Authority Quotes

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

A king is always a king - and a woman always a woman: his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.

Lord Acton

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

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

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Updated On : September 02, 2013
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