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Authority Quotes


These are some of the best 'Authority' quotations and sayings.

All authority belongs to the people.

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved die absolute rejection of authority.

He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson of statecraft.

Man, proud man! dressed in a little brief authority, plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven as make the angels weep.

Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.

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

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

The highest duty is to respect authority.

They that govern most make least noise. In rowing a barge, they that do drudgery work, slash, puff, and sweat; but he that governs, sits quietly at the stern, and scarce is seen to stir.