Resist much, obey little.

Leaves of Grass
When obedience is so impious, revolt is a necessity
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves
Through obedience learn to command
He who obeys with modesty appears worthy of being some day a commander
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love
Obedience alone gives the right to command
Certainly one of the highest duties of the citizen is a scrupulous obedience to the laws of the nation. But it is not the highest duty.


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."