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Anthony de Mello Quotes and Sayings

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Obedience keeps the rules.
Love knows when to break them.
- Anthony de Mello

Problems only exist in the human mind.
- Anthony de Mello

It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth,
in which alone it finds liberation and delight,
the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear!
- Anthony de Mello

People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head;
it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion,
then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it.
- Anthony de Mello

 

These things will destroy the human race:
politics without principle,
progress without compassion, wealth without work,
learning without silence, religion without fearlessness
and worship without awareness.
- Anthony de Mello

Happiness is the final and perfect fruit
of obedience to the laws of life.
- Helen Keller

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
- Robert E. Lee

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Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
- Aeschylus

Common tyrants, and public oppressors,
are not intitled to obedience from their subjects,
by virtue of any thing here laid down by the inspired apostle.
- Jonathan Mayhew

Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Obedience to the word in humility of mind never confuses.
- John Nelson Darby

Obedience is the fruit of faith.
- Christina Rossetti

Obedience is the primary object of all sound education.
- Elizabeth Missing Sewell

I don't see success as the goal.
Obedience is the goal.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it,
and there will be an end to blind obedience.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

The drill instructor must have total and complete control.
Mindless obedience is what he's after.
- R. Lee Ermey

Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property.
Obedience is the premium which we pay for it.
- William Penn

Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due;
woe to him that refuses it when it is.
- Thomas Carlyle

To rest satisfied with existing evils,
as if we could do nothing, is not obedience;
but neither is it obedience to imitate the actions of the apostles.
- John Nelson Darby

It is with obedience to your call that I take up the
burden of government leadership for the final time.
- Kamisese Mara

Religion is more like response to a friend than it
is like obedience to an expert.
- Austin Farrer

Strength was the virtue of paganism;
obedience is the virtue of Christianity.
- David Hare

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

Teachability and trust always leads to total obedience.
- Ed Townsend

What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.
- Henry Ellis

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
- William Penn

It is for each of us freely to choose whom we shall serve,
and find in that obedience our freedom.
- Mary Richards

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity,
brutish callousness, wanton destruction,
and irresponsible murder.
- Alexander Berkman

Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S.
media.
- Noam Chomsky

Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
- Douglas Bader

Force does not constitute right...
obedience is due only to legitimate powers.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience,
loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley

A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty.
- Nadia Boulanger

When someone demands blind obedience,
you'd be a fool not to peek.
- Jim Fiebig

I'm so thankful for the active obedience of Christ.
No hope without it.
- John Gresham Machen

The virtue of paganism was strength;
the virtue of Christianity is obedience.
- Augustus Hare

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge
all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim.
Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
- Susan B. Anthony

Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt
minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to
the just and holy commands of God.
- George Whitefield

There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience,
as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
- Anatole Broyard

Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief.
- Edwin Louis Cole

One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.
- Saint Teresa

If men make war in slavish obedience to rules,
they will fail.
- Ulysses S. Grant

I have thought about it a great deal,
and the more I think, the more certain I am that obedience
is the gateway through which knowledge,
yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.
- Anne Sullivan

Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers.
They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in
an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones -
maybe only the stones -
understood.
- Annie Dillard

I have accordingly considered it, and now appear not
only in obedience to your order,
but likewise in behalf of the inhabitants of this town,
who have presented another petition,
and out of regard to the liberties of the subject.
- James Otis

The Hungarian ministry begged the king earnestly to
issue orders to all troops and commanders of fortresses in Hungary,
enjoining fidelity to the Constitution,
and obedience to the ministers of Hungary.
- Lajos Kossuth

The only positive finding which could be drawn from the first series,
was the conclusion that the relationships obviously
had a more complicated lay-out than had been thought,
for the effects were so varied that no obedience to
any law could be discovered.
- Walter Rudolf Hess

Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ
will ever be productive of good works;
for this faith worketh by love,
as the apostle says, and love to God always produces
obedience to his holy laws.
- Adam Clarke

After the knowledge of, and obedience to,
the will of God, the next aim must be to know something
of His attributes of wisdom,
power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.
- James Prescott Joule

All religions have based morality on obedience,
that is to say, on voluntary slavery.
That is why they have always been more pernicious than
any political organization.
For the latter makes use of violence,
the former - of the corruption of the will.
- Alexander Herzen

If all Church power vests in the clergy,
then the people are practically bound to passive obedience
in all matters of faith and practice;
for all right of private judgment is then denied.
- Charles Hodge

Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life;
men of no principle,
but of great talent; and men of no talent,
but of one principle - that of obedience to their superiors.
- Wendell Phillips

The name of Jesus, like a secret charm,
awakened similar emotions in the hearts of all the converts,
and called immediately into action every feeling of moral loveliness,
and every desire of dutiful obedience,
which constitute Christian purity.
- John Strachan

Public opinion is a permeating influence,
and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to
drink other men's thoughts,
to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.
- Walter Bagehot

The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power,
whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism,
and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians.
- Angelina Grimke

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

Although the whole man partakes of this grace,
it is first and most appropriately in the soul and
later progresses to the body,
inasmuch as the body of the man is capable of the same
obedience to the will of God as the soul.
- William Ames

If God creates a world of particles and waves,
dancing in obedience to mathematical and physical laws,
who are we to say that he cannot make use of those
laws to cover the surface of a small planet with living creatures?
- Martin Gardner

Obedience is detachment from the self.
This is the most radical detachment of all.
But what is the self? The self is the principle of
reason and responsibility in us.
It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men.
- Bede Griffiths

Fits did not go over well in my house.
There was a lot of discipline and obedience and you had to be very ladylike.
Ladies didn't curse and I still don't curse in front of my parents.
- Daisy Fuentes

When obedience to the Divine precepts keeps pace with knowledge,
in the mind of any man, that man is a Christian;
and when the fruits of Christianity are produced,
that man is a disciple of our blessed Lord,
let his profession of religion be what it may.
- Joseph Lancaster

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is a choice.
- Anonymous

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha


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