When you obey your superior you instruct your inferior.
Every great person has first learned how to obey, whom to obey, and when to obey.
Rogues differ little. Each began first as a disobedient son.
Prayer is never an acceptable substitute for obedience. The sovereign Lord accepts no offering from His creatures that is not accompanied by obedience.
Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over […]
Captain, what do you think, I asked, of the part your soldiers play? The Captain answered, I do not think. I do not think, I obey! Do you think you should shoot a patriot down and help a tyrant slay? The Captain answered, I do not think. I do not think, I obey! Do you […]
Come when you’re called And do as you’re bid; Shut the door after you And you’ll never be chid.
If two angels were to receive at the same moment a commission from God, one to go down and rule earth’s grandest empire, the other to go and sweep the streets of its meanest village, it would be a matter of entire indifference to each which service fell to his lot, the post of ruler […]
A life predicated on being obedient and taking orders is a very comfortable life indeed. Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one’s own need to think.
It is right that what is just should be obeyed; it is necessary that what is strongest should be obeyed. Justice without might is helpless; might without justice is tyrannical.