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The Best Quotes About Obedience

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A list of the best obedience quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous obedience quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic obedience quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational obedience quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about obedience?" and "What are inspirational obedience quotes?"

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

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    Obedience is an act of faith.Disobedience is the result of unbeleif

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

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

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

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

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

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    Those who know the least obey the best.

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

    Theodore Roosevelt
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    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
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    Every good servant does not all commands.

    William Shakespeare
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    Obedience is better than sacrifice.

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

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

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    It is much safer to obey, than to govern.

    Thomas à Kempis
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    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