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  • Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. -- Francis Bacon
  • Never give an order that can't be obeyed. -- Douglas MacArthur
  • If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully. -- Thomas Fuller
  • Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. -- Benjamin Franklin
  • He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command. -- Niccolo Machiavelli
  • The risk to be percieved defines the duty to be obeyed. -- Benjamin Cardozo
  • What is the damnation of hell? To go with that society who have not obeyed His commands. -- Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • Nature's laws must be obeyed, and the period of decline begins, and goes on with accelerated rapidity. -- Warren De la Rue
  • America will always side with those whom she can direct, give orders to and have those orders obeyed. -- Louis Farrakhan
  • If you believe in science, like I do, you believe that there are certain laws that are always obeyed. -- Stephen Hawking
  • I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt. -- Natalie Wood
  • I was a crazy young man who let himself be blinded by his passions and obeyed only the impulses of the moment. -- Gustav Mahler
  • My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military. -- Smedley Butler
  • Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need. -- Primo Levi
  • Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love. -- Khalil Gibran
  • The work of man is to respond to the Covenant by obeying the commandments of the Torah, those commandments that can be obeyed here and now. -- David Novak
  • Don't complain. The Israelites wasted forty years murmuring and complaining in the wilderness, when they could have just obeyed God and entered into their Promised Land. -- Joyce Meyer
  • That hunger of the flesh, that longing for ease, that terror of incarceration, that insistence on tribal honour being obeyed: all of that exists, and it exists everywhere. -- Ben Kingsley
  • The national will is the supreme law of the Republic, and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant. -- Martin Van Buren
  • I wanted to be on my own and get out of the house. We were the kind of kids that - we - obeyed our parents. If they said no, you don't ask why. -- Janet Jackson
  • A lot of people believe that if everybody just did what they were told - obeyed - everything would be fine. But that's not what life is all about. That's not real. It's never going to happen. -- Matt Groening
  • If, as the emperor Augustus says, from his time the coast of the ocean from Cadiz to the mouth of the Elbe obeyed the Romans, the obedience in this corner of it was far from voluntary and little to be trusted. -- Theodor Mommsen
  • The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian. -- Aiden Wilson Tozer
  • The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed. -- Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Dalmatian tribes and the Pannonians, at least of the region of the Save, for a short time obeyed the Roman governors; but they bore the new rule with an ever increasing grudge, above all on account of the taxes, to which they were unaccustomed, and which were relentlessly exacted. -- Theodor Mommsen
  • The way Moore's Law occurs in computing is really unprecedented in other walks of life. If the Boeing 747 obeyed Moore's Law, it would travel a million miles an hour, it would be shrunken down in size, and a trip to New York would cost about five dollars. Those enormous changes just aren't part of our everyday experience. -- Nathan Myhrvold
  • Inspiration is intention obeyed. -- Emily Carr
  • Nature cannot be commanded except by being obeyed. -- Francis Bacon
  • Beauty is a King that needs to be obeyed -- Nuh Ha Mim Keller
  • I sighed as a lover, I obeyed as a son. -- Edward Gibbon
  • The man of upright life is obeyed before he speaks. -- Confucius
  • Immoral laws are doubtless void, and should not be obeyed. -- Wendell Phillips
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  • It is not enough to give orders they must be obeyed. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
  • And God said, Love your enemy, & I obeyed Him & loved myself. -- Khalil Gibran
  • Good laws, if they are not obeyed, do not constitute good government. -- Aristotle
  • I obeyed, but my crime was that I did not look obedient. -- Tehmina Durrani
  • They obeyed, as wise men do when a woman puts her foot down . . . -- Terry Pratchett
  • But I am a widows son outlawed and my orders must be obeyed. -- Ned Kelly
  • If you have believed but not obeyed, you have postponed your Christian life. -- Aiden Wilson Tozer
  • Some of us do not accept the Establishment myth that bad laws must be obeyed. -- Tom Driberg
  • Those commands of superiors which are contrary to our first duties are not to be obeyed. -- Samuel Richardson
  • Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. The imagination must be given not wings but weights. -- Henry Adams
  • She's the princess. She commanded and I obeyed!"-Loki "You don't obey a suicide mission!"-Finn -- Amanda Hocking
  • Your Heart's Desire is the Voice of God, and that Voice must be obeyed sooner or later. -- Emmet Fox
  • The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed. -- Hudson Taylor
  • Prefects. I had learned this one. Student council types, but with superpowers. They who must be obeyed. -- Maureen Johnson
  • When spiritual leaders have done their jobs, the people around them have encountered God and obeyed his will. -- Richard Blackaby
  • A man with a club [bat] is a law-maker, a man to be obeyed, but not necessarily conciliated. -- Jack London
  • That which is not just, is not Law; and that which is not Law, ought not to be obeyed. -- Algernon Sidney
  • First, there is the law. It must be obeyed. But the law is the minimum. You must act ethically. -- Buck Rodgers
  • Propriety was a rigid master, but one that must be obeyed if one wanted to keep a sterling reputation. -- Lawana Blackwell
  • Giving orders you know won't be obeyed is one of the best ways I know to destroy your own authority. -- David Weber
  • Justified" is even better than "just as if I'd never sinned." It is also "just as if I'd always obeyed. -- Jerry Bridges
  • It is right that what is just should be obeyed. It is necessary that what is strongest should be obeyed. -- Blaise Pascal
  • If I had not obeyed that command of God, concerning plural marriage, I believe that I would have been damned. -- George Q. Cannon
  • What! nothing grand and noble to be admired, obeyed, copied? Ah, the lack is not without you, but within you! -- Julia McNair Wright
  • The American people love immigration. They just want it obeyed. They want the laws obeyed. They want there to be assimilation. -- Rush Limbaugh
  • In its narrowest acceptation, order means obedience. A government is said to preserve order if it succeeds in getting itself obeyed. -- John Stuart Mill
  • If a general shows confidence in his men but always insists on his orders being obeyed, the gain will be mutual. -- Sun Tzu
  • We shall meet again. I have believed in God. I obeyed the laws of war and was loyal to my flag. -- Adolf Eichmann
  • Here's to our beloved George Washington, the Joshua of America, who commanded the sun and the moon to sand still--and they obeyed. -- Benjamin Franklin
  • By all men bond to Nothing, Being slaves without a lord, By one blind idiot world obeyed, Too blind to be abhorred. -- Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • The magistrates of whom Paul wrote were natural, ungodly, persecuting, and yet lawful magistrates, to be obeyed in all lawful civil things. -- Roger Williams
  • Columbus felt the westward tendency more strongly than any before. He obeyed it, and found a New World for Castile and Leon. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • Whatever you do, He will make good of it. But not the good He had prepared for you if you had obeyed him. -- C. S. Lewis
  • What is the city in which we sit here, but an aggregate of incongruous materials, which have obeyed the will of some man? -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The moral is the chosen, not the forced; the understood, not the obeyed. The moral is the rational, and reason accepts no commandments. -- Ayn Rand
  • I feel very happy since the Lord called me to step out in faith, and I obeyed. The Lord is our inexhaustible treasure. -- Arthur Wallis
  • Hunger and necessity are poor teachers of morality. A society that cannot provide the basics of life does not get its laws obeyed. -- A.J. Quinnell
  • The people become more observant of justice, and do not refuse to submit to the laws when they see them obeyed by their enactor. -- Claudius Claudianus
  • Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love. -- Khalil Gibran
  • I do not wish to give the order full force without giving timely warning but I am a widow's son outlawed and must be obeyed. -- Ned Kelly
  • The man who commands efficiently must have obeyed others in the past, and the man who obeys dutifully is worthy of someday being a commander. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • You have not really learned a commandment until you have obeyed it. The Church suffers today from Christians who know volumes more than they practice. -- Vance Havner
  • Habits wear more constantly and with greatest force than reason, which, when we have most need of it, is seldom fairly consulted, and more rarely obeyed -- John Locke
  • ...so in love the heart surrenders itself entirely to the one being known how to touch it. That being is not selected but recognized and obeyed. -- George Santayana
  • The majority is the best way, because it is visible, and has strength to make itself obeyed. Yet it is the opinion of the least able. -- Blaise Pascal
  • A rĂ©gime [Nazism] which invented a biological foreign policy was obviously acting against its own best interests. But at least it obeyed its own particular logic. -- Albert Camus
  • Do you think that people will obey the truth because it is true, unless they love it? No, they will not. Truth is obeyed when it is loved. -- Brigham Young
  • Circumstance - which moves by laws of its own, regardless of parties and policies, and whose decrees are final and must be obeyed by all - and will be -- Mark Twain
  • People always ask my mom what I did as a kid. My mom says, "He wasn't a bad kid. He was never an unruly kid, always listened and obeyed." -- Larry the Cable Guy
  • In times of danger large groups rise to the highest pitch of enthusiasm, courage and sacrifice . . . Mankind will be refashioned and history rewritten when this law is understood and obeyed. -- Helen Keller
  • Grant me an old man's frenzy, Myself must I remake Till I am Timon and Lear Or that William Blake Who beat upon the wall Till Truth obeyed his call. -- William Butler Yeats
  • Food and fire, protection and companionship, were some of the things he received from the god. In return, he guarded the god's property, defended his body, worked for him, and obeyed him. -- Jack London
  • We have adopted the convenient theory that the Bible is a Book to be explained, whereas first and foremost it is a Book to be believed (and after that to be obeyed.) -- Leonard Ravenhill
  • Over the pope as expression of the binding claim of ecclesiastical authority, there stands one's own conscience which must be obeyed before all else, even if necessary against the requirement of ecclesiastical authority. -- Pope Benedict XVI
  • I'm a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no. -- Nujood Ali
  • I was a rule-follower. I obeyed all forms of authority. I had never before encountered a situation where the authority was clearly wrong and I had to stand up for what was right. -- Linda Kage
  • The woman does not work because the man tells her to work and she obeys. On the contrary, the woman works because she has told the man to work and he hasn't obeyed. -- Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • Once you have done a man a service, what more reward would you have? Is it not enough to have obeyed the laws of your own nature, without expecting to be paid for it? -- Marcus Aurelius
  • There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must not be attacked, towns which must not be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed. -- Sun Tzu
  • There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must be not attacked, towns which must not be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed. -- Sun Tzu
  • It has been discovered that with a dull urban population, all formed under a mechanical system of State education, a suggestion or command, however senseless and unreasoned, will be obeyed if it be sufficiently repeated. -- Hilaire Belloc
  • Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders . . . . and millions have been killed because of this obedience . . . . -- Howard Zinn
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