Authority Quotes

Most popular authority quotes

Authority is never without hate. - Euripides quote.
Authority is never without hate.
To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself. - Albert Einstein quote.
To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.

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The essence of philosophy is the abandonment of all authority in favor of individual human reason.

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Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish. - Anne Bradstreet quote.
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but his memory. - Leonardo da Vinci quote.
Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but his memory.

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A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth. - Albert Einstein quote.
A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth.

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No progress in humanity is possible unless it shakes off the yoke of authority and tradition. - André Gide quote.
No progress in humanity is possible unless it shakes off the yoke of authority and tradition.

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The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.

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Intellectuals incline to be individualists, or even independents, are not team conscious and tend to regard obedience as a surrender of personality. - Harold Nicolson quote.
Intellectuals incline to be individualists, or even independents, are not team conscious and tend to regard obedience as a surrender of personality.

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Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. - P. J. O'Rourke quote.
Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race.
As soon as we abandon our own reason, and are content to rely on authority, there is no end to our trouble. Whose authority? The Old Testament? The Koran? In practice people choose the parts they like, ignoring the others. - Bertrand Russell quote.
As soon as we abandon our own reason, and are content to rely on authority, there is no end to our trouble. Whose authority? The Old Testament? The Koran? In practice people choose the parts they like, ignoring the others.
To be vested with enormous authority is a fine thing; but to have the onlooking world consent to it is a finer. - Mark Twain quote.
To be vested with enormous authority is a fine thing; but to have the onlooking world consent to it is a finer.
Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort which it brings. - Walter Lippmann quote.
Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort which it brings.

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Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory. - Leonardo da Vinci quote.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.