A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on blindness, obedience, and words

What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

Source: The Dance of Life, 1923, ch. 6

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on music, obedience, and pleasure

The pleasure we feel in music springs from the obedience which is in it.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on direction, life, and obedience

What is peculiar in the life of a man consists not in his obedience, but his opposition, to his instincts. In one direction or another he strives to live a supernatural life.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on disobedience, liberty, obedience, and slavery

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on clarity, effort, justice, laws, life, and obedience

Sometimes we are clarified and calmed healthily, as we never were before in our lives, not by an opiate, but by some unconscious obedience to the all-just laws, so that we become like a still lake of purest crystal and without an effort our depths are revealed to ourselves. . . .

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry B. Eyring on ability, education, humility, obedience, simplicity, spirituality, and work

You will notice that the work is simple obedience. It is not complicated things, it is not fancy things or getting great spiritual manifestations. This work is within the abilities of the most humble and the least educated.

Henry B. Eyring (1933 -)

Source: BYU Campus Education Week, August 15, 2000, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Heber J. Grant on advice, day, life, obedience, and value

I know of nothing that I feel is of so great value in life as to be obedient to the counsel and advice of the Lord, and of His servants in this our day.

Heber J. Grant (1856 - 1945)

Source: Gospel Standards, p. 69.

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A Quote by George Washington on affection, america, brevity, church, citizenship, congress, divinity, god, government, love, obedience, prayer, presidency, and spirit

Following his brief inaugural address to the Congress, President George Washington and his party walked over to St. Paul's Church for divine services. His prayer that afternoon was: "Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow-citizens of the United States at large."

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: Following His Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789

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A Quote by George Eliot on blessings, god, obedience, thought, and work

It is a vain thought to flee from the work that God appoints us, for the sake of finding a greater blessing; instead of seeking it where alone it is to be found - in loving obedience.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Frederick Ward Kates on christianity, eternity, existence, fatherhood, god, history, jesus, knowledge, life, love, meaning, men, obedience, personality, personality, understanding, and virtue

The Christian clearly understands that Jesus does not reveal all that is signified by the word "God," but only as much as could be revealed through a perfect human personality living in absolute obedience to God's will. The knowledge of God that men have by virtue of Jesus' revelation is quite enough for men to live by in this life, and to live gloriously and thankfully by, Christians maintain - the knowledge that God the Creator, the Almighty and Eternal, the Lord of history, is man's Heavenly Father, and that love might well be, and indeed is, the ultimate meaning of human existence.

Frederick Ward Kates

Source: A Moment Between Two Eternities

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