Authority Quotes

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

Robert A. Heinlein

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.

Robert A. Heinlein

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

Francis Bacon

Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.

William Penn

The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.

Gloria Steinem

Authority is never without hate.

Euripides

If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.

Keith Richards

Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.

Golda Meir

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

Galileo Galilei

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.

Michel Foucault

Lawyer acted without authority from our band. He had no right to sell the Wallowa country.

Chief Joseph

But I was amazed at how organized the Palestinian election authority was, how competent they were in setting up their polling places and the poll workers they had.

Joe Biden

I believe I'm a better authority than anybody else in America on my own wife. I have never known a person with a stronger sense of right and wrong in my life ever.

William J. Clinton

And revolutions always mean the breakdown of old authority.

Hu Shih

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.

Marlene Dietrich

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 Arendt

To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.

Hannah Arendt

I think there was an absolute, deep gap between consensual relations between adults, which people may like or dislike, and people who physically impose themselves on children or misuse their authority to impose on children.

Barney Frank

We have to give value to authority. We have to give value to office, being in office, holding office.

James Hillman

The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin.

Thomas Huxley

Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects.

Andrew Johnson

That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine.

Charles Babbage

No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.

Joseph Addison

To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.

Joseph Addison

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Updated On : September 02, 2013
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