Authority Quotes

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

Thomas Hobbes

If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself - your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers.

Dee Hock

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

Albert Einstein

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority.

Yugoslavian Proverb

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

Mohandas Gandhi

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Jim Morrison

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

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.

Michel Foucault

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

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

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

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

Maya Lin

Scientists and scholars should constitute themselves as an international NGO of exceptional authority.

John Charles Polanyi

For which reason I would exhort you to pay all due Regard to the government over us; to the KING and all in authority; and to lead a quiet and peaceable life.

Jonathan Mayhew

Authority is quite degrading.

Oscar Wilde

You can delegate authority, but not responsibility.

Stephen W. Comiskey

The man whose authority is recent is always stern.

Aeschylus

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.

Robert Lindner

If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.

Keith Richards

Great men in judicial places will never want authority.

Proverb

The man fitted for affairs and authority never considers individuals, but things and their consequences.

Napolon Bonaparte

A little wit and plenty of authority, that is what has almost always governed the world.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

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Updated On : September 02, 2013
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