Quotes About Blind Obedience

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Quotes About Blind Obedience

If patriotism were defined, not as blind obedience to government, not as submissive worship to flags and anthems, but rather as love of ones country, ones fellow citizens (all over the world), as loyalty to the principles of justice and democracy, then patriotism would require us to disobey our government, when it violated those principles.
— Howard Zinn —

Humanity cannot maintain value in their pitiful existence without blind obedience.

— Lionel Suggs

The contempt shown him by Mardona still inflamed his passion, and that passion was nourished by the widespread respect that the Mother of God commanded and the blind obedience she inspired. And it seemed to Sabadil that from her emanated a light that surrounded her. To him, she appeared so beautiful, more beautiful than ever.

— Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch

But she could not move of her own free will-an order from them would immediately have made her get up, but this time what they wanted from her was not blind obedience, acquiescence to an order, they wanted her to anticipate orders, to judge herself a slave and surrender herself as such. This, then, is what they called her consent.

— Pauline Réage

Obedience is another kind of shortcut, in which we trust someone else's thinking above our own. It's easy and simple, especially when we're tired, distracted, and don't want a fight. And so obedience both amplifies and articulates all those other forces that make us blind.

— Anonymous.

From this moment there would be no question of virtue or morality; for despotism cui ex honesto nulla est spes, wherever it prevails, admits no other master; it no sooner speaks than probity and duty lose their weight and blind obedience is the only virtue which slaves can still practice.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Of all ennobling sentiments, patriotism may be the most easily manipulated. On the one hand, it gives powerful expression to what is best in a nation's character: a commitment to principle, a willingness to sacrifice, a devotion to the community by the choice of the individual. But among its toxic fruits are intolerance, belligerence and blind obedience, perhaps because it blooms most luxuriantly during times of war.

— Nancy Gibbs

Blind obedience in the name of patriotism or religion ultimately takes our lives.

— Terry Tempest Williams

I taught public school for 26 years, but I just can't do it anymore. For years I asked the school board to let me teach a curriculum that doesn't hurt kids, but they always had other fish to fry. If you hear of a job where I don't have to hurt kids to make a living, let me know. The truth is that schools don't really teach anything, but blind obedience.

— John Taylor Gatto

It cannot be said too often that actions are good or bad in the light of consequences, and that a clear perception of consequences would control actions. That which increases the sum of human happiness is moral; and that which diminishes the sum of human happiness is immoral ... Blind, unreasoning obedience is the enemy of morality.

— Robert Green Ingersoll

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