Disobedience Sayings and Quotes

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

Disobedience is man's original virtue. Oscar Wilde
Disobedience is the stamp of the hero. Arthur Desmond
Disobedience is the vehicle of progress. John McAfee
The secret of all failure is disobedience. Mary Slessor
Disobedience to conscience makes conscience blind. C. S. Lewis
Civil disobedience is the inherent right of a citizen. Mahatma Gandhi
Civil disobedience is a preparation for mute suffering. Mahatma Gandhi
Disobedience to be civil has to be open and nonviolent. Mahatma Gandhi
Civil disobedience can only lead to strength and purity. Mahatma Gandhi
When you know how to use it, disobedience can be a virtue. Paulo Coelho
Any lack of joy in the world is the result of disobedience. Carolyn Shields
Accepting yourself as you are is an act of civil disobedience. Francesca Martinez
Disobedience that is wholly civil should never provoke retaliation. Mahatma Gandhi
Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief. Edwin Louis Cole
Disobedience to authority is one of the most natural and healthy acts. Antonio Negri
If obedience invariably leads to cruelty, disobedience is our moral duty. Martin Firrell
Mass civil disobedience can use rage as a constructive and creative force. Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil disobedience is a viable political tactic, and a non-violent tactic. William Kunstler
Civil disobedience can never be in general terms, such as for independence. Mahatma Gandhi
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. Henry David Thoreau
Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless or corrupt. Mahatma Gandhi
Civil disobedience is a lever which can move the world by using peace as a fulcrum. Mehmet Murat ildan
Disobedience happens not when we think too much grace but when we think too little of it. Tullian Tchividjian
Civil disobedience is the only nonviolent escape from the soul-destroying heat of violence. Mahatma Gandhi
You only find yourself when you disobey. Disobedience is the beginning of responsibility, I think. Guillermo Del Toro
Disobedience to conscience is voluntary; bad poetry, on the other hand, is usually not made on purpose. C. S. Lewis
Complete civil disobedience is a state of peaceful rebellion, a refusal to obey every single state-made law. Mahatma Gandhi
Individual civil disobedience was everybody's inherent right, like the right of self-defence in normal life. Mahatma Gandhi
You must disobey an order, if the order is unfair, or inhuman. Disobedience is not something we are being taught. Roselyne Bosch
God is responsible for the consequences of our obedience, WE are responsible for the consequences of our disobedience. Charles F. Stanley
Human history began with an act of disobedience and it is not unlikely that it will be terminated by an act of obedience. Erich Fromm
A good person will resist an evil system with his whole soul. Disobedience of the laws of an evil state is therefore a duty. Mahatma Gandhi
Civil disobedience presupposes willing obedience of our self-imposed rules, and without it civil disobedience would be a cruel joke. Mahatma Gandhi
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices. George Bernard Shaw
Civil disobedience is not something outside the realm of democracy. Democracy requires civil disobedience. Without civil disobedience democracy does not exist. Howard Zinn
The act of civil disobedience is the act of taking our anger and turning it into sacred rage. It is a personal and collective gesture of resistance and insistance. Terry Tempest Williams
Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt. And a citizen who barters with such a state shares in its corruption and lawlessness. Mahatma Gandhi
Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is human's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion. Oscar Wilde
Civil disobedience is not only the natural right of a people, especially when they have no effective voice in their own Government, but that it is also a substitute for violence or armed rebellion. Mahatma Gandhi
Civil disobedience has an honourable history, and when the urgency and moral clarity cross a certain threshold, then I think that civil disobedience is quite understandable, and it has a role to play. Al Gore
Disobedience is essentially a prideful power struggle against someone in authority over us. It can be a parent, a priesthood leader, a teacher, or ultimately God. A proud person hates the fact that someone is above him. He thinks this lowers his position. Ezra Taft Benson