Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority.
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.
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.
I bow before the authority of special men because it is imposed upon me by my own reason.
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.
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.
He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft.
People are so afraid of authority figures and doctors are authority figures.
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.
Authority pisses me off. I think everyone should be able to drink and get loud whenever they want.
In order to be respected, authority has got to be respectable.
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.
In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurancesand the economy of effort it brings.
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.
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.
By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.
Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?
My only purpose is to teach children to rebel against authority figures.
My parents are both college professors, and it made me want to question authority, standards and traditions.
One of the things that is wrong with America is that everybody who has done anything at all in his own field is expected to be an authority on every subject under the sun.
But because our organization has grown so much and in so many different ways, the delegation process places responsibility and authority on the shoulders of people you can watch grow and watch the way they treat others.
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