|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Obedience is the mother of success, the wife of safety.|
ÆschylusSeptem. Duces. 224.
| The fear of some divine and supreme powers keeps men in obedience.|
BurtonAnatomy of Melancholy. Pt. III. Sec. 4. Memb. 1. Subsec. 2.
| Qui modeste paret, videtur qui aliquando imperet dignus esse.|
He who obeys with modesty appears worthy of being some day a commander.
CiceroDe Legibus. III. 2.
|Tis the same, with common natures,|
Use em kindly, they rebel,
But, be rough as nutmeg graters,
And the rogues obey you well.
Aaron HillVerses written on a Window in a Journey to Scotland.
|All arts his own, the hungry Greekling counts;|
And bid him mount the skies, the skies he mounts.
JuvenalThird Satire. Trans. by Gifford.
|All sciences a fasting Monsieur knows;|
And bid him go to hellto hell he goes.
JuvenalThird Satire. Paraphrased by JohnsonLondon.
|No nice extreme a true Italian knows;|
But bid him go to hell, to hell he goes.
JuvenalThird Satire. Paraphrased by Phillips, in a letter to the king in reference to the Italian witnesses at the trial of Queen Caroline.
|Obedience is the key to every door.|
George MacDonaldThe Marquis of Lossie. Ch. LIII.
| I find the doing of the will of God, leaves me no time for disputing about His plans.|
George MacDonaldThe Marquis of Lossie. Ch. LXXII.
| Son of Heavn and Earth,|
Attend! That thou art happy, owe to God;
That thou continuest such, owe to thyself,
That is, to thy obedience; therein stand.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. V. L. 519.
|Ascend, I follow thee, safe guide, the path|
Thou leadst me, and to the hand of heavn submit.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. XI. L. 371.
|Though a god I have learned to obey the times.|
PalladasEpigram. In Palatine Anthology. IX. 441.
|Through obedience learn to command.|
Founded on a passage in PlatoLeges. 762 E. Same idea in PlinyLetters. VIII. 14. 5.
| The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.|
Proverbs. XXX. 17.
|Obedience decks the Christian most.|
SchillerFight with the Dragon. Bowrings trans.
|Let them obey that know not how to rule.|
Henry VI. Pt. II. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 6.
|It fits thee not to ask the reason why,|
Because we bid it.
Pericles. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 157.
| One so small|
Who knowing nothing knows but to obey.
TennysonIdylls of the King. Guinevere. L. 183.