Obeying quotes:

  • Obeying a prophetic call to action brings positive benefits. -- Sherry K. White
  • Obeying from love is better than to obey from fear. -- Rashi
  • Obeying the revealed will of God and trusting Him for the results. -- Jerry Bridges
  • Obeying the rules might be smart, but it's not as nearly as much fun. -- Jill Shalvis
  • Obeying an inalienable law, things grew, growing riotous and strange in their impulse for growth. -- Brian Aldiss
  • Obeying is like eating and drinking. There's nothing like it if you've been without it for too long. -- Hermann Hesse
  • Obeying God is listening to God, having an open heart to follow the path that God points out to us -- Pope Francis
  • Freedom means the power to act by soul guidance, not by the compulsions of desires and habits. Obeying the ego leads to bondage; obeying the soul brings liberation. -- Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Obeying orders just to obey is the mark of a person who has ceased to think. Remember, it is better to suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong. -- Ilsa J. Bick
  • Now that the Emperor has accepted the Potsdam Declaration, we must lay down our arms. Obeying the Emperor's order, we shall not fight. We must keep peace and order and we shall not make any trouble. -- Seishiro Itagaki
  • Obeying instructions I should never dare to disregard, expressing, also, my own firm conviction, I rise in behalf of the State of New York to propose a nomination with which the country and the Republican party can grandly win. -- Roscoe Conkling
  • 'My sheep hear My voice' (Jn. 10:14). This is just another way of saying, 'They obey my words and keep My commandments.' Obeying the commandments the saints draw near to God; the more they draw near to God, the better they know Him. -- Dorotheus of Gaza
  • We cannot command Nature except by obeying her. -- Francis Bacon
  • Some people believe that fairness comes with obeying the rules. I'm one of those people. -- Al Green
  • Sometimes, I look out at nature and I think, 'Everything here is obeying my conjecture.' It's a wonderfully narcissistic feeling. -- Geoffrey West
  • The Law is one aspect of a much more concrete and encompassing relation than the relation between commanding and obeying that characterizes the imperative. -- Paul Ricoeur
  • A fair question could be posed in this fashion: If people are not obeying existing laws, what makes us think they would obey any new laws? -- J. D. Hayworth
  • 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
  • The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it. -- Bertolt Brecht
  • Barack Obama has come closer than any figure in recent history to obeying a direct call of the people to the brutal and bloody fields of political mission. -- Michael Eric Dyson
  • When you make machines that are capable of obeying instructions slavishly, and among those instructions are 'duplicate me' instructions, then of course the system is wide open to exploitation by parasites. -- Richard Dawkins
  • It was not pre-arranged. It just happened that the driver made a demand and I just didn't feel like obeying his demand. I was quite tired after spending a full day working. -- Rosa Parks
  • Faithfully obeying God's commandments is essential to receiving the Holy Ghost. We are reminded of this truth each week as we listen to the sacrament prayers and worthily partake of the bread and water. -- David A. Bednar
  • The big rule is that you must never get mixed up with a married man - never even look sideways at another woman's fella. Boy, I really was terrific at obeying that rule, wasn't I? -- Lauren Bacall
  • Teddy Wilson, I think, said a little while ago that it's much easier to come in and play whatever comes into your mind, without obeying any of the laws of bass line and harmony and so on. -- George Shearing
  • While Taliban fighters had an initial claim to protection under the conventions, they lost POW status by failing to obey the standards of conduct for legal combatants: wearing uniforms, a responsible command structure, and obeying the laws of war. -- John Yoo
  • I was who I was in high school in accordance with the rules of conduct for a normal person, like obeying your mom and dad. Then I got out of high school and moved out of the house, and I just started, for lack of a better term, running free. -- Iggy Pop
  • The brain is the only kind of object capable of understanding that the cosmos is even there, or why there are infinitely many prime numbers, or that apples fall because of the curvature of space-time, or that obeying its own inborn instincts can be morally wrong, or that it itself exists. -- David Deutsch
  • When we see animals doing remarkable things, how do we know if we're simply seeing tricks or signs of real intelligence? Are talented animals just obeying commands, or do they have some kind of deeper understanding? One of the biggest challenges for animal researchers is to come up with tests that can distinguish between the two. -- Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • I grew up in the South under segregation. So, I know what terrorism feels like - when your father could be taken out in the middle of the night and lynched just because he didn't look like he was in an obeying frame of mind when a white person said something he must do. I mean, that's terrorism, too. -- Alice Walker
  • First of all, you ask me if the God of Christians forgives one who doesn't believe and doesn't seek the faith. Premise that - and it's the fundamental thing - the mercy of God has no limits if one turns to him with a sincere and contrite heart; the question for one who doesn't believe in God lies in obeying one's conscience. -- Pope Francis
  • True success is obeying God. -- John C. Maxwell
  • Resisting tyranny is obeying God -- Thomas Jefferson
  • You will never go wrong obeying God. -- Charles Stanley
  • Civility, it is said, means obeying the unenforceable. -- Ellen Goodman
  • Dignity is the reward of obeying your heart. -- Wes Fesler
  • You can only learn what obedience is by obeying -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • A virtuous wife commands her husband by obeying him. -- Publilius Syrus
  • Boredom and fear keep us working and obeying the laws. -- Mason Cooley
  • We cannot rely on God's promises without obeying his commandments. -- John Calvin
  • What I'm doing is obeying the law of diffusion of innovations. -- Simon Sinek
  • Be wise and attend to obeying. Let Christ manage the providing. -- Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • She is free not by disobeying the rules but by obeying them. -- Elisabeth Elliot
  • Encourage obeying all the way, right away, and in a happy way. -- Kara Durbin
  • Encourage obeying "all the way, right away, and in a happy way. -- Kara Durbin
  • It is not about reading the Word. It is about obeying the Word. -- Joyce Meyer
  • A world of confusion and disappointment results from trying to believe without obeying. -- Aiden Wilson Tozer
  • I know not which lives more unnatural lives, obeying husbands, or commanding wives. -- Benjamin Franklin
  • You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • Woman's happiness consists in obeying; she objects to a man who yields too much. -- Jules Michelet
  • Die in obeying commands like a soldier, and go to Nirvana, but no cowardice. -- Swami Vivekananda
  • Far more violence has been done in obeying the law than in breaking the law. -- Robert Frost
  • Healing is not always obtained by saying a prayer. It is obtained by obeying God -- John G. Lake
  • Orders can be benign or malign, but the habit of obeying them can become ingrained. -- Theodore Dalrymple
  • The slave should be resigned to his lot, in obeying his master he is obeying God. -- Saint John Chrysostom
  • Let us learn from the Virgin Mary how to be bolder in obeying the word of God. -- Pope Francis
  • We pamper the present like a spoiled child, obeying its superficial demands but ignoring its real needs. -- Robert Grudin
  • A man can go along obeying all the rules and then it don't matter a damn anymore. -- Raymond Carver
  • Have the moral courage to stand firm in obeying God's will, even if you have to stand alone. -- Ulisses Soares
  • A dog is much like a married man, obeying his master's voice for the sake of his master's touch. -- Robert Breault
  • Over and over in the Bible, it is fear that threatens to keep people from trusting and obeying God. -- John Ortberg
  • To be man's tender mate was woman born, and in obeying nature she best serves the purposes of heaven. -- Friedrich Schiller
  • One of the first things one notices in a backward country is that children are still obeying their parents -- Dean Inge
  • Love provides the motive for obeying the commands of the law, but the law provides specific direction for exercising love. -- Jerry Bridges
  • Resistance - that is the distinction of the slave. Let your distinction be obedience. Let your commanding itself be obeying! -- Friedrich Nietzsche
  • The faith which you keep must be a faith that demands obedience, and you can keep it only by obeying it. -- Phillips Brooks
  • Unbroken companionship helps us hear His instruction so then we can see His direction. We must not seek direction before obeying His instruction. -- Lysa TerKeurst
  • And if we obey God, we must disobey ourselves, and it is in this disobeying ourselves, wherein the hardness of obeying God consists. -- Moby
  • One reason why people are unable to understand great Christian classics is that they are trying to understand without any intention of obeying them. -- J. Oswald Sanders
  • I began peering into the corners of the room, making sure all the shadows were cast by objects and obeying known laws of physics. -- Karen Marie Moning
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  • Procrastination can be driven from your personality through the simple technique of constantly commanding yourself to get into action . . . and then obeying that command immediately. -- Og Mandino
  • We are always looking for a grand program of action full of great ideas, when the thing is to begin by obeying the little ideas. -- Paul Tournier
  • But remember, this power of the people on top depends on the obedience of the people below. When people stop obeying, they have no power. -- Howard Zinn
  • We can stop pleading with God to show us the future, and start living and obeying like we are confident that He holds the future. -- Kevin DeYoung
  • I went from one state of life to another state of life by obeying, understanding, and applying the principles that are laid down in the Bible. -- Myles Munroe
  • Be it remembered that we command nature, as it were, by obeying nature's laws; so the woman who would control her husband does so through obedience. -- Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • Literary critics, like a herd of cows or a school of fish, always face in the same direction, obeying that love for unity that every critic requires. -- Edward Abbey
  • Christian principles are, admittedly, stricter than the others; but then we think you will get help towards obeying them which you will not get towards obeying the others. -- C. S. Lewis
  • In the name of being social, we learn to ignore our natural instinct.Society keeps dictating do's and don'ts which we keep obeying day in and day out. -- Chitralekha Paul
  • O sweet everlasting Voices, be still; Go to the guards of the heavenly fold And bid them wander obeying your will, Flame under flame, till Time be no more.... -- William Butler Yeats
  • The German people are an orderly, vain, deeply sentimental and rather insensitive people. They seem to feel at their best when they are singing in chorus, saluting or obeying orders. -- H. G. Wells
  • There's 150,000 students here from the Middle East. If 40% of them have overstayed their visa, don't we need to know where they are, what they're doing, are they obeying our rules? -- Rand Paul
  • If I am going to know who Jesus is, I must obey Him. The majority of us don't know Jesus because we have not the remotest intention of obeying Him. -- Oswald Chambers
  • The law of tithing is one of the most important ever revealed to man. . . . Through obeying this law the blessings of prosperity and success will be given to the Saints. -- Lorenzo Snow
  • In most cases, when the lion, weary of obeying its master, has torn and devoured him, its nerves are pacified and it looks round for another master before whom to grovel. -- Paul Valery
  • I'm about to commence four years of obeying the cause of a bruiser on a horse. I refuse to put down what might be the last book I see for months. -- Tamora Pierce
  • The unhappy truth is that male homosexuality will never be fully accepted by the heterosexual majority, who are obeying the dictates not of bigoted society or religion but of procreative nature. -- Camille Paglia
  • Are we truly obeying the command to love our neighbor as ourselves if we're storing up money for potential future needs when our neighbor is laboring today under actual present needs? -- Randy Alcorn
  • If it were conceivable that in obeying God one should bring about one's own damnation whilst in disobeying him one could be saved, I should still choose the way of obedience. -- Simone Weil
  • Oh the folly of any mind that would explain God before obeying Him! That would map out the character of God instead of crying, Lord, what wouldst thou have me to do? -- George MacDonald
  • What can you say to a man who tells you he prefers obeying God rather than men, and that as a result he's certain he'll go to heaven if he cuts your throat? -- Voltaire
  • The absurd duty, too often inculcated, of obeying a parent only on account of his being a parent, shackles the mind, and prepares it for a slavish submission to any power but reason. -- Mary Wollstonecraft
  • I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense. (xxvi) -- Eve Ensler
  • We have taken the latter course as a culture. So there is mass confusion today--even in the evangelical church--over whether the Bible is true and over how far we should go in obeying it. -- Alistair Begg
  • Obey something, and you will have a chance to learn what is best to obey. But if you begin by obeying nothing, you will end by obeying the devil and all his invited friends. -- John Ruskin
  • You will never be more secure, you will never be more safe, and you will never be happier, more satisfied, than when you are trusting and obeying: resting in sovereignty and surrendering to sovereignty. -- Nancy Leigh DeMoss
  • It is through the repeated process of feeling impressions, recording them, and obeying them that one learns to depend on the direction of the Spirit more than on communication through the other five senses. -- Richard G. Scott
  • There is no Nation however small which had the right to set itself free, that has not rescued itself from the dishonour of obeying the Prince imposed by an enemy in the hour of victory. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
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  • These people"?the employed, the somewhat privileged"?are drawn into alliance with the elite. They become the guards of the system, buffers between the upper and lower classes. If they stop obeying, the system falls. -- Howard Zinn