Authority Quotes

Authority intoxicates, And makes mere sots of magistrates; The fumes of it invade the brain, And make men giddy, proud and vain: By this the fool commands the wise, The noble-with the base complies, The sot assumes the rule of wit, And cowards make the brave submit.

It is difficult for even the most conscientious person to report facts objectively at all times. The attitudes and beliefs of the authority often affect his perception of the fact, and the way he reports it to us. Moreover, his ignorance of other facts, as we have indicated, may make him unduly impressed with a […]

Question authority.

The faith that stands on authority is not faith. The reliance on authority measures the decline of religion, the withdrawal of the soul.

When you make your peace with authority, you become authority.

Nothing intoxicates some people like a sip of authority.

New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.

The weaker the man in authority… the stronger his insistence that all his privileges be acknowledged.

Responsibility always exceeds authority.

The strongest bulwark of authority is uniformity; the least divergence from it is the greatest crime.