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"It is difficult to practice obedience; but it is even more difficult to practice leadership." - Gregory of Nazianzus

"Jesus resolved the false opposition between obedience and freedom and opened the path to freedom" - Pope Benedict Xvi

"Holy joy will be oil to the wheels of our obedience." - Matthew Henry

"Our obedience is God's pleasure when it proves that God is our treasure." - John Piper

"Blind obedience in the name of patriotism or religion ultimately takes our lives." - Terry Tempest Williams

"Physical maturity is bound to time. Spiritual maturity is bound to obedience." - John Bevere

"Personally I declare that I owe the Pope no other obedience than that to Antichrist." - Martin Luther

"Obedience is the greatest refuge of the weak and the coward people!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"It's the quiet life of obedience that will earn a hearing" - Steve Farrar

"Obedience is' a lack of fear. It's just doing it scared." - Jen Hatmaker

"...often, stepping outside your comfort zone is not careless irresponsibility, but a necessary act of obedience." - Andy Stanley

"A Nuns Life: Chastity, poverty, and obedience. Wait, chastity?" BUMPER STICKER" - Darynda Jones

"Great moves of God are usually preceded by simple acts of obedience." - Steven Furtick

"This is what we are made for: promises, pledges, and sworn oaths of obedience." - Lauren Oliver

"Be obedient even when you do not know where obedience may lead you" - Sinclair B. Ferguson

"Obedience may have its uses, but it is no substitute for willing, uncoerced co-operation." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Faith is the fountain, the foundation and the fosterer of obedience." - Charles Spurgeon

"The nine-tenths prove man's love, but the one-tenth tests man's legal obedience." - Herschel Hobbs

"Being an extrovert isn't essential to evangelism-obedience and love are." - Rebecca M. Pippert

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

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

"Obedience to our Heavenly Father starts with our loving service to a needy brother." - William Arthur Ward

"Obedience, submission, discipline, courage - these are among the characteristics which make a man." - Samuel Smiles

"Instant obedience will teach you more about God than a lifetime of Bible discussions." - Rick Warren

"Our enemy is more aware than we are of the spiritual possibilities that depend upon obedience." - Amy Carmichael

"Being an extrovert isn't essential to evangelism - obedience and love are." - Rebecca Pippert

"Mediation gives you knowledge about God. Obedience gives you knowledge of God." - Adrian Rogers

"As our understanding of obedience deepens, we recognize the essential role of agency." - Robert D. Hales

"Obedience to God's will is the secret of spiritual knowledge and insight." - Eric Liddell

"From Obedience and submission comes all our virtues, and all sin is comes from self-opinion." - Michel De Montaigne

"Don't win loyalty, just obedience, and only while the lash is in the room." - Orson Scott Card

"It is a bitter dose to be taught obedience after you have learned to rule." - Publilius Syrus

"In the spiritual realm, the opposite of ignorance is not knowledge, it's obedience." - Howard G. Hendricks

"The dignity of man requires obedience to a higher law, to the strength of the spirit." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Obedience, you know, is Good Luck's mother, wedded to Salvation, they say." - Aeschylus

"The essence of knowledge is to know what obedience and worship are -Abu Hamid al" - Al-Ghazali

"In obedience there is always fear, and fear darkens the mind." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"The Lord gives his people perpetual joy when they walk in obedience to him." - Dwight L Moody

"Prayer will become effective when we stop using it as a substitute for obedience." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"The happiest people I know are those who have an obsession to the obedience of God." - David Jeremiah

"The fundamental deception of Satan is the lie that obedience can never bring happiness." - R C Sproul

"The essence of Christian obedience is not do's and don'ts but personal allegiance to Jesus." - Timothy Keller

"Careful obedience to God's law may serve as a strategy for rebelling against God" - Timothy Keller

"The step of obedience always precedes revelation. That pattern is evident all through the Scripture." - Chuck Missler

"Every duty, even the least duty, involves the whole principle of obedience." - Henry Edward Manning

"The safe place lies in obedience to God's Word, singleness of heart and holy vigilance." - A. B. Simpson

"Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself" - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"There is a state of perfect peace with God which can be attained under imperfect obedience." - John Owen

"The most beloved manifestation of obedience to God is trust in Him" - Ibn Ata Allah

"It's the quiet life of obedience that will earn a hearing" - Steve Farrar

"Obedience, submission, discipline, courage-these are among the characteristics which make a man." - Samuel Smiles

"The golden rule for understanding in spiritual matters is not intellect, but obedience." - Oswald Chambers

"A ton of prayer will never produce what an ounce of obedience will." - Edwin Louis Cole

"Belief compelled through fear is not belief, it is blind and forced obedience." - Carlton Pearson

"One of the greatest fruits of obedience is bold confidence in prayer." - Karen Wheaton

"Greatness in the kingdom of God is measured in terms of obedience." - John Stott

"For politics is not like the nursery; in politics obedience and support are the same." - Hannah Arendt

"The King has degenerated into a tyrant and forfeits all rights to his subjects' obedience." - Patrick Henry

"Nothing shall be lost that is done for God or in obedience to Him." - John Owen

"Faith is the power, obedience the sacrifice, love the means, Christ the reason." - Boyd K. Packer

"The cost of obedience is small compared with the cost of disobedience." - Saint Augustine

"Let us be humble and keep ourselves down: - Obedience! Humility! Detachment!" - Philip Neri

"A revival is nothing else than a new beginning of obedience to God." - Charles Grandison Finney

"All knowledge is the outgrowth of obedience; everything else is just information." - Watchman Nee

"Do' win loyalty, just obedience, and only while the lash is in the room." - Orson Scott Card

"The essence of Christian obedience is not do's and do's but personal allegiance to Jesus." - Timothy Keller

"Careful obedience to God's law may serve as a strategy for rebelling against God" - Timothy Keller

"Obedience is the burial of the will and the resurrection of humility." - John Climacus

"Being a team player should not imply a demand for simple obedience and conformity." - Alfie Kohn

"Silence does not equal patriotism. Obedience is not the American way." - Janeane Garofalo

"The whole duty of man is summed up in obedience to God's will." - George Washington

"Maturity involves two elements: 1) immediate obedience in specific situations and 2) long-range character growth." - Larry Crabb

"Walking in the light means we pursue obedience and are honest about our remaining darkness." - Kevin Deyoung

"Obedience is a powerful spiritual medicine. It comes close to being a cure-all." - Boyd K. Packer

"Obedience leads to true freedom. The more we obey revealed truth, the more we become liberated." - James E Faust

"For there is no obedience without humility, nor humility without charity." - St. Catherine of Siena

"Obedience is the true holocaust which we sacrifice to God on the altar of our hearts." - Philip Neri

"If you want to change people's obedience then you must change their imagination." - Paul Ricoeur

"Obedience isn't a lack of fear. It's just doing it scared." - Jen Hatmaker

"Every obedience is not easy. This is for Jesus Christ. He deserves everything!" - James MacDonald

"I have left out what I don't remember or don't know. Temperament, fear, shyness, obedience, kindness." - Gerald Stern

"Obedience is not servility. On the contrary the servile are never rightly obedient." - John Lancaster Spalding

"God seeks comrades and claims love, the Devil seeks slaves and claims obedience." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Nearness to GOD calls for tenderness of conscience, thoughtfulness in service, and implicit obedience." - James Hudson Taylor

"God bless thee; and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true duty!" - William Shakespeare

"It is necessary to distinguish between the virtue and the vice of obedience." - Lemuel K Washburn

"The essence of morality is the subjugation of nature in obedience to social needs." - John Morley

"Obedience to public authority ought not to be based either on ignorance or stupidity." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"The fear of some divine and supreme powers keeps men in obedience." - Robert Burton

"The uniformity and obedience of the media, which any dictator would admire," - Noam Chomsky

"Obedience is a foundational stepping-stone on the path of God's will." - Elizabeth George

"Radical obedience always gives priority to what God has said over what He hasn't said." - Bill Johnson

"Vice is waste of life. Poverty, obedience and celibacy are the canonical vices." - George Bernard Shaw

"Obedience and resignation are our personal offerings upon the altar of duty." - Hosea Ballou

"The day obedience becomes a quest and not an irritation is the day you gain power." - Spencer W. Kimball

"Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety." - Aeschylus

"Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men." - Douglas Bader

"Religion is more like response to a friend than it is like obedience to an expert." - Austin Farrer

"I'm so thankful for the active obedience of Christ. No hope without it." - John Gresham Machen

"Knowledge is the eye that must direct the foot of obedience." - Thomas Watson

"I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible." - Saint Teresa Of Avila

"War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder." - Alexander Berkman

"Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media." - Noam Chomsky

"Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief." - Edwin Louis Cole

"What we call 'morals' is simply blind obedience to words of command." - Havelock Ellis

"The drill instructor must have total and complete control. Mindless obedience is what he's after." - R Lee Ermey

"Grades don't measure anything other than your relevant obedience to a manager." - John Taylor Gatto

"If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail." - Ulysses S Grant

"The virtue of paganism was strength; the virtue of Christianity is obedience." - Augustus Hare

"Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity." - David Hare

"Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Because of the Chinese culture of obedience, you don't ask questions... You follow and obey." - Bai Ling

"A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty." - Nadia Boulanger

"Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men." - Harry Day

"I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible." - Teresa of Avila

"Obedience to truth known, is the king's highway to that which is still beyond us." - Francis Quarles

"Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"All the good of which humanity is capable is comprised in obedience." - John Stuart Mill

"Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers." - Jeanjacques Rousseau

"What is a Rechtsstaat? It is obedience to the existing law." - Vladimir Putin

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

"In the spiritual life only one thing produces genuine joy and that is obedience." - Richard J. Foster

"Faith, spirituality, and obedience produce a prepared and self-reliant people." - Keith B. McMullin

"A Pharisee is someone who is virtuous out of obedience to the Great Beast." - Simone Weil

"I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal." - Jerry B Jenkins

"Obedience to God is the pathway to the life you really want to live." - Joyce Meyer

"But hush! No telling to others that make so inquisitive questions. We must obey, and silence is a part of obedience, and obedience is to bring you strong and well into loving arms that wait for you." - Bram Stoker

"The Obedience of Children to their Parents is the Basis of all Government, and set forth as the measure of that Obedience which weowe to those whom Providence hath placed over us." - Joseph Addison

"Christ Jesus left you this sweet key of obedience; for He left His Vicar, whom you are all obliged to obey until death. And whoever is outside his obedience is in a state of damnation." - St. Catherine of Siena

"Obedience is not creation, and thus can never produce salvation. Obedience is a response, while creation is pure choice, undictated, unrequired. Pure choice produces salvation through the pure creation of highest idea in this moment now." - Neale Donald Walsch

"As Elisabeth Elliot points out, not even dying a martyr's death is classified as extraordinary obedience when you are following a Savior who died on a cross. Suddenly a martyr's death seems like normal obedience." - David Platt

"Note this, I beseech you: in active obedience we worship God by doing what pleases God, but by passive obedience we do as well worship God by being pleased with what God does." - Jeremiah Burroughs

"The obedience of men is to imitate the obedience of angels, and rational beings on earth are to live unto God, as rational beings in heaven live unto Him." - William Law

"The Bible recognizes no faith that does not lead to obedience, nor does it recognize any obedience that does not spring from faith. The two are at opposite sides of the same coin." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Our Lord's first obedience was to the will of his Father, not to the needs of men; the saving of men was the natural outcome of his obedience to the Father." - Oswald Chambers

"When humans should have become as perfect in voluntary obedience as the inanimate creation is in its lifeless obedience, then they will put on its glory, or rather that greater glory of which Nature is only the first sketch." - C S Lewis

"Obedience makes us progressively stronger, capable of faithfully enduring tests and trials in the future. Obedience in Gethsemane prepared the Savior to obey and endure to the end on Golgotha." - Robert D. Hales

"As Elisabeth Elliot points out, not even dying a martyr's death is classified as extraordinary obedience when you are following a Savior who died on a cross. Suddenly a martyr's death seems like normal obedience." - David Platt

"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders . . . . and millions have been killed because of this obedience . . . ." - Howard Zinn

"Obedience does not consist in paying God back and thus turning grace into a trade. Obedience comes from trusting in God for more grace - future grace - and thus magnifying the infinite resources of God's love and power." - John Piper

"Obedience unites us so closely to God that it in a way transforms us into Him, so that we have no other will but His. If obedience is lacking, even prayer cannot be pleasing to God." - Thomas Aquinas

"Thus it was that in obedience to the law laid down by his mother, and in obedience to the law of that unknown and nameless thing, fear, he kept away from the mouth of the cave." - Jack London

"The golden rule for understanding spiritually is not intellect, but obedience. If a man wants scientific knowledge, intellectual curiosity is his guide; but if he wants insight into what Jesus Christ teaches, he can only get it by obedience." - Oswald Chambers

"Let the ground of all thy religious actions be obedience; examine not why it is commanded, but observe it because it is commanded. True obedience neither procrastinates nor questions." - Francis Quarles

"Only disciplined people become free, but their discipline is not obedience to others: their discipline is obedience to their own inner voice. And they are ready to risk anything for it." - Rajneesh

"It is for each of us freely to choose whom we shall serve, and find in that obedience our freedom." - Mary Caroline Richards

"Love withers under constraints: its very essence is liberty: it is compatible neither with obedience, jealousy, nor fear." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Poverty, chastity, and obedience are extremely difficult. But there are always the graces if you will pray for them." - Kathryn Hulme

"Salvation cannot be bought with the currency of obedience; it is purchased by the blood of the Son of God." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"All spiritual acts well-pleasing unto God, as faith, repentance, obedience, are supernatural; flesh and blood revealeth not these things." - John Owen



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