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.
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.
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.
A king is always a king - and a woman always a woman: his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse.
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.
A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.
We have one authority and one law and everyone has the responsibility to follow that law and that authority.
The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law.
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.
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.
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.
Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.
Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires.
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.
But I recognize no infallible authority, even in special questions; consequently, whatever respect I may have for the honesty and the sincerity of such or such an individual, I have no absolute faith in any person.
Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.
I bow before the authority of special men because it is imposed upon me by my own reason.
Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later.
Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don't let them take you ALIVE.
He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft.
People are so afraid of authority figures and doctors are authority figures.
Senior development specialists in the Treasury can be counted on one hand. America's government is not even aware of the gap between its commitments and action, because almost nobody in authority understands the actions that would be needed to meet the commitments.
Authority pisses me off. I think everyone should be able to drink and get loud whenever they want.
In order to be respected, authority has got to be respectable.
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.