New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.
Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions.
The country and the Congress were misled into war. I regret that we were not given the truth; as I said more than a year ago, knowing what we know now, I would not have gone to war in Iraq. And knowing now the full measure of the Bush Administrationís duplicity and incompetence, I doubt there are many members of Congress who would give them the authority they abused so badly. I know I would not.
Authority intoxicates, And makes mere sots of magistrates; The fumes of it invade the brain, And make men giddy, proud and vain: By this the fool commands the wise, The noble-with the base complies, The sot assumes the rule of wit, And cowards make t
I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy.
Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far and relaxed too much.
The problem is authority. But these Vatican officials seem unable to understand authority except as authoritarianism
The single most important thing that anyone can do in this world is to marry the right person, in the right place, with the right authority.
The accidental prescriptions of authority, when time has procured them veneration, are often confounded with the laws of nature, and those rules are supposed coeval with reason, of which the first rise cannot be discovered
Without the intervention of the civil authority what would our percepts become?- Platonic laws
The state produced in the laboratory may be likened to a light doze, compared to the profound slumber induced by the preponent authority system of a national government.
The key to the behavior of subjects lies not in pent-up anger or aggression, but in the nature of their relationship to authority. They have given themselves to the authority; they see themselves as instruments for the execution of his wishes; once so defined, they are unable to break free.
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.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority
Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.
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.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
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.
I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.
Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort.
Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
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