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Authority quotes (18)
SCEPTER n. A kings staff of office the sign and symbol of his authority. It was originally a mace with which the sovereign admonished his jester and vetoed ministerial measures by breaking the bones of their proponents.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Authority
Liberty is the proper end and object of authority and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good just and honest.
John Winthrop Category: Authority
The best government rests on the people and not on the few on persons and not on property on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
George Bancroft Category: Authority
Opinion governs all mankind Like the blinds leading of the blind .
Samuel Butler Category: Authority
Man proud man Drest in a little brief authority Most ignorant of what hes most assurd His glassy essence like an angry ape Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven As make the angels weep.
William Shakespeare Category: Authority
Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through history mankind has been bullied by scum. Those who lord it over their fellows and toss commands in every direction and would boss the grass in the meadow about which way to bend in the wind are the most depraved kind of prostitutes. They will submit to any indignity perform any vile act do anything to achieve power. The worst off-sloughings of the planet are the ingredients of sovereignty. Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is in a democracy the whores are us.
The wisest have the most authority.
Plato Category: Authority
A man who enjoys responsibility usually gets it. A man who merely likes exercising authority usually loses it.
Proverb Category: Authority
The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.
Stanley Milgram Category: Authority
For he who has no tranquility there is no concentration.
Bhagavad-Gita Category: Authority
Nothing more impairs authority than a too frequent or indiscreet use of it. If thunder itself was to be continual it would excite no more terror than the noise of a mill.
A. Kingston Category: Authority
Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
Albert Einstein Category: Authority
Where Example keeps pace with Authority Power hardly fails to be obey'd.
William Penn Category: Authority
Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominance.
Joseph Addison Category: Authority
If youre going to kick authority in the teeth you might as well use two feet.
Keith Richards Category: Authority
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
Thomas Henry Huxley Category: Authority
Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Category: Authority
The faith that stand on authority is not faith.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Authority