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Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge,
by Anne Bradstreet

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge,
fitter to bruise than polish.
- Anne Bradstreet

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet PHOTO

Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving,
and old age of spending.
- Anne Bradstreet

A prosperous state makes a secure Christian,
but adversity makes him Consider.
- Anne Bradstreet

 

If what I do prove well, it won't advance.
They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.
- Anne Bradstreet

Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought;
so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction,
and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
- Anne Bradstreet

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

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A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

The ultimate authority must always rest
with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Bill Cosby

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not believe in immortality of the individual,
and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern
with no superhuman authority behind it.
- Albert Einstein

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic,
for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
- Robert Lindner

People are so afraid of authority figures and doctors are authority figures.
- Martha Beck

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
- Robert E. Lee

In my day, the president ruled with authority before the law,
but now all that is lost.
- Kim Y. Sam

Nearly everywhere monarchs raised themselves further
above the level of the greatest nobles and buttressed
their new pretensions to respect and authority with cannons and taxation.
- J. M. Roberts

The key to successful leadership today is influence,
not authority.
- Ken Blanchard

There are millions of kids who, naturally,
if we could only remember how it is -
you know,
you resent authority, you are impatient for change,
you want to fix things up.
- Thomas Foran

I wasn't good with authority, went to lots of schools,
didn't like the fact that there was no autonomy.
- Nigella Lawson

In order to be a lieutenant, you've got to have authority in your voice.
No matter how young your face looks,
you've got to let your guys know that you're in charge.
- Esai Morales

Every one of our greatest national treasures,
our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth,
military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source:
our ability to give thanks.
- Tony Snow

My only purpose is to teach children to rebel against authority figures.
- Sherman Alexie

'Referring the matter to a committee' can be a device for diluting authority,
diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.
- Antony Jay

Do I think it's OK to fight authority as long as you're
only talking about the high school teacher? No.
- John Mellencamp

A leading authority is anyone who has guessed right more than once.
- Frank Howard Clark

Most kids will not volunteer to eat veggies.
At times you must step up to the plate and enforce
the rule of authority as a parent.
- Lee Haney

It vexes me when they would constrain science by the
authority of the Scriptures,
and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.
- Galileo Galilei

Lawyer acted without authority from our band.
He had no right to sell the Wallowa country.
- Chief Joseph

The decisions of law courts should never be printed:
in the long run,
they form a counter authority to the law.
- Denis Diderot

Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake,
and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.
- David Amram

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved
the absolute rejection of authority.
- Thomas Huxley

I voted no on the resolution to give the president
authority to go to war against Iraq.
I was able to apply caveat emptor.
Most of my colleagues could not.
- Bob Graham

Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton

We've broken the code base into logical chunks,
called modules, and the foundation staff delegate authority
for the modules to people with the most expertise.
- Mitchell Baker

Authority doesn't work without prestige,
or prestige without distance.
- Charles de Gaulle

For which reason I would exhort you to pay all due
Regard to the government over us;
to the KING and all in authority; and to lead a quiet and peaceable life.
- Jonathan Mayhew

We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority.
- David Herbert Lawrence

We need to stop the erosion of parental authority.
- Sonny Landham

War should only be declared by the authority of the people,
whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens,
instead of the government which is to reap its fruits.
- James Madison

Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor
of whatever is countenanced by antiquity,
enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.
- Robert Hall

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral
authority and character increase as the importance
of the position increases.
- John Adams

Your former Fathers the Spaniards have now no further Authority over you.
- Zebulon Pike

The Homeland Security department doesn't have tasking
authority in the intelligence community.
They can ask for stuff, but they can't direct anything
except inside their bureau.
- David Hunt

It's also natural in that part of the world to blame
what people view as the...
as the most important authority in the region,
and that currently is the United States of America.
- John Abizaid

For a war to be just three conditions are necessary -
public authority,
just cause, right motive.
- Ernest Hemingway

Cameras in classrooms are no substitute for greater
authority by parents and teachers.
- Paul Weyrich

Liberty is the proper end and object of authority,
and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good,
just, and honest.
- John Winthrop

The movie business is very much like that:
people in authority making purely emotional decisions
instead of interesting rational ones.
- Bill Forsyth

I've always had trouble with authority.
- John Milius

Israeli Arabs have more political rights than any other
Arabs in the Middle East,
including their compatriots in the Palestinian Authority.
- Jack Schwartz

The last job I applied for was to be a bus driver for
the Chicago Transit Authority in 1957.
- Vernon Jordan

Authority is by nothing so much strengthened and confirmed as by custom;
for no man easily distrusts the things which he and
all men have been always bred up to.
- William Temple

And revolutions always mean the breakdown of old authority.
- Hu Shih

Men of authority have employed all the destructive
agents around them to promote their own personal interests
at the sacrifice of every just,
honorable, and lawful consideration.
- John White Geary

I have been given the authority over you,
and I am not the best of you.
If I do well, help me; and if I do wrong,
set me right.
Sincere regard for truth.
- Abu Bakr

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.
- Thomas Hobbes

When you make your peace with authority,
you become authority.
- Jim Morrison

Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it;
those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.
- Malcolm Forbes

Blanche is written with a terrible authority,
the authority that comes from artistic necessity when
the writer is compelled to write by his demon,
rather than by his agent or promoter.
- Paul Bailey

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand
is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
- Galileo Galilei

Scientists and scholars should constitute themselves
as an international NGO of exceptional authority.
- John Charles Polanyi

A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a
rifle in the hands of an infantryman.
It speaks with authority.
- Brendan Francis

There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.
- Nadine Gordimer


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