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Picture quote by Henry David Thoreau about liberty

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. ⏤ Henry David Thoreau

Picture quote by Ayn Rand about defiance

Defiance, not obedience, is the American's answer to overbearing authority. ⏤ Ayn Rand

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Those who know the least obey the best.

George Farquhar, dramatist

Every great person has first learned how to obey, whom to obey, and when to obey.

William Arthur Ward, writer

The ship that will not obey the helm will have to obey the rocks.

English Proverbs,

Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.

Noam Chomsky, activist

Obedience without faith is possible, but not faith without obedience.


Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.

Malcolm X, activist

What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.

Havelock Ellis, psychologist

There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.

Anatole Broyard, critic

Every good servant does not all commands.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, theologian

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

Benjamin Franklin, president

The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum....

Noam Chomsky, activist

Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.

Theodore Roosevelt, president

Obedience is better than sacrifice.


Nonviolence is a flop. The only bigger flop is violence.

Joan Baez, musician

Whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. Matthew 5:39


The joy of youth is to disobey; but the trouble is that there are no longer any orders.

Jean Cocteau, director

Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.

Bruno Bettelheim, writer

It is much safer to obey, than to govern.

Thomas Kempis,

If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.

Ulysses S. Grant, president

Unwavering obedience to the true principals we learn will assure us spiritual survival.


Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.

Douglas Bader, soldier

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, activist

Obedience is a word and concept from which the valiant look for their deliverance.


Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience.

Mary Wollstonecraft, writer

Obedience keeps the rules. Love knows when to break them.

Anthony De Mello,

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder.

Alexander Berkman, writer

Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.

Albert Camus, philosopher

Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher

It is right that what is just should be obeyed. It is necessary that what is strongest should be obeyed.

Blaise Pascal, mathematician

A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty.

Nadia Boulanger, musician

Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones - maybe only the stones - understood.

Annie Dillard, author

Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life; men of no principle, but of great talent; and men of no talent, but of one principle - that of obedience to their superiors.

Wendell Phillips, activist

Although the whole man partakes of this grace, it is first and most appropriately in the soul and later progresses to the body, inasmuch as the body of the man is capable of the same obedience to the will of God as the soul.

William James, philosopher

I have accordingly considered it, and now appear not only in obedience to your order, but likewise in behalf of the inhabitants of this town, who have presented another petition, and out of regard to the liberties of the subject.

James Otis, lawyer

After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.

James Prescott Joule, physicist

If all Church power vests in the clergy, then the people are practically bound to passive obedience in all matters of faith and practice; for all right of private judgment is then denied.

Charles Hodge, theologian

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.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Better than worshiping gods is obedience to the laws of righteousness.

Buddha, monk

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.

Aeschylus, poet

A dogmatic belief in objective value is necessary to the very idea of a rule which is not tyranny or an obedience which is not slavery.

C. S. Lewis, writer

Traditional Islam is a mixture of all obedience to Allah, and if that requires militancy, so be it.

Deepak Chopra, public speaker

God's promises are all on condition of humble obedience.

Ellen G. White, writer

There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul.

Simone Weil, philosopher

One of the first duties of a Scout is obedience to authority. He must obey his orders in the first place and put his own amusement or desires in the second.

Robert Baden-Powell, soldier

What is a Rechtsstaat? It is obedience to the existing law.

Vladimir Putin, statesman

I have thought about it a great deal, and the more I think, the more certain I am that obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.

Anne Sullivan, educator

Obey something, and you will have a chance to learn what is best to obey. But if you begin by obeying nothing, you will end by obeying the devil and all his invited friends.

John Ruskin, writer

It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country.

Hannah Arendt, historian

To be deeply committed to negotiations, to be opposed to a particular war or military action, is not only considered unpatriotic, it also casts serious doubt on one's manhood.

Myriam Miedzian, actress

Satan cannot win. Why not? Because he has denied God's sovereignty and disobeyed God's law. But Moses was told explicitly, God's blessings come only from obedience. Satan will not win because he has abandoned God's tool of dominion, biblical law.

Gary North, writer

The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism, and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians.

Angelina Grimke, activist

Obedience is detachment from the self. This is the most radical detachment of all. But what is the self? The self is the principle of reason and responsibility in us. It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men.

Bede Griffiths, clergyman

If God creates a world of particles and waves, dancing in obedience to mathematical and physical laws, who are we to say that he cannot make use of those laws to cover the surface of a small planet with living creatures?

Martin Gardner, mathematician

No principal is so noble, as there is none more holy, than that of a true obedience.

Henry Giles,

Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to the just and holy commands of God.

George Whitefield, clergyman

Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that refuses it when it is.

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

Teachability and trust always leads to total obedience.

Ed Townsend, musician

I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.

Saint Teresa of Avila, saint

Obedience to the word in humility of mind never confuses.

John Nelson Darby, clergyman

To rest satisfied with existing evils, as if we could do nothing, is not obedience; but neither is it obedience to imitate the actions of the apostles.

John Nelson Darby, clergyman

When obedience to the Divine precepts keeps pace with knowledge, in the mind of any man, that man is a Christian; and when the fruits of Christianity are produced, that man is a disciple of our blessed Lord, let his profession of religion be what it may.

Joseph Lancaster, educator

The name of Jesus, like a secret charm, awakened similar emotions in the hearts of all the converts, and called immediately into action every feeling of moral loveliness, and every desire of dutiful obedience, which constitute Christian purity.

John Strachan, clergyman

The drill instructor must have total and complete control. Mindless obedience is what he's after.

R. Lee Ermey, soldier

Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ will ever be productive of good works; for this faith worketh by love, as the apostle says, and love to God always produces obedience to his holy laws.

Adam Clarke, theologian

Common tyrants, and public oppressors, are not intitled to obedience from their subjects, by virtue of any thing here laid down by the inspired apostle.

Jonathan Mayhew, clergyman

Fits did not go over well in my house. There was a lot of discipline and obedience and you had to be very ladylike. Ladies didn't curse and I still don't curse in front of my parents.

Daisy Fuentes, actress

A true military officer is in one particular like a true monk. Not with more self-abnegation will the latter keep his vows of monastic obedience than the former his vows of allegiance to martial duty.

Herman Melville, novelist

There is no shame in taking orders from those who themselves have learned to obey.

William Edward Forster,

The reason why men do not obey us is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

The people in power will not disappear voluntarily, giving flowers to the cops just isn't going to work. This thinking is fostered by the establishment; they like nothing better than love and nonviolence. The only way I like to see cops given flowers is in a flower pot from a high window.

William S. Burroughs, writer

Hurt a fly! He would not for the world: he's pitiful to flies even. Sing, says he, and tease me still, if that's your way, poor insect.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet

Religion is more like response to a friend than it is like obedience to an expert.

Austin Farrer, theologian

All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former - of the corruption of the will.

Alexander Herzen, journalist

The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.

Joan Baez, musician

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