God is responsible for the consequences of our obedience, WE are responsible for the consequences of our disobedience— Charles Stanley
Risky Disobedience quotations
Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt. And a citizen who barters with such a state shares in its corruption and lawlessness.
Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.
A defiant deed has greater value than unnumerable thousands of words.
Sound doctrine does not enter into the hard and disobedient heart;
but, as if beaten back, enters anew into itself.
Today's difficulties are often a result of yesterday's disobedience.
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.
Those of us who shout the loudest about Americanism, are all too frequently those who . . . ignore some of the basic principles of Americanism-the right to criticize, the right to hold unpopular beliefs, the right to protest, the right of independent thought.
The key of joy is disobedience.
I would say that I'm a nonviolent soldier.
In place of weapons of violence, you have to use your mind, your heart, your sense of humor, every faculty available to you...because no one has the right to take the life of another human being.
One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
Ibn Ata' Allah said: "God may open up for you the gates of obedience, but without opening up for you the gates of acceptance. On the other hand, He may Allow you to fall into disobedience which happens to lead you to the right path. DISOBEDIENCE that teaches you HUMILITY is better than PIETY that fills you with VANITY and ARROGANCE.
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.
I was at a meeting two years ago in Beijing, and I passed a bunch of women who were marching in a protest. Their signs were probably saying something I wouldn't have agreed with at all. But I was so glad to see women marching. And it's happening all over the world.
Every people, every society, needs a culture of resistance, a culture of being difficult and disobedient, that is the only way they will ever be able to stand up to the inevitable abuse of power by whoever runs the state apparatus, the capitalists, the communists, the socialists, the Gandhians, whoever.
Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.
Just try to make the world a better place for your having been here.
Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.
Let me explain something you already know.
I'm from Texas and we understand the nature of a border. From what I've seen, vigilant Texans are being ordered to stand down and allow criminals to pass. Mr. President, prepare to see Texans ignoring those orders.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
The problem in this world is not civil disobedience...th e problem in this world is civil obedience.
Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.
At the cross in holy love God through Christ paid the full penalty of our disobedience himself. He bore the judgment we deserve in order to bring us the forgiveness we do not deserve. On the cross divine mercy and justice were equally expressed and eternally reconciled. God's holy love was 'satisfied.'
No one understands that the First Amendment is only important if you are going to offend somebody. If you're not going to offend somebody, you don't need protection of the First Amendment.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Colorful demonstrations and weekend marches are vital but alone are not powerful enough to stop wars. Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe.
Home is a place in the mind. When it is empty, it frets. It is fretful with memory, faces and places and times gone by. Beloved images rise up in disobedience and make a mirror for emptiness.
We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason.
Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may.
I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come out with his hands up.
The only alternative to soul winning is disobedience to Christ.
There is no justice in following unjust laws.
It's time to come into the light and, in the grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture.
Human history begins with man's act of disobedience which is at the same time the beginning of his freedom and the development of his reason.
A downtrodden class... will never be able to make an effective protest until it achieves solidarity.
Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless or corrupt.