Authority Quotes

Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.

Fools admire everything in an author of reputation. For my part, I read only to please myself. I like only that which serves my purpose.

A wise prince must devise ways by which his citizens are always and in all circumstances dependent on him and his authority; and then they will always be faithful to him.

There are very few men that can bear authority if they haven’t been born with the shoulders for it. If you gave a man a nose that never had one, he would be blowing it all day.

Authority… is itself inherently an act of imagination.

All authority belongs to the people.

His (Cardinal Wolsey’s) own opinion was his law. (Henry VIII)

In questions difficult or dangerous, it is indeed natural to repose upon authority, and, when fear happens to predominate, upon the authority of those whom we do not in general think wiser than ourselves.

Authority, though it err like others, hath yet a kind of medicine in itself, that skins the vice off the top. (Measure for Measure)

The young are too apt to believe what a great man says, especially if he be an authority in the profession they follow.