Authority Quotes

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.


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

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

Chief Joseph

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

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

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Updated On : September 02, 2013
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