Authority Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Authority

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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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


The Supreme Court of the United States is hereby commanded to try Andrew Johnson for usurpation of our Imperial authority and prerogatives, and if found guilty, behead him or send him here to black the Emperor's boots.
~By Joshua A. Norton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Our second remark is, that the office is of divine appointment, not merely in the sense in which the civil powers are ordained of God, but in the sense that ministers derive their authority from Christ, and not from the people.
~By Charles Hodge ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
~By Voltaire ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


People are so afraid of authority figures and doctors are authority figures.
~By Martha Beck ~


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


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 ~


The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones.
~By Bill Forsyth ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


There's a certain way you stand to give yourself authority, which gives you the texture for the part. I chose that my character hadn't been married, he'd worked his way up the chain of command. For a small cameo role, I gave it a lot of thought.
~By Mark Goddard ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.
~By Robert A. Heinlein ~


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 ~


It's as though all the terms of a family were present at one time rather than his dad and his mum. Not just a present authority, but the resident memory of what qualifies what else is the case.
~By Robert Creeley ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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


Senior development specialists in the Treasury can be counted on one hand. America's government is not even aware of the gap between its commitments and action, because almost nobody in authority understands the actions that would be needed to meet the commitments.
~By Jeffrey Sachs ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.
~By Nadine Gordimer ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


The president overstepped his authority when he asked the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans' international phone calls without obtaining a warrant.
~By Sherrod Brown ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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

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