I don’t know about you, but I can always use help with this virtue!  I love all these quotations, and find them very inspiring.


“The power of obedience! The lake of Gennesareth had denied its fishes to Peter’s nets. A whole night in vain. Then, obedient, he lowered his net again to the water and they caught ‘a huge number of fish.’ Believe me: the miracle is repeated each day.”
— St. Josemaria Escriva

“I often thought my constitution would never endure the work I had to do, (but) the Lord said to me: ‘Daughter, obedience gives strength.'”
— St. Teresa of Avila

“On each occasion I say: ‘Lord, thy will be done! It’s not what this or that one wants, but what You want me to do.’ This is my fortress, this is my firm rock, this is my sure support.”
— St. John Chrysostom

“The Devil doesn’t fear austerity but holy obedience.”
— St. Francis de Sales

“Obedience is servility only to those who have not understood the spontaneity of love.”
— Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

“Obedience unites us so closely to God that in a way transforms us into Him, so that we have no other will but His. If obedience is lacking, even prayer cannot be pleasing to God.”
— St. Thomas Aquinas

“He who is his own master is a scholar under a fool.”
— St. Bernard


I think that last one is my favorite of all, though!  :)