Obedience, you know, is Good Luck's mother, wedded to Salvation, they say.
Obedience carries in it the life-blood of religion.From The Ten Commandments - first published as part of A Body of Practical Divinity (1692)
...the basic principles of the military services are unchangeable. Courage and candor, Obedience and comradeship, love of fatherland and loyalty to the State: these are ever the distinguishing characteristics of the soldier and sailor. Building character through intelligent training and education is always the first and greatest goal.erich raeder
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
And because it may be too great a temptation to human frailty, apt to grasp at power, for the same persons, who have the power of making laws, to have also in their hands the power to execute them, whereby they may exempt themselves from Obedience to the laws they make, and suit the law, both in its making, and execution, to their own private advantagejohn locke
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
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).
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.
I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. “Resistance to tyranny is Obedience to God.”Susan B. Anthony, in Federal Court being tried for voting (June 18, 1873)
"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.
Listen carefully, my child, to your master's precepts, and incline the ear of your heart. Receive willingly and carry out effectively your loving father's advice, that by the labor of Obedience you may return to Him from whom you had departed by the sloth of disObedience.Rule of St. Benedict: opening words
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
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, as quoted in Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895) by Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, p. 494.