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No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.

Tags: Legal, Oppression  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

The man whose authority is recent is always stern.

Tags: Recent, Whose  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.

Tags: Desire, Wish  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.

Tags: Bad, Necessity  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.

Tags: Best, Yourself  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.

Tags: Existing, Leave  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I believe that historians and analysts of historical events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events, which they make their subject.

Tags: Facts, Living  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine.

Tags: Opinion, Science  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

Tags: Time, Truth  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

The Palestinian Authority refuses on an ongoing basis to take the necessary steps to prevent terrorists from getting into Israel.

Tags: Getting, Necessary  ✍ Author: Colin Baker

We've broken the code base into logical chunks, called modules, and the foundation staff delegate authority for the modules to people with the most expertise.

Tags: Broken, Logical  ✍ Author: Kenny Baker

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

Tags: Respect, Rights  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.

Tags: Pope  ✍ Author: George Carlin

All my authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Tags: Earth, Heaven  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

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.

Tags: Love, Luck  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.

Tags: Greatest, Remains  ✍ Author: Georges Jacques Danton

The faith that stands on authority is not faith.

Tags: Faith, Stands  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Authority is never without hate.

Tags: Hate  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.

Tags: Accustomed, Faces  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

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

Tags: Enjoy, Lose  ✍ Author: Malcolm Forbes

I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge.

Tags: Charge, Respect  ✍ Author: Charles de Gaulle

Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance.

Tags: Distance, Work  ✍ Author: Charles de Gaulle

Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.

Tags: Natural, Whenever  ✍ Author: Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor of whatever is countenanced by antiquity, enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.

Tags: Mankind, Whatever  ✍ Author: Robert Hall

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.

Tags: Believed, Statement  ✍ Author: Robert A. Heinlein

The ultimate court of appeal is observation and experiment... not authority.

Tags: Court, Ultimate  ✍ Author: Thomas Huxley

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

Tags: Decisions, Matter  ✍ Author: Antony Jay

Lawyer acted without authority from our band. He had no right to sell the Wallowa country.

Tags: Band, Country  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

I'm not a food critic, and I'm not really an authority to write anything on food.

Tags: Food, Write  ✍ Author: Alex Kapranos

The Hamas organization is unwilling to honor the obligations that the Palestinian Authority has signed.

Tags: Honor, Unwilling  ✍ Author: Moshe Katsav

We need to stop the erosion of parental authority.

Tags: Parental, Stop  ✍ Author: Sonny Landham

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.

Tags: Character, Legal  ✍ Author: Robert E. Lee

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

Tags: Become, Peace  ✍ Author: Jim Morrison

I don't feel I can speak with authority for many other people.

Tags: Speak  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

I think you need brains to do any Shakespeare with any authority. I could do Shakespeare, but not with any authority.

Tags: Brains  ✍ Author: Sam Neill

Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions.

Tags: Inventions, Passion  ✍ Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Rather than undermining the Palestinian Authority, it is in Israel's interests to strengthen it by... continuing to transfer Palestinian tax revenues and pursuing other avenues of cooperation.

Tags: Rather, Tax  ✍ Author: Leon Panetta

There should be no effort, consciously or otherwise, that will lead to the erosion of institutional credibility and authority.

Tags: Effort, Lead  ✍ Author: Pratibha Patil

The wisest have the most authority.

Tags: Wisest  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.

Tags: Men, Natural  ✍ Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.

Tags: Leader, Respect  ✍ Author: Tupac Shakur

But in our age the appeal to authority is weak, and I am of my age.

Tags: Age, Weak  ✍ Author: Allen Tate

Authority is by nothing so much strengthened and confirmed as by custom; for no man easily distrusts the things which he and all men have been always bred up to.

Tags: Custom, Men  ✍ Author: Shirley Temple

Authority forgets a dying king.

Tags: Dying, King  ✍ Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

Tags: Eat, Hungry  ✍ Author: Mike Tyson

Well, our statute provides us with authority to conduct a very broad inquiry basically to provide an investigation of 9/11 that's thorough, complete and will withstand the scrutiny of history.

Tags: Complete, History  ✍ Author: Richard Ben-Veniste

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

Tags: Silence  ✍ Author: Leonardo da Vinci

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

Tags: Anyone, Memory  ✍ Author: Leonardo da Vinci

I think people have to recognise that the traditional modes of authority weren't that great.

Tags: Great, Weren  ✍ Author: Jimmy Wales

Authority must be respected and chosen wisely.

Tags: Chosen, Respected  ✍ Author: Lech Walesa

No authority is higher than reality.

Tags: Higher, Reality  ✍ Author: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Mayors do not have that authority to pick and choose what laws they're going to enforce.

Tags: Choose, Laws  ✍ Author: Lou Barletta

I cannot stand authority.

Tags: Cannot, Stand  ✍ Author: Mikhail Baryshnikov

People are so afraid of authority figures and doctors are authority figures.

Tags: Afraid, Medical  ✍ Author: Martha Beck

Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.

Tags: Death, Tell  ✍ Author: Walter Benjamin

But I was amazed at how organized the Palestinian election authority was, how competent they were in setting up their polling places and the poll workers they had.

Tags: Election, Places  ✍ Author: Joe Biden

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.

Tags: Heavy, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Terry Bradshaw

Of course the UN brings in a lot of moral authority.

Tags: Brings, Moral  ✍ Author: Lakhdar Brahimi

This means that the search for a formula of European cooperation in connection with the League of Nations, far from weakening the authority of this latter must and can only tend to strengthen it, for it is closely connected with its aims.

Tags: Far, Means  ✍ Author: Aristide Briand

I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.

Tags: Disrespect, Lively  ✍ Author: Rita Mae Brown

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

Tags: Phone, President  ✍ Author: Sherrod Brown

Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is not of much use to his subordinates.

Tags: Commander, Fails  ✍ Author: Arleigh Burke

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

Tags: Men, Strangers  ✍ Author: Thomas Cavendish

Just because people are in authority, if it doesn't seem right, don't do it. If it violates your own principles, don't do it.

Tags: Principles, Seem  ✍ Author: Steve Chabot

When I'm around authority, I still feel like I'm 14 or 15 years old.

Tags: Old  ✍ Author: Kyle Chandler

A Western upbringing tends to stress questioning authority, which is always asking why, why, why.

Tags: Stress, Why  ✍ Author: Amy Chua

A leading authority is anyone who has guessed right more than once.

Tags: Anyone, Once  ✍ Author: Frank A. Clark

Don't name it, as they say, because instantly you offer it to this peculiar authority.

Tags: Name, Peculiar  ✍ Author: Robert Creeley

As writers we must, from our very opening sentence, speak with authority to our readers.

Tags: Speak, Writers  ✍ Author: Michael Cunningham

I don't tend to think in terms of a moral authority - be a good boy, do good things - more in terms of what feels right.

Tags: Good, Moral  ✍ Author: John Cusack

If you have no authority to legislate my freedoms, then I'm truly free, at least from you.

Tags: Free, Truly  ✍ Author: William A. Dembski

You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility.

Tags: Cannot, Delegate  ✍ Author: Byron Dorgan

Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.

Tags: Distrust, Duty  ✍ Author: Norman Douglas

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

Tags: Since, Speak  ✍ Author: William O. Douglas

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

Tags: Created  ✍ Author: John Engler

You either believe that people respond to authority, or that they respond to kindness and inclusion. I'm obviously in the latter camp. I think that people respond better to reward than punishment.

Tags: Either, Kindness  ✍ Author: Brian Eno

I've never been any good with authority.

Tags: Good  ✍ Author: Rupert Everett

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.

Tags: America, Industry  ✍ Author: Errol Flynn

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.

Tags: Conscience, Freedom  ✍ Author: Michel Foucault

Money has transformed every watchdog, every independent authority. Medical doctors are increasingly gulled by the lobbying of pharmaceutical salesmen.

Tags: Medical, Money  ✍ Author: Robert Frank

The catchword I use with my classes is: The authority of the writer always overcomes the skepticism of the reader.

Tags: Reader, Writer  ✍ Author: Nikki Giovanni

I think when judges are in the position of authority, they really get bent out of shape when someone tells them they acted inappropriately.

Tags: Position, Someone  ✍ Author: Matt Gonzalez

There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.

Tags: Moral, Sacrifice  ✍ Author: Nadine Gordimer

I think it's appropriate that we simplify, clarify and strengthen, so instead of this nebulousness, we have clarity and authority invested in teachers once more.

Tags: Clarity, Once  ✍ Author: Michael Gove

Nor bigots who but one way see, through blinkers of authority.

Tags: Bigots, Nor  ✍ Author: Julien Green

Historically, America has answered to a higher authority.

Tags: America, Higher  ✍ Author: Lee Greenwood

The burnt odor in Washington is from the disintegrating authority of the governing classes.

Tags: Odor, Washington  ✍ Author: Philippa Gregory

My disposition as a human being is kind of a go-along-to-get-along person. I tend to trust authority.

Tags: Human, Trust  ✍ Author: Chris Hayes

At home in Ireland, there's a habit of avoidance, an ironical attitude towards the authority figure.

Tags: Attitude, Home  ✍ Author: Seamus Heaney

I think people have always liked in me the combination of being the underdog because I'm a tiny woman but I have enormous authority in myself.

Tags: Underdog, Woman  ✍ Author: Linda Hunt

People are always casting me for what they call my 'authority.'

Tags: Call, Casting  ✍ Author: Linda Hunt

Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects.

Tags: Legal, Within  ✍ Author: Andrew Johnson

Eighty percent of the problems that beset unification immediately disappeared when the President signed the bill increasing the authority and the responsibility of the Secretary of Defense.

Tags: President, Problems  ✍ Author: Louis A. Johnson

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

Tags: Job, Last  ✍ Author: Vernon Jordan

I think the Supreme Court does have the authority, which is not used, to declare a blanket right for all people, all adults.

Tags: Court, Used  ✍ Author: Jack Kevorkian

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.

Tags: Boss, Funny  ✍ Author: Jimmy Kimmel

I had to delegate authority to the people on my staff. That means you shave away the hierarchy.

Tags: Away, Means  ✍ Author: Jurgen Klinsmann

We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority.

Tags: Free, Hate  ✍ Author: D. H. Lawrence

I wasn't good with authority, went to lots of schools, didn't like the fact that there was no autonomy.

Tags: Fact, Good  ✍ Author: Nigella Lawson

Think for yourself and question authority.

Tags: Question, Yourself  ✍ Author: Timothy Leary
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