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.

Obedience is the virtue that determines whether a person is either a servant or a rebel. Life of integrity is built on obedience of God's statutes and nothing else. Israelmore Ayivor
Faith enables us to obey when obedience is costly or seems unreasonable to the natural mind. Jerry Bridges
Let them obey that knows not how to rule. William Shakespeare
Wicked men obey out of fear; good men, out of love. Aristotle
Whoever obeys the gods, to him they particularly listen. Homer
Encourage obeying all the way, right away, and in a happy way. Kara Durbin
He that cannot obey, cannot command. Poor Richard
It is the raised stick that makes the dog obey. Danish Proverb
Let thy child's first lesson be obedience, and the second may be what thou wilt. Poor Richard
Obedience is the mother of happiness. Roman Proverb
To obey is better than sacrifice. The Bible
All human things are subject to decay, / And, when fate summons, monarchs must obey. John Dryden
The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children. Edward VIII (Duke of Windsor)
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them. David Hume
The magistrate should obey the laws, the people should obey the magistrate. Benjamin Franklin
Always obey your parents when they are present. Mark Twain
Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws. Others sense their own laws within them. Hermann Hesse
Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book. Cicero
A woman should obey her father in youth, her husband in maturity, and her son in old age. Chinese mothers
Memory, like sleep, has powers which dreams obey. William Wordsworth
Resist much, obey little. Walt Whitman
Give all to love; obey thy heart. Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you can quote the rules, then you can obey them. Tony Soprano
The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it. C. S. Lewis
He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures. Friedrich Nietzsche
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. Malcolm X
Hey, I have not been shy / I am just a guy in the public eye / Trying to do my best for our republic / I don't wanna fight / But I won't apologize / For doing what's right / I have the honor to be / Your obedient servant. Alexander Hamilton
My fear, believe me, is greater than yours. It is not pride that stands before you, it is not self seeking; I would much sooner have stayed in the safe wilderness. It is obedience. I do only what I must. Moses
Sinners, obey the gospel-word! / Haste to the supper of my Lord! / Be wise to know your gracious day; / All things are ready, come away! John Wesley