Authority Quotes

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

Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.

Golda Meir

The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.

Gloria Steinem

Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.

William Penn

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

Francis Bacon
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