Authority Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Authority

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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'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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.
~By Euripides ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


No authority is higher than reality.
~By Peter Nivio Zarlenga ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


Authority is never without hate.
~By Euripides ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health care reform that includes giving the federal government authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies.
~By Jim Clyburn ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Blanche is written with a terrible authority, the authority that comes from artistic necessity when the writer is compelled to write by his demon, rather than by his agent or promoter.
~By Paul Bailey ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Where the people possess no authority, their rights obtain no respect.
~By George Bancroft ~


The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
~By Ken Blanchard ~


In my day, the president ruled with authority before the law, but now all that is lost.
~By Kim Y. Sam ~


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


War should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits.
~By James Madison ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~

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