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Authority Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Authority

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NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Spiritual Wisdom Inspirational Positive Values Self

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

The ultimate authority must always rest
with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

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

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


 

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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.
- Bill Cosby

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

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.
- Theodore H. White

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.
- Albert Einstein

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

My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it.
People need somebody to watch over them.
Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need
to be told what to do and how to behave.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

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!
- Nikki Sixx

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.
- Henry Steele Commager

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

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.
- Ralph Steadman

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.
- Mitchell Baker

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

And revolutions always mean the breakdown of old authority.
- Hu Shih

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.
- Marlene Dietrich

I've always had trouble with authority.
- John Milius

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.
- Abu Bakr

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

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.
- John Abizaid

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.
- Norm Dicks

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

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

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

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.
- William Temple

All wars come to an end, at least temporarily.
But the authority acquired by the state hangs on;
political power never abdicates.
- Frank Chodorov

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.
- John Stott

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.
- Bob Graham

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

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.
- Sheikh Hasina

New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.
- Euripides

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.
- Elmer Davis

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

Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.
- Golda Meir

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

Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in
which to invest passion and authority,
then forgets that symbols are inventions.
- Joyce Carol Oates

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

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.
- Julie Andrews

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

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.
- Charles Babbage

Many of us have been conditioned to trust others' opinions
more than our own, and I believe that sort of trust is excessive.
This is especially true with regard to authority figures -
doctors, lawyers, priests. I trust my doctor's intentions toward me,
but I don't blindly follow his suggestions
without checking other sources also.
He was trained to prescribe a pill for everything,
and does it with the best of intentions,
but I often choose to trust God's quiet voice inside me
rather than my doctor's medical advice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The dead and past stories that I have told again in divers fashions,
are not set down without authority.
- Marie de France

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

I have as much authority as the Pope,
I just don't have as many people who believe it.
- George Carlin

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

The people in general ought to have regard to the moral
character of those whom they invest with authority
either in the legislative,
executive, or judicial branches.
- John Witherspoon

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

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

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

The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
- Aeschylus

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.
- Thomas Babington

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.
- Bryant H. McGill

Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love.
Authority is for children and servants,
yet not without sweetness.
- William Penn

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

Authority is never without hate.
- Euripides

In order to be respected, authority has got to be respectable.
- Tom Robbins

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

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

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?
- John Mellencamp

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

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

A teacher should have maximal authority,
and minimal power.
- Thomas Szasz

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


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