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"Obedient people never trust in themselves." - St. Catherine of Siena

"An obedient wife commands her husband." - Benjamin Disraeli

"We will be humble as we are obedient, and as obedient as we are humble." - St. Catherine of Siena

"We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see." - Boyd K. Packer

"Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Obedient to constraint, I was compelled to submit" - Mikhail Bulgakov

"Only the believing obey, only the obedient believe" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"God delights in pouring his favor on obedient risk takers." - Bill Hybels

"Christian children all must be mild, obedient, good as He." - Cecil Frances Alexander

"I had the luck of having an obedient body." - Burt Lancaster

"God not only loves the obedient - He enlightens them." - Henry B Eyring

"You have to have courage to be obedient to God." - Charles Stanley

"I am extremely square and obedient in nature!" - Tina Fey

"I'm fairly obedient. I do what I'm told." - Marian Seldes

"My worst work happens when I get obedient." - Michael Wincott

"Nothing is so loved by tyrants as obedient subjects." - Clarence Darrow

"Latter-day Saints are not obedient because they are compelled to be obedient. They are obedient because they know certain spiritual truths and have decided, as an expression of their own individual agency, to obey the commandments of God. . . . We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see" - Boyd K. Packer

"Latter-day Saints are not obedient because they are compelled to be obedient. They are obedient because they know certain spiritual truths and have decided, as an expression of their own individual agency, to obey the commandments of God. . . . We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see" - Boyd K. Packer

"Only two kind of daughters. Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind! Only one kind of daughter can live in this house. Obedient daughter!" - Amy Tan

"Go, stranger, and tell the Lacedaemonians that here we lie, obedient to their commands." - Leonidas I

"My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will." - Paul Klee

"The only true satisfaction we can seek is the satisfaction of being obedient to the Lord." - Lysa TerKeurst

"Pour forth thy fervors for a healthful mind, Obedient passions, and a will resigned" - Samuel Johnson

"It is important to be biblically literate, but we must also be biblically obedient!" - John Wimber

"Be ever more obedient to God and He will save you." - Pachomius the Great

"Once we know the Word of God, we have a responsibility to be obedient to it." - Joyce Meyer

"Jesus set an example for us to follow: a life of loving, obedient service." - Charles Stanley

"A child who is disciplined will be more obedient and also more organized as a student." - Bill Cosby

"Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances." - Lord Acton

"A man must be obedient to the promptings of his innermost heart." - Robertson Davies

"Blessing come to you when you are obedient to God's commands." - Jim George

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

"The crooked end obedient spirits draws, The pointed, those rebels who spurn at Christian laws." - Thomas Broughton

"And when obedient nature, knows his will, A fly, a grapestone, or a hair can kill." - Matthew Prior

"Be obedient to your superior, and your inferior will obey you." - Muhammad Ali

"God is awesome; he doesn't need you to be awesome. He wants you to be obedient." - Matt Chandler

"God does not call us to be successful, but to be obedient." - Billy Graham

"When the ruler is obedient to God, God is his protector and friend." - Saadi

"The heartbrokenness of the sinner is better than the forcefulness of the obedient" - Abu Madyan

"Blessing come to you when you are obedient to God's commands." - Jim George

"Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here obedient to their laws we lie." - Steven Pressfield

"No man is really saved unless he is in his heart obedient to Christ." - Charles Spurgeon

"Do you mind not being so kind and obedient? It makes me nervous." - Diana Wynne Jones

"The trick to having obedient, unquestioning children was to have death be the other option" - James Patterson

"God is awesome; he does' need you to be awesome. He wants you to be obedient." - Matt Chandler

"True listening is obedient listening. To listen to God is to obey Him." - Leanne Payne

"Having faith does not mean never having doubts or questions. It does mean remaining obedient." - John Ortberg

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

"If you choose to be obedient to God, God meets you with divine enablement." - Johnny Hunt

"Demons are like obedient dogs; they come when they are called." - Remy De Gourmont

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

"I have never been the mousy, stand-two-paces-behind, obedient 'little woman' type." - Joan Collins

"Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile." - Sinclair Lewis

"I believe a calm dog is a happy, obedient dog that won't get into trouble." - Cesar Millan

"I obeyed, but my crime was that I did not look obedient." - Tehmina Durrani

"I know that I've been guided by God. I am obedient." - Maya Angelou

"This is not what I would have chosen. But I have a heart to be obedient." - Willie Aames

"The last thing the devil wants you to do is be an obedient Christian." - Joyce Meyer

"It isn't right to be obedient only when things go well; it is much harder to be a good, obedient soldier when things go badly and times are hard. Obedience and faith at such time is a virtue." - Wilhelm Keitel

"I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth." - William F Buckley Jr

"Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction! Be heroes in an army of construction!" - Helen Keller

"To be moral, correct, and virtuous is to be obedient to an old established law and custom." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The disobedient child is continuously condemned. The obedient child is, on the other hand, continuously praised. But have you heard of any obedient child having become world-famous in any dimension of creativity? Have you heard of any obedient child who has attained the Nobel prize for anything - literature, peace, science? The obedient child becomes just the common crowd. All that is added to existence is added by the disobedient." - Rajneesh

"The Virgin Mary, being obedient to his word, received from an angel the glad tidings that she would bear God." - Irenaeus of Lyons

"There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind." - Buddha

"Those pigmy tribes of Panton street, Those hardy blades, those hearts of oak, Obedient to a tyrant's yoke." - Anonymous

"Noah and his family were the only loyal and obedient subjects to the legal power: they alone were saved" - Orson Pratt

"Hierarchical institutions are like giant bulldozers - obedient to the whim of any fool who takes the controls." - Edward Abbey

"Only in comedy, by the way, does an obedient white girl from the suburbs count as diversity." - Tina Fey

"There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind." - Gautama Buddha

"Then she marched to the pillows and beat them mercilessly until they lay puffed out like obedient clouds." - Kristin Cashore

"There are good reasons for being obedient, but being unable to be disobedient is not one of the best reasons." - R D Laing

"The true believer, no matter how rowdy and violent his acts, is basically an obedient and submissive person." - Eric Hoffer

"I want to make a revolving door that says 'Pull' on it, just see how obedient people are." - Demetri Martin

"God leads His people whether they are obedient or rebellious, but His leading is far more pleasant when they obey." - Max Anders

"I'm not a perfectionist but I'm definitely, or well, I like discipline. I'm obedient. I'm not a perfectionist." - Natalie Portman

"Dogs are mute and obedient, but they have watched us and know us and can smell how pitiful we are." - Tove Jansson

"Only two kinds of daughters, she shouted in Chinese. Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind!" - Amy Tan

"Noah and his family were the only loyal and obedient subjects to the legal power: they alone were saved." - Orson Pratt

"Men would pray better if they lived better. They would get more from God if they lived more obedient and well-pleasing to God." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"If [drugs] didn't exist, our government would have to invent them, the better to enact laws aimed at keeping the citizens "sinless and obedient."" - Gore Vidal

"[this element], the seat of the appetites and of desire in general, does in a sense participate in principle, as being amenable and obedient to it" - Aristotle

"Christ does not inhabit buildings or a certain atmosphere; in fact, the very heavens cannot contain Him. Rather, He is manifested through our obedient, sanctified bodies-His temples." - David Wilkerson

"No one can sum up all God is able to accomplish through one solitary life, wholly yielded, adjusted, and obedient to Him." - Dwight L Moody

"Foolish, whenever you take the meanness and formality of that thing you do, instead of converting it into the obedient spiracle ofyour character and aims." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Techniques such as genetic engineering, psychoactive drugs and electronic control of the brain make possible a transformation of the species into docile, fully-obedient, 'safe' organisms." - William Sims

"What good I see humbly I seek to do, And live obedient to the law, in trust That what will come, and must come, shall come well." - Edwin Arnold

"A truly obedient man does not discriminate between one thing and another, since his only aim is to execute faithfully whatever may be assigned to him." - Bernard Of Clairvaux

"A true Christian, living an obedient life, is a constant rebuke to those who accept the moral standards of this world." - Billy Graham

"As the dog becomes thoroughbred in the laws of clan and caste; obedient, fraternal and loyal; so is the man who accepts the gentleman's code." - Gelett Burgess

"Revival is a divinely initiated work in which God's people pray, repent of their sin, and return to a holy, Spirit-filled, obedient, love-relationship with God." - Henry Blackaby

"A prayerful heart and an obedient heart will learn, very slowly and not without sorrow, to stake everything on God Himself." - Elisabeth Elliot

"Lips moulded in love are tremulously full of the glowing softness they borrow from the heart, and electrically obedient to its impulse." - Sara Jane Lippincott

"The KEY to disciplining ourselves in the area of obedience is always keeping in mind to whom we are being obedient." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Remember that you must always have a deep regard for courtesy, and you must be respectful and obedient toward your seniors." - Gichin Funakoshi

"The Christian is not obedient unless he is doing all in his power to send the Gospel to the heathen world." - A. B. Simpson

"A proper wife should be as obedient as a slave... The female is a female by virtue of a certain lack of qualities - a natural defectiveness." - Aristotle

"A man is not moral because he is obedient through fear or ignorance. Morality lives in the realm of perceived obligation..." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"The more humble and obedient to God a man is, the more wise and at peace he will be in all that he does." - Thomas A Kempis

"Obedience allows God's blessings to flow without constraint. He will bless His obedient children with freedom from bondage and misery. And He will bless them with more light." - Russell M Nelson

"One Body, Many Blogs is a nifty look at the mission to cyberspace that Christians, obedient to the Spirit, have undertaken! Read it and be inspired!" - Mark P. Shea

"Revival is a divinely initiated work in which God's people pray, repent of their sin, and return to a holy, Spirit-filled, obedient, love-relationship with God." - Henry Blackaby

"The ultimate test of a society's freedom is not how it treats its good, obedient, compliant citizens; it's how it treats its dissidents." - Glenn Greenwald

"Obedience allows God's blessings to flow without constraint. He will bless His obedient children with freedom from bondage and misery. And He will bless them with more light." - Russell M Nelson

"The propaganda machine keeps on churning out lies and deceit. And the obedient, unthinking, apathetic people in our society keep accepting it." - Gary Yourofsky

"Do you really think a man must be strong, masculine, dominating, and the woman frail, obedient and sensitive? This is a conventional idea. Reality is quite different." - Michelangelo Antonioni

"God has never given a dream that could be fulfilled at step one. So start walking, be obedient, and watch God fulfill that dream in your life." - John C Maxwell

"The Devourers want to brood about their great service to the many universes-it is their claim that servile customers make the most obedient subjects for the gods." - Fritz Leiber

"[Epitaph for the Spartans who died at the Battle of Thermopylae:] Go, tell the Spartans, thou who passes by, That here obedient to their laws we lie." - Simonides of Ceos

"Charles Darwin, the Abraham of scientific men - a searcher as obedient to the command of truth as was the patriarch to the command of God." - John Tyndall

"Doubting God's existence is okay and perfectly acceptable within Christianity as long as the person doubting remains obedient and committed to the Christian path." - Real Live Preacher

"The true man walks the earth as the stars walk the heavens, grandly obedient to those laws which are implanted in his nature." - Lemuel K Washburn

"Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for God's guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them." - The Koran

"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

"How would you expect to find community while you intentionally withdraw from it at some point? The disobedient cannot believe; only the obedient believe." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"I am no longer content to be the scared, obedient schoolgirl. Who are you, a stranger, to tell me what I can and cannot do?" - Libba Bray

"Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed." - Geoffrey Chaucer

"Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo - obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other." - Angela Davis

"Outside of my home, I look like a very obedient, very serious, very good kind of girl, but nobody knows what happens inside the house." - Malala Yousafzai

"To properly prepare to receive personal revelation, we must repent, ask through prayer, be obedient, search the scriptures, fast, think pure thoughts, and develop a spirit of reverence." - L Lionel Kendrick

"The man the state has put in place must have obedient hearing to his least command when it is right, and even when it's not." - Sophocles

"The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient-at others so bewildered and weak-and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control!" - Jane Austen

"The man who has no inner life is a slave of his surroundings, as the barometer is the obedient servant of the air." - Lisa Alther

"I like chicken a lot because chicken is generous - that is to say, it's obedient. It will do whatever you tell it to do." - Maya Angelou

"All parents hope and pray that their children will make wise decisions. Children who are obedient and responsible bring to their parents unending pride and satisfaction." - James E Faust

"The love of Christ is always there and unchanging, no matter what we do, but it is when we are obedient that we actually begin to feel it." - Criss Jami

"Those who speak of blind obedience may appear to know many things, but they do not understand the doctrines of the gospel. There is an obedience that comes from a knowledge of the truth that transcends any external form of control. We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see." - Boyd K. Packer

"Every time we are obedient to the words of the prophets and apostles we reap great blessings. We receive more blessings than we can understand at the time, and we continue to receive blessings long after our initial decision to be obedient." - Paul V. Johnson

"Turning off or tuning out people was my highly developed art. The custom of letting obedient children be seen but not heard was so agreeable to me that I went one step further: Obedient children should not see or hear if they chose not to do so. I laid a handful of attention on my face and tuned up the sounds in the church." - Maya Angelou

"Repression is the only lasting philosophy. The dark deference of fear and slavery, my friend, will keep the dogs obedient to the whip, as long as this roof shuts out the sky." - Charles Dickens

"We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come." - Samuel Adams

"Now that I look back, I realize that a life predicated on being obedient is a very comfortable life indeed. Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one's own need to think." - Adolf Eichmann

"Up and down our lives obedient Walk, dear Christ, with footsteps radiant, Till those garden lives shall be Fair with duties done for Thee; And our thankful spirits say, "Christ arose on Easter Day."" - Phillips Brooks

"The subconscious ... reacts very quickly to strong emotions or feelings. Whatever it is you vividly imagine, the subconscious thinks is actually happening. The subconscious, if instructed properly, is like a faithful, obedient servant who fulfills your every wish." - John Harricharan

"The Scripture was written to shew unto men the kingdom of God; and to prepare their minds to become his obedient subjects; leavingthe world, and the Philosophy thereof, to the disputation of men, for the exercising of their natural Reason." - Thomas Hobbes

"My hope of the future lies in the youths of character, intelligent, renouncing all for the service of others, and obedient - good to themselves and the country at large" - Swami Vivekananda

"The more a man follows nature, and is obedient to her laws, the longer he will live; the farther he deviates from these, the shorter will be his existence." - Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland

"Now that I look back, I realize that a life predicated on being obedient and taking orders is a very comfortable life indeed. Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one's own need to think." - Adolf Eichmann

"You are one of the noblest of God's creations. His intent is that your life be gloriously beautiful regardless of your circumstances. As you are grateful and obedient, you can become all that God intends you to be." - Richard G Scott

"I am going to turn over a new life and am going to be a very good girl and be obedient to Isa Keith, here there is plenty of gooseberries which makes my teeth watter." - Marjorie Fleming

"I know of nothing that I feel is of so great value in life as to be obedient to the counsel and advice of the Lord, and of His servants in this our day." - Heber J Grant

"I think we are constantly faced with the same decision. The decision to be blindly obedient to authority versus the decision to try and change things by fighting the powers that be is always, throughout history, the only decision." - Abbie Hoffman

"A successful Christian life will not be based on how much work we have done, but rather, on how close to the Lord we have become and how obedient we have been." - Rick Joyner

"Quarkbeasts, for all their fearsome looks, are obedient to a fault. They are nine-tenths velociraptor and kitchen blender and one-tenth Labrador. It was the Labrador tenth that I valued most." - Jasper Fforde

"Oh! nature's noblest gift - my gray-goose quill! Slave of my thoughts, obedient to my will, Torn from thy parent-bird to form a pen, That might instrument of little men!" - Lord Byron

"The modern spirit is a hesitant one. Spontaneity has given way to cautious legalisms, and the age of heroes has been superseded by a cult of specialization. We have no more giants; only obedient ants." - Roger Lowenstein

"It is to the man who is trying to live, to the man who is obedient to the word of the Master, that the word of the Master unfolds itself." - George Macdonald

"If all were perfect Christians, individuals would do their duty; the people would be obedient to the laws, the magistrates incorrupt, and there would be neither vanity nor luxury in such a state." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"All men who would surpass the other animals should do their best not to pass through life silently like the beasts whom nature made prone, obedient to their bellies." - Sallust

"...the floss-silk manes tossed up like the crest of a breaking wave....Light ran and glittered on them. They were obedient...you would have sworn...as the white horses of the wave crests are to pull of the moon." - Mary Stewart



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