obedience

A Quote by John Owen on god, imperfection, obedience, and peace

There is a state of perfect peace with God which can be attained under imperfect obedience.

John Owen

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A Quote by John Milton on art, earth, god, happiness, obedience, and sons

Son of Heav'n and Earth, Attend: that thou art happy, owe to God; That thou continuest such, owe to thyself, That is, to thy obedience; therein stand.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost

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A Quote by John Locke on destruction, force, god, men, obedience, people, power, slavery, violence, and war

Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any farther obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Two Treatises of Government, 1698

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A Quote by John Locke on destruction, liberty, obedience, originality, people, power, safety, security, slavery, society, and war

. . . whenever the Legislators endeavour to take away, and destroy the Property of the People, or to reduce them to Slavery under Arbitrary Power, they put themselves into a state of War with the People, who are thereupon absolved from any farther Obedience. . . . [Power then] devolves to the People, who have a Right to resume their original Liberty, and, by the Establishment of a new Legislative (such as they shall think fit) provide for their own Safety and Security, which is the end for which they are in Society.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Second Treatise of Government, 1690

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A Quote by John Henry Cardinal Newman on action, faith, force, guilt, obedience, and responsibility

Faith is illuminative, not operative; it does not force obedience, though it increases responsibility; it heightens guilt, but it does not prevent sin. The will is the source of action.

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801 - 1890)

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A Quote by James E. Faust on beauty, darkness, day, desires, earth, fatherhood, justice, life, obedience, order, and potential

Just as order gave life and beauty to the earth when it was dark and void, so it does to us. Obedience helps us develop the full potential Heavenly Father desires for us in becoming celestial beings worthy some day to live in His presence.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1999, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by James E. Faust on agreement, heart, interest, listening, love, obedience, and parenthood

Listen to your parents. Be obedient to them whether you agree with them or not. They love you more than anyone else and have your best interests at heart.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Friend December, 1998, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on force and obedience

Force does not constitute right...obedience is due only to legitimate powers.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

Source: The Social Contract, 1762

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on duty, obedience, and strength

The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms his strength into right, and obedience into duty.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Horace Mann on blindness, colors, future, good, happiness, impulses, obedience, principles, sacrifice, and present

In vain do they talk of happiness who never subdued an impulse in obedience to a principle. He who never sacrificed a present to a future good, or a personal to a general one, can speak of happiness only as the blind speak of color.

Horace Mann (1796 - 1859)

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