Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and of life.
Authority is never without hate.
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.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence he is just using his memory
The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.
You can delegate authority, but not responsibility.
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
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.
Sincerity is the luxury allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. . . . Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity. To approve the measure would be contrary to the letter and spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded
Every State has a natural right in cases not within the compact casus non faederis to nullify of their own authority all assumptions of power by others within their limits. Without this right, they would be under the dominion, absolute and unlimited, of whosoever might exercise this right of judgment for them
Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?
I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity, ... [it] would be contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded.
Authority is quite degrading
To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.
Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority
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
The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
In truth, there never was any remarkable lawgiver amongst any people who did not resort to divine authority, as otherwise his laws would not have been accepted by the people; for there are many good laws, the importance of which is known to be..
Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt
Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.