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John Stott Quotes and Sayings

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His authority on earth allows us to dare to go to all the nations.
His authority in heaven gives us our only hope of success.
And His presence with us leaves us no other choice.
- John Stott

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

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

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

 

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you're going to kick authority in the teeth,
you might as well use two feet.
- Keith Richards

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

Just because people are in authority,
if it doesn't seem right, don't do it.
If it violates your own principles, don't do it.
- Steve Chabot

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

I think I'm a natural-born leader.
I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.
- Tupac Shakur

What we really need to be understanding is that all
of these things matter and they all stem from the fact
that certain people live with power and authority and
they want to maintain it.
- Anita Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

Part of what we love about poetry is the fact that it seems ancient,
that it has an authority of ancient language and ancient form,
and that it's timeless, that it reaches back.
- Robert Morgan

That's my main flaw: I always think authority figures
or my boss is going to think something I do is funny.
And usually they don't.
- Jimmy Kimmel

I am a liberated woman.
And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money.
But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on.
- Julie Andrews

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

I believe I'm a better authority than anybody else
in America on my own wife.
I have never known a person with a stronger sense of
right and wrong in my life ever.
- William J. Clinton

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

A king is always a king - and a woman always a woman:
his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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

Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

We have disciplinary authority and will use it when appropriate.
- William Hedgcock Webster

The Priestly Code preponderates over the rest of the legislation in force,
as well as in bulk; in all matters of primary importance
it is the normal and final authority.
- Julius Wellhausen

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

American democracy must be a failure because it places
the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and
most ignorant part of the society.
- Thomas Babington

God is the King.
In him exists all legal authority.
- Orson Pratt

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

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
- Francis Bacon

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

I'm the guy who wrote The Authority Song.
Did they think I was kidding? Did they think it was
only a song to entertain?
- John Mellencamp

The people in general ought to have regard to the moral
character of those whom they invest with authority
either in the legislative,
executive, or judicial branches.
- John Witherspoon

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

The NRA provided that in America each industry should
be organized into a federally supervised trade association.
It was not called a corporative.
It was called a Code Authority.
- John T. Flynn

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

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

But constant experience shows us that every man invested
with power is apt to abuse it,
and to carry his authority as far as it will go.
- Charles de Secondat

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.
- Mikhail Bakunin

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

Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy,
no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control.
This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.
- Bryant H. McGill

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

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

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

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

The Palestinian Authority refuses on an ongoing basis
to take the necessary steps to prevent terrorists from getting into Israel.
- David Baker

My parents are both college professors,
and it made me want to question authority,
standards and traditions.
- Maya Lin

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

Authority is something from which we are constantly subtracting,
of which there remains always a residue,
and which we attempt to make smaller and smaller.
- Frederica Montseny

The dead and past stories that I have told again in divers fashions,
are not set down without authority.
- Marie de France

Nor bigots who but one way see, through blinkers of authority.
- Matthew Green

The kingdom of God is an order of government established by divine authority.
It is the only legal government that can exist in any part of the universe.
- Orson Pratt

Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is
not of much use to his subordinates.
- Arleigh Burke

No authority is higher than reality.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

At home in Ireland, there's a habit of avoidance,
an ironical attitude towards the authority figure.
- Seamus Heaney


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