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 […]
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.
The man who commands efficiently must have obeyed others in the past, and the man who obeys dutifully is worthy of being some day a commander.
The only safe ruler is he who has learned to obey willingly.
Any set of social and economic arrangements which is not founded on the acceptance of individual responsibility will do nothing but harm. We are all responsible for our own actions. We cannot blame society if we disobey the law. We simply cannot delegate the exercise of mercy and generosity to others.
“She still seems to me in her own way a person born to command,” said Luce… “I wonder if anyone is born to obey,” said Isabel. “That may be why people command rather badly, that they have no suitable material to work on.”