Favorite Quotations ~  Obedience Inner Work

"Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that refuses when it is!" ~ Thomas Carlyle


It has been well said that “he who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. ~ Aristotle

The man who does something under orders is not unhappy; his is unhappy who does something against his will. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You cannot be a true man until you learn to obey.~ Robert E. Lee

This free will business is a bit terrifying anyway. It's almost pleasanter to obey, and make the most of it. ~ Ugo Betti

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

Obedience keeps the rules. Love knows when to break them. ~ Anthony de Mello

Do as I have taught you, and you will stay alive. ~ George Patton

Give all to love; Obey thy heart. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Blessed is he who carries within himself a God, an ideal, and obeys it. ~ Louis Pasteur

Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law. ~ Jean Anouilh

The fourth rule is: "Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules." You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity. ~ Saul Alinsky

The joy of the young is to disobey but the trouble is that there are no longer any orders. ~ Jean Cocteau

I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible. ~ St. Teresa of Avila