Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases
For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority, just cause, right motive.
The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.
When you make your peace with authority, you become authority.
Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance
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.
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts
War should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits.
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.
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.
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.
The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason.
No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.
Authority is never without hate.
If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.
Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
Lawyer acted without authority from our band. He had no right to sell the Wallowa country.
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