Authority Quotes

Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.

Thomas Jefferson

The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.

Dalai Lama

I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.

Albert Einstein

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

George Carlin

The faith that stands on authority is not faith.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority, just cause, right motive.

Ernest Hemingway

The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.

Lao Tzu

Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance

Charles de Gaulle

Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts


In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.

Samuel Adams

The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason.

Mary Wollstonecraft

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.

Robert A. Heinlein

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