Authority Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Authority

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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


His authority on earth allows us to dare to go to all the nations. His authority in heaven gives us our only hope of success. And His presence with us leaves us no other choice.
~By John Stott ~


I bow before the authority of special men because it is imposed upon me by my own reason.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


It's also natural in that part of the world to blame what people view as the... as the most important authority in the region, and that currently is the United States of America.
~By John Abizaid ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


That's my main flaw: I always think authority figures or my boss is going to think something I do is funny. And usually they don't.
~By Jimmy Kimmel ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Creation implies authority in the sense of originator. The possibility of a 'Fall' is implied in a Covenant insofar as the idea of a Covenant implies the possibility of its being violated.
~By Kenneth Burke ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 wisest have the most authority.
~By Plato ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Authority forgets a dying king.
~By Alfred Lord Tennyson ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


My reason, it's true, controls my feelings, but whatever its authority, it doesn't rule them so much as tyrannize them.
~By Pierre Corneille ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


Do I think it's OK to fight authority as long as you're only talking about the high school teacher? No.
~By John Mellencamp ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Well, our statute provides us with authority to conduct a very broad inquiry basically to provide an investigation of 9/11 that's thorough, complete and will withstand the scrutiny of history.
~By Richard Ben Veniste ~


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 ~


Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
~By Henry Steele Commager ~


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


Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
~By Vita Sackville-West ~

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