Quotation Explorer - 'Obedience'

God bless thee; and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true duty! - William Shakespeare
In a republic the first rule for the guidance of the citizen is obedience of the law. - Calvin Coolidge
The best measure of a spiritual life is not its ecstasies but its obedience. - Oswald Chambers
Christ wrought out His perfect obedience as a man, through temptation, and by suffering. - Alexander MacLaren
The suicide committed by Sampson was partly determined by the craftiness of Delilah and partly decided by the disobedience of Sampson. Satan uses crafty means to set traps for us, but by our obedience of the laws of God, the traps remain functionless. - Israelmore Ayivor
Obedience is the virtue that determines whether a person is either a servant or a rebel. Life of integrity is built on obedience of God's statutes and nothing else. - Israelmore Ayivor
Israel's first king, Saul, looked like he was born for the role. He was tall, handsome, intelligent, and sensitive to God's leading. But he eventually lost most of his attractive qualities, the most important being obedience. - Charles R. Swindoll
Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Authority there be given that respect and obedience which is its due; that the laws which are made shall be in wise conformity with the common good; and that, as a matter of conscience all men shall render obedience to these laws. - Pope Pius XI
Build your life in self-controlpurity, moderation in food and drink, and obedience to the will Divine. and you will have built well !!!! - Tanu Reshma B Singh
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
Never look to other couples to measure your worth; look to God to fulfill your call. Don't compare yourself with other couples to measure your happiness; compare your obedience with God's design on your life to measure your faithfulness. - Gary Thomas
Truth should be the very breath of our life. When once this state in the pilgrim's progress is reached, all other rules of correct living will come without any effort, and obedience to them will be instinctive. - Mahatma Gandhi
Obedience moves the hand of the Lord. - Daryl Baugh
I will either adamantly prioritize my agendas at the expense of the truth, or I will consistently bring my agendas into unrelenting obedience to the truth. And if for some reason you’re trying to determine who I truly am, the choice I make will tell you. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
What single-minded, purposeful, compassionate obedience did it take for Jesus to walk through this world completely unrecognized for who he truly was? Even those dearest and closest to him did not grasp it while he lived. - Marcia Lebhar
There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust. - Klaus Balkenhol
Only if God IS ultimate reality, can he be our unconditional concern; only then can he be the object of surrender, obedience, and assent. Faith in anything which has only preliminary reality is idolatrous. - Paul Tillich
Your theology won't always work toward your obedience, because your use of theology is dictated by the condition of your heart. If your heart is not submitting to the plan of God, you will actually use your theology to justify things that should not be justified. - Paul David Tripp
But here steps in Satan, the eternal rebel, the first freethinker and the emancipator of worlds. He makes man ashamed of his bestial ignorance and obedience; he emancipates him, stamps upon his brow the seal of liberty and humanity, in urging him to disobey and eat of the fruit of knowledge. - Mikhail Bakunin
God does not bless religious efforts—He blesses heart-felt obedience. - Jim George
Adoration drives obedience, but throughout history people are prone to forget the faithfulness of God yesterday. - Matt Chandler
Replace a goal of obedience with one of connection and trust instead. Children are drawn to follow those to whom they are emotionally connected. By parenting not for obedience but for relationship, kids are naturally inclined to follow your lead. - Kelly Bartlett
Having confidence in your obedience, offers yourself confidence and love. - Auliq Ice
One cannot always know what children are thinking. Children are hard to understand, especially when careful training has a custom them to obedience and experience has made them cautious in conversation with their teachers. - Catherine the Great
You don’t need to understand. You need only to obey and then reap the blessings of that obedience. - Jim George
Your Maker has rescued you from the darkest corner of your own heart... What he asks in return is obedience. And the courage to do what is necessary. - Compton Gage
People rely too much on their lifelong instincts. Their perception is divided by necessary obedience, which they themselves have become too weak to liberate themselves from. I'd let the Devil read me the bible, before I trusted the Words of God or the Mind of Man. - Lionel Suggs
Experiential truth comes by obedience. - Jane Bulos
Christ died not so that you could freely go on sinning, and therefore, continue dying; He died rather so that you could freely grow in obedience, and therefore, start living. - Criss Jami
Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. - Thomas Jefferson
the ultimate aim of government is not to rule, or restrain by fear, nor to exact obedience, but to free every man from fear that he may live in all possible security... In fact the true aim of government is liberty. - Baruch Spinoza
A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience. - Naomi Wolf
When you suffer and lose, that does not mean you are being disobedient to God. In fact, it might mean you're right in the center of His will. The path of obedience is often marked by times of suffering and loss. - Charles R. Swindoll
When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion. - C.P. Snow
The spirit of the gospel is optimistic; it trusts in God and looks on the bright side of things. The opposite or pessimistic spirit drags men down and away from God, looks on the dark side, murmurs, complains, and is slow to yield obedience. - Orson F. Whitney
Command and obedience are but unfortunate necessities of human life: society in equality is its normal state. - John Stuart Mill
God is God. Because he is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what he is up to. - Elisabeth Elliot
We all have individually special kingdoms of success in each of us. Obedience is the throne of those kingdoms without which the real person we are is sure to suffer eviction. - Israelmore Ayivor
We have come out of the time when obedience, the acceptance of discipline, intelligent courage, and resolution were most important, into that more difficult time when it is a man's duty to understand his world rather than to simply fight for it. - Ernest Hemingway
Not obedience or feelings or respect, there is only one thing which people take seriously at all time and its "money". - Amit Kalantri
Obedience is less painful than regret. - Christine Caine
Faithfulness to God requires your obedience, even when it’s difficult. - Jim George
There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience. - Anatole Broyard
Obedience is the opener of eyes. - George MacDonald
God grant, if we must have two eyes, that they may be both clear ones, one the eye of faith wholly fixed on Christ, the other the eye of obedience equally and wholly fixed on the same objective! - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty. - Jean Jacques Rousseau
An advice is truly valuable when people not just give it their ears but also their obedience. - Amit Kalantri
A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down. - Robert Benchley
The word Ilaah means something that deserves to be worshiped AND obeyed at the same time. It is not enough to worship Allah through rituals. We have to give His obedience precedence over our desires in every situation of our life. - Nouman Ali Khan
Wherever you are lacking, your obedience in working on that before your mate comes is vital. - Angelo M. Swinson
In obedience there is always fear, and fear darkens the mind. - Krishnamurti
Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it. - William Penn
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
Spirit of God never do evilNever backbiting and hurtIts always penetrate toWhere sensitive enduranceLay on and obedience. - Uche Daniel Oluwaseun
Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told. Obedience is doing what is told regardless of what is right. - H.L. Mencken
So Jesus confronts us with himself, sets before us a radical choice between obedience and disobedience, and calls us to an unconditional commitment of mind, will and life to his teaching. - John R.W. Stott
True knowledge of God is born out of obedience. - John Calvin
Knowledge is the eye that must direct the foot of obedience. - Thomas Watson
But this can’t be true! I can understand, of course, their obedience to women of charm—but to fat women? To bony women? To women with scrawny cheeks? - F. Scott Fitzgerald
God give grace for obedience to His commandments. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Obedience to God will bring blessings to you and others. - Jim George
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