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He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


Here's to our beloved George Washington, the Joshua of America, who commanded the sun and the moon to sand still, and they obeyed. - Benjamin Franklin


Nature is commanded by obeying her. - Sir Francis Bacon


Neighbors: One whom we are commanded to love as ourselves, and who does all he knows how to make us disobedient. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


You (God) have not only commanded continence, that is, from what things we are to restrain our love, but also justice, that is, on what we are to bestow our love. - Saint Augustine of Hippo


For you I am a bishop, but with you I am a Christian. The first is an office accepted; the second is a gift received. One is danger; the other is safety. If I am happier to be redeemed with you than to be placed over you, then I shall, as the Lord commanded, be more fully your servant. - Saint Augustine of Hippo


Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. In everything man has accomplished, we have only manipulated nature into doing what it is. [La., Natura enim non imperatur, nisi parendo] - Sir Francis Bacon


I have gained this from philosophy: That I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. - Aristotle [Aristoteles]