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And revolutions always mean the breakdown of old authority.
A king is always a king - and a woman always a woman: his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse.
When we consistently suppress and distrust our intuitive knowingness, looking instead for authority, validation, and approval from others, we give our personal power away.
There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.
A key ingredient in innovation is the ability to challenge authority and break rules.
The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.
Relationships are negotiated and if you deal with ultimatums and authority all the time, then you're not going to get anywhere.
Authority is not a quality one person 'has', in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him.
There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.
My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
Leonardo da Vinci
A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.
By ensuring that no one in government has too much power, the Constitution helps protect ordinary Americans every day against abuse of power by those in authority.
Everyone's got skeletons in their closet, and I've got a million in mine, believe me. I tested the envelope; I pushed it. Whenever somebody in authority told me not to do something, I did it just to find out why they said not to do it.
Parents, teachers, clergy and physicians change lives with their words. It is hypnotic for a child or patient to hear an authority figure's words. As I am always sharing, 'wordswordswords' can become 'swordswordswords,' and we can kill or cure with either words or swords.
I can write with authority only about what I know well, which means that I end up using surface details of my own life in my fiction.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
After so many cases of terror attacks related to Islamic militancy remaining unresolved in the last few years, the government has no moral authority to stay in power.
We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority.
D. H. Lawrence
I believe very confidently in the truth of Scripture, where it says that there is no authority, no power given to man except as given by God.
Steven Curtis Chapman
The ultimate goal is to change Syria's behaviour on a variety of issues - on its interference in Lebanese internal affairs, on its support for Palestinian terrorist groups that oppose the Palestinian Authority, on, most importantly, acting as a land bridge between Iran and Hezbollah, where Hezbollah gets all its arms.
When I'm around authority, I still feel like I'm 14 or 15 years old.
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.
The last job I applied for was to be a bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority in 1957.
Of the sayings of Christ in the Synoptic Gospels that can be compared to those in the fourth Gospel, there are one or two which I venture to think can only have been recorded on the authority of St. John.
You always hear about delegation, but people make the mistake of delegating and not following up. I give authority, but I stay in touch. Otherwise it doesn't work.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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