Authority Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Authority

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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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


The Liberals have been pressing for the brief on the basis of which he said there was authority for war.
~By Clare Short ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Foreign nationals entering the United States illegally who are taken into custody by the Border Protection Corps or by State or local law enforcement authorities must be promptly delivered to a federal law enforcement authority.
~By John Culberson ~


And I have been campaigning for the past three months trying to get the Senate Judiciary Committee that has the oversight authority and responsibility to start its own public hearings.
~By Sibel Edmonds ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance.
~By Charles de Gaulle ~


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 ~


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


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 wisest have the most authority.
~By Plato ~


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


The churches... have lost much of their authority over youth because they have refused to re-examine their religious sanctions and their dogmatic preaching in the light of modern physiology, psychology and sociology.
~By Agnes E. Meyer ~


Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don't let them take you ALIVE.
~By Sid Vicious ~


Authority is never without hate.
~By Euripides ~


I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge.
~By Charles de Gaulle ~


The kingdom of God is an order of government established by divine authority. It is the only legal government that can exist in any part of the universe.
~By Orson Pratt ~


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 ~


By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.
~By John Acton ~


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 ~


The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


The Church, during the apostolic age, did not consist of isolated, independent congregations, but was one body, of which the separate churches were constituent members, each subject to all the rest, or to an authority which extended over all.
~By Charles Hodge ~


My only purpose is to teach children to rebel against authority figures.
~By Sherman Alexie ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Of course the UN brings in a lot of moral authority.
~By Lakhdar Brahimi ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
~By Vince Lombardi ~


To consider only one other such witness: the followers of the Buddha have at least as much right to appeal to individual and social experience in support of the authority of the Eastern saviour.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~


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 ~


Well we'd just seen Gerry. I think he wanted somebody who had that authority and was handsome. The thing is, he's a big hunk isn't he? All I can say, if you look at his chat line, or the Phantom website, it's quite worrying. Because the girls really seem to love him.
~By Andrew Lloyd Webber ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


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 ~


Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake, and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.
~By David Amram ~


Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


In days when the public safety is imminently threatened, and the fate of a nation may hang upon a single act, we owe frank speech, above all other men, to him who is highest in authority. I shall speak to you as man to man.
~By Robert Dale Owen ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


We have to give value to authority. We have to give value to office, being in office, holding office.
~By James Hillman ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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

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