at first, of their own free will, desire, and conviction; and such a denial of their actual selves in favour of their past ones, it must somehow be possible to prevent.thomas mann
It cannot be repeated too often that the safety of great wealth with us lies in Obedience to the new version of the Old World axiom Richesse oblige.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., A Mortal Antipathy, Introduction.
We should learn never to interpret duty by success. The opposition which assails us in the course of Obedience is no evidence that we are mistaken.Newman Hall, p. 205. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
We call him a hero who maintains himself, single-handed, against superior numbers. We call him a master-horseman who sits a fiery and vicious steed, guiding him at will. And in like manner, we call him a moral hero who conquers the enemies within his own breast and we admire and revere the soul which can ride its own passions and force them into Obedience to the dictates of reason.Section 4 : Moral Ideals
In order to bring those people to Christianity and Obedience unto your Imperial Majesty, they should be well treated, and not otherwise.Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Account of the Narváez Expedition (1542)
The heroes in paganism correspond exactly to the saints in popery, and holy dervises in MAHOMETANISM. The place of, HERCULES, THESEUS, HECTOR, ROMULUS, is now supplied by DOMINIC, FRANCIS, ANTHONY, and BENEDICT. Instead of the destruction of monsters, the subduing of tyrants, the defence of our native country; whippings and fastings, cowardice and humility, abject submission and slavish Obedience, are become the means of obtaining celestial honours among mankind.David Hume
In theory, piety is reverence and love for God; and in practice, it is the exercise of all our powers in Obedience to the Divine will. Combining the theory and practice, we have the richest treasure known on earth love for God shown in Obedience to God.D. W. Gates, p. 452. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
He alone can remit sins who is appointed our Master by the Father of all; He only is able to discern Obedience from disObedience.As quoted in ''Noble Thoughts in Noble Language (1871) edited by Henry Southgate, p. 2.
Your daily subsistence which has been assured by God, should not prevent you from rising in Obedience and performing your duties.Majlisi, Bih?rul Anw?r, vol.78, p.374
But he instinctively expects his wage-earners to render him, not only Obedience , but also personal deference. If the wage contract is a bargain of purchase and sale like any other, why is the workman expected to touch his hat to his employer ...Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield, B. Webb,  Labour Law], p.133