Obedience Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old obedience quotes, obedience sayings, and obedience proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself.     

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Better than worshiping gods is obedience to the laws of righteousness.     


Obedience brings success; exact obedience brings miracles.     

Russell M. Nelson

Obedience is the primary object of all sound education.     

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.     

Robert E. Lee

True obedience is true freedom.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Obedience isn't a lack of fear. It's just doing it scared.     

Jen Hatmaker

Obedience indeed is only the pitiful and cowardly egotism of him who thinks that he can do something better than reason.     

Percy Bysshe Shelley

When obedience is so impious, revolt is a necessity.     

Pierre Corneille

A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty.     

Nadia Boulanger

The great test of life is obedience to God.     

Ezra Taft Benson

Obedience completes itself in understanding.     

Phillips Brooks

Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.     

Oscar Wilde

One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.     

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Obedience is the opener of eyes.     

George Macdonald

Obedience is less painful than regret.     

Christine Caine

Obedience simulates subordination as fear of the police simulates honesty.     

George Bernard Shaw

Obedience and resignation are our personal offerings upon the altar of duty.     

Hosea Ballou

Obedience is a part of greatness.     

Mark E. Petersen

For there is no obedience without humility, nor humility without charity.     

St. Catherine of Siena

Obedience alone gives the right to command.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Obedience is your responsibility, the outcome is God's!     

Steven Furtick

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.     


Obedience to God is the pathway to the life you really want to live.     

Joyce Meyer

The virtue of obedience makes the will supple. It inspires the courage with which to fulfill the most difficult tasks.     

John Vianney

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

Henry David Thoreau

Obedience is the crown and honour of all virtue.     

Martin Luther

Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief.     

Edwin Louis Cole

Obedience shows whether you are grateful.     

Catherine Of Siena