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Obeys Quotes

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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

Related topics: Values Compassion

The mouth obeys poorly when the heart murmurs.
- Voltaire

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

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

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

He said to them, "Where is your faith?"
And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another,
"Who can this be?
For He commands even the winds and water,
and they obey Him!"
- Luke 8:25

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

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

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

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

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

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

If a Woman can neither Love nor Honour,
she does ill in promising to Obey.
- Mary Astell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obey the principles without being bound by them.
- Bruce Lee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn to obey before you command.
- Solon

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

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

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


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