Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere.
Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it;
those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.
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Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
The wisest have the most authority.
The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.
Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
Authority forgets a dying king.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Defiance, not obedience, is the American's answer to overbearing authority.
I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish.
War should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits.
Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.
The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law.
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
No authority is higher than reality.
Sincerity is the luxury allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
Old men and far travelers may lie with authority.
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.
Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.
We have one authority and one law and everyone has the responsibility to follow that law and that authority.
Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?
I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.
Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love.
Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.
Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
man, proud man,Dressd in a little brief authority,
Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.
It is of the nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority.
The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.
There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.
The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.
Don't name it, as they say, because instantly you offer it to this peculiar authority.
Art made tongue-tied by authority.
Great is the power, great is the authority of a senate that is unanimous in its opinions.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
Friendship is to be purchased only by friendship.
A man may have authority over others, but he can never have their hearts but by giving his own.
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
How a minority, reaching majority, seizing authority, hates a minority!
From where can your authority and license as a parent come from, when you who are old, do worse things?
Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.
Authority is not power; that's coercion. Authority is not knowledge; that's persuasion, or seduction. Authority is simply that the author has the right to make a statement and to be heard.
Authority founded on injustice is never of long duration.
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.
Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve.