Quotation Explorer - 'Commands'

The man Of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys:Power, like a desolating pestilence,Pollutes whate'er it touches, and obedience,Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth,Makes slaves of men, and, of the human frame,A mechanised automaton. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Thought; the dwelling home of the invisible thing that commands the visible things - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying though he look, he has a helm which he obeys, which is the idea after which all his facts are classified. He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
As prayer without faith is but a beating of the air, so trust without prayer [is] but a presumptuous bravado. He that promises to give, and bids us trust His promises, commands us to pray, and expects obedience to his commands. He will give, but not without our asking. - Thomas Lye
The world commands our desire for purity but bids that we not be too precise about it. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
So many commands in the Bible require obedience without us experiencing any conviction to obey them. That is when our faith is truly tested. - Alan de Jager
No matter your political affiliation, it’s an honor and a privilege to meet the sitting president of the United States. You are in the presence of someone who commands respect for taking the hardest job in the world.Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss - RoseMarie Trenzio
Leadership crisis erupt when people who have not learnt how to obey instructions are given the privilege to give commands. Leaders are experienced servants. - Israelmore Ayivor
Man is his own star and the soul that can render an honest and perfect man commands all light, all influence, all fate. - John Fletcher
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. - Edmund Burke
Who upholds the gorsedd if not You? Who counts the ages of the world if not You? Who commands the Wheel of Heaven if not You? Who quickens life in the womb if not You? Therefore, God of All Virtue and Power, sain us and shield us with Your Swift Sure Hand. - Stephen R. Lawhead
Blessing come to you when you are obedient to God’s commands. - Jim George
Your men will not take the hill if you're simply yelling commands from the safety of the rear. - Noel DeJesus
Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. - Rainer Maria Rilke
All of Christ's commands are invitations and all of His invitations are commands. - Andy Davis
We are not ourselves when nature, being oppress'd, commands the mind to suffer with the body. - William Shakespeare
People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it. - Anthony de Mello
I do not take commands from someone with no character or appreciative mindset. - Mohith Agadi
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
The speaker indicts our unbelieving responses to Jesus' COMMAND not to worry. We take it less seriously than His commands about overt actions and justify ourselves that we would not worry if He kept us from any circumstance we might worry about. - Jim Savastio
The tendency to turn human judgements into divine commands turns religion into one of the most dangerous forces in the world. - Georgia Harkness
Freedom cannot recognize as law the commands and doctrines of other human beings. - Joseph BH McMillan
I look forward to an america in which commands respect throughout the world, not only for its strength, but for its civilization as well. And I look forward to a world in which we will be safe not only for democracy and diversity but also for personal distinction. - John F. Kennedy
Too many Christians reverse New Covenant commands as we seek, through condemnation of the world, the return of the never-existent, demonic myth of the "Christian Nation"! - Gary Patton
The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things - bread and circuses! - Juvenal
A prince should therefore have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study but war and it organization and discipline, for that is the only art that is necessary to one who commands. - Niccolo Machiavelli
The key to every man is his thought.... He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The innate harmony that exists between mind and body is one of the secrets behind the amazing power of Shin-shin-toitsu-do, which is weakened by an inefficient use of the body. Our bodies must be strong, relaxed, and healthy to respond to our minds’ commands. - H.E. Davey
You can't live an obedient life and miss an adventure. Following the commands of Christ is not just about behavior. Behavior modification is not an end in itself in the New Testament. Transformation is about knowing the truth and the truth setting you free. - Beth Moore
With grace, we can obey God’s commands. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Those who were known as sultans and emperors are gone to dust. Their palaces are now known as ruins. This is ultimate power and commands of nature. - Aditya Ajmera
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