Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
I have thought about it a great deal, and the more I think, the more certain I am that obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.
I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal.
When obedience to the Divine precepts keeps pace with knowledge, in the mind of any man, that man is a Christian; and when the fruits of Christianity are produced, that man is a disciple of our blessed Lord, let his profession of religion be what it may.
I'm so thankful for the active obedience of Christ. No hope without it.
Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that refuses it when it is.
Although the whole man partakes of this grace, it is first and most appropriately in the soul and later progresses to the body, inasmuch as the body of the man is capable of the same obedience to the will of God as the soul.
I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder.
Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.
Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.
Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ will ever be productive of good works; for this faith worketh by love, as the apostle says, and love to God always produces obedience to his holy laws.
Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief.
One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.
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.
Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones - maybe only the stones - understood.
When someone demands blind obedience, you'd be a fool not to peek.
What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.
The drill instructor must have total and complete control. Mindless obedience is what he's after.
Fits did not go over well in my house. There was a lot of discipline and obedience and you had to be very ladylike. Ladies didn't curse and I still don't curse in front of my parents.
Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.
Obedience is detachment from the self. This is the most radical detachment of all. But what is the self? The self is the principle of reason and responsibility in us. It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men.
The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism, and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians.