Quotation Explorer - 'Commanded'

NEIGHBOR, n. One whom we are commanded to love as ourselves, and who does all he knows how to make us disobedient. - Ambrose Bierce
Such things as are good simply because they have been commanded or instituted, or as being symbols of something good, are mere shadows which cannot be reckoned among actions that are the offspring, as it were, or fruit of a sound mind and of intellect. - Baruch Spinoza
You (God) have not only commanded continence, that is, from what things we are to restrain our love, but also justice, that is, on what we are to bestow our love. - Saint Augustine
I'm not a political Christian; for the most part I allow people even their vain, earthly rights. And I certainly don't see anti-Christians as bad or evil (as if they actually have the power to pose any kind of threat against God Almighty), but rather complete idiots I was commanded to love. - Criss Jami
Nature cannot be commanded except by being obeyed. - Francis Bacon
Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,Born under one law, to another bound;Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,Created sick, commanded to be sound. - Fulke Greville
For all works and things, which are either commanded or forbidden by God and thus have been instituted by the supreme Majesty, are 'musts.' Nevertheless, no one should be dragged to them or away from them by the hair, for I can drive no man to heaven or beat him into it with a club. - Martin Luther
To act morally is not to act out of fear of punishment; it is not to act as one is commanded to act. Rather, it is to act as one ought to act. And how one ought to act is not dependent upon anyone's power, even if the power be Divine. - Steven M. Cahn
What ever lives obeys . . . he who cannot obey himself is commanded. - Friedrich Nietzsche
No arrogant man has ever touched the human heart, no despot ever commanded respect. - Andy Paula
Never again!" commanded his will. "Again! Tomorrow!" begged his heart. - Hermann Hesse
If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it. - Stephen Colbert
Suffer" he commanded seductively. "With me...or because of me. - Donna Lynn Hope
I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. - Aristotle
An Army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions. - Napoleon Bonaparte
Jesus did not command us to "develop" leaders. He commanded us to make "disciples". The world "develops" leaders, the Church "disciples" them. The two are not the same. - John Paul Warren
Christians who say we are not to judge others are only partially correct! Judging rightly is what Jesus commands. Love and truth are The Commanded Conjoined Twins for Jesus Followers; they must never be separated if we wish to obey Jesus’ Platinum Rule! - Gary Patton
I am just going outside and may be some time." Reportedly the last words of Lawrence Oates according to Captain Robert Falcon Scott, who commanded the ill-fated expedition to the South Pole 1911/12. - Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates
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