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Robert Lindner Quotes and Sayings

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

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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

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Historically, America has answered to a higher authority.
- Lee Greenwood

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

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

No authority is higher than reality.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

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

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

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

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

Authority forgets a dying king.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

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 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

To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority.
That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.
- Hannah Arendt

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

Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love.
Authority is for children and servants,
yet not without sweetness.
- William Penn

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 improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses
to acknowledge authority,
as such.
For him, skepticism is the highest of duties;
blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
- Thomas Huxley

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

He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security,
and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft.
- James Russell Lowell

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

Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires.
- Emile M. Cioran

I harbored a lot of resentment as a teenager and as a young adult.
I still have a problem with authority,
I'm trying to listen!
- Nikki Sixx

To say that authority, whether secular or religious,
supplies no ground for morality
is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
- Joseph Addison

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

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

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

Surround yourself with the best people you can find,
delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as
the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.
- Ronald Reagan

In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.
- Georges Jacques Danton

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'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

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

I get involved if a problem comes up after the death
has been investigated by the local authority.
- Michael Baden

I have taken this step because I want the discipline,
the fire and the authority of the Church.
I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy.
- Edith Sitwell

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

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

The proper balance between individual liberty and central
authority is a very ancient problem.
- Arthur Keith

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

By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall
be protected in doing what he believes is his duty
against the influence of authority and majorities,
custom and opinion.
- John Acton

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

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

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

Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.
- Golda Meir

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

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

The burnt odor in Washington is from the disintegrating
authority of the governing classes.
- William Greider

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

We have to give value to authority.
We have to give value to office, being in office,
holding office.
- James Hillman

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

It is manifestly vital to the success of the anti-slavery cause,
that the authority and influence of proslavery,
especially of slaveholding, ministers should be destroyed.
- Gerrit Smith

The people are hungry:
It is because those in authority
eat up too much in taxes.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

Where the people possess no authority,
their rights obtain no respect.
- George Bancroft

To see and be acquainted with strangers,
in especial with men in honour and authority.
- Thomas Cavendish

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


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