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"Some people believe that fairness comes with obeying the rules. I'm one of those people." - Al Green

"Over and over in the Bible, it is fear that threatens to keep people from trusting and obeying God." - John Ortberg

"But remember, this power of the people on top depends on the obedience of the people below. When people stop obeying, they have no power." - Howard Zinn

"True success is obeying God." - John C Maxwell

"Resisting tyranny is obeying God" - Thomas Jefferson

"One reason why people are unable to understand great Christian classics is that they are trying to understand without any intention of obeying them." - J. Oswald Sanders

"Barack Obama has come closer than any figure in recent history to obeying a direct call of the people to the brutal and bloody fields of political mission." - Michael Eric Dyson

"A fair question could be posed in this fashion: If people are not obeying existing laws, what makes us think they would obey any new laws?" - J D Hayworth

"You will never go wrong obeying God." - Charles Stanley

"Nature is commanded by obeying her." - Francis Bacon

"... wo unto that Nation or house or people who seek to hinder my People from obeying the Patriarchal Law of Abraham which leadeth to a Celestial Glory... for whosoever doeth those things shall be damned Saith the Lord." - Wilford Woodruff

"The German people are an orderly, vain, deeply sentimental and rather insensitive people. They seem to feel at their best when they are singing in chorus, saluting or obeying orders." - H G Wells

"The slave should be resigned to his lot, in obeying his master he is obeying God." - Saint John Chrysostom

"Having a girlfriend was no longer my greatest need. Knowing and obeying Him was . I wanted to please Him in my relationships even if it meant looking radical and foolish to other people - even if it meant kissing dating goodbye." - Joshua Harris

"These people-the employed, the somewhat privileged-are drawn into alliance with the elite. They become the guards of the system, buffers between the upper and lower classes. If they stop obeying, the system falls." - Howard Zinn

"Where it gets weird is that nowadays there are millions of people on this earth who call themselves followers of Jesus, but their lives look nothing like His, and they're not obeying the things that He called them to do." - Francis Chan

"You can find God if you will only seek - by obeying divine laws, by loving people, by relinquishing self-will, attachments, negative thoughts and feelings. And when you find God it will be in stillness. You will find God within." - Peace Pilgrim

"When people talk of atoms obeying fixed laws, they are either ascribing some kind of intelligence and free will to atoms or they are talking nonsense. There is no obedience unless there is at any rate a potentiality of disobeying." - Samuel Butler

"You can only learn what obedience is by obeying" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Boredom and fear keep us working and obeying the laws." - Mason Cooley

"A virtuous wife commands her husband by obeying him." - Publilius Syrus

"Obeying from love is better than to obey from fear." - Rashi

"Civility, it is said, means obeying the unenforceable." - Ellen Goodman

"Dignity is the reward of obeying your heart." - Wes Fesler

"We cannot rely on God's promises without obeying his commandments." - John Calvin

"We cannot command Nature except by obeying her." - Francis Bacon

"It is incredible how as soon as a people become subject, it promptly falls into such complete forgetfulness of its freedom that it can hardly be roused to the point of regaining it, obeying so easily and willingly that one is led to say that this people has not so much lost its liberty as won its enslavement." - Etienne de La Boetie

"Some people giving orders and others obeying them: this is the essence of servitude. Of course, as Hospers smugly observes, "one can at least change jobs," but you can't avoid having a job - just as under statism one can at least change nationalities but you can't avoid subjection to one nation-state or another. But freedom means more than the right to change masters." - Bob Black

"The sufficiency of Scripture means that Scripture contained all the words of God he intended his people to have at each stage of redemptive history, and that it now contains all the words of God we need for salvation, for trusting him perfectly, and for obeying him perfectly." - Wayne Grudem

"The continuation of authority has frequently proved the undoing of democratic governments. Repeated elections are essential to the system of popular governments, because there is nothing so dangerous as to suffer power to be vested for a long time in one citizen. The people become accustomed to obeying him, and he becomes accustomed to commanding, hence the origin of usurpation and tyranny." - Simon Bolivar

"Obsessed people are more concerned with obeying God than doing what is expected or fulfilling the status quo. A person who is obsessed with Jesus will do things that don't always make sense in terms of success or wealth on this earth." - Francis Chan

"Young people, if you honor your fathers, you will love them, respect them, confide in them, be considerate of them, express appreciation for them, and demonstrate all of these things by following their counsel in righteousness and by obeying the commandments of God." - Dallin H. Oaks

"The more faithful preachers are to the Word of God in their preaching, the more liable they are to the charge of hypocrisy. Why? Because the more faithful people are to the Word of God the higher the message is that they will preach. The higher the message, the further they will be from obeying themselves." - R C Sproul

"Freedom means the power to act by soul guidance, not by the compulsions of desires and habits. Obeying the ego leads to bondage; obeying the soul brings liberation." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"Don't worry when you meet opposition for obeying God. Worry when you don't have opposition, because you're probably not obeying God." - Craig Groeschel

"Do' worry when you meet opposition for obeying God. Worry when you do' have opposition, because you're probably not obeying God." - Craig Groeschel

"Christian principles are, admittedly, stricter than the others; but then we think you will get help towards obeying them which you will not get towards obeying the others." - C S Lewis

"She is free not by disobeying the rules but by obeying them." - Elisabeth Elliot

"Obeying the rules might be smart, but it's not as nearly as much fun." - Jill Shalvis

"Die in obeying commands like a soldier, and go to Nirvana, but no cowardice." - Swami Vivekananda

"Healing is not always obtained by saying a prayer. It is obtained by obeying God" - John G. Lake

"I know not which lives more unnatural lives, obeying husbands, or commanding wives." - Benjamin Franklin

"A world of confusion and disappointment results from trying to believe without obeying." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Obeying the revealed will of God and trusting Him for the results." - Jerry Bridges

"Far more violence has been done in obeying the law than in breaking the law." - Robert Frost

"You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Orders can be benign or malign, but the habit of obeying them can become ingrained." - Theodore Dalrymple

"What I'm doing is obeying the law of diffusion of innovations." - Simon Sinek

"She commandeth her husband, in any equal matter, by constant obeying him." - Thomas Fuller

"It is not about reading the Word. It is about obeying the Word." - Joyce Meyer

"Obeying an inalienable law, things grew, growing riotous and strange in their impulse for growth." - Brian Aldiss

"Woman's happiness consists in obeying; she objects to a man who yields too much." - Jules Michelet

"Real miracles bother people, like strange sudden pains unknown in medical literature. It's true: They rebut every rule all we good citizens take comfort in. Lazarus obeying orders and climbing up out of the grave - now there's a miracle, and you can bet it upset a lot of folks who were standing around at the time. When a person dies, the earth is generally unwilling to cough him back up. A miracle contradicts the will of the earth." - Leif Enger

"Everything in life, is a question of drawing a life, John, and you have to decide for yourself where to draw it. You cant draw it for others. You can try, of course, but it doesn't work. People obeying rules laid down my somebody else is not the same thing as respecting life. And if you want to respect life, you have to draw a line." - John Berger

"Some of you may ask, ?Is there a single ordinance to be dispensed with? Is there one of the commandments that God has enjoined upon the people, that he will excuse them from obeying?' Not one, no matter how trifling or small in our own estimation. No matter if we esteem them non-essential, or least or last of all the commandments of the house of God, we are under obligation to observe them." - Brigham Young

"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

"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

"Stop obeying a dictator; you will then see that he is nothing! Stop obeying a king; you will then see that he is nothing! If you refuse the Devil, you will then see that he will shade away!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Let us learn from the Virgin Mary how to be bolder in obeying the word of God." - Pope Francis

"Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring, through obeying the blind urge." - Henry Miller

"We pamper the present like a spoiled child, obeying its superficial demands but ignoring its real needs." - Robert Grudin

"A league from Epidamnum had we sailed Before the always wind-obeying deep Gave any tragic instance of our harm." - William Shakespeare

"A dog is much like a married man, obeying his master's voice for the sake of his master's touch." - Robert Breault

"Have the moral courage to stand firm in obeying God's will, even if you have to stand alone." - Ulisses Soares

"A man can go along obeying all the rules and then it don't matter a damn anymore." - Raymond Carver

"Obeying God is listening to God, having an open heart to follow the path that God points out to us" - Pope Francis

"Love provides the motive for obeying the commands of the law, but the law provides specific direction for exercising love." - Jerry Bridges

"Have the moral courage to stand firm in obeying God's will, even if you have to stand alone." - Ulisses Soares

"Resistance - that is the distinction of the slave. Let your distinction be obedience. Let your commanding itself be obeying!" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"A dog is much like a married man, obeying his master's voice for the sake of his master's touch." - Robert Brault

"To be man's tender mate was woman born, and in obeying nature she best serves the purposes of heaven." - Friedrich Schiller

"Sometimes, I look out at nature and I think, 'Everything here is obeying my conjecture.' It's a wonderfully narcissistic feeling." - Geoffrey West

"It fits to glorify God - it not only fits reality, because God is infinitely and supremely praiseworthy, but it fits us as nothing else does. All the beauty we have looked for in art or faces or places - and all the love we have looked for in the arms of other people - is only fully present in God himself. And so in every action by which we treat him as glorious as he is, whether through prayer, singing, trusting, obeying, or hoping, we are at once giving God his due and fulfilling our own design." - Timothy Keller

"I began peering into the corners of the room, making sure all the shadows were cast by objects and obeying known laws of physics." - Karen Marie Moning

"I went from one state of life to another state of life by obeying, understanding, and applying the principles that are laid down in the Bible." - Myles Munroe

"And if we obey God, we must disobey ourselves, and it is in this disobeying ourselves, wherein the hardness of obeying God consists." - Moby

"We can stop pleading with God to show us the future, and start living and obeying like we are confident that He holds the future." - Kevin Deyoung

"Here, here, and everywhere, he leaves and takes, Dexterity so obeying appetite That what he will he does, and does so much That proof is called impossibility." - William Shakespeare

"Literary critics, like a herd of cows or a school of fish, always face in the same direction, obeying that love for unity that every critic requires." - Edward Abbey

"We are always looking for a grand program of action full of great ideas, when the thing is to begin by obeying the little ideas." - Paul Tournier

"The faith which you keep must be a faith that demands obedience, and you can keep it only by obeying it." - Phillips Brooks

"Procrastination can be driven from your personality through the simple technique of constantly commanding yourself to get into action . . . and then obeying that command immediately." - Og Mandino

"Unbroken companionship helps us hear His instruction so then we can see His direction. We must not seek direction before obeying His instruction." - Lysa TerKeurst

"Obeying an order was the most important thing to me. It could be that is in the nature of the German." - Adolf Eichmann

"Be it remembered that we command nature, as it were, by obeying nature's laws; so the woman who would control her husband does so through obedience." - Thomas Chandler Haliburton

"The Law is one aspect of a much more concrete and encompassing relation than the relation between commanding and obeying that characterizes the imperative." - Paul Ricoeur

"The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it." - Bertolt Brecht

"The work of man is to respond to the Covenant by obeying the commandments of the Torah, those commandments that can be obeyed here and now." - David Novak

"This Ayah indicates that the pious person should express his love to Allah by believing in His Prophet and following the Message, and through obeying the Prophet, abiding by his orders, leaving what he prohibits and obeying all what Allah has revealed to him, because that is the vivid expression of the practical love that fills his whole entity." - Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah

"Men are free when they are obeying some deep, inward voice of religious belief. Obeying from within. Men are free when they belong to a living, organic, believing community, active in fulfilling some unfulfilled, perhaps unrealized purpose. Not when they are escaping to some wild west. The most unfree souls go west, and shout of freedom." - D H Lawrence

"What would Deftmenes be if we went around obeying orders all the time?' 'They might be ruling the Carpet,' said Pismire. 'Ha!' said Brocando, 'but the trouble about obeying orders is, it becomes a habit. And then everything depends on who's giving the orders." - Terry Pratchett

"But I was not obeying the first and greatest commandment - to love God first - nor is it clear that I was obeying the second - to love my neighbour. Hating the oppressors of my neighbour isn't perhaps quite what Christ had in mind." - Sheldon Vanauken

"He claims he has never known fatigue while obeying the law, but when he does break it he feels a sense of guilt in discovering the slightest evidence of fatigue which tells him that he has broken it." - Walter Russell

"There is no Nation however small which had the right to set itself free, that has not rescued itself from the dishonour of obeying the Prince imposed by an enemy in the hour of victory." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Now that the Emperor has accepted the Potsdam Declaration, we must lay down our arms. Obeying the Emperor's order, we shall not fight. We must keep peace and order and we shall not make any trouble." - Seishiro Itagaki

"What can you say to a man who tells you he prefers obeying God rather than men, and that as a result he's certain he'll go to heaven if he cuts your throat?" - Voltaire

"A tree gives glory to God by being a tree. For in being what God means it to be it is obeying Him.... The more a tree is like itself, the more it is like Him...." - Thomas Merton

"If I am going to know who Jesus is, I must obey Him. The majority of us don't know Jesus because we have not the remotest intention of obeying Him." - Oswald Chambers

"O sweet everlasting Voices, be still; Go to the guards of the heavenly fold And bid them wander obeying your will, Flame under flame, till Time be no more...." - William Butler Yeats

"Are we truly obeying the command to love our neighbor as ourselves if we're storing up money for potential future needs when our neighbor is laboring today under actual present needs?" - Randy Alcorn

"I learned that faith isn't about knowing all of the right stuff or obeying a list of rules. It's something more, something more costly because it involves being present and making a sacrifice." - Bob Goff

"Look, Chief, you can't go off half-cocked looking for vengeance against a fish. That shark isn't evil. It's not a murderer. It's just obeying its own instincts. Trying to get retribution against a fish is crazy." - Peter Benchley

"Oh the folly of any mind that would explain God before obeying Him! That would map out the character of God instead of crying, Lord, what wouldst thou have me to do?" - George Macdonald

"You're required to fight the government since they are not obeying the laws of the constitution and it says in the constitution to fight them if they are not." - James Dye

"It is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks. It is legal and lawful to own a shotgun or a rifle. We believe in obeying the law." - Malcolm X

"I venture to suggest that the most developed man is he who has the least reason for not simply obeying his impulses, or that perfect impulses mark the perfect man." - James Hinton

"We have taken the latter course as a culture. So there is mass confusion today-even in the evangelical church-over whether the Bible is true and over how far we should go in obeying it." - Alistair Begg

"By law of periodical repetition, everything which has happened once must happen again and again - and not capriciously, but at regular periods, and each thing in its own period, not another's and each obeying its own law." - Mark Twain

"A woman, as much as a man, is responsible by the age of forty for the character of her face. But women, obeying the biological imperative, strive harder to preserve a youthful appearance (the reproductive look) and lose it sooner." - Edward Abbey

"In most cases, when the lion, weary of obeying its master, has torn and devoured him, its nerves are pacified and it looks round for another master before whom to grovel." - Paul Valery

"It is through the repeated process of feeling impressions, recording them, and obeying them that one learns to depend on the direction of the Spirit more than on communication through the other five senses." - Richard G Scott

"The law of tithing is one of the most important ever revealed to man. . . . Through obeying this law the blessings of prosperity and success will be given to the Saints." - Lorenzo Snow

"If it were conceivable that in obeying God one should bring about one's own damnation whilst in disobeying him one could be saved, I should still choose the way of obedience." - Simone Weil

"The absurd duty, too often inculcated, of obeying a parent only on account of his being a parent, shackles the mind, and prepares it for a slavish submission to any power but reason." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense. (xxvi)" - Eve Ensler

"Teddy Wilson, I think, said a little while ago that its much easier to come in and play whatever comes into your mind, without obeying any of the laws of bass line and harmony and so on." - George Shearing

"Obeying orders just to obey is the mark of a person who has ceased to think. Remember, it is better to suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong." - Ilsa J. Bick

"There's 150,000 students here from the Middle East. If 40% of them have overstayed their visa, don't we need to know where they are, what they're doing, are they obeying our rules?" - Rand Paul

"I learned that faith is' about knowing all of the right stuff or obeying a list of rules. It's something more, something more costly because it involves being present and making a sacrifice." - Bob Goff

"You will never be more secure, you will never be more safe, and you will never be happier, more satisfied, than when you are trusting and obeying: resting in sovereignty and surrendering to sovereignty." - Nancy Leigh DeMoss

"I don't believe any sort of traveler does a better job than any other sort of traveler at obeying traffic safety laws. It's difficult to foresee a camera program that can be used with bikers and walkers." - Robert James Thomson

"It's these guys in the Ivy League schools who get used to obeying women. They're sedentary guys. It's ironic that you're getting the biggest bitching about men from the schools where the men are just eunuchs and bookworms." - Camille Paglia

"Gentlemen, there is business before your house and I propose to get right to it, obeying, as far as I can, what seems to me becoming to be known as the Republican law of gravity." - Adlai Stevenson

"Where the need is greatest let us be found gladly obeying the MASTER'S command. For it is in the harvest-field, it is among the reapers, that we shall find Him." - James Hudson Taylor

"The unhappy truth is that male homosexuality will never be fully accepted by the heterosexual majority, who are obeying the dictates not of bigoted society or religion but of procreative nature." - Camille Paglia

"It was not pre-arranged. It just happened that the driver made a demand and I just didn't feel like obeying his demand. I was quite tired after spending a full day working." - Rosa Parks

"I'm about to commence four years of obeying the cause of a bruiser on a horse. I refuse to put down what might be the last book I see for months." - Tamora Pierce

"While Taliban fighters had an initial claim to protection under the conventions, they lost POW status by failing to obey the standards of conduct for legal combatants: wearing uniforms, a responsible command structure, and obeying the laws of war." - John Yoo

"Faithfully obeying God's commandments is essential to receiving the Holy Ghost. We are reminded of this truth each week as we listen to the sacrament prayers and worthily partake of the bread and water." - David A Bednar

"Obeying instructions I should never dare to disregard, expressing, also, my own firm conviction, I rise in behalf of the State of New York to propose a nomination with which the country and the Republican party can grandly win." - Roscoe Conkling

"When you make machines that are capable of obeying instructions slavishly, and among those instructions are 'duplicate me' instructions, then of course the system is wide open to exploitation by parasites." - Richard Dawkins

"Teddy Wilson, I think, said a little while ago that it's much easier to come in and play whatever comes into your mind, without obeying any of the laws of bass line and harmony and so on." - George Shearing

"The big rule is that you must never get mixed up with a married man - never even look sideways at another woman's fella. Boy, I really was terrific at obeying that rule, wasn't I?" - Lauren Bacall

"Transformed people transform people." - Richard Rohr

"Guns don't kill people, people kill people." - Michael Moore

"Corporations aren't people. People are people!" - Barack Obama

"People quickly forget that people are people." - Jack Tatum

"Loved people are loving people." - Katharine Hepburn

"Advent creates people, new people." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Most people are other people." - Oscar Wilde

"Angry people are stupid people." - Don Miller

"God is God; you are but one of His creatures. Your only joy is to be found in obeying Him, your true fulfillment is to be found in worshiping Him, your only wisdom is to be found in trusting and knowing Him." - Sinclair B. Ferguson

"You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul." - Mahatma Gandhi

"We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation, without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic. Where we have been the truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"What is meant here is that man should not become immersed in loving the world which will make him forget the responsibilities that Allah had ordered him to hold, but he has to look at the world in its reality, in which it represents a place for obeying Allah." - Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah

"In our competitive world we're taught to never quit trying, never give up, and never give in - so we don't hear much about surrendering. If winning is everything, surrendering is unthinkable. Even Christians would rather talk about winning, succeeding, overcoming, and conquering than yielding, submitting, obeying, and surrendering. But surrendering to God is the heart of worship." - Rick Warren

"I grew up in the South [USA states] under segregation. I know what terrorism feels like - when your father could be taken out in the middle of the night and lynched just because he didn't look like he was in an obeying frame of mind when a white person said something he must do. That's terrorism, too." - Alice Walker

"Some find it easier to bend their knees than their minds. Exciting exploration is preferred to plodding implementation; speculation seems more fun than consecration, and so is trying to soften the hard doctrines instead of submitting to them. Worse still, by not obeying, these . . . lack real knowing. Lacking real knowing, they cannot defend their faith and may become critics instead of defenders!" - Neal A Maxwell

"If for one whole day, quietly and determinedly, we were to give ourselves up to the ownership of Jesus and to obeying his orders, we should be amazed at its close to realize all he had packed into that one day." - Oswald Chambers

"You make New Year's resolutions. And you make them into the teeth of old resolutions which were different. Then you don't keep your new resolutions and you tell yourself you are weak-willed. You aren't weak-willed, you are simply obeying yourself as of yesterday." - L Ron Hubbard



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