Authority Quotes

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

Albert Einstein

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


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

Corruption is authority plus monopoly minus transparency.


He who has no bread has no authority

Turkish Proverb

Authority forgets a dying king

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

What we really need to be understanding is that all of these things matter and they all stem from the fact that certain people live with power and authority and they want to maintain it.

Anita Hill

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

Leonardo da Vinci

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Mohandas Gandhi

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : September 02, 2013
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