Authority Quotes

I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.

Rita Mae Brown

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law

Thomas Hobbes

He who has no bread has no authority

Turkish Proverb

Authority forgets a dying king

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

Walter Benjamin

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

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Updated On : September 02, 2013
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