Authority Quotes

Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires.

Emile M. Cioran

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

Walter Benjamin

I believe that historians and analysts of historical events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events, which they make their subject.

Ibrahim Babangida

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

You will launch many projects, but have time to finish only a few. So think, plan, develop, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable. Trying to do too much yourself creates a bottleneck.

Donald Rumsfeld

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

Denis Diderot

We have one authority and one law and everyone has the responsibility to follow that law and that authority.

Mahmoud Abbas

A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.

Thomas Szasz

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.

Lord Acton

A king is always a king - and a woman always a woman: his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.

Joseph Addison

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

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.

Andrew Johnson

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.

Thomas Huxley

We have to give value to authority. We have to give value to office, being in office, holding office.

James Hillman

I think there was an absolute, deep gap between consensual relations between adults, which people may like or dislike, and people who physically impose themselves on children or misuse their authority to impose on children.

Barney Frank

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.

Hannah Arendt

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.

Hannah Arendt

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

And revolutions always mean the breakdown of old authority.

Hu Shih

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.

William J. Clinton

But I was amazed at how organized the Palestinian election authority was, how competent they were in setting up their polling places and the poll workers they had.

Joe Biden

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

Chief Joseph

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

Galileo Galilei
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