Authority Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Authority

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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


A revolution is an act of violence whereby one class shatters the authority of another.
~By James MacGregor Burns ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


That's why editors and publishers will never be obsolete: a reader wants someone with taste and authority to point them in the direction of the good stuff, and to keep the awful stuff away from their door.
~By Walter Jon Williams ~


At home in Ireland, there's a habit of avoidance, an ironical attitude towards the authority figure.
~By Seamus Heaney ~


It was necessary to bluff the Japanese camp commanders, with whatever authority I could muster, that I had come officially to ensure that the surrender terms were being complied with and that living conditions for the POWs were being immediately improved.
~By Wilfred Burchett ~


Cameras in classrooms are no substitute for greater authority by parents and teachers.
~By Paul Weyrich ~


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 ~


The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
~By George Bancroft ~


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


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


Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
~By Robert E. Lee ~


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 ~


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 ~


Authority is never without hate.
~By Euripides ~


Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
~By John Adams ~


I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


To see and be acquainted with strangers, in especial with men in honour and authority.
~By Thomas Cavendish ~


I am a liberated woman. And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money. But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on.
~By Julie Andrews ~


They sent me the script, asking me to play the part of a general. I have never played the part of an authority figure. I've never thought of myself that way. I was uncomfortable with it, but I worked at it and knew I had a guttural voice for a general.
~By Mark Goddard ~


The function of literature, through all its mutations, has been to make us aware of the particularity of selves, and the high authority of the self in its quarrel with its society and its culture. Literature is in that sense subversive.
~By Lionel Trilling ~


The Hamas organization is unwilling to honor the obligations that the Palestinian Authority has signed.
~By Moshe Katsav ~


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


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 ~


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


Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


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 ~


Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects.
~By Andrew Johnson ~


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


The more she rejected us the more convinced I was that she was another version of the real Molly, her disdain for authority, her scepticism that she had to do what the white man told her because it was good for her... She is Molly.
~By Phillip Noyce ~


I'll be on my third honeymoon, so I'm more of an authority than I care to be.
~By Alan Thicke ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I am conservative by temperament. I disapprove of criminal activity. I am very solidly and markedly on the side of authority. The truth is I would rather err on the side of too much authority than too little.
~By James Ellroy ~


The international community and Israel have the same opinion regarding the Hamas government. We don't say we are going to boycott it forever. We say the Hamas government must abide by the obligations the Palestinian Authority has signed.
~By Moshe Katsav ~


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 ~


Scientists and scholars should constitute themselves as an international NGO of exceptional authority.
~By John Charles Polanyi ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Mr. Truman studiously avoided giving power to his White House staff that has been characteristic of recent administrations. Staff people in the White House, with no responsibility but incredible authority is one of the reasons we're now in so much trouble.
~By Stuart Symington ~


They don't want to be reminded that there is an authority higher than the authority of the state.
~By Roy Moore ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


We've broken the code base into logical chunks, called modules, and the foundation staff delegate authority for the modules to people with the most expertise.
~By Mitchell Baker ~


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


There are several reasons why Russians view the oppressive state positively. First, in the Russian Orthodox religion, there is an understanding of authority as something sent by God.
~By Ryszard Kapuscinski ~


The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament of man with authority to control the conduct of nations by legislation or an international police force with power to enforce national conformity to rules of right conduct is a counsel of perfection.
~By Elihu Root ~


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


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 ~


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


The last job I applied for was to be a bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority in 1957.
~By Vernon Jordan ~


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 ~


Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


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 ~


As a result of my study, I came to the conclusion that a common supreme authority was undesirable.
~By Fredrik Bajer ~


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 ~


But in a turbulent environment the change is so widespread that it just routes around any kind of central authority. So it is best to manage the bottom-up change rather than try to institute it from the top down.
~By Kevin Kelly ~


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 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 ~


Everywhere, authority and tradition have to justify themselves in the face of questions.
~By Gustav Heinemann ~


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


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 ~


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


Eighty percent of the problems that beset unification immediately disappeared when the President signed the bill increasing the authority and the responsibility of the Secretary of Defense.
~By Louis A. Johnson ~


And revolutions always mean the breakdown of old authority.
~By Hu Shih ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.
~By Galileo Galilei ~


I believe I'm a better authority than anybody else in America on my own wife. I have never known a person with a stronger sense of right and wrong in my life ever.
~By William J. Clinton ~

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