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obedience Quotes

47 of the best book quotes about obedience
  1. #1
    “Men are not corrupted by the exercise of power or debased by the habit of obedience, but by the exercise of a power which they believe to be illegal and by obedience to a rule which they consider to be usurped and oppressive.”
  2. #2
    “If worship does not propel us into greater obedience, it has not been worship. To stand before the Holy One of eternity is to change.”
  3. #3
    “I prattle
    Something too wildly, and my father’s precepts
    I therein do forget.”
  4. #4
    “You are disobedient, you are trying to keep some part of your life under your own control. That is what is preventing you from listening to Christ and believing in his grace. You cannot hear Christ because you are wilfully disobedient. Somewhere in your heart you are refusing to listen to his call. Your difficulty is your sins.”
  5. #5
    “Every moment and every situation challenges us to action and to obedience. We have literally no time to sit down and ask ourselves whether so-and-so is our neighbour or not. We must get into action and obey - we must behave like a neighbour to him.”
  6. #6
    ″‘T is fate diverts our course, and fate we must obey.”
  7. #7
    “Resist much, obey little.”
  8. #8
    “Just in proportion as the desire grows, our fear lest it should be a mercenary desire will die away and finally be recognized as an absurdity. But probably this will not, for most of us, happen in a day; poetry replaces grammar, gospel replaces law, longing transforms obedience, as gradually as the tide lifts a grounded ship.”
  9. #9
    “Those who have attained everlasting life in the vision of God doubtless know very well that it is no mere bribe, but the very consummation of their earthly discipleship; but we who have not yet attained it cannot know this in the same way, and cannot even begin to know it at all except by continuing to obey and finding the first reward of our obedience in our increasing power to desire the ultimate reward.”
  1. #10
    “You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him.”
  2. #11
    “Choices will continually be necessary and -- let us not forget -- possible. Obedience to God is always possible. It is a deadly error to fall into the notion that when feelings are extremely strong we can do nothing but act on them.”
  3. #12
    “Choices will continually be necessary and -- let us not forget -- possible. Obedience to God is always possible. It is a deadly error to fall into the notion that when feelings are extremely strong we can do nothing but act on them.”
  4. #13
    “Strangers must inquire Of denizens, and do as they are bid.”
  5. #14
    “Radical obedience to Christ is not easy... It’s not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world.”
  6. #15
    “Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And he is more than enough for us.”
  7. #16
    “There is no substitute for the confidence that today - in this time and place - I am obeying the will of my Father.”
  8. #17
    “Like a good servant, Job counted the will of his Lord his great possession, by obedience to which his soul was enriched; nor did it grieve him to lose, while yet living, those goods which he must shortly leave at his death.”
  9. #18
    “My father has always broken the rules for those he loves, just as my mother has always kept them for the same reason.”
  1. #19
    “The Wild still lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept.”
  2. #20
    “I feel disgust when I think of how we climb our little hills when the Officials say the word. How we hand over our most precious items at their bidding. How we never, ever fight.”
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    Ally Condie
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    Matched
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    Cassia
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  3. #21
    “They also said that slavery was good for us because it taught us to be good Christians—like the white people.” She sighed deeply, her voice fading into a distant whisper. “But they didn’t teach us Christianity to save our souls, but to teach us obedience. They were afraid of slave revolts and they wanted us to learn the Bible’s teachings about slaves being loyal to their masters.”
  4. #22
    “No matter how vital we think the role of leadership in the rise of a mass movement, there is no doubt that the leader cannot create the conditions which make the rise of a movement possible. He cannot conjure a movement out of the void. There has to be an eagerness to follow and obey, and an intense dissatisfaction with things as they are, before movement and leader can make their appearance.”
  5. #23
    “And God said love your enemy and I obeyed him and loved myself.”
  6. #24
    “The tiger -- yes. The law of his nature is ferocity. The law of
    his nature is the Law of God. He cannot disobey it.”
  7. #25
    “I was like you, Tommy. I was pretty much ready when I became a donor. It felt right. After all, it’s what we’re supposed to be doing, isn’t it?”
  8. #26
    “Joy is not a requirement of Christian discipleship, it is a consequence. It is not what we have to acquire to experience life in Christ; it is what comes to us when we are walking in the way of faith and obedience.”
  9. #27
    “When the law is applied in the absence of legitimacy, it does not produce obedience. It produces the opposite. It leads to backlash.”
  1. #28
    “If we define the nature of our lives by the mistake of the moment or the defeat of the hour or the boredom of the day, we will define it wrongly. We need roots in the past to give obedience ballast and breadth; we need a vision of the future to give obedience direction and goal. And they must be connected. There must be an organic unity between them.”
  2. #29
    “What had been the use of promising one another that they would not on any account set the Knight free, if they were now to do so the first time he happened to call upon a name they really cared about?”
  3. #30
    ″‘Narnia, Narnia, Narnia, awake. Love. Think. Speak. Be walking trees. Be talking beasts. Be divine waters.‘”
  4. #31
    “You must be very careful, however, to make my bed in the right way, for I wish you always to shake it thoroughly, so that the feathers fly about; then they say, down there in the world, that it is snowing; for I am Mother Holle.”
  5. #32
    “Radical obedience to Christ is not easy... It’s not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world.”
  6. #33
    “Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And he is more than enough for us.”
  7. #34
    “But in bed, before I fell asleep, I’d imagine what I would do if I were free of Lucinda’s curse. At dinner I’d paint lines of gravy on my face and hurl meat pasties at Manners Mistress. I’d pile Headmistress’s best china on my head and walk with a wobble and a swagger till every piece was smashed. Then I’d collect the smashed pottery and the smashed meat pasties and grind them into all my perfect stitchery.”
  8. #35
    “Instead of making me docile, Lucinda’s curse made a rebel of me. Or perhaps I was that way naturally.”
  9. #36
    “We might think that God wanted simply obedience to a set of rules: whereas He really wants people of a particular sort.”

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  1. #37
    No. I will remain because I have been accustomed for thirty years to go and take the orderly word of the King, and to have it said to me, ‘Good evening, d’Artagnan,’ with a smile I did not beg for!
  2. #38
    “Piggy moved among the crowd, asking names and frowning to remember them. The children gave him the same simple obedience that they had given to the man with the megaphones.”
  3. #39
    “A man with a club was a lawgiver, a master to be obeyed, though not necessarily conciliated.”
  4. #40
    “Unless you obey my instructions, I shall be forced to disconnect you.”
  5. #41
    “The person who understands the evil in his own heart is the only person who is useful, fruitful, and solid in his beliefs and obedience. ”
  6. #42
    “The wise ones serve on the higher, but rule on the lower. They obey the laws coming from above them, but en their own plane, and those below them, they rule and give orders.”
  7. #43
    ″...who am I to summon his hard and happy body
    his four white feet that love to wheel and pedal
    through the dark leaves
    to come back to walk by my side, obedient.”
  8. #44
    “Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here obedient to their laws we lie.”
  9. #45
    “There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.”
  10. #46
    “The soul is divided into two parts, of which the one has reason itself, while the other does not have it in itself, but is capable of obeying reason.”
  11. #47
    “The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government.”
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