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Greetings, mortals. I will make this quick. I, Nandor the Relentless, Conqueror of thousands, Immortal warrior, who has twice turned the Euphrates itself red with blood, hereby demand complete and total subjugation of this governing body to my command! What We Do in the Shadows s1e2: City Council ***** Nandor addresses local council, BBC 2019
A God who could make good children as easily as bad, yet preferred to make bad ones; who could have made every one of them happy, yet never made a single happy one; who made them prize their bitter life, yet stingily cut it short; who gave his angels eternal happiness unearned, yet required his other children to earn it; who gave is angels painless lives, yet cursed his other children with biting miseries and maladies of mind and body; who mouths justice, and invented hell – mouths mercy, and invented hell – mouths Golden Rules and foregiveness multiplied by seventy times seven, and invented hell; who mouths morals to other people, and has none himself; who frowns upon crimes, yet commits them all; who created man without invitation, then tries to shuffle the responsibility for man’s acts upon man, instead of honorably placing it where it belongs, upon himself; and finally, with altogether divine obtuseness, invites his poor abused slave to worship him! Mark Twain, No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger
It’s not ‘in the name of’; it’s in the word of God Himself. There are commandments and instructions. These are warrants for genocide, rape, slavery, infant mutilation and worse. Christopher Hitchens, Q TV interview 2009
They’ve made me break two of my usual rules: one is not to enter a house of worship without wearing a vast necklace of garlic round my neck; the other is to do no work or labour of any kind on the international day of the working class May Day … but hey that’s what commandments are for. Christopher Hitchens
O wearisome condition of humanity!
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity;
Created sick, commanded to be sound. Fulke Greville, Mustapha 1609
2Riker: How’d you like command?
Worf: Comfortable chair. Star Trek: The Next Generation s2e20: The Emissary
I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up. Napoleon Bonaparte
He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command. Niccolo Machiavelli
These damn commandments of yours – you say they’ve made life better, I say they have suppressed and tyrannised and bullied. Stephen Fry
We were not born to sue, but to command. William Shakespeare, Richard II I i 196
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. Deuteronomy 4:2
That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. Deuteronomy 6:2
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: Deuteronomy 6:5&6
And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. Deuteronomy 6:24
Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the Lord thy God chasteneth thee.
Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. Deuteronomy 8:5&6
And shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; Deuteronomy 30:2
In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: Deuteronomy 30:16-19
And keep the charge of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself. I Kings 2:3
Fear God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13
And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:28-31
If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. John 15:10&12
And behold, all that he requires of you is to keep his commandments; and he has promised you that if ye would keep his commandments ye should prosper in the land; and he never doth vary from that which he hath said; therefore, if ye do keep his commandments he doth bless you and prosper you. Book of Mormon Mosiah 2:22
He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command. Niccolo Machiavelli
Always do everything you ask of those you command. George S Patton
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach. John Locke
Who then is free? The wise man who can command himself. Horace
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult. Friedrich Nietzsche
Self-command is the main discipline. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The whole going-over-my-head-gate is making people act weird. The chain of command is crumbling. The Office US s7e6: Costume Contest, Michael to Darryl, NBC 2010
I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience. Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre