A Quote by Phillips Brooks on chance, god, life, obedience, patience, purpose, soul, success, temptation, universe, vision, and world

As the Master Wills: Slowly, through all the universe, the temple of God is being built. Wherever, in any world, a soul, by free-willed obedience, catches the fire of God's likeness, it is set into the growing walls, a living stone. When, in your hard fight, in your tiresome drudgery, or in your terrible temptation, you catch the purpose of your being, and give yourself to God, and so give Him the chance to give Himself to you, your life, a living stone, is taken up and set into that growing wall. Wherever souls are being tried and ripened, in whatever commonplace and homely ways;-there God is hewing out the pillars for His temple. Oh, if the stone can only have some vision of the temple of which it is to be a part forever, what patience must fill it as it feels the blows of the hammer, and knows that success for it is simply to let itself be wrought into what shape the Master wills.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Peter F. Drucker on authority, cooperation, force, knowledge, management, obedience, performance, responsibility, superstition, and thought

"Management" means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folkways and superstition, and of cooperation for force. It means the substitution of responsibility for obedience to rank, and of authority of performance for the authority of rank.

Peter F. Drucker (1909 - 2005)

Source: People and Performance

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on freedom, genius, men, obedience, power, slavery, truth, and virtue

Power, like a desolating pestilence, Pollutes whate'er it touches; and obedience, Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, Makes slaves of men, and of the human frame A mechanized automaton.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Queen Mab. iii.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on divinity, life, obedience, patience, and resignation

Patience is, therefore, clearly not fatalistic, shoulder-shrugging resignation; it is accepting a divine rhythm to life; it is obedience prolonged.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Notwithstanding . . ., p. 64, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Marjorie Fleming on good, life, and obedience

I am going to turn over a new life and am going to be a very good girl and be obedient to Isa Keith, here there is plenty of gooseberries which makes my teeth watter.

Marjorie Fleming (1803 - 1811)

Source: Journal, p. 76

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A Quote by Marian Botsford Fraser on absence, abuse, boldness, censorship, citizenship, criticism, danger, execution, fame, fear, freedom, government, human rights, ignorance, life, obedience, politics, privacy, religion, silence, uncertainty, weapons, a

Censorship is almost systematically the weapon of first resort for governments in uncertain political situations. So not only are the famous writers and bold journalists in danger; at every level of public and private life, the freedoms to think, read or write are denied. In the absence of a free press, other human rights abuses flourish unabated. Nothing is reported, criticized, questioned. The example of imprisonment, torture or execution imposes a further silence. A blindly obedient mob mentality is encouraged, driven by extremist religious or ethnic loyalties. The citizens do not know what is happening. Fear and ignorance permeate discussion.

Marian Botsford Fraser

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A Quote by Leo J. Muir on fear, home, hope, joy, love, modesty, obedience, prayer, rest, schools, and virtue

The home is the most ordinary of institutions. It is the temple of our shelter and rest, the habituation of our hopes and our fears. It is the resort of love, the refuge of virtue, the altar of prayer. It is the school of cleanliness, the preceptor of obedience, the sanctuary of modesty. It is at once the stronghold of the ordinary and the shrine of joy.

Leo J. Muir

Source: Flashes from the Eternal Semaphore, 1928

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A Quote by Kokichi Kurosaki on christianity, compromise, extremism, food, giving, god, happiness, individuality, judgment, life, mind, obedience, and responsibility

Paul, using the examples of differing opinions about food and days among the believers in Rome, teaches that Christians should not despise or judge others. He does not advise them to find a happy medium between the contending opinions or to average the two extremes in a compromise. On the contrary, he admonished them that "every one be fully convinced in his own mind" (Rom. 14:5), because God is able to make both stand, as both of them are serving the Lord in obedience to their individual convictions of His will. . . . Each of us has to find personally what is the will of God for his own life, and let all others meet their responsibility to do the same. . . . For God, by giving different commands to many, and putting them together according to His plan, shall accomplish ultimately His complete will.

Kokichi Kurosaki

Source: One Body in Christ

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A Quote by John Tillotson on authority, christ, church, disobedience, indifference, lies, and obedience

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.

John Tillotson (1630 - 1694)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on men, obedience, and women

Men do not want solely the obedience of women, they want their sentiments.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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