Authority Quotes

A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.

Thomas Szasz

We have one authority and one law and everyone has the responsibility to follow that law and that authority.

Mahmoud Abbas

The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law.

Denis Diderot

You will launch many projects, but have time to finish only a few. So think, plan, develop, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable. Trying to do too much yourself creates a bottleneck.

Donald Rumsfeld

I am a liberated woman. And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money. But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on.

Julie Andrews

I believe that historians and analysts of historical events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events, which they make their subject.

Ibrahim Babangida

Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.

Walter Benjamin

Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires.

Emile M. Cioran

But I recognize no infallible authority, even in special questions; consequently, whatever respect I may have for the honesty and the sincerity of such or such an individual, I have no absolute faith in any person.

Mikhail Bakunin

Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.

Mikhail Bakunin

I bow before the authority of special men because it is imposed upon me by my own reason.

Mikhail Bakunin

Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later.

Allan Bloom

Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don't let them take you ALIVE.

Sid Vicious

He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft.

James Russell Lowell

People are so afraid of authority figures and doctors are authority figures.

Martha Beck

Senior development specialists in the Treasury can be counted on one hand. America's government is not even aware of the gap between its commitments and action, because almost nobody in authority understands the actions that would be needed to meet the commitments.

Jeffrey Sachs

Authority pisses me off. I think everyone should be able to drink and get loud whenever they want.

James Hetfield

In order to be respected, authority has got to be respectable.

Tom Robbins

It's also natural in that part of the world to blame what people view as the... as the most important authority in the region, and that currently is the United States of America.

John Abizaid

In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.

Georges Jacques Danton

No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurancesand the economy of effort it brings.

Walter Lippmann

Universal suffrage should rest upon universal education. To this end, liberal and permanent provision should be made for the support of free schools by the State governments, and, if need be, supplemented by legitimate aid from national authority.

Rutherford B. Hayes

The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.

John Acton

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Updated On : September 02, 2013
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