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220. ... 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! (God & Children & Commandment & Blame & Worship) Mark Twain, No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger
279. 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. (God & Command) Christopher Hitchens, Q TV interview 2009
108,742. 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
4,210. O wearisome condition of humanity!
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity;
Created sick, commanded to be sound. (Humanity & Sick & Commandment) Fulke Greville, Mustapha 1609
24,289. Riker: How’d you like command?
Worf: Comfortable chair. (Star Trek & Command) Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Emissary s2e20
67,914. I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up. (Command & Obey) Napoleon Bonaparte
67,904. He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command. Niccolo Machiavelli
67,905. These damn commandments of yours – you say they’ve made life better, I say they have suppressed and tyrannised and bullied. (Command & Ten Commandments) Stephen Fry
67,906. We were not born to sue, but to command. William Shakespeare, Richard II I i 196
67,907. 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
54,230. 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 thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. (God’s Fascism & Commandments) Deuteronomy 6:2
54,047. Fear God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. (God & Duty & Commandments) Ecclesiastes 12:13
67,908. 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
67,909. If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15
67,910. 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
67,911. 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
67,912. He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command. (Command & Obey) Niccolo Machiavelli
67,913. Always do everything you ask of those you command. George S Patton
67,915. It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach. (Command & Teacher) John Locke
67,916. Who then is free? The wise man who can command himself. (Freedom & Command) Horace
67,917. To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult. Friedrich Nietzsche
67,918. Self-command is the main discipline. (Command & Self) Ralph Waldo Emerson
83,801. The whole going-over-my-head-gate is making people act weird. The chain of command is crumbling. (Office & Command) The Office US: Costume Contest s7e6, Michael to Darryl
90,270. 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. (Superiority & Command & Equality) Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre