Quotes of Authority

“ No moral system can rest solely on authority. ”

- A. J. Ayer

“ To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ The peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings. ”

- George W. Bush

“ Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and life. ”

- Henri Frederic Amiel

“ Show me the man who keeps his house in hand, He's fit for public authority. ”

- Sophocles

“ Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority. ”

- Thomas H. Huxley

“ Wherever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience. ”

- Thomas Haliburton

“ There is no fettering of authority. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority. ”

- Yugoslav Proverb
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