Disobedience Quotes (42 Quotes)

    But there were other forces at work in the cub, the greatest of which was growth. Instinct and law demanded of him obedience. But growth demanded disobedience...In the end, one day, fear and obedience were swept away by the rush of life, and the cub straddled and sprawled toward the entrance.

    Yes, what has happened is we have moved from responding to these terrorist attacks as acts of civil disobedience to getting to the point after September 11 that we said, no, this is not just civil disobedience, this is an act of war.

    The New York Times and Miller decided not to try to finesse the issue. Instead, they opted for what the Times editorially has described as an act of civil disobedience, ... To be frank, this is far from an ideal case. We would not have wanted our reporter to give up her liberty over a situation whose details are so complicated and muddy.

    I believe that disobedience is the worst thing that can happen, ... It is an attempt to bring about the destruction of the state of Israel and it must be prevented in any way. My instruction in these instances is clear Political protest -- yes political violence -- not under any circumstances.

    This mortal probation is a brief periodjust a short span, linking the eternity of the past with the eternity of the future. Yet it was to be a period of tremendous importance. It is, in fact, the most vital period of our entire eternal existence. In this mortal state we come face to face with innumerable temptations and pressures. Sometimes we come in contact with advocates of wrongdoing, disobedience, and sin. Lucifer is going about tempting those who can be tempted to see if he can lead them astray.

    Winston Churchill, for his part, regarded Gandhi with not a little contempt, describing the 'Mahatma' as a dangerous charlatan 'It is alarming and also nauseating to see Mr. Gandhi, a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well known in the East, striding half-naked up the steps of the Vice regal palace, while he is still organising and conducting a campaign of civil disobedience, to parley on equal terms with the representative of King-Emperor.'

    Every fact of science was once Damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was denounced as fraud and folly. The entire web of culture and progress, everything on earth that is man-made and not given to us by nature, is the concrete manifestation of some man's refusal to bow to Authority. We would own no more, know no more, and be no more than the first apelike hominids if it were not for the rebellious, the recalcitrant, and the intransigent. As Oscar Wilde truly said, Disobedience was man's Original Virtue.

    We have to repent of our blindness, our lukewarmness, and our disobedience, and turn back to the central truth of Christ as Lord and Saviour an ethical system will not save us here, nor a timid sentimentalism, nor an excited emotional return, nor a dilet.

    Will corporal punishment help restrain criminal behavior Some well-intentioned experts say no. But one group that disagrees with these experts is the criminals themselves. Criminals know that punishment works, and they use it every day all over America. Criminals demand absolute obedience, and if corporal punishment doesn't work, then they will use capital punishment, for they know that the fear of death is the best deterrent for disobedience. Even the experts tell us that when being attacked by a criminal, obey him because to resist may bring even more punishment. So does punishment work It sure does. The problem is the wrong people are being punished.

    I think it's important we have protest, and civil disobedience is a great American tradition, but we need to do it in a constructive manner, and we need to do it on a non-school day if you're a student.

    Was it a success or a failure On one hand, it was a failure because it didn't shut down all economic activity in California. On the other hand, it is a success because nobody really felt like this was an unreasonable act of civil disobedience.

    I find this proposed amendment very, very, very, very shocking. And immoral. And, you know, if civil disobedience is the way to go about change, then I think a lot of people will be going to San Francisco.

    But he who fears an inclination to a wrong course or an act of disobedience on the part of the testator, and effects an agreement between the parties, there is no blame on him. Surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

    Many man's scruples lie almost wholly about obedience to authority and compliance with indifferent customs, but very seldom about the dangers of disobedience and unpeaceableness and rending in pieces the Church of Christ by needless separations and endless divisions.

    Where democracy has been lost, people take things into their own hands. I'm not suggesting major public disobedience is where this is going, but I can tell you that people are very, very angry and they're not going to stop, absolutely not going to stop.

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