Great Authority Quotes



Below you will find a great collection of Authority Quotes. Enjoy!




The wisest have the most authority.
-- Plato


The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
-- Aeschylus


Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
-- Thomas Huxley


A position of authority is neither necessary nor sufficient for the exercise of leadership.
-- Eric Werkowitz


To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.
-- Albert Einstein


The weaker the man in authority... the stronger his insistence that all his privileges be acknowledged.
-- Austin O'Malley


Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
-- Mark Twain


For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.
-- Bible, Acts (ch. XXV, v. 11)


Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere.
-- Ronald Reagan


If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority.
-- Unknown, Authority Quote


A king has no dignity when he exercises authority over beggars, only when he rules over prosperous and happy subjects.
-- More, SirThomas


The authority of a belief imposed by religion surely destroys the discovery of reality.One relies on authority because one is afraid to stand alone.
-- Jiddu Krishnamurti


The most absolute authority is that which penetrates into a man’s innermost being and concerns itself no less with his will than with his actions.
-- Jean-Jacques Rousseau


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.
-- Ernest Renan


Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race.
-- P. J. O'Rourke


Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
-- Charles De Gaulle


Authority is quite degrading.
-- Oscar Wilde


There are two things over which you have complete dominion, authority and control of your mind and your mouth.
-- African Proverb


Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
-- Robert E. Lee


Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.
-- Leonardo da Vinci


The insolence of authority is endeavoring to substitute money for ideas.
-- Frank Lloyd Wright


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