ᐅTop143+ Submissive Quotes & Saying {Images}

If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted, women won’t feel compelled to be

"If men don't have to be aggressive in order to be accepted, women won't feel compelled to be submissive. If men don't have to control, women won't have to be controlled." -Emma Watson

“The salesman thanks the customer for patronizing his shop and asks him to come again

"The salesman thanks the customer for patronizing his shop and asks him to come again. But the socialists say: Be grateful to Hitler, render thanks to Stalin; be nice and submissive, then the great man will be kind to you later too." ~ Ludwig von Mises

“Those who submit like a child do it because they know that the Father wants

"Those who submit like a child do it because they know that the Father wants only the happiness of His children and that only He knows the way. That is the testimony we must have to keep praying like a submissive child, in the good times as well as the times of trouble." ~ Henry B. Eyring

“Because my dad abused me, I was determined to never let a man tell me

"Because my dad abused me, I was determined to never let a man tell me what to do. God clearly showed me that I needed to be a submissive wife if I wanted to be effective in ministry. The truth is, if we don't learn to submit to authority, we won't ever learn to submit to God." ~ Joyce Meyer

“In short, Christians in general are everywhere denominated the servants

"In short, Christians in general are everywhere denominated the servants and the children of God, and are required to serve him with that submissive obedience, and that affectionate promptitude of duty, which belong to those endearing relations." ~ William Wilberforce

“The new nuns don’t know that they’re ‘supposed’ to be meek and submissive

"The new nuns don't know that they're 'supposed' to be meek and submissive, and so in many ways they believe they can do anything, because they've seen the earlier ones do it. In this way, there's nothing for them to doubt." ~ Tenzin Palmo

“I think ‘fan’ implies somebody who’s submissive, sycophantic,

"I think 'fan' implies somebody who's submissive, sycophantic, in awe of everything you're doing." ~ FKA twigs

"A man wants to walk across the land, but the earth is covered with thorns. He has two options - one is to pave his road, to tame all of nature into compliance. The other is to make sandals. Making sandals is the internal solution...it does not base success on a submissive world or overpowering force, but on intelligent preparation and cultivated resilience." ~ Joshua Waitzkin

"I rejoice that horses and steers have to be broken before they can be made the slaves of men, and that men themselves have some wild oats still left to sow before they become submissive members of society. Undoubtedly, all men are not equally fit subjects for civilization; and because the majority, like dogs and sheep, are tame by inherited disposition, this is no reason why the others should have their natures broken that they may be reduced to the same level." ~ Henry David Thoreau

“Rather than encouraging apathy through submissive responses,

"Rather than encouraging apathy through submissive responses, let us deliver the message loudly and clearly, that needles killing and suffering is wrong." ~ Bodo Balsys

“One is neither too scrupulous nor too sincere nor too submissive to nature;

"One is neither too scrupulous nor too sincere nor too submissive to nature; but one is more or less master of one's model, and, above all, of the means of expression." ~ Paul Cezanne

"[D]iscipline consists in this, that the men who undergo the instruction and have followed it for a certain time are completely deprived of everything which is precious to a man-of the chief human property, rational freedom-and become submissive, machine-like implements of murder in the hands of their organized hierarchic authorities." ~ Leo Tolstoy

“In slave times the Negro was kept subservient and submissive by the frequency

"In slave times the Negro was kept subservient and submissive by the frequency and severity of the scourging, but, with freedom, a new system of intimidation came into vogue; the Negro was not only whipped and scourged; he was killed." ~ Ida B. Wells

“Let’s just say it’s not a stereotype that Black women are less submissive and harder to deal with.

"Let’s just say it’s not a stereotype that Black women are less submissive and harder to deal with. Being around them Black women made me really miss my wife." ~ Taye Diggs

"When he stood trembling with fear before the captor, bruised from falls by the restrictive rope, made submissive by choking, clogs, cuts and starvation, he had lost what made him so beautiful and free....One out of every three mustangs captured in south west Texas was expected to die before they were tamed. The process often broke the spirits of the other two." ~ J. Frank Dobie

"It is impossible to be submissive and religiously patient, if ye stay your thoughts down among the confused rollings and wheels of second causes, as, O, the place! O, the time! O, if this had been, this had not followed! O, the linking of this accident with this time and place! Look up to the master motion and the first wheel." ~ Samuel Rutherford

"the patriarchal family, with its division of functions between a providing and protective father and a home-making, submissive mother, however satisfactory it may have been in its time, has outlived its day. Bread-winning is no longer a monopoly of men, and home-making should no longer be the monopoly of women." ~ Alva Myrdal

“This is the spirit of prayer–sincere, humble, believing, submissive.

"This is the spirit of prayer--sincere, humble, believing, submissive. Other prayer than this the Bible does not require--God will not accept." ~ Gardiner Spring

“Parents teach children discipline for two different, indeed diametrically opposed

"Parents teach children discipline for two different, indeed diametrically opposed, reasons: to render the child submissive to them and to make him independent of them. Only a self-disciplined person can be obedient; and only such a person can be autonomous." ~ Thomas Szasz

"The meek are positive and often colorful characters. They are not self-assertive nor self-seeking, to be sure, but rather they are unselfish and uncomplaining, genuinely interested in the welfare of others, creating opportunities to be of service to them, submissive in the face of injuries and insults, silent in the accidents and adversities of life, and bearing with equanimity the infamies and injustices heaped upon them." ~ V. Raymond Edman

“Nevertheless, when one is ill, one should be submissive to the doctor and obey him.

"Nevertheless, when one is ill, one should be submissive to the doctor and obey him." ~ Vincent de Paul

"Look, the United States doesn't have political parties. In other countries, take say Europe, you can be an active member of the political party. Here, the only thing in a political party is gearing to elections, not the other things you do. So it's basically, a way of making people passive, submissive objects." ~ Noam Chomsky

“Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles;

"Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles; Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Therefore, the Negro nation are, as a rule, submissive to slavery, because [Negroes] have little [that is essentially] human and have attributes that are quite similar to those of dumb animals, as we have stated." ~ Ibn Khaldun

“There were so many women who had worked throughout the war in every possible job.

"There were so many women who had worked throughout the war in every possible job. They were told, "Now leave, so the men can come in" and there was this whole feminizing of women: You have to be very, very retiring and submissive and whatever." ~ Geena Davis

"A “collective” mind does not exist. It is merely the sum of endless numbers of individual minds. If we have an endless number of individual minds who are weak, meek, submissive and impotent – who renounce their creative supremacy for the sake of the “whole” and accept humbly that the “whole’s” verdict – we don’t get a collective super-brain. We get only the weak, meek, submissive and impotent collective mind." ~ Ayn Rand

"In America the taint of sectarianism lies broad upon the land. Not content with acknowledging the supremacy as the Diety, and with erecting temples in his honor, where all can bow down with reverence, the pride and vanity of human reason enter into and pollute our worship, and the houses that should be of God and for God, alone, where he is to be honored with submissive faith, are too often merely schools of metaphysical and useless distinctions. The nation is sectarian, rather than Christian." ~ James F. Cooper

"I saw Pastor Bonhoeffer, before taking off his prison garb, kneeling on the floor praying fervently to his God. I was most deeply moved by the way this lovable man prayed, so devout and so certain that God heard his prayer. At the place of execution, he again said a prayer and then climbed the steps to the gallows, brave and composed. His death ensued in a few seconds. In the almost 50 years that I have worked as a doctor, I have hardly ever seen a man die so entirely submissive to the will of God." ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"He who asks fortune-tellers the future unwittingly forfeits an inner intimation of coming events that is a thousand times more exact than anything they may say. He is impelled by inertia, rather than curiosity, and nothing is more unlike the submissive apathy with which he hears his fate revealed than the alert dexterity with which the man of courage lays hands on the future." ~ Walter Benjamin

"It must be because you're so approachable", I say flatly. "You know, like a bed of nails." He stares at me, and I don't look away. He isn't a dog but the same rules apply. Looking away is submissive. Looking him in the eye is a challenge. It's my choice. Heat rushes into my cheeks. What will happen when this tension breaks? But he just says, "Careful, Tris." ~ Veronica Roth

“The true believer, no matter how rowdy and violent his acts, is basically

"The true believer, no matter how rowdy and violent his acts, is basically an obedient and submissive person." ~ Eric Hoffer

“Every rabbit-nation will find its tyrant! Oppressors are the destiny

"Every rabbit-nation will find its tyrant! Oppressors are the destiny of coward and submissive nations!" ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

“One great effect of prayer is that it enables the soul to command the body.

"One great effect of prayer is that it enables the soul to command the body. By obedience I make my body submissive to my soul, but prayer puts my soul in command of my body." ~ Oswald Chambers

“He who asks fortune-tellers the future unwittingly forfeits an inner

"He who asks fortune-tellers the future unwittingly forfeits an inner intimation of coming events that is a thousand times more exact than anything they may say." ~ Walter Benjamin

"Democracy has proved only that the best way to gain power over people is to assure the people that they are ruling themselves. Once they believe that, they make wonderfully submissive slaves." ~ Joseph Sobran

“People who feel insecure in social situations never miss a chance to

"People who feel insecure in social situations never miss a chance to exhibit their dominance over close, submissive friends, whomthey put down publicly, in front of everyone--by teasing, for example." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"The Japanese are, to the highest degree, both aggressive and unaggressive, both militaristic and aesthetic, both insolent and polite, rigid and adaptable, submissive and resentful of being pushed around, loyal and treacherous, brave and timid, conservative and hospitable to new ways." ~ Ruth Benedict

"However, however, if the goal is to abandon America's free enterprise economy, if the goal is to convert America into a submissive member of the international community, if the goal is not to fix America, but to change America, then they want leaders that are going to come up here and fight it every step of the way." ~ Marco Rubio

"My husband is a natural-born leader. I quickly learned that I had to find a way of honoring his take-charge personality and not get frustrated about his desire to have the final decision on just about everything. I am not a passive person, but I chose to fall into a more submissive role in our relationship because I wanted to do everything in my power to make my marriage and family work." ~ Candace Cameron

“People are submissive to power, and few of them can be influenced

"People are submissive to power, and few of them can be influenced by doctrines of righteousness." ~ Han Fei

"One of the beautiful things about writing is that it offers an inner life that's disciplined and at the same time wild. Not in any way servile or submissive. It exists outside of institutional and other forms of authority even when being affected by them. On what almost feels like a cellular level, it's anathema to labeling and enforced divisions." ~ Laurie Sheck

"This is the essence of Kingdom Authority. Fathers can have no authority in the home until they have surrendered to the headship of Jesus. Mothers cannot pray with authority for their children when they have no submissive spirit to their own husbands. Pastors cannot lead, teach, or preach with anointing and supernatural power without being fully broken and surrendered to the lordship of Christ, the authority of the Word, and the commands of the Spirit." ~ Adrian Rogers

"The submissive will make it through to that final scene, for the word of God will lead the man and woman of Christ "in a straight and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery . . . and land their souls . . . at the right hand of God in the kingdom, to sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and with Jacob, and with all our holy fathers" (Helaman 3:30) "who have been ever since the world began . . . to go no more out."" ~ Neal A. Maxwell

“A college should feel alarmed rather than pleased if it graduates nothing

"A college should feel alarmed rather than pleased if it graduates nothing but good citizens. For when the body politic is composed of nothing but submissive individuals, half of its health and all of its vigor have disappeared." ~ George Boas

“There are two kinds of people in the world: Submissive and rebellious.

"There are two kinds of people in the world: Submissive and rebellious. The problem of the world is that majority is in the first category!" ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Victims may be defensive, submissive, over-accommodating to others, passive-aggressive in conflict, dependent on others for self-worth, overly sensitive, even manipulative. They're often angry, resentful, and envious, feeling unworthy or ashamed about their circumstances. Have you ever felt or acted this way?" ~ David Emerald Womeldorff

"The poet is never inspired, because he is the master of that which appears to others as inspiration. He does not wait for inspiration to fall out of the heavens like roasted ortolans. He knows how to hunt...He is never inspired because he is unceasingly inspired, because the powers of poetry are always at his disposition, subjected to his will, submissive to his own activity." ~ Raymond Queneau

"Percussion music is revolution. Sound and rhythm have too long been submissive to the restrictions of nineteenth century music. Today we are fighting for their emancipation. Tomorrow, with electronic music in our ears, we will hear freedom. At the present stage of revolution, a healthy lawlessness is warranted. Experiment must necessarily be carried on by hitting anything-tin pans, rice bowls, iron pipes-anything we can lay our hands on. Not only hitting, but rubbing, scraping, making sound in every possible way...What we can't do ourselves will be done by machines which we will invent." ~ John Cage

“Some people tend to throw your love to the dogs when you become totally

"Some people tend to throw your love to the dogs when you become totally submissive to them, but when you want to get out of the heat, they pull you back into the kitchen." ~ Michael Bassey

“Sadly, man recognises that the ideal, submissive woman he has created

"Sadly, man recognises that the ideal, submissive woman he has created for himself is somehow not quite what he wanted." ~ Eva Figes

"For most men, time moves slowly, oh so slowly, they don't even realize it. But time has revealed itself to me in a very special way. Time is a rushing, howling wind that rages past me, withering me in a single, relentless blast, and then continues on. I've been sitting here passively, submissive to its rage, watching its work. Listen! Time, howling, withering!" ~ Barnabas

"The Lord commands the wife to be submissive. Refusal to submit to the husband is therefore rebellion against God Himself. Submission to the husband is a test of her love for God as well as a test of love for her husband. The wife then must look upon her submission to her husband as an act of obedience to Christ and not merely to her husband." ~ Wayne Mack

“It is a common trait of primates to become submissive and even worshipful

"It is a common trait of primates to become submissive and even worshipful toward one who has the power to kill them." ~ Orson Scott Card

“Man has been naturally so created that it is advantageous for him to be submissive

"Man has been naturally so created that it is advantageous for him to be submissive, but disastrous for him to follow his own will, and not the will of his creator." ~ Saint Augustine

“He stares at me, and I don’t look away. He isn’t a dog, but the same rules apply.

"He stares at me, and I don't look away. He isn't a dog, but the same rules apply. Looking away is submissive. Looking him in the eye is a challenge. It's my choice." ~ Veronica Roth

"I think that for example as a prisoner of course I was pressured to become very submissive and in a way the syndrome of Stockholm is when you shift position and then you become like you're supposed to act, which is accepting the authority of those who have abducted you." ~ Ingrid Betancourt

"Nothing is more odious than the majority, for it consists of a few powerful leaders, a certain number of accommodating scoundrels and submissive weaklings, and a mass of men who trot after them without thinking, or knowing their own minds." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions." ~ Noam Chomsky

"The more tremendous the divinity is represented, the more tame and submissive do men become his ministers: And the more unaccountable the measures of acceptance required by him, the more necessary does it become to abandon our natural reason, and yield to their ghostly guidance and direction." ~ David Hume

“Let us be submissive to Providence, He will see to our affairs

"Let us be submissive to Providence, He will see to our affairs in His own time and in His own way" ~ Vincent de Paul

“Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances.

"Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I cannot but be grieved to go from my native land, and especially from that part of it for whom and with whom I desired only to live; yet the dreadful apprehensions I have of what is coming upon this land may help to make me submissive to this providence, though more bitter." ~ Donald Cargill

"Male say they're looking for a girl just like the girl who married dear old dad, but what they really want, and usually get, is an empty-headed little chick who's very young and very physical -and very submissive." ~ Madalyn Murray O'Hair

"If soldiers are punished before they have grown attached to you, they will not prove submissive; and, unless submissive, then will be practically useless. If, when the soldiers have become attached to you, punishments are not enforced, they will still be unless." ~ Sun Tzu

“They say a woman’s place Is to wait and serve Under the veil Submissive

"They say a woman's place Is to wait and serve Under the veil Submissive and dear But I think my place Is in a ship from space To carry me The hell out of here." ~ Laura Nyro

“You may only get this one life – but lived free of submissive reverence

"You may only get this one life – but lived free of submissive reverence – that is still a thing of rampant beauty." ~ Trevor Treharne

"There is an utter ignorance of, and indifference to, our sufferings and privations....What care they for us, provided we be submissive, pay the taxes, furnish recruits for the Army and Navy and bless the masters who either despise or oppress or combine both? The apathy that exists respecting Ireland is worse than the national antipathy they bear us." ~ Daniel O'Connell

“Remember to be submissive, thou art analien, a fugitive, and in need.”

"Remember to be submissive, thou art analien, a fugitive, and in need." ~ Aeschylus

"I think some of the best sex writing is going to come from the unexpected sources, not the same old same old. Like I'd love to see a memoir by a submissive man, because we've seen one from a professional submissive and dommes and strippers and hookers. I'd love to see more men writing frankly, not jokingly, about sex." ~ Rachel Kramer Bussel

"I've been so mistreated by male authority in my life that I had a terrible time in my marriage trying to be a submissive wife. I wanted to rule the roost in everything. And it wasn't even really that I was rebellious; I was afraid of being hurt. And I think that a lot of people that choose these alternative lifestyles, I think it's because they've been hurt somewhere along the line very badly." ~ Joyce Meyer

“We are so inculcated with guilt that we think that weakness is a sin

"We are so inculcated with guilt that we think that weakness is a sin or that it is some crime against nature to be submissive." ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

"S and M is only the expression in the bedroom of an oppressive-submissive relation which can happen also in the kitchen or at the factory, can happen between people of any gender. There is obviously something titillating about these relationships, but it isn't the sexual components that makes them ugly, they're uglier elsewhere. Nothing sexual is depraved. Only cruelty is depraved, and that's another matter." ~ Marilyn French

“If after all your efforts you cannot succeed, you could not please our

"If after all your efforts you cannot succeed, you could not please our Lord more than by sacrificing to Him your will, and remaining in tranquility, humility, and devotion, entirely conformed and submissive to His divine will and good pleasure." ~ Saint Francis de Sales

“I don’t walk into a room with an authoritative stance.

"I don't walk into a room with an authoritative stance. I tend to be a little more submissive, even though I think I have a certain amount of strength. So, it's tough for me to play authority without feeling uncomfortable." ~ Kristin Kreuk

“Peace does not dwell in outward things but within the soul; we may preserve

"Peace does not dwell in outward things but within the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain, if our will remains firm and submissive. Peace in this life springs from acquiescence to, not an exemption from, suffering." ~ Francois Fenelon

“Women are often expected to be more amiable or more pleasing

"Women are often expected to be more amiable or more pleasing or more submissive than men generally." ~ Maria Doyle Kennedy

“The pencil you leave it there, and it’s dead. It doesn’t do anything

"The pencil you leave it there, and it's dead. It doesn't do anything and it doesn't move by itself. It doesn't offer anything; it's totally submissive to you." ~ Massimo Vignelli

"She had not wanted him to but had let him have his way because ever since she was a child she had generally yielded before anyone with strong willpower, especially if it was a man, not because she was naturally submissive, but because strong male willpower gave her a feeling of safety and trust, together with acceptance and a desire to give in." ~ Amos Oz

“I hold strongly to this: that it is better to be impetuous than circumspect;

"I hold strongly to this: that it is better to be impetuous than circumspect; because fortune is a woman and if she is to be submissive it is necessary to beat and coerce her." ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

“Have there ever been more submissive slaves? Adoring, even in their irons,

"Have there ever been more submissive slaves? Adoring, even in their irons, the God who punishes them." ~ Jean Racine

"We do not find happiness by being assertive. We don't find happiness by running over people because we see what we want and they are in the way of that happiness so we either abandon them or we smash them. The Scriptures don't teach us to be assertive. The Scriptures teach us — and this is remarkable — the Scriptures teach us to be submissive. This is not a popular idea." ~ Rich Mullins

“My biggest challenge will be to play the totally submissive woman.

"My biggest challenge will be to play the totally submissive woman. It takes a toll on you when you play someone who's far removed from your personality." ~ Regina King

“Turning the other cheek isn’t submissive. It’s defiant.

"Turning the other cheek isn't submissive. It's defiant." ~ Roy H. Williams

“No fear or shame in the dignity of your experience, language, and knowledge.

"No fear or shame in the dignity of your experience, language, and knowledge." ~ Jack Kerouac

“Good fiction makes me turn off all the other parts of my brain, so that

"Good fiction makes me turn off all the other parts of my brain, so that I become quiet and submissive, entirely at the mercy of the work at hand." ~ Gary Shteyngart

“Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes,

"Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure." ~ Joseph de Maistre

"My husband said, 'Now you need to go and get a post-doctorate degree in tax law.' Tax law! I hate taxes. Why should I go and do something like that? But the Lord says, 'Be submissive, wives, you are to be submissive to your husbands.'" ~ Michele Bachmann

"A submissive spirit might be patient, a strong understanding would supply resolution, but here was something more; here was that elasticity of mind, that disposition to be comforted, that power of turning readily from evil to good, and of finding employment which carried her out of herself, which was from nature alone. It was the choicest gift of Heaven; and Anne viewed her friend as one of those instances in which, by a merciful appointment, it seems designed to counterbalance almost every other want." ~ Jane Austen

"Many young men, when they receive their first wife, are just so untrained. The woman, if she's not careful, will be overbearing and always ask permission for what she wants. And ladies, build up your husband by being submissive. That's how you will give your children success; you will want your children to be obedient, to be submissive to righteous living." ~ Warren Jeffs

“The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money

"The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure." ~ Hermann Hesse

“Humility is often only feigned submission which people use to render others submissive.

"Humility is often only feigned submission which people use to render others submissive. It is a subterfuge of pride which lowers itself in order to rise." ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Looking away is submissive. Looking [..] in the eye is a challenge." ~ Veronica Roth

"There's a certain way people are used to seeing nude women, and that's in a submissive, coy pose, not looking at the camera. And in this poster, I'm looking dead into the camera with no expression on my face. I think it freaks a lot of people out." ~ Rooney Mara

"If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted, women won’t feel compelled to be submissive. If men don’t have to control, women won’t have to be controlled." ~ Emma Watson

"The people want wholesome dread. They want to fear something. They want someone to frighten them and make them shudderingly submissive." ~ Ernst Rohm

"Man is about to be an automaton; he is identifiable only in the computer. As a person of worth and creativity, as a being with an infinite potential, he retreats and battles the forces that make him inhuman. The dissent we witness is a reaffirmation of faith in man; it is protest against living under rules and prejudices and attitudes that produce the extremes of wealth and poverty and that make us dedicated to the destruction of people through arms, bombs, and gases, and that prepare us to think alike and be submissive objects for the regime of the computer." ~ William O. Douglas

"In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it." ~ Laozi

"The sadistic person is as dependent on the submissive person as the latter is on the former; neither can live without the other. The difference is only that the sadistic person commands, exploits, hurts, humiliates, and that the masochistic person is commanded, exploited, hurt, humiliated. This is a considerable difference in a realistic sense; in a deeper emotional sense, the difference is not so great as that which they both have in common: fusion without integrity ." ~ Erich Fromm

"Great souls are always loyally submissive, reverent to what is over them: only small mean souls are otherwise." ~ Thomas Carlyle

"Men love a submissive woman, Damon said simply. Even when they say the don't. There's just something about a beautiful, soft woman looking to them to protect and take care of them that inspires a man to greatness." ~ Maya Banks

"To truly be feminine means being soft, receptive, and - look out, here it comes - submissive." ~ Gabrielle Reece

"Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot. How is it possible that society should escape destruction if the moral tie is not strengthened in proportion as the political tie is relaxed? And what can be done with a people who are their own masters if they are not submissive to the Deity?" ~ Alexis de Tocqueville

"The life that intends to be wholly obedient, wholly submissive, wholly listening, is astonishing in its completeness. Its joys are ravishing, its peace profound, its humility the deepest, its power world-shaking, its love enveloping, its simplicity that of a trusting child." ~ Thomas Raymond Kelly

“I’m not averse to being tied up in silk scarves. I like a man to take charge.

"I'm not averse to being tied up in silk scarves. I like a man to take charge. There's something very sexy about being submissive." ~ Eva Longoria

"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman." ~ Anais Nin

"It's hard for an educated woman to turn her head off. That's part of the joy of being a submissive. None of the decisions are yours. When you can't refuse anything and can't even move, those voices in your head go silent. All you can do, and all you are permitted to do, is feel." ~ Cherise Sinclair

"When a woman submits to a man, it's the most precious gift she can give. Herself. Unreservedly. The man has to respect and honor that gift above all else. Even if he respects nothing else in the world, he must respect the woman in his care. It's his sworn duty to protect, honor and cherish his submissive. To take care of her and provide a safe haven. Someone who would put his own needs above his woman's is no man." ~ Maya Banks

“You must bow on your knees at all times before the ruling-class norms to show you are submissive.”

“Aren't you ready to experience the emotional side of a D/s relationship? For a real taste I suggest On Becoming His - one woman's emotional journey into being owned.”

“A Dom never takes away. He only builds.”

“Bottoming doesn't make you a submissive any more than standing in my kitchen makes you a cook. By the way, while you’re there, please make me a sandwich.”

“Yeah, equal pay for equal work and our bodies ourselves and Gloria Steinem and all that jazz...but in that dusty dark little corner of every woman's heart where we keep our maps of Tierra del Fuego lives the hunger to fetch a powerful man his slippers on her hands and knees.”

“The only way I'm letting you go is off.”

“He’s a steamroller in my life and I like to be laid out flat. I like his hands on my chest, pushing me down whenever my back turns to the span of a bridge. His hands on my thighs, forcing me flat, flat, flat. Yes. Yes, I like that.”

“Silence fills the sweet walk from the park. Our first encounter buzzing between us in the dark winter night. Holding your hand we know the connection, the special bond that has grown between two souls...”

“The only criterion for an Ineffable Sub's eclectic mélange of traditions from multiple submissive categories should be this only: Does it work for her?”

“I'm here to deliver what you need.”

“Acting so obviously submissive to Max around strangers, I felt a lot of humiliation. The looks from people, the comments. But I also felt this strange sense of pride. I am his possession, his property. And I'm proud of that. I'm proud of how happy I make him.”

“Some people - and a high percentage of submissives - wanted clear-cut rules. Preferred their duties laid out, like schedules and lists.”

“Her intensity often surprises and mystifies the people within the Warrior Princess Submissive's circle of associates. They will occasionally forget how deeply she feels and believes in her causes and, as a result, suddenly find themselves being pummeled in a debate that they hadn't expected, nor wanted.”

“I no longer fear the pain...I fear no release from this torture...knowing that I've hurt him and he can't forgive me...that he won't be able to make me his good girl again.”

“I know what you think…like most girls do…that you have to work hard at a career, get ahead, be just as ambitious as a man.” She raises an eyebrow to this, but stays quiet. “I don’t want a girl who wants to be a man’s equal. I want a girl who understands her place.”

“And that's the point! Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force strength power. Not wanting to be girls, they don't want to be tender, submissive, peace-loving as good women are. Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their week ones.”

“She may, in fact, love you; she may want you, but she will rarely admit to ever needing you. Falling in love with a Warrior Princess Submissive is definitely not for the faint of heart.”

“The Warrior Princess Submissive herself may be uncertain of her own submissive nature, so it is entirely understandable that the Dominant seeking to woo her might be somewhat tentative, himself. If the Dominant has even the tiniest iota of doubt about his own dominance or his D/s relationship skills, he is doomed. He will be eaten alive, and not in a good way.”

“Don't make me slap your pussy.”

“Consider yourself taken, sweetheart.”

“Pity the poor novice Dominant who attempts to “break” or “discipline” a Warrior Princess Submissive without her explicit consent. The best case result in that scenario is likely to involve a great deal of frustration and humiliation for him. The worst-case outcome is a little too gruesome to contemplate.”

“Submission is not in the bowing of heads or knees but in the humbling of your whole being (spirit, soul and body)”

“She can be a riddle, wrapped in an enigma, inside a conundrum, rolled in a frito burrito. In other words, a total freaking mystery to anyone who isn't gifted with mind-reading abilities.”

“While her knight doesn’t necessarily have to be fighting on the same side as the Warrior Princess Submissive, he does need to be a fighter, and he had better be damn good at it.”

“She instinctively knows that each pretender she eliminates brings her one step closer to the One, and in fact, it is not unusual to hear her use this exact terminology: The One. You can almost hear the Capitalization as she says it.”

“A Warrior Princess Submissive seeks not just a Dominant; she seeks a Dominant’s Dominant.”

“He gets hard seeing his marks on me. I get wet knowing this. I don't try to analyze it. It's just us.”

“Deference is not a foregone conclusion, but a forelock-tugging one.”

“It takes courage not to laugh at your boss’s joke, especially if it is funny.”

“Submission is a tyrannical discipline.”

“I wondered if it was actually true or if he was simply obeying my commands to confess, but then I realized that I’m the only one who lies in this relationship.”

“Whatever we have in the glory of man is "away". Those are just not enough before we go "home" to the glory of God.”

“It is only through faith that you will receive the patience, obedience, and humility to be submissive”

“A good Dom knows what their sub's pain tolerance is, their likes and dislikes, and won't go beyond what their sub can handle.”

“You are going to make a beautiful submissive.”

“Because I need it," I screamed. "I tried. I tried to stop once I got my license and be normal. But.. I needed it. My body craved it the more I denied that part of me. I need to be spanked. To be dominated. Because it's in those moments when I truly feel like myself.”

“If you are doing whatever a shepherd is ordering you to do,

“If you are doing whatever a shepherd is ordering you to do, then you are a real sheep, a poor submissive being!”

“Her response confirmed he was right. Vanilla sex wouldn’t be her preference. Yes, he was a sexual dominant. But, unlike most of his fellow masters, he could do without the formalities of D/s and slip into “regular” sex if that was what his woman required in the moment.”

“I’ve succumbed to the absolute power of the man that pulls, culls, calls my unwitting submission. And I’ve embraced the power of my submission to draw him in further, to have him kneeling and worshiping what he’s conquered. I’ve known surrender and strength with him. True freedom. And a hell of a lot of orgasms.”

“But it wasn’t mine anymore. It was his. I was his. Something in that flirted with the submissive I knew that lurked inside. How long had I waited and searched for the right man? One who could dominate me with more than just words? A sadist that liked the extreme side of life? That’s what I needed, and one with a darkness to match my own.”

“The Submission Of a Meek And Timid Woman Isn’t That Much Of a Prize. But The Submission Of a Strong Woman? Now That’s a Gift. Something To Be Treasured.”

“I’m the answer to her pain. She’s my answer for the need for it.”

“By all means be submissive in the bedroom (if you are that way inclined), but don't be submissive to life. Being life's bitch is no fun at all. Life may play up in many ways, but it's up to you to take control, take charge and show life who's really calling the shots.”

“Nothing humbles a beautiful woman better than not being wanted by a man whose girlfriend or wife is ugly (or not as beautiful as she is).”

“Life occasionally humbles us by making us turned on by someone whom we turn off.”

“Life occasionally humbles us by making us turned on by someone whom we turn off.”

“Yesterday I was clever, so I took the glory for me. Today He makes me wise, so I give the glory to Thee”

“An abductor relies on you being submissive, your life relies on you controlling the dangerous situation.”

“O master of my breath, create a man around these nostrils, and gather my heart toward the gravity of your name. Form me again with an utterance and open my mouth with your praise. There is no life but in affirming you, no world to walk on but the one which you create.”

“Mountains are the example of pure dominating energy. You automatically become submissive around them, not out of fear but out of divine love.”

“Am I mad or is she? Does all this arise out of an inventive, wanton woman's brain with the intention of surpassing my supersensual fantasies, or is this woman really one of those Neronian characters who take a diabolical pleasure in treading underfoot, like a worm, human beings, who have thoughts and feelings and a will like theirs?”

“She wasn't afraid of him, and he liked that. He didn't want a meek mouse, no matter that he wanted someone utterly submissive. There was a difference between submissive and spineless.”

“You know, you're topping from the bottom.”

“By strengthening the myth of the dictator's omnipotence, such confessions weaken man's will to resist him. If a period of peace can be used to soften up a future enemy, the totalitarian armies may be able in time of war to win a cheap and easy victory. Totalitarian psychological warfare is directed largely toward this end. It is an effort to propagandize and hypnotize the world into submission.”

“You're afraid to let a man close for fear he'll uncover the wanton [bitch] side of you that you're so ashamed of.”

“You mean you are now my slave without illusions, and for that reason you shall feel the weight of my foot without mercy.”

“Our thoughts are not our own – when in a submissive state.”

“Our thoughts are not our own - when in a submissive state.”

“But for a mother who was submissive to the degree my mother was, it was OK to kill girls. For a father like mine, it was normal to chop off his daughters hair with sheep shears, and to beat her with a belt or a cane or tie her up in the stable all night with the cows.”

“Man is the one who desires, woman the one who is desired. This is woman's entire but decisive advantage. Through his passion nature has given man into woman's hands, and the woman who does not know how to make him her subject, her slave, her toy, and how to betray him with a smile in the end is not wise.”

“Don’t tell me my writing is misogynistic or anti-feminist just because I or my heroines like to be controlled in the bedroom and find great satisfaction and freedom with it. That is the most anti-feminist statement I have ever heard. Feminism is all about letting women be who THEY want to be. Not how YOU want them to be...I am both a feminist AND a submissive in my sexual fantasies and reality. You are the one who is anti-feminist who tells me I can’t be.”

“Innocent and virtuous, she represented the exact type of female he avoided... God, she was a taking thing, even for an avaricious reformer.”

“Erotic pleasures draw strength from our weakest and most vulnerable moments…”

“She had not wanted him to but had let him have his way because ever since she was a child she had generally yielded before anyone with strong willpower, especially if it was a man, not because she was naturally submissive, but because strong male willpower gave her a feeling of safety and trust, together with acceptance and a desire to give in.”

“I'm going to give you pleasure so good you'll forget your name... You're going to think my name is Yes, God Yes, or Fuck Yes.”

“That’s real love and real happiness. It’s when you go to sleep every night hoping that you are less happy than your lover; it’s hoping that you’ve given everything you could to them so that their day could be just a tiny bit better.”

Because in truth, my love, if you have thought of me once then I have thought of you a thousand times. You have captured my heart. It is yours. I am at your mercy now

When you learn how much you're worth - you will stop giving people discounts.

Being submissive doesn't mean being someone's doormat. It doesn't mean you are weak. It means you are strong enough to know your desires, strong enough to let go of control. Being submissive isn't easy, and it isn't for the weak.

When a man is also inclined or willing to yield or surrender to the will or authority of a woman for her happiness is the an important aspect of a healthy marriage.

Due to the mental and emotional abuse that I've gotten from men in general all my life and my resulting hatred of the typical male ego, I have a more dominant attitude towards men and a more submissive attitude towards women.

Men love a submissive woman, Damon said simply. Even when they say the don't. There's just something about a beautiful, soft woman looking to them to protect and take care of them that inspires a man to greatness.

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.

When a woman submits to a man, it's the most precious gift she can give. Herself. Unreservedly. The man has to respect and honor that gift above all else. Even if he respects nothing else in the world, he must respect the woman in his care. It's his sworn duty to protect, honor and cherish his submissive. To take care of her and provide a safe haven. Someone who would put his own needs above his woman's is no man.

A truly submissive woman is to be treasured, cherished and protected for

"A truly submissive woman is to be treasured, cherished and protected for it is only she who can give a man the gift of dominance." ~ Anne Desclos

The worst guilt is to accept an undeserved guilt.

Guilt Trip A special kind of manipulation tactic. A manipulator suggests to the conscientious victim that he or she does not care enough, is too selfish or has it easy. This usually results in victim feeling bad, keeping them in self-doubt, anxious and submissive position.

"A story contained in the family lore of Brigham Young's descendants illustrates the submissive nature of humility. It recounts that in a public meeting the Prophet Joseph, possibly as a test, sternly rebuked Brigham Young for something he had done or something he was supposed to have done but hadn't - the detail is unclear. When Joseph finished the rebuke, everyone in the room waited for Brigham Young's response. This powerful man, later known as the Lion of the Lord, in a voice everyone could tell was sincere, said simply and humbly, "Joseph, what do you want me to do?"" ~ Truman G. Madsen

"The aim of education is to fit children for the position in life which they are hereafter to occupy. Boys are to be sent out intothe world to buffet with its temptations, to mingle with bad and good, to govern and direct.... girls are to dwell in quiet homes, amongst a few friends; to exercise a noiseless influence, to be submissive and retiring. There is no connection between the bustling mill-wheel life of a large school and that for which they are supposed to be preparing.... to educate girls in crowds is to educate them wrongly." ~ Elizabeth Missing Sewell

"If patriotism were defined, not as blind obedience to government, not as submissive worship to flags and anthems, but rather as love of one's country, one's fellow citizens (all over the world), as loyalty to the principles of justice and democracy, then patriotism would require us to disobey our government, when it violated those principles." ~ Howard Zinn