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Obeying The Law Quotes


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

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

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

"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 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

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

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

"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

"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

"... 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

"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

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

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

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

"To those of you who pay your tithing, I commend you. To those of you who presently are not obeying the law of tithing, I invite you to consider your ways and repent. I testify that by your obedience to this law of the Lord, the windows of heaven will be opened to you. Please do not procrastinate the day of your repentance." - David A Bednar

"[P]erfect freedom consists in obeying the dictates of right reason, and submitting to natural law. When a man goes beyond or contrary to the law of nature and reason, he . . . introduces confusion and disorder into society . . . [thus] where licentiousness begins, liberty ends." - Samuel West

"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

"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

"If you've been here 15 years and you've got three kids and grandkids and you've been paying taxes and obeying the law, you belong to a local church, I don't think we're going to separate you from your family, uproot you forcefully and kick you out." - Newt Gingrich

"The legal system doesn't always serve as a good guide for your conscience. You can step way over the ethical line and still be inside the law. The same thing goes for rules, policies and procedures - you know, the organization's "internal laws." You can "go by the book" and still behave unethically. Still not move beyond mediocrity. High standards-the ethics of excellence-come to life through your basic values, your character, integrity and honesty. Obeying the law is the bare minimum." - Price Pritchett

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

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

"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

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

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

"The Law is the Law!" - David Pratt

"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

"The image cannot be dispossessed of a primordial freshness, which idea can never claim. An idea is derivative and tamed. The imageis in the natural or wild state, and it has to be discovered there, not put there, obeying its own law and none of ours. We think we can lay hold of image and take it captive, but the docile captive is not the real image but only the idea, which is the image with its character beaten out of it." - John Crowe Ransom

"You men of the einsatzgruppen are called upon to fulfill a repulsive duty. But you are soldiers who have to carry out every order unconditionally. You have a responsibility before God and Hitler for everything that is happening. I myself hate this bloody business and I have been moved to the depths of my soul. But I am obeying the highest law by doing my duty. Man must defend himself against bedbugs and rats, against vermin." - Heinrich Himmler

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

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

"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

"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

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

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

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

"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

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

"Resisting tyranny is obeying God" - Thomas Jefferson

"We have resorted to every means to win back the position that Adam lost. We have tried through education, through philosophy, through religion, through governments to throw off our yoke of depravity and sin. All our knowledge, all our inventions, all our developments and ambitious plans move us ahead only a very little before we drop back again to the point from which we started. For we are still making the same mistake that Adam made - - we are still trying to be king in our own right, and with our own power, instead of obeying God's law." - Billy Graham

"The law is immoral." - Mark Thomas

"The law is cruel." - Jack Kevorkian

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

"The police must obey the law while enforcing the law." - Earl Warren

"The Law is hard, but it is the Law." - Cassandra Clare

"The Law may be hard but it's the law." - Cassandra Clare

"The law of life is the law of belief." - Joseph Murphy

"The law of grab is the primal law of infancy." - Antoinette Brown Blackwell

"The law of Karma is the law of causation." - Swami Vivekananda

"The Law of Attraction is the Law of Love." - Rhonda Byrne

"I fought the law, and the law won." - Sonny Curtis

"Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law." - Oliver Goldsmith

"The law is above the law, you know." - Dorothy Salisbury Davis

"I think He made one law of that kind in order that there might be obedience. In all these other matters what you call obeying Him is but doing what seems good in your own eyes also. Is love content with that?" - C S Lewis

"The law of common sense." - Sophie Swetchine

"I say, break the law." - Henry David Thoreau

"Love is the higher law." - David Levithan

"The Secret: Law of Attraction" - Rhonda Byrne

"Law is the ultimate science." - Frank Herbert

"Law is the safest helmet." - Edward Coke

"We don't break the law." - Kenneth Lay

"The law itself follows gold." - Propertius

"The law of England is a law of liberty ." - Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough

"An excess of law inescapably weakens the rule of law." - Laurence Tribe

"The law of self-preservation is higher than written law." - Thomas Jefferson

"Where the law is uncertain there is no law." - Proverbs

"The supreme law of the land is the Great Spirit's law, not man's law." - Proverbs

"There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience." - Stokely Carmichael

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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'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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

"The Secret is the Law of Attraction." - Rhonda Byrne

"The law is the public conscience." - Thomas Hobbes

"Impermanence is the law of the universe." - Carlene Hatcher Polite

"Reason is the Soul of the Law." - Thomas Hobbes

"Live like the Kennedy's, above the law." - Big Pun

"Feare, the Bedle of the Law." - George Herbert

"Freedom is the silence of the law." - George Will

"Reason is the life of the law." - Edward Coke

"Love is the fulfilling of the law." - Bible

"The people's good is the highest law." - Cicero

"Just to the windward of the law." - Charles Churchill

"The Law and the Lawgiver are one." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The law must have the last word." - Jacques Chirac

"Evolution is the Law of Life Number is the Law of the Universe Unity is the Law of God" - Pythagoras



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