Obedience to princes is a general compact of human society – how much more, then, ought we unhesitatingly to obey God, the Governor of all his creatures!

Generale quippe pactum est societatis humanae oboedire regibus suis – quanto magis deo regnatori universae creaturae suae ad ea quae iusserit sine dubitatione serviendum est!

Augustine of Hippo – known as Aurelius Augustinus, early Christian theologian and philosopher, one of the four Latin Doctors of Church (354-430), from “Confessions” (“Confessiones”, c. 397/400)