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Picture quote by Ken Blanchard about leadership

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. ⏤ Ken Blanchard


Picture quote by Ayn Rand about defiance

Defiance, not obedience, is the American's answer to overbearing authority. ⏤ Ayn Rand


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I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.

George Carlin, comedian

No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher

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.

Albert Einstein, physicist

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.

James Madison, president

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.

Henry Steele Commager, historian

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.

Bruno Bettelheim, writer

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, historian

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.

Thomas Jefferson, president

We have one authority and one law and everyone has the responsibility to follow that law and that authority.

Mahmoud Abbas, statesman

Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?

William O. Douglas, judge

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.

Bryant H. McGill, poet

Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.

William Penn, leader

Don't name it, as they say, because instantly you offer it to this peculiar authority.

Robert Creeley, poet

The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.

Lao Tzu, philosopher

Men of authority have employed all the destructive agents around them to promote their own personal interests at the sacrifice of every just, honorable, and lawful consideration.

John White Geary, lawyer

When you make your peace with authority, you become authority.

Jim Morrison, musician

I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.

Rita Mae Brown, writer

New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.

Euripides, poet

We need to stop the erosion of parental authority.

Sonny Landham, actor

I have been given the authority over you, and I am not the best of you. If I do well, help me; and if I do wrong, set me right. Sincere regard for truth.

Abu Bakr, leader

Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve.

Maureen Dowd, journalist

I wasn't good with authority, went to lots of schools, didn't like the fact that there was no autonomy.

Nigella Lawson, journalist

Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

I'm the guy who wrote The Authority Song. Did they think I was kidding? Did they think it was only a song to entertain?

John Mellencamp, musician

It won't be a question of how well-trained or well-equipped the army is but one of the authority it serves.

Adnan Pachachi,

If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use both feet.

Keith Richards, musician

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, mathematician

I harbored a lot of resentment as a teenager and as a young adult. I still have a problem with authority, I'm trying to listen!

Nikki Sixx, musician

The individual makes a clear effort to define moral values and principles that have validity and application apart from the authority of the groups of persons holding them and apart from the individual's own identification with the group.

Lawrence Kohlberg, educator

In other words, the Church acknowledges Science as the higher authority.

Wilhelm Ostwald, scientist

Everywhere, authority and tradition have to justify themselves in the face of questions.

Gustav Heinemann, politician

In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today.

Lincoln Kirstein, dancer

I make no claim to be an authority on writing or illustrating for children.

Hugh Lofting, author

The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.

Dalai Lama, leader

No movement finding itself in this stage of struggle can operate by getting authority from the leading body of the political organs for even minor action that is taken and we don't even know in the case of the actions which have publicize whether they are in fact our people.

Joe Slovo,

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, statesman

And revolutions always mean the breakdown of old authority.

Hu Shih, philosopher

One of the things that is wrong with America is that everybody who has done anything at all in his own field is expected to be an authority on every subject under the sun.

Elmer Davis, journalist

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command and find that they control their own time, when they learn their own voice and authority.

Theodore White, journalist

Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority - literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political.

Ignazio Silone, author

This means that the search for a formula of European cooperation in connection with the League of Nations, far from weakening the authority of this latter must and can only tend to strengthen it, for it is closely connected with its aims.

Aristide Briand,

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, writer

Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.

Voltaire, writer

My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor

In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.

Georges Jacques Danton, revolutionary

The President sends us a billion-page paper that shows how he would spend the money if he were spending the money. He doesn't have the authority to spend the money. He doesn't spend $1 of the money.

Michael Enzi, politician

Nearly everywhere monarchs raised themselves further above the level of the greatest nobles and buttressed their new pretensions to respect and authority with cannons and taxation.

J. M. Roberts,

Now they call in all of the authority figures they can find and hire them - the cost has gone up. The picture may or may not get better, but definitely, it gets more cumbersome.

Don Bluth, animator

It is manifestly vital to the success of the anti-slavery cause, that the authority and influence of proslavery, especially of slaveholding, ministers should be destroyed.

Gerrit Smith, politician

I have never changed my message. I preach the Bible, and I preach it with authority.

Billy Graham, evangelist

Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings.

Walter Lippmann, journalist

It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.

Galileo Galilei, scientist

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

People are so afraid of authority figures and doctors are authority figures.

Martha Beck, author

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.

Marlene Dietrich, actress

One of the first duties of a Scout is obedience to authority. He must obey his orders in the first place and put his own amusement or desires in the second.

Robert Baden-Powell, soldier

Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.

Thomas Jefferson, president

The National Intelligence Director needs the authority to do the job we are asking him to do. That means power over the intelligence budget. And to be effective, to be allowed to do his or her job, they must have authority over the budget.

Leonard Boswell, politician

Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later.

Allan Bloom, philosopher

His authority on earth allows us to dare to go to all the nations. His authority in heaven gives us our only hope of success. And His presence with us leaves us no other choice.

John Stott, clergyman

Uncertainty and fear are relieved by authority. Training is authority.

Ryan Holiday,

You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility.

Byron Dorgan, politician

The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.

Samuel Adams, revolutionary

The people in general ought to have regard to the moral character of those whom they invest with authority either in the legislative, executive, or judicial branches.

John Witherspoon, politician

Authority pisses me off. I think everyone should be able to drink and get loud whenever they want.

James Hetfield, musician

A leading authority is anyone who has guessed right more than once.

Frank A. Clark,

A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.

Brendan Francis, playwright

So too, in forming a constitution, or in enacting rules of procedure, or making canons, the people do not merely passively assent, but actively cooperate. They have, in all these matters, the same authority as the clergy.

Charles Hodge, theologian

There has always been a certain proportion of people who leave the Church on issues of authority and sex. That hasn't changed since we started doing research on it back in the early 1960s.

Andrew Greeley, clergyman

The Church, during the apostolic age, did not consist of isolated, independent congregations, but was one body, of which the separate churches were constituent members, each subject to all the rest, or to an authority which extended over all.

Charles Hodge, theologian

Though no one wants war, Congress needed to give the President the authority he needs to protect America while encouraging the use of diplomacy and negotiations to try and arrive at a peaceful solution to this problem.

Allen Boyd, politician

The issue is whether the ultimate civil authority of the United States can tolerate actions in contempt of constitutional lines of authority. Any lessening of civil power over military power must inevitably lead away from democracy.

Harold Russell, soldier

Our second remark is, that the office is of divine appointment, not merely in the sense in which the civil powers are ordained of God, but in the sense that ministers derive their authority from Christ, and not from the people.

Charles Hodge, theologian

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.

Anne Bradstreet, poet

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, president

Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor of whatever is countenanced by antiquity, enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.

Robert Hall, clergyman

In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.

Thomas Aquinas, theologian

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, celebrity

Christ has not only ordained that there shall be such officers in his Church - he has not only specified their duties and prerogatives - but he gives the requisite qualifications, and calls those thus qualified, and by that call gives them their official authority.

Charles Hodge, theologian

Authority is by nothing so much strengthened and confirmed as by custom; for no man easily distrusts the things which he and all men have been always bred up to.

William Temple,

The Homeland Security department doesn't have tasking authority in the intelligence community. They can ask for stuff, but they can't direct anything except inside their bureau.

David Hunt, politician

I don't value authority. I don't value the systems. I don't value patriarchal religion. I don't value the things that diminish you when you do tell the truth. So I'm not scared of the end result, and that is the biggest asset I have.

Susan Powter, celebrity

Nor bigots who but one way see, through blinkers of authority.

Matthew Green, poet

There are millions of kids who, naturally, if we could only remember how it is - you know, you resent authority, you are impatient for change, you want to fix things up.

Thomas Foran,

Many critics of the Palestinians, especially those in Congress, think the current calm is merely the eye of the storm. That's why the House of Representatives approved a foreign aid package last week that forbade the direct financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority .

Suzanne Fields,

Creation implies authority in the sense of originator. The possibility of a 'Fall' is implied in a Covenant insofar as the idea of a Covenant implies the possibility of its being violated.

Kenneth Burke, philosopher

The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.

John Acton, historian

'Referring the matter to a committee' can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.

Antony Jay, writer

I will not nullify, I will not secede, but I will under sovereign State authority fight in the Union another revolutionary conflict for civil liberty, and a Union which will defend it.

Henry A. Wise, statesman

I'll do it because I want to but not because you tell me to!

Betty MacDonald,

The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason.

Mary Wollstonecraft, writer

Courtrooms contain every symbol of authority that a set designer could imagine. Everyone stands up when you come in. You wear a costume identifying you as, if not quite divine, someone special.

Irving R. Kaufman, judge

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, politician

We've broken the code base into logical chunks, called modules, and the foundation staff delegate authority for the modules to people with the most expertise.

Mitchell Baker,

For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority, just cause, right motive.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

How many Catholic schools do you think teach the students to question the authority of the Pope? Do you believe Christian schools teach students to question or challenge the authority of Jesus Christ? Do military schools teach the cadets to challenge the authority.

Neal Boortz, journalist

All wars come to an end, at least temporarily. But the authority acquired by the state hangs on; political power never abdicates.

Frank Chodorov, writer

The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones.

Bill Forsyth, director

We all agree that we've got to bring these terrorists to justice and to make sure that they're never allowed to perpetrate such an evil act as they did. And so all of us are dealing with that. We know that the President has the authority to go to war under the War Powers Act.

Barbara Lee, politician

Notwithstanding this high Ecclesiastical authority, he who dared accept truth only because it could be proved, or proved to be good, and disregard authority, was commonly stigmatized as an infidel.

Ethan A. Hitchcock, soldier

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