Quotes of Docile

“ Dialogue more tame than Wilde. ”

- Clive Barnes

“ You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you. ”

- Isadora Duncan

“ Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action… ”

- William Shakespeare

“ We defend ourself with descriptions and tame the world by generalizing. ”

- Iris Murdoch

“ Now that I look back, I realize that a life predicated on being obedient and taking orders is a very comfortable life indeed. Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one's need to think. ”

- Adolf Eichmann

“ True selfishness, if obedient to the other constraints of mammalian biology, is the key to a more nearly perfect social contract. ”

- Edward O. Wilson

“ Time is a flowing river. Happy those who allow themselves to be carried, unresisting, with the current. They float through easy days. They live, unquestioning, in the moment. ”

- Christopher Morley

“ Any woman could act like a lady, and this behavior was interpreted as being submissive, demure, inhibited...Being a lady in the Western world was like footbinding in China. ”

- Victoria Billings

“ What good I see humbly I seek to do, And live obedient to the law, in trust That what will come, and must come, shall come well. ”

- Edwin Arnold

“ The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient-at others so bewildered and weak-and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! ”

- Jane Austen

“ The true man walks the earth as the stars walk the heavens, grandly obedient to those laws which are implanted in his nature. ”

- Lemuel K. Washburn

“ Leash: n, a means by which animals, formerly running wild, are prevented from running tame, also. ”

- Robert Brault

“ Literature is subservient to nothing but truth. ”

- Gao Xingjian

“ The man who has no inner life is a slave of his surroundings, as the barometer is the obedient servant of the air. ”

- Henri F. Amiel

“ One great effect of prayer is that it enables the soul to command the body. By obedience I make my body submissive to my soul, but prayer puts my soul in command of my body. ”

- Oswald Chambers

“ You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you! ”

- Isadora Duncan

“ Man can be chained, but he cannot be domesticated. ”

- Robert Anson Heinlein

“ The man who has no money is poor, but one who has nothing but money is poorer. He only is rich who can enjoy without owning; he is poor who though he has millions is covetous. ”

- Orison S. Marden

“ Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force. ”

- Dorothy L. Sayers

“ If you live in the past and allow the past to define who you are, then you never grow. ”

- Oprah Winfrey

“ Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me. ”

- Bible

“ As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God. ”

- Bible

“ The last proceeding of reason is to recognize that there is an infinity of things which are beyond it. There is nothing so conformable to reason as this disavowal of reason. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ The man for whom the law exists — the man of forms, the conservative — is a tame man. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ I was a normal, rather dutiful child. I didn't even rebel as a teenager. ”

- Emily Watson

“ A man must be obedient to the promptings of his innermost heart. ”

- Robertson Davies

“ A state that dwarfs its men in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands even for beneficial purposes, will find that with small men no great things can really be accomplished. ”

- John Stuart Mill

“ I sometimes marvel at the extraordinary docility with which Americans submit to speeches. ”

- Adlai E. Stevenson

“ The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the "outlaw," the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order. ”

- Michel Foucault

“ Techniques such as genetic engineering, psychoactive drugs and electronic control of the brain make possible a transformation of the species into docile, fully-obedient, 'safe' organisms. ”

- William Bainbridge
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