Below you will find a great collection of Authority Quotes. Enjoy!
The wisest have the most authority.
The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
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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