Authority Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Authority

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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 ~


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 ~


I have very little hope that any permission can be gained for your organization. However, I shall place it in a special folder with similar applications and raise the question from time to time with such people here as may have authority.
~By Anna Louise Strong ~


Moral authority has been laid to rest, world opinion is no more than a game show and the difference between good and evil is about as relevant as changing channels.
~By Ralph Steadman ~


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 ~


I believe that historians and analysts of historical events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events, which they make their subject.
~By Ibrahim Babangida ~


I voted no on the resolution to give the president authority to go to war against Iraq. I was able to apply caveat emptor. Most of my colleagues could not.
~By Bob Graham ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
~By Robert A. Heinlein ~


No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
~By Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~


All the modern christian churches have no more authority to preach, baptize, or administer any other ordinance of the gospel than the idolatrous Hindoos have.
~By Orson Pratt ~


I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
~By Marlene Dietrich ~


Our moral authority is as important, if not more important, than our troop strength or our high-tech weapons. We are rapidly losing that moral authority, not only in the Arab world but all over the world.
~By Robert Reich ~


I created no authority that wasn't already there under the constitution.
~By John Engler ~


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


I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.
~By Albert Einstein ~


I am certainly not an authority on love because there are no authorities on love, just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
~By Bill Cosby ~


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 ~


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


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


Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.
~By Thomas Chandler Haliburton ~


The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law.
~By Denis Diderot ~


In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


A leading authority is anyone who has guessed right more than once.
~By Frank Howard Clark ~


Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve.
~By Maureen Dowd ~


Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions.
~By Joyce Carol Oates ~


The issue is whether the ultimate civil authority of the United States can tolerate actions in contempt of constitutional lines of authority. Any lessening of civil power over military power must inevitably lead away from democracy.
~By Harold Russell ~


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 ~


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


I am making this statement as an act of wilful defiance of military authority, because I believe that the War is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it.
~By Siegfried Sassoon ~


I will not nullify, I will not secede, but I will under sovereign State authority fight in the Union another revolutionary conflict for civil liberty, and a Union which will defend it.
~By Henry A. Wise ~


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


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


But because our organization has grown so much and in so many different ways, the delegation process places responsibility and authority on the shoulders of people you can watch grow and watch the way they treat others.
~By Vince McMahon ~


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 ~


Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~


Authority is something from which we are constantly subtracting, of which there remains always a residue, and which we attempt to make smaller and smaller.
~By Frederica Montseny ~


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 ~


Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later.
~By Allan Bloom ~


Historically, America has answered to a higher authority.
~By Lee Greenwood ~


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 ~


We have one authority and one law and everyone has the responsibility to follow that law and that authority.
~By Mahmoud Abbas ~


The National Intelligence Director needs the authority to do the job we are asking him to do. That means power over the intelligence budget. And to be effective, to be allowed to do his or her job, they must have authority over the budget.
~By Leonard Boswell ~


I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.
~By Tupac Shakur ~


I also administer the Internet Assigned Names Authority, which is the central coordinator for the Internet address space, domain names and Internet protocol conventions essential to the use and operation of the Internet.
~By Jon Postel ~


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


I think there was an absolute, deep gap between consensual relations between adults, which people may like or dislike, and people who physically impose themselves on children or misuse their authority to impose on children.
~By Barney Frank ~


In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today.
~By Lincoln Kirstein ~


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 ~


A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.
~By Brendan Francis ~


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


There are some classified documents there that we received from the CIA. Our arrangement with the CIA was that we could by mutual agreement declassify these documents, but we had no authority to unilaterally declassify them.
~By Louis Stokes ~


I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy.
~By Edith Sitwell ~


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


We respect the role of the Senate. We respect the authority of the Senate to look at the qualifications of Judge Roberts, and at the end of the day I'm optimistic that if given a fair hearing and a fair opportunity, that he will be confirmed.
~By Alberto Gonzales ~


To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


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 ~


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


Authority is never without hate.
~By Euripides ~


We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


Think for yourself and question authority.
~By Timothy Leary ~


The President sends us a billion-page paper that shows how he would spend the money if he were spending the money. He doesn't have the authority to spend the money. He doesn't spend $1 of the money.
~By Michael Enzi ~


When you make your peace with authority, you become authority.
~By Jim Morrison ~


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 ~


No! on Human Rights and Freedom, on a subject that is as self-evident as that two and two make four, there is no need of any written authority.
~By Ernestine L. Rose ~


It won't be a question of how well-trained or well-equipped the army is but one of the authority it serves.
~By Adnan Pachachi ~


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


Admittedly, the body of scientists, as a whole, does uphold the authority of science over the lay public. It controls thereby also the process by which young men are trained to become members of the scientific profession.
~By Michael Polanyi ~


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


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 ~


Admittedly, scientific authority is not distributed evenly throughout the body of scientists; some distinguished members of the profession predominate over others of a more junior standing.
~By Michael Polanyi ~


Of the sayings of Christ in the Synoptic Gospels that can be compared to those in the fourth Gospel, there are one or two which I venture to think can only have been recorded on the authority of St. John.
~By Alfred Noyes ~


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


The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society.
~By Thomas Babington ~


Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.
~By Ronald Reagan ~


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 ~


He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


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


Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.
~By William Penn ~


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 ~


I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.
~By Rita Mae Brown ~


I developed a resistance to authority. Not to discipline - I learned that. But to authority. I like to think for myself. And I like to cause trouble.
~By Hal Holbrook ~


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


Of all presidential perks, the pardon power has a special significance. It is just the kind of authority that would attract the special attention of someone obsessed with himself and his own ability to influence events.
~By Barbara Olson ~


But in our age the appeal to authority is weak, and I am of my age.
~By Allen Tate ~


No authority is higher than reality.
~By Peter Nivio Zarlenga ~


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 ~


The Homeland Security department doesn't have tasking authority in the intelligence community. They can ask for stuff, but they can't direct anything except inside their bureau.
~By David Hunt ~


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


Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
~By Anne Bradstreet ~


I've always had trouble with authority.
~By John Milius ~


Your former Fathers the Spaniards have now no further Authority over you.
~By Zebulon Pike ~


Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


After so many cases of terror attacks related to Islamic militancy remaining unresolved in the last few years, the government has no moral authority to stay in power.
~By Sheikh Hasina ~


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


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

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October 7 ,2022
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