C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Wherever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.


  • Of man’s first disobedience, and the fruit
  • Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste
  • Brought death into the world, and all our woe.
  • Milton.

  • She is peevish, sullen, froward,
  • Proud, disobedient, stubborn, lacking duty;
  • Neither regarding that she is my child,
  • Nor fearing me as if I were her father.
  • Shakespeare.