Authority Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Authority

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Last year, Congress gave the Department of Defense the authority to design a new civilian personnel system for its employees as part of the defense authorization bill.
~By Norm Dicks ~


How many Catholic schools do you think teach the students to question the authority of the Pope? Do you believe Christian schools teach students to question or challenge the authority of Jesus Christ? Do military schools teach the cadets to challenge the authority.
~By Neal Boortz ~


In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
~By Galileo Galilei ~


Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.
~By Walter Benjamin ~


Universal suffrage should rest upon universal education. To this end, liberal and permanent provision should be made for the support of free schools by the State governments, and, if need be, supplemented by legitimate aid from national authority.
~By Rutherford B. Hayes ~


All my authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
~By Jesus Christ ~


That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine.
~By Charles Babbage ~


In this connection, faith and experience teach us many truths by means of the short-cut of authority and by the proofs of very pleasant and agreeable feelings.
~By Nicolas Malebranche ~


Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~


All wars come to an end, at least temporarily. But the authority acquired by the state hangs on; political power never abdicates.
~By Frank Chodorov ~


The proper balance between individual liberty and central authority is a very ancient problem.
~By Arthur Keith ~


Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.
~By Norman Douglas ~


The NRA provided that in America each industry should be organized into a federally supervised trade association. It was not called a corporative. It was called a Code Authority.
~By John T. Flynn ~


One of the things that is wrong with America is that everybody who has done anything at all in his own field is expected to be an authority on every subject under the sun.
~By Elmer Davis ~


I prize the conditions under which I have lived because they have permitted me to choose my opportunities, to inquire into such matters as interested me, and to publish what I believed to be true, uncontrolled by any central authority.
~By Arthur Keith ~


I wasn't good with authority, went to lots of schools, didn't like the fact that there was no autonomy.
~By Nigella Lawson ~


The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
~By Dalai Lama ~


I do not espouse the unitarian position. President Clinton's assertion of directive authority over administration, more than President Reagan's assertion of a general supervisory authority, raises serious constitutional questions.
~By Elena Kagan ~


'Referring the matter to a committee' can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.
~By Antony Jay ~


No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
~By Joseph Addison ~


The State Film Authority will be there for film as industry only, as is the case in all the other states, except Victoria. Victoria is moving more now into supporting non-commercial films.
~By Ann Macbeth ~


Instead, I was interested in what I guess I could call narrative indeterminacy, in questioning the apparent, taken-for-granted authority of any particular representation of the events in question.
~By Peter Straub ~


The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


I'm the guy who wrote The Authority Song. Did they think I was kidding? Did they think it was only a song to entertain?
~By John Mellencamp ~


I harbored a lot of resentment as a teenager and as a young adult. I still have a problem with authority, I'm trying to listen!
~By Nikki Sixx ~


But I recognize no infallible authority, even in special questions; consequently, whatever respect I may have for the honesty and the sincerity of such or such an individual, I have no absolute faith in any person.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


Authority is by nothing so much strengthened and confirmed as by custom; for no man easily distrusts the things which he and all men have been always bred up to.
~By William Temple ~


To be sure, the vast majority of people who are untrained can accept the results of science only on authority.
~By Morris Raphael Cohen ~


The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.
~By Stanley Milgram ~


In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.
~By Georges Jacques Danton ~


For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command and find that they control their own time, when they learn their own voice and authority.
~By Theodore White ~


The whole basis of the Constitution was a restriction of power, and the whole basis of the federalist system was that there was not one sovereign centralized power from which all authority flows.
~By Roy Moore ~


Let us come to the philosophers, whose authority is of greater weight, and their judgment more to be relied on, because they are believed to have paid attention, not to matters of fiction, but to the investigation of the truth.
~By Lactantius ~


Authority forgets a dying king.
~By Alfred Lord Tennyson ~


The individual makes a clear effort to define moral values and principles that have validity and application apart from the authority of the groups of persons holding them and apart from the individual's own identification with the group.
~By Lawrence Kohlberg ~


I don't value authority. I don't value the systems. I don't value patriarchal religion. I don't value the things that diminish you when you do tell the truth. So I'm not scared of the end result, and that is the biggest asset I have.
~By Susan Powter ~


The burnt odor in Washington is from the disintegrating authority of the governing classes.
~By William Greider ~


You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility.
~By Byron Dorgan ~


We all agree that we've got to bring these terrorists to justice and to make sure that they're never allowed to perpetrate such an evil act as they did. And so all of us are dealing with that. We know that the President has the authority to go to war under the War Powers Act.
~By Barbara Lee ~


Authority pisses me off. I think everyone should be able to drink and get loud whenever they want.
~By James Hetfield ~


Conventional dogmas, even if endowed with the authority of an Aristotle - ancient or modern - must be tested vigorously. If they are found wanting, we need not bother with them. But if they are found to be substantially correct, we may not overlook them.
~By Norman Lamm ~


The two principles referred to are Authority and Liberty, and the names of the two schools of Socialistic thought which fully and unreservedly represent one or the other of them are, respectively, State Socialism and Anarchism.
~By Benjamin Tucker ~


My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.
~By Arnold Schwarzenegger ~


To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
~By Joseph Addison ~


It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


His authority on earth allows us to dare to go to all the nations. His authority in heaven gives us our only hope of success. And His presence with us leaves us no other choice.
~By John Stott ~


It's up to us, the people, to break immoral laws, and resist. As soon as the leaders of a country lie to you, they have no authority over you. These maniacs have no authority over us. And they might be able to put our bodies in prison, but they can't put our spirits in prison.
~By Cindy Sheehan ~


New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.
~By Euripides ~


There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


Authority is not a quality one person "has," in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him.
~By Erich Fromm ~


Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
~By Michel Foucault ~


I didn't have any concept of age or authority. I remember realising, Oh, the world has rules and we don't.
~By Moon Unit Zappa ~


Nearly everywhere monarchs raised themselves further above the level of the greatest nobles and buttressed their new pretensions to respect and authority with cannons and taxation.
~By J. M. Roberts ~


I had learned many years ago in private business never to take responsibility without adequate authority; and the new Secretary of Defense, as budgets were sharply cut, quickly found that out.
~By Stuart Symington ~


But I was amazed at how organized the Palestinian election authority was, how competent they were in setting up their polling places and the poll workers they had.
~By Joe Biden ~


Courtrooms contain every symbol of authority that a set designer could imagine. Everyone stands up when you come in. You wear a costume identifying you as, if not quite divine, someone special.
~By Irving R. Kaufman ~


I get involved if a problem comes up after the death has been investigated by the local authority.
~By Michael Baden ~


In order to the existence of such a ministry in the Church, there is requisite an authority received from God, and consequently power and knowledge imparted from God for the exercise of such ministry; and where a man possesses these, although the bis.
~By John Wycliffe ~


Don't name it, as they say, because instantly you offer it to this peculiar authority.
~By Robert Creeley ~


Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
~By Vita Sackville-West ~


A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.
~By Thomas Szasz ~


Lawyer acted without authority from our band. He had no right to sell the Wallowa country.
~By Chief Joseph ~


At various times during the last four thousand years God has asserted his rights and endeavoured to establish his own authority, his own laws, and his own government among the children of men.
~By Orson Pratt ~


We have disciplinary authority and will use it when appropriate.
~By William Hedgcock Webster ~


A king is always a king - and a woman always a woman: his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ~


My parents are both college professors, and it made me want to question authority, standards and traditions.
~By Maya Lin ~


God is the King. In him exists all legal authority.
~By Orson Pratt ~


There has always been a certain proportion of people who leave the Church on issues of authority and sex. That hasn't changed since we started doing research on it back in the early 1960s.
~By Andrew Greeley ~


Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health care reform that includes giving the federal government authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies.
~By Jim Clyburn ~


That's my main flaw: I always think authority figures or my boss is going to think something I do is funny. And usually they don't.
~By Jimmy Kimmel ~


Liberty is the proper end and object of authority, and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good, just, and honest.
~By John Winthrop ~


In other words, the Church acknowledges Science as the higher authority.
~By Wilhelm Ostwald ~


He makes a great mistake... who supposes that authority is firmer or better established when it is founded by force than that which is welded by affection.
~By Terence ~


No movement finding itself in this stage of struggle can operate by getting authority from the leading body of the political organs for even minor action that is taken and we don't even know in the case of the actions which have publicize whether they are in fact our people.
~By Joe Slovo ~


Creation implies authority in the sense of originator. The possibility of a 'Fall' is implied in a Covenant insofar as the idea of a Covenant implies the possibility of its being violated.
~By Kenneth Burke ~


The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
~By Aeschylus ~


There are millions of kids who, naturally, if we could only remember how it is - you know, you resent authority, you are impatient for change, you want to fix things up.
~By Thomas Foran ~


The exercise of authority over the same area by two States is a contradiction.
~By Benjamin Tucker ~


This means that the search for a formula of European cooperation in connection with the League of Nations, far from weakening the authority of this latter must and can only tend to strengthen it, for it is closely connected with its aims.
~By Aristide Briand ~


The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.
~By Charles de Secondat ~


Now they call in all of the authority figures they can find and hire them - the cost has gone up. The picture may or may not get better, but definitely, it gets more cumbersome.
~By Don Bluth ~


In order to be a lieutenant, you've got to have authority in your voice. No matter how young your face looks, you've got to let your guys know that you're in charge.
~By Esai Morales ~


The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.
~By Gloria Steinem ~


Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?
~By William O. Douglas ~


The people in general ought to have regard to the moral character of those whom they invest with authority either in the legislative, executive, or judicial branches.
~By John Witherspoon ~


The dead and past stories that I have told again in divers fashions, are not set down without authority.
~By Marie de France ~


The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.
~By Lord Acton ~


In some South Pacific cultures, a speaker holds a conch shell as a symbol of temporary position of authority. Leaders must understand who holds the conch that is, who should be listened to and when.
~By Max de Pree ~


I bow before the authority of special men because it is imposed upon me by my own reason.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.
~By Keith Richards ~


If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself - your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers.
~By Dee Hock ~


I had to delegate authority to the people on my staff. That means you shave away the hierarchy.
~By Jurgen Klinsmann ~


The Priestly Code preponderates over the rest of the legislation in force, as well as in bulk; in all matters of primary importance it is the normal and final authority.
~By Julius Wellhausen ~


In order to be respected, authority has got to be respectable.
~By Tom Robbins ~


I have been given the authority over you, and I am not the best of you. If I do well, help me; and if I do wrong, set me right. Sincere regard for truth.
~By Abu Bakr ~


I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.
~By George Carlin ~


Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.
~By Bruno Bettelheim ~


The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.
~By John Acton ~


Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
~By Henry Steele Commager ~

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