Commandment Quotes

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Frederick Buechner
“To be commanded to love God at all, let alone in the wilderness, is like being commanded to be well when we are sick, to sing for joy when we are dying of thirst, to run when our legs are broken. But this is the first and great commandment nonetheless. Even in the wilderness - especially in the wilderness - you shall love him.”
Frederick Buechner, A Room Called Remember: Uncollected Pieces

William Faulkner
“We shall not kill and maybe next time we even won't.”
William Faulkner, Intruder in the Dust

Robert Walser
“Your very eyes. How they have always been for me the command to obey, the inviolable and beautiful commandment. No, no, I'm not telling lies. Your appearance in the doorway!
You have been my body's health. Whenever I have read a book, it was you I was reading, not the book, you were the book. You were, you were.”
Robert Walser, Jakob von Gunten

Robert G. Ingersoll
“Can we believe that the real God, if there is one, ever ordered a man to be killed simply for making hair oil, or ointment? We are told in the thirtieth chapter of Exodus, that the Lord commanded Moses to take myrrh, cinnamon, sweet calamus, cassia, and olive oil, and make a holy ointment for the purpose of anointing the tabernacle, tables, candlesticks and other utensils, as well as Aaron and his sons; saying, at the same time, that whosoever compounded any like it, or whoever put any of it on a stranger, should be put to death. In the same chapter, the Lord furnishes Moses with a recipe for making a perfume, saying, that whoever should make any which smelled like it, should be cut off from his people. This, to me, sounds so unreasonable that I cannot believe it. Why should an infinite God care whether mankind made ointments and perfumes like his or not? Why should the Creator of all things threaten to kill a priest who approached his altar without having washed his hands and feet? These commandments and these penalties would disgrace the vainest tyrant that ever sat, by chance, upon a throne.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

Benedict XVI
“The 'commandment' of love is only possible because it is more than a requirement. Love can be 'commanded' because it has first been given.”
Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger), God Is Love: Deus Caritas Est

Israelmore Ayivor
“My usual instruction to students when they are preparing to write their examinations is "think before you answer the questions". I am convinced that some multiple choice answers could be so close that you might not know the very one that answers the question correctly! Such is life. To choose your suitable dreams, you must think well!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Toba Beta
“Smartass Disciple: Master, if you are so good, can you drive a car with your eyes closed?
Master of Stupidity: Thou shall not break the rules of drive safely.
Thou shall not tempt the police as well.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Richelle E. Goodrich
“It's advice, not a commandment.
Don't swallow it whole until you're absolutely sure you've been given good, healthy advice.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Criss Jami
“Christ commands his people to love their enemies, because if not, that would rule out pretty much the entire world.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Israelmore Ayivor
“If you are going to devote your time to do something you claim you love, take this thought; "is this what I was sent to do? What do I have to have it do well?" This is potential.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

“Increase is God’s blessing to us all and at the same time it is his commandment that we should increase”
Sunday Adelaja

“Wisdom gives us the understanding that God has given us commandments for our benefit.”
Sunday Adelaja

Israelmore Ayivor
“The leader’s commandment is made up of pledges to solve local and global problems, and not to create more problems to add to the existing ones.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

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Lailah Gifty Akita
“It is fatal to forget the Law's of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita