We're taught to obey the man at our head: step off when he says so, and step in when he says so.
All you have to do is to obey the man at your head and ask no questions.
Obey the man next to you who gives the order, or you'll stop all the battery, besides getting a thrashing.
said the chief, "for there we obey only our own wills.
And for that reason," said the native officer, twirling his mustache, "your Amir whom you do not obey must come here and take orders from our Viceroy.
What persuadeth the living thing to obey
, and command, and even be obedient in commanding?
But let us consider: Have we not admitted that the rulers may be mistaken about their own interest in what they command, and also that to obey
them is justice?
In the latter case their government is weaker and more insecure, because it rests entirely on the goodwill of those citizens who are raised to the magistracy, and who, especially in troubled times, can destroy the government with great ease, either by intrigue or open defiance; and the prince has not the chance amid tumults to exercise absolute authority, because the citizens and subjects, accustomed to receive orders from magistrates, are not of a mind to obey
him amid these confusions, and there will always be in doubtful times a scarcity of men whom he can trust.
You have never yet given her advice in an affair of this kind," said Nightingale; "for I am greatly mistaken in my cousin, if she would be very ready to obey
even your most positive commands in abandoning her inclinations.
How, knave,'' replied his master, ``wilt thou not obey
And 'He who obeys
the Messenger obeys
Allah: (4: 80).
To put it another way, our approach is "policing by consent", with the police given powers to arrest the minority who break the rules that the community as a whole obeys
The Prophet also said: "He who obeys
God, and he who disobeys me, disobeys God.
But if anyone obeys
His word, God's love is truly made complete in him.
Simon explains the seeming futility but then obeys