Obey Sayings and Quotes

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

It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.     

Søren Kierkegaard

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.     

Katharine Hepburn

Obeying from love is better than to obey from fear.     


Obey your head. Obey your heart. Obey your gut. In fact, obey everything except commands.     

Matt Haig

Obedience leads to true freedom. The more we obey revealed truth, the more we become liberated.     

James E. Faust

Obey the principles without being bound by them.     

Bruce Lee

Be obedient even when you do not know where obedience may lead you.     

Sinclair B. Ferguson

You cannot be a true man until you learn to obey.     

Robert E. Lee

There is one thing in the world more wicked than the desire to command, and that is the will to obey.     

William Kingdon Clifford

Only he who believes is obedient, and only he who is obedient believes.     

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

It is difficult to press forward if we do not know how to obey.     

Gordon B. Hinckley

If we are really going to learn from others, we must decide to fully obey.     

Ed Townsend

Be obedient to your superior, and your inferior will obey you.     

Muhammad Ali

Society is well governed when the people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law.     


It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey.     

Saint Ignatius

You cannot obey God without your obedience spilling out in a blessing to all those around you.     

Adrian Rogers

We are born free, but we're taught to obey orders.     

Marty Rubin

As people who obey God, we're also supposed to obey the laws of man, and we intend to do that.     

Steve Drain

The ship that will not obey the helm will have to obey the rocks.     

English Proverb

If you obey the technique to perfection, that technique will become invisible.     

Alan Chadwick

The art of living consists in knowing which impulses to obey and which must be made to obey.     

Sydney J. Harris

Obedience is not measured by our ability to obey laws and principles, obedience is measured by our response to God's voice.     

Bill Johnson

The only safe ruler is he who has learned to obey willingly.     

Thomas a Kempis

Obey your soul, have perfect faith in yourself. Never think of yourself with doubt or distrust, or as one who makes mistakes.     

Wallace D. Wattles

Those who know the least obey the best.     

George Farquhar