A position of authority is neither necessary nor sufficient for the exercise of leadership.
All authority belongs to the people
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.
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.
There are two things over which you have complete dominion, authority and control ð your mind and your mouth
To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.
Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beggar? . . . And the
creature run from the cur. There thou mightst behold the great
image of authority--a dog's obeyed in office.
He seems to be of great authority. Close with him, give him
gold; and though authority be a stubborn bear, yet he is oft led
by the nose with gold.
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
Well, I must be patient; there is no fettering of authority.
Hear you this Triton of the minnows? Mark you
His absolute 'shall'?
The weaker the man in authority... the stronger his insistence that all his privileges be acknowledged.
Thus can the demigod Authority
Make us pay down for our offense by weight
The words of heaven; on whom it will, it will,
On whom it will not, so: yet still 'tis just.
I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.
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