Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.
It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
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.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
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.
My reason, it's true, controls my feelings, but whatever its authority, it doesn't rule them so much as tyrannize them.
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.
I developed a resistance to authority. Not to discipline - I learned that. But to authority. I like to think for myself. And I like to cause trouble.
We have to hate our immediate predecessors, to get free from their authority.
A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.
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 with no other choice.
Cameras in classrooms are no substitute for greater authority by parents and teachers.
In my day, the president ruled with authority before the law, but now all that is lost.
God is the King. In him exists all legal authority
Shall remain! Hear you this Triton of the minnows? Mark you His absolute 'shall'?
Thus can the demigod Authority Make us pay down for our offense by weight The words of heaven; on whom it will, it will, On whom it will not, so: yet still 'tis just.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
What we really need to be understanding is that all of these things matter and they all stem from the fact that certain people live with power and authority and they want to maintain it
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.
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
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