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Authority Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Authority

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Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor of whatever is countenanced by antiquity, enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.
~By Robert Hall ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The ultimate court of appeal is observation and experiment... not authority.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


So too, in forming a constitution, or in enacting rules of procedure, or making canons, the people do not merely passively assent, but actively cooperate. They have, in all these matters, the same authority as the clergy.
~By Charles Hodge ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.
~By Miguel de Unamuno ~


Men of authority have employed all the destructive agents around them to promote their own personal interests at the sacrifice of every just, honorable, and lawful consideration.
~By John White Geary ~


For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority, just cause, right motive.
~By Ernest Hemingway ~


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 ~


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 ~


Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


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


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 ~


We'll have a public power authority, which will also have the ability to build power or finance power. And more importantly, we'll have more power than our economy provides. All of that will give us leverage we don't have today.
~By Gray Davis ~


Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.
~By Malcolm Forbes ~


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


I call religion a natural authority, but it has usually been conceived as a supernatural authority.
~By Herbert Read ~


The school made it very clear that women were entitled to positions of authority. That sense of entitlement allowed us to feel that we have a natural place in leadership in the world. That gave me a mental and emotional confidence.
~By Linda Vester ~


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 ~


Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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 ~


Just because people are in authority, if it doesn't seem right, don't do it. If it violates your own principles, don't do it.
~By Steve Chabot ~


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 ~


Most kids will not volunteer to eat veggies. At times you must step up to the plate and enforce the rule of authority as a parent.
~By Lee Haney ~


What we really need to be understanding is that all of these things matter and they all stem from the fact that certain people live with power and authority and they want to maintain it.
~By Anita Hill ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


They have the ability to take a person's freedom from them. On certain situations, they have the ability to take a person's reputation. And under certain circumstances, they have the authority to take a person's life.
~By Daryl Gates ~


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 ~


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 ~


Notwithstanding this high Ecclesiastical authority, he who dared accept truth only because it could be proved, or proved to be good, and disregard authority, was commonly stigmatized as an infidel.
~By Ethan A. Hitchcock ~


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


Has President Bush exceeded his constitutional authority or acted illegally in authorizing wiretaps without a warrant? Benjamin Franklin would not have thought so.
~By Pete du Pont ~


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 ~


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


Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks.
~By Tony Snow ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Though no one wants war, Congress needed to give the President the authority he needs to protect America while encouraging the use of diplomacy and negotiations to try and arrive at a peaceful solution to this problem.
~By Allen Boyd ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


It is plain that, when it comes to inferior officers, Congress itself can pass a law sending these nominees to the President with him having the authority to put them on the bench without the advice and consent of the Senate.
~By John Jay Hooker ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is not of much use to his subordinates.
~By Arleigh Burke ~


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 ~


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


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


You will launch many projects, but have time to finish only a few. So think, plan, develop, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable. Trying to do too much yourself creates a bottleneck.
~By Donald Rumsfeld ~


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


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 ~


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


Christ has not only ordained that there shall be such officers in his Church - he has not only specified their duties and prerogatives - but he gives the requisite qualifications, and calls those thus qualified, and by that call gives them their official authority.
~By Charles Hodge ~


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


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


It is fundamentally important that Grasso resign so that the New York Stock Exchange can restore its moral authority.
~By Phil Angelides ~


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 Palestinian Authority refuses on an ongoing basis to take the necessary steps to prevent terrorists from getting into Israel.
~By David Baker ~


Many critics of the Palestinians, especially those in Congress, think the current calm is merely the eye of the storm. That's why the House of Representatives approved a foreign aid package last week that forbade the direct financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority .
~By Suzanne Fields ~


The defiance of established authority, religious and secular, social and political, as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted the outstanding event of the last decade.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


There is no stopping the world's tendency to throw off imposed restraints, the religious authority that is based on the ignorance of the many, the political authority that is based on the knowledge of the few.
~By Van Wyck Brooks ~


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


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 ~


Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority - literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political.
~By Ignazio Silone ~


The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.
~By Lao Tzu ~


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


Israeli Arabs have more political rights than any other Arabs in the Middle East, including their compatriots in the Palestinian Authority.
~By Jack Schwartz ~


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 ~


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 ~


Authority is never without hate.
~By Euripides ~


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 ~


I make no claim to be an authority on writing or illustrating for children.
~By Hugh Lofting ~


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 ~


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


For which reason I would exhort you to pay all due Regard to the government over us; to the KING and all in authority; and to lead a quiet and peaceable life.
~By Jonathan Mayhew ~


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


But there is a higher law than the Constitution, which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to the same noble purposes.
~By William H. Seward ~


Nor bigots who but one way see, through blinkers of authority.
~By Matthew Green ~

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November 28 ,2020
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