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Funny Authority Quotes
Funny Quotes about Authority

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Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic,
for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
- Robert Lindner

The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary


 

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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The ultimate authority must always rest
with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
- Robert E. Lee

To say that authority, whether secular or religious,
supplies no ground for morality
is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
- Joseph Addison

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I do not believe in immortality of the individual,
and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern
with no superhuman authority behind it.
- Albert Einstein

Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

People are so afraid of authority figures and doctors are authority figures.
- Martha Beck

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The people are hungry:
It is because those in authority
eat up too much in taxes.
- Lao Tzu

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.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

I created no authority that wasn't already there under the constitution.
- John Engler

My reason, it's true, controls my feelings,
but whatever its authority, it doesn't rule them so much as tyrannize them.
- Pierre Corneille

The defiance of established authority,
religious and secular, social and political,
as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted
the outstanding event of the last decade.
- Hannah Arendt

As a result of my study, I came to the conclusion that
a common supreme authority was undesirable.
- Fredrik Bajer

Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority.
This will force them to work at loggerheads,
allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

That's my main flaw: I always think authority figures
or my boss is going to think something I do is funny.
And usually they don't.
- Jimmy Kimmel

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.
- Hannah Arendt

Historically, America has answered to a higher authority.
- Lee Greenwood

'Referring the matter to a committee' can be a device for diluting authority,
diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.
- Antony Jay

It won't be a question of how well-trained or well-equipped
the army is but one of the authority it serves.
- Adnan Pachachi

Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought.
In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.
- Mikhail Bakunin

The wisest have the most authority.
- Plato

A teacher should have maximal authority,
and minimal power.
- Thomas Szasz

To see and be acquainted with strangers,
in especial with men in honour and authority.
- Thomas Cavendish

Men in authority will always think that criticism of
their policies is dangerous.
They will always equate their policies with patriotism,
and find criticism subversive.
- Henry Steele Commager

We need to stop the erosion of parental authority.
- Sonny Landham

Last year, Congress gave the Department of Defense
the authority to design a new civilian personnel system
for its employees as part of the defense authorization bill.
- Norm Dicks

There are millions of kids who, naturally,
if we could only remember how it is -
you know,
you resent authority, you are impatient for change,
you want to fix things up.
- Thomas Foran

In my day, the president ruled with authority before the law,
but now all that is lost.
- Kim Y. Sam

I get involved if a problem comes up after the death
has been investigated by the local authority.
- Michael Baden

The Homeland Security department doesn't have tasking
authority in the intelligence community.
They can ask for stuff, but they can't direct anything
except inside their bureau.
- David Hunt

The best government rests on the people,
and not on the few, on persons and not on property,
on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
- George Bancroft

In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.
- Georges Jacques Danton

The last job I applied for was to be a bus driver for
the Chicago Transit Authority in 1957.
- Vernon Jordan

Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.
- Golda Meir

God is the King.
In him exists all legal authority.
- Orson Pratt

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle
to those who want to learn.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively
to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?
- William O. Douglas

It is manifestly vital to the success of the anti-slavery cause,
that the authority and influence of proslavery,
especially of slaveholding, ministers should be destroyed.
- Gerrit Smith

Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health
care reform that includes giving the federal government
authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies.
- Jim Clyburn

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand
is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
- Galileo Galilei

The people in general ought to have regard to the moral
character of those whom they invest with authority
either in the legislative,
executive, or judicial branches.
- John Witherspoon

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral
authority and character increase as the importance
of the position increases.
- John Adams

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
- Michel Foucault

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.
- Bruno Bettelheim

Men use thought only as authority for their injustice,
and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
- Voltaire

We have disciplinary authority and will use it when appropriate.
- William Hedgcock Webster

One could write a history of science in reverse by
assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority
about what could not be done and could never happen.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved
the absolute rejection of authority.
- Thomas Huxley

Authority is something from which we are constantly subtracting,
of which there remains always a residue,
and which we attempt to make smaller and smaller.
- Frederica Montseny

But constant experience shows us that every man invested
with power is apt to abuse it,
and to carry his authority as far as it will go.
- Charles de Secondat

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.
- Hal Holbrook

Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life,
the secret of eloquence and of virtue,
and of all moral authority.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The NRA provided that in America each industry should
be organized into a federally supervised trade association.
It was not called a corporative.
It was called a Code Authority.
- John T. Flynn

I believe I'm a better authority than anybody else
in America on my own wife.
I have never known a person with a stronger sense of
right and wrong in my life ever.
- William J. Clinton

Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it;
those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.
- Malcolm Forbes

Authority doesn't work without prestige,
or prestige without distance.
- Charles de Gaulle

I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.
- Rita Mae Brown

Where the people possess no authority,
their rights obtain no respect.
- George Bancroft

The president overstepped his authority when he asked
the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans' international phone
calls without obtaining a warrant.
- Sherrod Brown

No!
on Human Rights and Freedom, on a subject that is as
self-evident as that two and two make four,
there is no need of any written authority.
- Ernestine L. Rose


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