Obedience Quotes

I don't do what I'm told, but I might do what you want if you ask me nicely.
Cassandra Clare

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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

When EVIL men make bad laws, righteous men disobey them.

The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.
Stanley Milgram

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

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

The ship that will not obey the helm will have to obey the rocks.
English Proverb

He who joyfully marches to music rank and file has already earned my contempt. He as been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.
Albert Einstein

Fear is a strange soil. It grows obedience like corn, which grow in straight lines to make weeding easier. But sometimes it grows the potatoes of defiance, which flourish underground.
Terry Pratchett

One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
Henry David Thoreau

The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum....
Noam Chomsky