Words matter. These are the best Disobedience Quotes from famous people such as Martin Sheen, Richard Phillips, Joshua Wong, Gail Bradbrook, Edward Snowden, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I honestly do not know if civil disobedience has any effect on the government. I can promise you it has a great effect on the person who chooses to do it.
There was a belief after World War I that painting could be an act of civil revolt. I want this exhibition, ‘New Museum,’ to be an act of civil disobedience. It’s not so much about the New Museum on the Bowery, but the idea of challenging museums as projections of cultural authority. It’s painting as insurgency.
As the remaining voices for civil disobedience are suppressed, the political spectrum narrows even further.
I would support a mass civil disobedience where we take medicine to tell the state that they have absolutely no right to control our consciousness and to define our spiritual practice.
Sometimes to do the right thing, you have to break a law. And the key there is in terms of civil disobedience. You have to make sure that what you’re risking, what you’re bringing onto yourself, does not serve as a detriment to anyone else. It doesn’t hurt anybody else.
Civil disobedience has almost always been about expression. Generally, it’s nonviolent, as defined by Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi, and King.
Disobedience is essentially a prideful power struggle against someone in authority over us. It can be a parent, a priesthood leader, a teacher, or ultimately God. A proud person hates the fact that someone is above him. He thinks this lowers his position.
If Snowden really claims that his actions amounted to genuine civil disobedience, he should go to some English language bookstore in Moscow and get a copy of Henry David Thoreau’s ‘Civil Disobedience’.
You see, rebellion, and the disobedience it causes, keeps us from having the power of God that’s available to us as Christians.
Civil disobedience is, in fact, a conservative idea, a few steps short of overt rebellion. It honors the rule of law by insisting on good law and rejecting bad law.
By his disobedience of God’s law, before man had exercised his power to bring children into the earth, not only Adam lost everything for himself, but his children were born as sinners, imperfect, and without the right to live.
The existing governments of the world are the consequence of disobedience to the commands of God. But Christ came to bring men back to obedience by a new and living way.
In 1999, I was in St. Louis with Martin Luther King III as we led protests against the state’s failure to hire minority contractors for highway construction projects. We went at dawn on a summer day with over a thousand people and performed acts of civil disobedience.
Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.
After the novel was published, I came to feel that I couldn’t call myself Orthodox anymore. It’s so patriarchal, anti-women, anti-gay. There was something about writing ‘Disobedience’… it felt like I had put it all in the book. I had done my best by it, recorded what it meant for me. I felt I was done.
Civil disobedience’s main goal typically is to try to arouse and inspire others to join and do something. Well, sometimes that is a good tactic, sometimes not.
I talk a lot about justice. I’m about it. I’m also about civil disobedience.
Yes, what has happened is we have moved from responding to these terrorist attacks as acts of civil disobedience to getting to the point after September 11 that we said, no, this is not just civil disobedience, this is an act of war.
King consciously steered away from legal claims and instead relied on civil disobedience.
I have always looked on disobedience toward the oppressive as the only way to use the miracle of having been born.
Women have to risk civil disobedience for their rights.
In the case of ‘Disobedience,’ the very secretive way of life and religion and tradition that the North London Orthodox Jewish community has was a huge invitation to explore an unknown world. And also a possible trap, and I tried to overcome that by portraying it, hopefully, with great nuance and detail and texture.
Civil disobedience is not accepted by religion and the state does not accept it and there are many verses in the Holy Book that talk of following the ruler.
What is satire if not a marriage of civil disobedience to a laugh track, a potent brew of derision and lack of respect that acts as a nettle sting on the thin skin of the humourless?
Adversity is simply part of earth life. From it we can grow and progress if we choose to. Yes, some trials come because of our own disobedience, but many trials are simply part of life.
We will continue civil disobedience to fight for democracy and for human rights in Hong Kong.
I’ve been arrested three times. I don’t like getting arrested, but it’s not so bad when it’s an organized form of nonviolent disobedience. It’s something appealing to a higher law.
The absolute key issue is: how do you create enough political pressure? It’s up to us to create that political will and there are tried and tested techniques for doing that. So we’re talking about the need for civil disobedience that escalates into a rebellion and uprising.
My first civil disobedience arrest for social justice was in 1986 for protesting the SDI.
I find this proposed amendment very, very, very, very shocking. And immoral. And, you know, if civil disobedience is the way to go about change, then I think a lot of people will be going to San Francisco.
Change comes when people are willing to commit acts of peaceful civil disobedience.
Expressions of disobedience naturally encourage terrorist organizations and motivate them to intensify their actions.
Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief.