Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.
If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.
The insolence of authority is endeavoring to substitute money for ideas
Think for yourself and question authority
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
The foundation of morality should not be made dependent on myth nor tied to any authority lest doubt about the myth or about the legitimacy of the authority imperil the foundation of sound judgment and action.
Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience
Great men in judicial places will never want authority
The highest duty is to respect authority
[I]f we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us, that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity.
Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings.
A lightweight, by definition, is a man who cannot assert his authority over the national press, cannot manipulate reporters, cannot finesse questions, prevent leaks or command a professional public relations operation.
The struggle between Liberty and Authority is the most conspicuous feature in the portions of history with which we are earliest familiar; particularly in that of Greece, Rome, and England
Nothing intoxicates some people like a sip of authority
Move decisions out to the Cabinet and agencies. Strengthen them by moving responsibility, authority, and accountability their direction.
The strongest bulwark of authority is uniformity; the least divergence from it is the greatest crime
A leading authority is anyone who has guessed right more than once.
The younger generation is supposed to rage against the machine, not for it. They're supposed to question authority, not question those who question authority.
We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority.
Authority founded on injustice is never of long duration.
Authority is itself inherently an act of imagination.
I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge.
Corruption is authority plus monopoly minus transparency.
He who has no bread has no authority