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Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
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.
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.
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
Receiving the authority of the priesthood by the laying on of hands is an important beginning, but it is not enough. Ordination confers authority, but righteousness is required to act with power as we strive to lift souls, to teach and testify, to bless and counsel, and to advance the work of salvation.
David A. Bednar
My only purpose is to teach children to rebel against authority figures.
Universal suffrage should rest upon universal education. To this end, liberal and permanent provision should be made for the support of free schools by the State governments, and, if need be, supplemented by legitimate aid from national authority.
Rutherford B. Hayes
I have a strong disrespect for authority and for rules. Including gravity. Gravity sucks.
The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.
Oprah is a wealthy person, pack leader of the human world. So many see her as the dominant one, as the authority figure. The way I view her energy, seeing her on TV, is a very calm, quiet energy. You need, in order to gain control, higher energy than your dog.
Ideologically, the pursuit of science is not that different from the ideology that goes into punk rock. The idea of challenging authority is consistent with what I have been taught as a scientist.
Culturally, I have always been part of the proletariat. I lived side by side with the sons of glassblowers, fishermen and smugglers. The stories they told were shaper satires about the hypocrisy of authority and the middle classes, the two-facedness of teachers and lawyers and politicians. I was born politicized.
My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.
There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.
One thing I want to make clear, as far as my own rebirth is concerned, the final authority is myself and no one else, and obviously not China's Communists.
Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.
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.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The wisest have the most authority.
For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority, just cause, right motive.
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
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
Authority is never without hate.
The truth is, if we don't learn to submit to authority, we won't ever learn to submit to God.
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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