Authority Quotes

The struggle between Liberty and Authority is the most conspicuous feature in the portions of history with which we are earliest familiar; particularly in that of Greece, Rome, and England

John Stuart Mill

Nothing intoxicates some people like a sip of authority

L. Ron Hubbard

Move decisions out to the Cabinet and agencies. Strengthen them by moving responsibility, authority, and accountability their direction.

Donald Rumsfeld

The strongest bulwark of authority is uniformity; the least divergence from it is the greatest crime

Emma Goldman

A leading authority is anyone who has guessed right more than once.

Frank A. Clark

The current state of the news media is partially to blame for the publicís general lack of information vital for responsible citizenship in a democracy. The news media has become an aspect of show business, offering merely infotainment. It has evolved into an entity that tends to function as a public relations agency for wealthy and powerful multinational corporations, members of Congress, the current Presidential Administration including the administrations that preceded it. The news media is being utilized as a political tool of suppression and propaganda by those in power, and propaganda is psychological in nature. Full of half-truths and utter misinformation, itís an arrogant and very commercial strategy that is implemented because it appeals to emotions, fear being the main one relentless talk of national security, personal and community safety, can trigger childhood insecurities and indoctrinated views of authority.

Teresa Stover

The younger generation is supposed to rage against the machine, not for it. They're supposed to question authority, not question those who question authority.

Bill Maher

We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority.

D.H. Lawrence

Authority founded on injustice is never of long duration.

Seneca

Authority is itself inherently an act of imagination.

Richard Sennett

I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge.

Charles de Gaulle

Corruption is authority plus monopoly minus transparency.

adaryanto

Responsibility always exceeds authority

William

The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it is the ambition to attain the highest excellence, sanctioned by the highest authority, that of time.

William Hazlitt

New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.

Euripides

Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions.

Joyce Carol

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.

Senator John Kerry

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

Samuel Butler

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.

Dame Edith Sitwell

Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far and relaxed too much.

Francis Bacon,

The problem is authority. But these Vatican officials seem unable to understand authority except as authoritarianism

David Tracy

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.

Bruce R. McConkie

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

Samuel Johnson

Without the intervention of the civil authority what would our percepts become?- Platonic laws

Johnson

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Updated On : September 02, 2013
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