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.
To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
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.