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.

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

Nothing sooner overthrows a weak head than opinion of authority; like too strong liquor for a frail glass.

Nothing more impairs authority than a too frequent or indiscreet use of it. If thunder itself were to be continual, it would excite no more terror than the noise of a mill.

It is one of the few “laws” of human relations that not only those who suffer from arbitrary authority, but also those who wield it, become alienated from others and thus dehumanized.

The highest duty is to respect authority.

Authority is quite degrading.

The intelligence suffers today automatically in consequence of the attack on all authority, advantage, or privilege. These things are not done away with, it is needless to say, but numerous scapegoats are made of the less politically powerful, to satisfy the egalitarian rage awakened.