I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
— Aristotle

An army of deer would be more formidable commanded by a lion, than a an army of lions commanded by a stag.
Proverbs commanded quote

Nature is commanded by obeying her.
— Francis Bacon

To the European, it is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to 'be happy.' But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to 'be happy.'
— Viktor E. Frankl

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
— Bible