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Edgar A. Shoaff Quotes and Sayings

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A skeptic is a person who would ask God for his ID card.
- Edgar A. Shoaff

Immortality - a fate worse than death.
- Edgar A. Shoaff

Advertising is the art of making whole lies out of half truths.
- Edgar A. Shoaff

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

 

The skeptic does not mean him who doubts,
but him who investigates or researches,
as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found.
- Miguel de Unamuno

Here the skeptic finds chaos and the believer further
evidence that the hand that made us is divine.
- Robert Moses

I am the skeptic of skeptics.
- Taylor Caldwell

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Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective.
A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
- Hosea Ballou

Perhaps Europeans are a bit more skeptic whereas Americans are more believers.
- Isabelle Huppert

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.
- Euripides

Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich,
beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve.
- Maureen Dowd

The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
- Aeschylus

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

They don't want to be reminded that there is an authority
higher than the authority of the state.
- Roy Moore

In this connection, faith and experience teach us many
truths by means of the short-cut of authority and by
the proofs of very pleasant and agreeable feelings.
- Nicolas Malebranche

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have,
beautifully expressed with much authority by someone
recognized wiser than oneself.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

I developed a resistance to authority.
Not to discipline - I learned that.
But to authority.
I like to think for myself.
And I like to cause trouble.
- Hal Holbrook

The Liberals have been pressing for the brief on the
basis of which he said there was authority for war.
- Clare Short

The wisest have the most authority.
- Plato

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

The best government rests on the people,
and not on the few, on persons and not on property,
on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
- George Bancroft

It is fundamentally important that Grasso resign so
that the New York Stock Exchange can restore its moral authority.
- Phil Angelides

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

All wars come to an end, at least temporarily.
But the authority acquired by the state hangs on;
political power never abdicates.
- Frank Chodorov

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

A teacher should have maximal authority,
and minimal power.
- Thomas Szasz

I call religion a natural authority,
but it has usually been conceived as a supernatural authority.
- Herbert Read

The Hamas organization is unwilling to honor the obligations
that the Palestinian Authority has signed.
- Moshe Katsav

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

I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge.
- Charles de Gaulle

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

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

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

I'll be on my third honeymoon, so I'm more of an authority than I care to be.
- Alan Thicke

I didn't have any concept of age or authority.
I remember realising, Oh, the world has rules and we don't.
- Moon Unit Zappa

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

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

No authority is higher than reality.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell.
He has borrowed his authority from death.
- Walter Benjamin

He makes a great mistake...
who supposes that authority is firmer or better established
when it is founded by force than that which is welded by affection.
- Terence

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

Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.
- Norman Douglas

The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous,
who obeys any authority, but that of reason.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

To be sure, the vast majority of people who are untrained
can accept the results of science only on authority.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

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

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

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.
- Sheikh Hasina

The exercise of authority over the same area by two
States is a contradiction.
- Benjamin Tucker

Has President Bush exceeded his constitutional authority
or acted illegally in authorizing wiretaps without
a warrant? Benjamin Franklin would not have thought so.
- Pete du Pont

I believe that historians and analysts of historical
events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events,
which they make their subject.
- Ibrahim Babangida

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

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

You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility.
- Byron Dorgan

But there is a higher law than the Constitution,
which regulates our authority over the domain,
and devotes it to the same noble purposes.
- William H. Seward

Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority
with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings.
- Walter Lippmann


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