To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.
There are two things over which you have complete dominion, authority and control ð your mind and your mouth.
Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere.
Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.
The insolence of authority is endeavoring to substitute money for ideas.
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.
Great men in judicial places will never want authority.
I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
The wisest have the most authority.
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.
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.
The most obvious and condescending tell-tale sign that manipulation is taking place is that no one takes responsibility for the actions of the administration, itís always some other department who is to blame and never the people who have authority, itís always some nameless foot-soldiers, a ìfew bad apples,î when we all know that such excuses donít hold water, we know who gave the order for soldiers to engage in the abhorrent techniques of torture, we know who told subordinates in the corporation(s) to ìfudge the numbersî and ìbe creative,î we know full well who makes these decisions. President Truman said, ìThe buck stops here,î now the buck effectively floats over many people never stopping anywhere, so thereís no one to blame
God is the King. In him exists all legal authority.
Think for yourself and question authority.
The kingdom of God is an order of government established by divine authority. It is the only legal government that can exist in any part of the universe.
Whenever an authority disappears, another one appears; and if a star sets, another one rises.
Let us then enunciate the functions of a state and we shall easily elicit what we want: First there must be food; secondly, arts, for life requires many instruments; thirdly, there must be arms, for the members of a community have need of them, and in their own hands, too, in order to maintain authority both against disobedient subjects and against external assailants....
The light of the people of the world is their knowledge and utterance; while the splendours shed from the glorious acts of Him Whom God shall make manifest are His Words, through whose potency He rolleth up the whole world of existence, sets it under His Own authority by relating it unto Himself, then as the Mouthpiece of God, the Source of His divine light exalted and glorified be He proclaimeth: Verily, verily, I am God, no God is there but Me; in truth all others except Me are My creatures. Say, O My creatures! Me alone, therefore, should ye fear.
No moral system can rest solely on authority.
Defiance to constituted authority leaped like a spark from one flammable area to another, growing in heat as it went.
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