Best Quotes About Obey

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun. -Katharine Hepburn

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war… Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest. -C. S. Lewis

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

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her. -Francis Bacon

The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey her husband has sent more women to the grave than to the courts for a divorce. -Lemuel K. Washburn

The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children. -Edward VIII

The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

I deplore the need or the use of troops anywhere to get American citizens to obey the orders of constituted courts. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

The police must obey the law while enforcing the law. -Earl Warren

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

No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. -Theodore Roosevelt

Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully. -Thomas Fuller

Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do. -Lydia M. Child

Good men must not obey the laws too well. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing I believe is this: A player does not have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager. All he has to do is obey the rules. -Sparky Anderson

With my team I am an absolute czar. My men know it. I order plays and they obey. If the don't, I fine them. -John McGraw

National armies fight nations, royal armies fight their like, the first obey a mob, always demented and the second a king, generally sane. -J. F. C. Fuller

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command. -Niccolo Machiavelli

I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up. -Napoleon Bonaparte

The mouth obeys poorly when the heart murmurs. -Voltaire

Memory always obeys the commands of the heart. -Antoine Rivarol

Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad. -Joseph Roux

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature. -Edmund Burke

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. -Francis Bacon

It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey. -Soren Kierkegaard

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

If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man's conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed. -Francis of Assisi

Those who know the least obey the best. -George Farquhar

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

Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey. -Denis Diderot

Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline. -Barbara W. Tuchman

More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution. -James Thomson

Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law. -Solon

To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt. -Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature. -Albert Camus

There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion. -Montesquieu

Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. -Alfred A. Montapert

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

Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience. -James Freeman Clarke

I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me. -Thomas Merton

Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey. -Matthew Prior

The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body's total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form? -Dag Hammarskjold

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. -Benjamin Franklin

Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. -Thomas Paine

Never give an order that can't be obeyed. -Douglas MacArthur

Don't automatically obey Presidential directives if you disagree or if you suspect he hasn't considered key aspects of the issue. -Donald Rumsfeld

All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey. -John Dryden

Firstly you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own regarding their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king; and thirdly you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil. -Horatio Nelson

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

We shall meet again. I have believed in God. I obeyed the laws of war and was loyal to my flag. -Adolf Eichmann

If an individual is born with the obligation to obey, who is born with the right to command? -Tom G. Palmer

I try to live the moment and not obey laws, rules, conventions, or norms; to react to a sensation, a feeling, or an emotion. You can't program emotion. -Anne Parillaud

You must obey the law, always, not only when they grab you by your special place. -Vladimir Putin

In a republic, that paradise of debility, the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws. -Emil Cioran

To do my duty, I must obey God. -Roy Moore

Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the second law of thermodynamics; i.e. it always increases. -Norman Ralph Augustine

There is all the difference in the world between departure from recognised rules by one who has learned to obey them, and neglect of them through want of training or want of skill or want of understanding. Before you can be eccentric you must know where the circle is. -Ellen Terry

Jewish fundamentalism is teaching that Jews can fight with guns and with civil war, against being relocated off the West Bank, and disobey the orders of their government. That is the call to jihad, to several kinds of jihad. -Arthur Hertzberg

Literature exists at the same time in the modes of error and truth; it both betrays and obeys its own mode of being. -Paul de Man

Satan cannot win. Why not? Because he has denied God's sovereignty and disobeyed God's law. But Moses was told explicitly, God's blessings come only from obedience. Satan will not win because he has abandoned God's tool of dominion, biblical law. -Gary North

Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield, Nature's, not honour's law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away. -Archilochus

An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man. Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army. -William Tecumseh Sherman

What is the damnation of hell? To go with that society who have not obeyed His commands. -Joseph Smith, Jr.

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 little things, I can obey. But the big things – how we think, what we value – those you must choose yourself. You can't let anyone – or any society – determine those for you. -Morrie Schwartz

It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God. -Albert Barnes

He who obeys God's laws finds him a father. He who disobeys them, finds him a judge. -Daniel D. Palmer

And, if there was any responsibility in refusing to obey, he was willing to accept it. -John Bigelow

Nature's laws must be obeyed, and the period of decline begins, and goes on with accelerated rapidity. -Warren De la Rue

The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason. -Mary Wollstonecraft

It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey. -Saint Ignatius

America will always side with those whom she can direct, give orders to and have those orders obeyed. -Louis Farrakhan

If we are really going to learn from others, we must decide to fully obey. -Ed Townsend

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

It started off at a club called Disobey, around the corner from where I live. -Richard D. James

To be taken into account were some years of schooling, where I studied with diligence Neptune's laws, and these laws I tried to obey when I sailed overseas; it was worth the while. -Joshua Slocum

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

One thing I learned a long time ago as a prosecutor is that it's tough to get people to obey a law if there is not penalty for breaking it. -Roy Barnes

Tobey's a mellow, cool guy. He's just a good guy. I know that's not the answer you want, and I don't mean that as the political thing to say, but he's a nice guy. -Neil Patrick Harris

The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage, and also to the reading and studying of His word. But this, as we have seen, is forbidden him. -Gerrit Smith

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 computation is a process that obeys finitely describable rules. -Rudy Rucker

The old sergeant from headquarters treats me like a son and takes the greatest pride in whatever I do or write. He regularly assigns me now to certain doors, and I always obey orders like the little gentleman that I am. -Richard Harding Davis

I now add, farther, that the apostle's argument is so far from proving it to be the duty of people to obey, and submit to, such rulers as act in contradiction to the public good, and so to the design of their office, that it proves the direct contrary. -Jonathan Mayhew

I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty. -Chief Joseph

All I've done all my life is disobey. -Edith Piaf

I was a crazy young man who let himself be blinded by his passions and obeyed only the impulses of the moment. -Gustav Mahler

There is a lovable quality about the actual tools. One feels so kindly to the thing that enables the hand to obey the brain. Moreover, one feels a good deal of respect for it; without it the brain and the hand would be helpless. -Gertrude Jekyll

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

For if God is a title of the highest power, He must be incorruptible, perfect, incapable of suffering, and subject to no other being; therefore they are not gods whom necessity compels to obey the one greatest God. -Lactantius

What matters most is a good and ready will to obey God. -Johannes Tauler

For it is, and must remain, the case that we must obey God rather than man. -Martin Niemoller

The liberty of man consists solely in this, that he obeys the laws of nature because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been imposed upon him externally by any foreign will whatsoever, human or divine, collective or individual. -Mikhail Bakunin

Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order. -Xun Kuang

I must be informed, that one of my great duties was, to obey the priests in all things; and this I soon learnt, to my utter astonishment and horror, was to live in the practice of criminal intercourse with them. -Maria Monk

I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt. -Natalie Wood

Although spoken English doesn't obey the rules of written language, a person who doesn't know the rules thoroughly is at a great disadvantage. -Marilyn vos Savant

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

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

In this house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics! -Dan Castellaneta

Learn to obey before you command. -Solon

It is much safer to obey than to rule. -Thomas a Kempis

The only safe ruler is he who has learned to obey willingly. -Thomas a Kempis

You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him. -Aiden Wilson Tozer

We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules. -Alan Bennett

There's a simple way to solve the crime problem: obey the law; punish those who do not. -Rush Limbaugh

The art of living consists in knowing which impulses to obey and which must be made to obey. -Sydney J. Harris

Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions. -Niccolo Machiavelli

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. -Malcolm X

Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them. -David Hume

Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey. -Denis Diderot

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives. -Albert Schweitzer

The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would not like a king who could obey. -Pierre Corneille

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey. -Marcel Proust

It is often necessary to know how to obey a woman in order sometimes to have the right to command her. -Victor Hugo

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

It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command. Never in a state can the laws be well administered when fear does not stand firm. -Sophocles

To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing. -Herodotus

Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned. -Henry Adams

Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools. -Blaise Pascal

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. -Bruno Bettelheim

The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other. -Honore de Balzac

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

Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions. -Benjamin Disraeli

The risk to be perceived defines the duty to be obeyed. -Benjamin N. Cardozo

Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the centre of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest. -Arthur Schopenhauer

We have to get control of our borders. You can only do that if you make companies obey the law and not hire undocumented or illegals. They can only do that is if they have a Social Security Card that has biometrics so they know whether the person is legal or not. -Michael Bloomberg

For us, destiny always feels… if you obey, it's almost a passive thing. -Danny Boyle

The main thing I say on war is that we need to obey the law and formally declare war. -Rand Paul

The Bible tells us that God will meet all our needs. He feeds the birds of the air and clothes the grass with the splendor of lilies. How much more, then, will He care for us, who are made in His image? Our only concern is to obey the heavenly Father and leave the consequences to Him. -Charles Stanley

Some people believe that fairness comes with obeying the rules. I'm one of those people. -Al Green

I didn't think the teachers had the right to tell me what to do. I would just disobey, talk in the classroom, get very bad grades. -Rachel Weisz

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

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

Police in China can do whatever they want; after 81 days in arbitrary detention you clearly realise that they don't have to obey their own laws. In a society like this there is no negotiation, no discussion, except to tell you that power can crush you any time they want – not only you, your whole family and all people like you. -Ai Weiwei

The communitarians may say you've been enjoying too much individual freedom, and that you must give up some of that for the benefit of the community. But they really mean that they want more power over your life – to force you to subsidize, obey and conform to their choices. -Harry Browne

I've always considered myself lucky that I do not have many passions. There's only one pursuit that I have ever truly loved, and that pursuit is writing. This means, conveniently enough, that I never had to search for my destiny; I only had to obey it. -Elizabeth Gilbert

Because of the Chinese culture of obedience, you don't ask questions… You follow and obey. -Bai Ling

Everyone living under the social contract we call democracy has a duty to act responsibly, to obey the laws, and to abandon certain types of self-interested behaviors that conflict with the general good. -Simon Mainwaring

There's one fundamental law that all of nature obeys that mankind breaks every day. Now, this is a law that's evolved over billions of years, and the law is this: Nothing in nature takes more than it needs. -Tom Shadyac

In traditional Hindu families like ours, men provided and women were provided for. My father was a patriarch and I a pliant daughter. The neighborhood I'd grown up in was homogeneously Hindu, Bengali-speaking, and middle-class. I didn't expect myself to ever disobey or disappoint my father by setting my own goals and taking charge of my future. -Bharati Mukherjee

The goal for many amputees is no longer to reach a 'natural' level of ability but to exceed it, using whatever cutting-edge technology is available. As this new generation sees it, our tools are evolving faster than the human body, so why obey the limits of mere nature? -Daniel H. Wilson

As a conservative, I maintain a healthy skepticism of the theory of man-made global warming. I also believe that more people enjoying the fruits of modernity and economic development is a good thing – as long as those people arrived legally and obey the law. -Gary Bauer

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

The joy of being a consumer is that it doesn't require thought, responsibility, self-awareness or shame: All you have to do is obey the first urge that gurgles up from your stomach. And then obey the next. And the next. And the next. -Matt Taibbi

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

Over the years, myths were built up about my relationship with Fred Astaire. The general public thought he was a Svengali, who snapped his fingers for his little Trilby to obey; in their eyes, my career was his creation. -Ginger Rogers

If Christians will obey the instructions given to them by Christ and his inspired apostles, they will adorn the religion of the Bible, and save themselves much perplexity and severe trials, which they attribute to their afflictions in consequence of believing unpopular truth. -Ellen G. White

It is the duty of every good officer to obey any orders given him by his commander in chief. -Nathan Hale

If a jury have not the right to judge between the government and those who disobey its laws, and resist its oppressions, the government is absolute, and the people, legally speaking, are slaves. -Lysander Spooner

Now a slave is not 'held' by any legal contract, obligation, duty, or authority, which the laws will enforce. He is 'held' only by brute force. One person beats another until the latter will obey him, work for him, if he require it, or do nothing if he require it. -Lysander Spooner

I think the fascination with zombies is that they don't obey the rules of monsters. The first rule of monsters is that you have to go find them. You have to make a conscious choice to go to the swamp or the desert or the abandoned summer camp. -Max Brooks

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

The difference must be distinguished between worship and respect. Islam orders you to obey and respect, as long as you are not worshiping anything other than God… Islam is a religion of peace. You don't attack. You explain. -Hakeem Olajuwon

God help anyone who disobeys my recycling system. I have all the separated bins. I'm very adamant about it because I try to be a good citizen of the world, I really do. I even use eco-friendly cleaning products, but sometimes you just have to break open the disinfectant. Some jobs require it. -Linda Evangelista

God's words first… obey God's law first before considering the laws of man. -Manny Pacquiao

Sometimes, I look out at nature and I think, 'Everything here is obeying my conjecture.' It's a wonderfully narcissistic feeling. -Geoffrey West

The concept of God in Jewish orthodoxy is one where you're having constant quarrels with God. Where I come from, in Islam, the only concept of God is you submit to Him and you obey His commands; no quarreling allowed. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Everything God tells us to do is for our good. Whether it's direction you get in His Word or something He's specifically put in your heart for your situation in life, the absolute best thing you can ever do is obey Him promptly and completely. -Joyce Meyer

When you feel like it's too hard to obey God, remember that He will never tell you to do something without giving you the grace, power and ability to do it. -Joyce Meyer

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

Truman fired the popular Gen. Douglas MacArthur because he disobeyed orders in the Korean War. Johnson knew that he had reached the endgame in Vietnam when Gen. William Westmoreland, the top commander in Vietnam, requested 240,000 more troops in 1968 for the prolonged war that also could not be won. -Helen Thomas

If God can't get you to obey Him concerning your money, he won't get to anything else you got. -Joyce Meyer

The Jesuits have a vow to obey the pope, but if the pope is a Jesuit, maybe he should have a vow to obey the superior general… I feel like I'm still a Jesuit in terms of my spirituality, what I have in my heart. -Pope Francis

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

Sin, also for those who don't have faith, exists when one goes against one's conscience. To listen to and obey it means, in fact, to decide in face of what is perceived as good or evil. And on this decision pivots the goodness or malice of our action. -Pope Francis

Doing something because God has said to do it does not make a person moral: it merely tells us that person is a prudential believer, akin to the person who obeys the command of an all-powerful secular king. -Alan Dershowitz

Surely, I must at all times attempt to obey the law of the state. But when the will of God and the will of the state conflict, I am compelled to follow the will of God. -Bayard Rustin

The basic question 'will I obey Christ 's teaching?' is rarely taken as a serious issue. For example, to take one of Jesus' commands, that is relevant to contemporary life, I don't know of any church that actually teaches a church how to bless people who curse them, yet this is a clear command. -Dallas Willard

What sometimes goes on in all sorts of Christian institutions is not formation of people in the character of Christ; it's teaching of outward conformity. You don't get in trouble for not having the character of Christ, but you do if you don't obey the laws. -Dallas Willard

As I grew up and began identifying myself as a feminist, there were plenty of issues that continued to make me question marriage: the father 'giving' the bride away, women taking their husband's last name, the white dress, the vows promising to 'obey' the groom. And that only covers the wedding. -Jessica Valenti

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

All men ought to think of Christ, because of what Christ will yet do to all men. He shall come again one day to this earth with power and glory, and raise the dead from their graves. All shall come forth at His bidding. Those who would not move when they heard the church-going bell, shall obey the voice of the Archangel and the trump of God. -J. C. Ryle

Our Heavenly Father loves us. He sent His Only Begotten Son to be our Savior. He knew that in mortality we would be in grave danger, the worst of it from the temptations of a terrible adversary. That is one of the reasons why the Savior has provided priesthood keys so that those with ears to hear and faith to obey could go to places of safety. -Henry B. Eyring

The great test of life is to see whether we will hearken to and obey God's commands in the midst of the storms of life. It is not to endure storms, but to choose the right while they rage. -Henry B. Eyring

It takes a childlike heart to feel the promptings of the Spirit, to surrender to those commands, and to obey. That is what it takes to be nourished by the good word of God. -Henry B. Eyring

The enemy of human happiness as well as the cause of poverty and starvation is not the birth of children. It is the failure of people to do with the earth what God could teach them to do if only they would ask and then obey, for they are agents unto themselves. -Henry B. Eyring

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

In order for the Constitution to work, you have to have law-abiding people. You have to have people willing to obey the Constitution, willing to follow the law. Obama doesn't care. He is the law. -Rush Limbaugh

Christians – at least Christians in a liberal democracy – have accepted, after Thomas Hobbes, that they must obey the secular rule of law; that there must be a separation of church and state. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

How much energy is wasted in Italy in trying to write the novel that obeys all the rules. The energy might have been useful to provide us with more modest, more genuine things, that had less pretensions: short stories, memoirs, notes, testimonials, or at any rate, books that are open, without a preconceived plan. -Italo Calvino

In the Bible, God offered the Pharaoh freedom if he would just let the oppressed people free to go to the land of milk and honey. But the Pharaoh disobeyed, and he was destroyed. -Malcolm X

When our children obey the Lord and go to the temple to receive their blessings and enter into the marriage covenant, they enter into the same order of the priesthood that God instituted in the very beginning with father Adam. -Ezra Taft Benson

You gotta understand, there are two different kinds of Asians – the kind who are good at school, obey their parents, go to college – that kind of stuff. And then you have my family – me, my brother, all of my cousins – we're just wretched people. -Bobby Lee

People tend to say Christians are always judging, but the word of God convicts Christians and urges them to obey God's commands. -Monica Johnson

I do not bow. I do not obey. I do not 'worship.' -Brendan Myers

The problems of rebellious youth can be traced to homes where the mother disobeyed the father or showed lack of respect for his authority. -Helen Andelin

There is not one single police officer in America that I am not afraid of and not one that I would trust to tell the truth or obey the laws they are sworn to uphold. I do not believe they protect me in any way. -Henry Rollins

In the Age of the Almighty Computer, drones are the perfect warriors. They kill without remorse, obey without kidding around, and they never reveal the names of their masters. -Eduardo Galeano

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

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

If you believe in science, like I do, you believe that there are certain laws that are always obeyed. -Stephen Hawking

The first rule of world-building is available physics, which basically means that if you want it to feel real, it has to follow the same rules as this world, from gravity to how human behaviour works. If you have a fantasy element that doesn't obey the laws of physics, make sure that it has a fantasy explanation. -Trudi Canavan

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

Everything, however complicated – breaking waves, migrating birds, and tropical forests – is made of atoms and obeys the equations of quantum physics. But even if those equations could be solved, they wouldn't offer the enlightenment that scientists seek. Each science has its own autonomous concepts and laws. -Martin Rees

If you and I desire the blessings of life, of health, of vigor of body and mind; if we desire the destroying angel to pass us by, as he did in the days of the children of Israel, we must obey the Word of Wisdom; then God is bound, and the blessing shall come to us. -Heber J. Grant

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

Companies that receive government information demands have to obey the law, but they often have room for maneuver. They scarcely ever use it. -Barton Gellman

The process of spotting fear and refusing to obey it is the source of all true empowerment. -Martha Beck

When science has sent forth her fiat – it is only to hear and obey. -Jules Verne

It is not for the people to give laws to the prince, but to obey his mandate. -Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor

Growing up in the eighties, you could go from one style in a movie to another style, and that was okay. In the nineties, you had to obey your niche. You had to follow the code and never step outside of exactly what you're doing. -Alexandre Aja

I entreat students of letters and other scholars to obey their masters in things good, to imitate them, and diligently apply themselves to letters for the sake of God's honour and their own salvation and that of other men. -Jan Hus

When you're asked/told to come to Canberra by your Prime Minister, in the country I grow up in, you obey that. -Andrew Forrest

A great war shall burst forth from fishes of steel. Machines of flying fire, lobsters, grasshoppers, mosquitoes. The mass attacks shall be repulsed in the woods, when no child in Germany shall obey any longer. -Nostradamus

Art for Duchamp, all the arts, obey the same law: meta-irony is inherent in their very spirit. It is an irony that destroys its own negation and, hence, returns in the affirmative. -Octavio Paz

When we obey God, we're not doing it for God… we're doing it for ourself. Because God takes pleasure when we're happy. -Victoria Osteen

I think we've overstated that God is the God who wants us to obey. Obedience is not the end game. Obedience is only our calling so that we can step into our freedom. -Erwin McManus

A human society obeys the dictates of reason and is guided and governed by a respect for justice. -Ferdinand Buisson

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

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 House of Lords has many fine aspects, but at its heart, it is a betrayal of the core democratic principle that those in the enlightened world hold so dear – that those who make the laws of the land should be elected by those who must obey those laws. -Charles Kennedy

There's a sense of fiction in every video game. It creates a world for itself that you want to obey. -Tom Bissell

For years I've wanted to write about the Australian countryside, but, like most Australians, I've only got a tourist's knowledge of it. I thought that if I disobeyed that basic rule of writing – write about what you know – I'd write a thin and inauthentic book. -Kate Grenville

I most earnestly advise you, again and again, love, honor, and obey your parents. Friends like them, you need not expect to find in this world. -Elijah Parish Lovejoy

On the whole, the experience that the activity of the soul obeys the law of least resistance has been verified even in regard to women's social morals. As a rule, these have been focused on the family and on charity – among other reasons, because woman's sense of duty seldom finds means of expression in other directions. -Ellen Key

Photographs speak to me, and I obey. -Ruth Bernhard

Regulatory failings mean that the cost of breaking the law is far below that of obeying it – businesses are happier to pay fines than to control pollution. -Ma Jun

Commanded by God dozens of times in the Hebrew Bible to remember their past, Jews historically obeyed not by recording events but by ritually re-enacting them: by understanding the present through the lens of the past. -Dara Horn

I don't know that a movie like 'Daredevil' did better for having Ben Affleck then 'Spider-Man' did having Tobey Maguire, who was a relative unknown at the time. -Jon Favreau

Why do we have U.S. attorneys? Because we need a mechanism to make sure people obey the laws that we pass, for societal reasons. -Kenneth Langone

The gospel is a message of peace. Christianity is a system which, received and obeyed, would spread peace, harmony, and happiness throughout the earth. -Ellen G. White

High mandated minimum wages will throw people out of work and onto the welfare rolls in cases where unemployment benefits exist. When it comes to welfare payments, they obey the laws of economics, too. Indeed, if something – like unemployment – is subsidized, more of it will be produced. -Steve Hanke

Those who challenge the law in one or another of its aspects weaken the whole legal structure of society. For one man to disobey a law he does not like is to invite others to disobey another law which he may regard as indispensable to his own livelihood – or life. -Robert Kennedy

Every American has the duty to obey the law and the right to expect that the law will be enforced. -Robert Kennedy

I feel most alive, most electric with faith, breath, and courage, when I think of God as a current that runs through all that is. Not by will or by choice. Not as a benediction but because there are laws even God must obey. -Tracy K. Smith

The purpose of life is to obey the hidden command which ensures harmony among all and creates an ever better world. We are not created only to enjoy the world, we are created in order to evolve the cosmos. -Maria Montessori

To confer the gift of drawing, we must create an eye that sees, a hand that obeys, a soul that feels; and in this task, the whole life must cooperate. In this sense, life itself is the only preparation for drawing. Once we have lived, the inner spark of vision does the rest. -Maria Montessori

No man is much good unless he believes in God and obeys His laws. -Robert Baden-Powell

One of the first duties of a Scout is obedience to authority. He must obey his orders in the first place and put his own amusement or desires in the second. -Robert Baden-Powell

I contribute to public candidate campaigns, and there's a federal limit on how much you can contribute to each individual candidate. I obey the law in that regard, and I feel like I'm doing it properly. -David H. Koch

If you here require a practical rule of me, I will present you with this: 'Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it – whole-heartedly – and delete it before sending your manuscript to press.' -Arthur Quiller-Couch

I'm optimistic, and I have a lot of goals. And I obey the laws of nature: I eat, exercise, and rest properly. But mostly it's about keeping the mind engaged. My grandmother lived to 104, and she had all of her faculties. I'm physically active and devout – just not as Buddhistic as she was. -George Takei

I believe that the decisions which govern all our lives, the laws we must all obey, and the taxes we must all pay should be decided by people we choose and who we can throw out if we want change. -Michael Gove

Cyclists need to help themselves and should not jump red lights. I would ride in London, but I certainly wouldn't ride like that; you just have to be careful. I can understand going down the outside of traffic, but you should obey the rules of the road because we're all road users. -Laura Trott

Each one of us sees Jesus in a different way. To some, He was prophet, for they needed to know the kingdom was at hand. But most of all, He was the son of God, and He came to experience the consequences of the curse the Father had put upon mankind when Adam and Eve disobeyed. -Mother Angelica

I have obeyed the law. I have nothing to hide. -Mauricio Macri

I believe orders should be obeyed, but sometimes you have to think about the orders you get. -Ariel Sharon

Cyclists need to obey the Highway Code, not run red lights, and not ride with iPods on, and motorists need to be more respectful and look out for cyclists. -Lizzie Armitstead

We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything. -William Golding

Tolerance has to be shown by those who come to this country for a new way of life. If you are not prepared to become Australian and give this country your undivided loyalty, obey our laws, respect our culture and way of life, then I suggest you go back where you came from. -Pauline Hanson

The true minister is in his pulpit not because he has chosen that profession as an easy means of livelihood, but because he could not help it, because he has obeyed an imperious summons that will not be denied. -Peter Marshall

We will always obey the law. We will follow the rule of law. -Robert J. Bentley

I was born into a very religious family where everything was about setting the right example for the community and having to obey orders blindly. I felt that everyone was growing up in the world, except me. This is probably one of the reasons why I had such a rebellious attitude towards any form of authority. -Grace Jones

Kids need to encounter kids like themselves – kids who can sometimes be crabby and fresh and rebellious, kids who talk back and disobey, tell fibs and get into trouble, and are nonetheless still likable and redeemable. -Judith Viorst

A double bind is far worse than a straightforward damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't dilemma. It requires you to obey two mutually exclusive commands: Anything you do to fulfill one violates the other. -Deborah Tannen

Thoreau points out clearly that civil disobedience gets its moral authority by the willingness to suffer the penalties from disobeying a law, even if you think that law is unjust. -Michael Hayden

I seem to turn out stories that violate the discipline of the short story form and don't obey the rules of progression for novels. I don't think about a particular form: I think more about fiction, let's say a chunk of fiction. -Alice Munro

We must respect the interior laws of creation, of this Earth, to learn these laws and obey them if we want to survive. -Pope Benedict XVI

My relationship with my body has changed. I used to consider it as a servant who should obey, function, give pleasure. In sickness, you realise that you are not the boss. It is the other way around. -Federico Fellini

Would not obeying to my mother's warnings, who is at least 25 years older than me, be returning to the past? And rebelling against her would mean ruining my mother's, who, I am convinced that, is a virtuous high woman, heart and evaluations. I do not find this right, either. -Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

I was an attorney general. That was – that matters to me, and if you won't obey your own rules, there's no reason to think you'll obey any others. -Ken Cuccinelli

If one accepts the terms of the covenant and obeys God's law, he or she receives the blessings associated with the covenant. -Russell M. Nelson

Americans have the right to say what they believe. But with that right comes the responsibility to respect our neighbors, respect law enforcement, and obey the laws. -Max Baucus

The great event of history is in the great miracle of Life: when, to a paralyzed world, Jesus Christ said, 'Take up your bed and walk,' and at his voice, that world obeyed. The victory of life over death! -Edward Everett Hale

Events can neither be regarded as a series of adventures nor strung on the thread of a preconceived moral. They must obey their own laws. -Leon Trotsky

I was really into the first 'Spider-Man' films with Tobey Maguire, so it's pretty cool how it all came full circle. -Jacob Batalon

Most laws that we make to protect people from guns are usually ignored by the criminals and obeyed by the law-abiding people. And so I think that if you had better data, there'd be no one more in favor of it than law abiding gun owners because they don't want to be smeared and lumped in with the criminals who use guns. -Stephen J. Dubner

Cabinet members may disagree and even resign in protest, but, ultimately, they must obey the order of the Commander-in-Chief. -Lawrence M. Krauss

I could easily say that, for quite a long time before I became mayor, I had obeyed all laws. -John Hickenlooper

I could not disobey the will of the Catalan parliament. -Carles Puigdemont

The best way to put the federal bureaucracy back on a leash is to make it obey the laws the people write. -Josh Hawley

If ministers forget their ruler and establish relationships with foreign powers in order to advance the interests of their confederates, there will be scant reason for subordinates to obey their superiors. -Han Fei

There were a lot of moments in my life where I could have died or I could have ended up serving 20 years to life in prison. I overcame those things, those obstacles, because I listened and I obeyed that higher power that was speaking to me at the crucial moments in my life when it really counted. -IronE Singleton

It will be wrong of us to approach our grievances by threatening to disobey the laws or by threatening the integrity of our nation. -Yemi Osinbajo

In Singapore, drivers generally obey the rules, but the attitude around pedestrians is actually quite different. It's culturally different. People drive safely, but it's not the same deference shown to pedestrians. -Karl Iagnemma

A lot of new stepparents fall into the trap of letting children disobey household expectations in order to gain favor with them. -Emily V. Gordon

A jurist can obey the letter of the law and violate its spirit, or it can follow the spirit of the law and violate the letter of the law. I want someone who can reconcile the letter and the spirit of the law without partisan leanings. -Ron Crumpton

I'm always trying to get my characters to the point of complete rebelliousness. I like that attitude that characters feel when they own their lives. There's something beautiful in the moments when characters disobey. -Sebastian Lelio

Sometimes we have to disobey in order to transcend, in order to survive. -Sebastian Lelio

I would like the secular world to know that the Scriptures are about the things that we wrestle with every day. The Scriptures are not ignorant. Life is really hard. We know that things don't always go well and that our hearts don't naturally obey God. -Trip Lee

I'm not trying to obey the rules of radio. -Freddie Gibbs

Tobey Maguire and I had a tough relationship – it was a tough working relationship. We butted heads, and ultimately, I lost the Los Angeles game because of differences with him. But then I moved to New York and built a bigger game, five times bigger, making more money, and that was pretty exciting. -Molly Bloom

Tobey Maguire was the worst tipper, the best player, and the absolute worst loser. -Molly Bloom

When you make a melody that doesn't come with words from the get-go, sometimes you're just thinking about random vowel sounds that go with it – and it's really, really hard to write lyrics that actually obey the vowel sounds. -David Longstreth

The laws imposed by Brussels damage Italian artisans, traders, pensioners, but hey, Europe is asking, so we have to obey. Come on, if Europe asks me to throw myself in a well, I'm not going to do that just because Europe is asking me to, am I? -Matteo Salvini

Donald Trump has a very radical idea, and that's that when we make changes to our immigration laws, the group we should be most concerned about are everyday, hardworking Americans, the citizens who make this country run, who obey the laws, follow the rules, pay their taxes, show up and vote – the people who are loyal to this country. -Stephen Miller

I try to do the right things. I was always raised that if you do the right thing and obey the law, you won't have problems. I really believe that. But that's just me; that's what I've tried to do because that's how my mother raised me. -Deshaun Watson

My inability to follow recipes as written – without obeying the devil on my shoulder telling me to replace ingredients or change the temperature – is well documented. -Samin Nosrat

I'd never been religious, but I'd always obeyed my elders. My decision to become an omnivore was fraught, not because it was a religious transgression but because it was my first act of self-assertion as a young adult. -Samin Nosrat

Opportunity just exists in the air for a few minutes. If you don't obey your gut feeling right away, you've lost your chance. -Ken Hakuta

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