Authority Quotes

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

Albert Einstein

All authority belongs to the people

Thomas Jefferson

There are two things over which you have complete dominion, authority and control your mind and your mouth

African Proverb

The wisest have the most authority

Plato

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 Arendy

You can delegate authority, but not responsibility.

Stephen W. Comiskey

Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Authority is by nothing so much strengthened and confirmed as by custom; for no man easily distrusts the things which he and all men have been always bred up to.

William Temple

I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.

George Carlin

To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.

Albert Einstein

There are two things over which you have complete dominion, authority and control your mind and your mouth.

African Proverb

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere.

Ronald Reagan

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.

Robert E. Lee

Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.

Leonardo da Vinci

The insolence of authority is endeavoring to substitute money for ideas.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Think for yourself and question authority.

Timothy Leary

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.

Thomas Henry Huxley

Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.

Thomas C. Haliburton

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

Rita Mae Brown

A widow has two tasks before her, whose duties clash: she is a mother, and yet she must exercise parental authority.

Honor de Balzac

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Updated On : September 02, 2013
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