All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.
If an individual is born with the obligation to obey, who is born with the right to command?
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.
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.
I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.
It is the duty of every good officer to obey any orders given him by his commander in chief.
The basic question ‘will I obey Christ ‘s teaching?’ is rarely taken as a serious issue. For example, to take one of Jesus’ commands, that is relevant to contemporary life, I don’t know of any church that actually teaches a church how to bless people who curse them, yet this is a clear command.