Authority Quotes

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

Maya Lin

In order to be respected, authority has got to be respectable.

Tom Robbins

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.

Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Walter Benjamin

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

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

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

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.

Erich Fromm

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.

James Madison

When you make your peace with authority, you become authority.

Jim Morrison

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

John Adams

There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.

Oscar Wilde

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

Vince Lombardi

Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort.

Mohandas Gandhi

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.

Thomas Jefferson
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