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    authority Quotes

    For intellectual authority, the appropriate version of Descartes 's cogito would be today: I am talked about, therefore I am.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: authority 
    A regime which puts in a bunker the highest law in the land does not have the moral authority to say that nobody is above the law.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: law  authority  morals 
    Generosity should begin lightly and deepen later, fro when it is first rich and then lessens, people forget the kindness. Authority should begin strictly and loosen up later, for if it is loose first and then strict, people will resent the severity.
    — Zicheng Hong
    Lebanese freedom of speech : You get to say whatever you like as long as the authorities approve of it... Hilarious.
    — Ziad K. Abdelnour
    Your former Fathers the Spaniards have now no further Authority over you.
    — Zebulon Pike
    tags: authority  father 
    The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    We have to recognize that there is a Palestinian entity, that the PLO and the Palestinian Authority has to run their life.
    — Yitzhak Rabin
    tags: authority 
    I support the boycott because I do not think at this stage there is any other way to make our authorities see and understand because they keep ignoring the rights of their citizens ... and at this stage there is no other way to affect change, because the authorities have taken hostage of the media, so perhaps this boycott can be a symbol of criticism being voiced.
    — Yekaterina Samutsevich
    In all teaching there must be a fusion of authority as an adult providing a stable framework for the children in one's care, and humility as another human being ready to educate an equal who may turn out to be a superior.
    — Yehudi Menuhin
    All I'm being offered now are parts that are authority figures. I've done that. And that's not what I want. I want something different.
    — Yaphet Kotto
    tags: authority 
    The intelligence suffers today automatically in consequence of the attack on all authority, advantage, or privilege. These things are not done away with, it is needless to say, but numerous scapegoats are made of the less politically powerful, to satisfy the egalitarian rage awakened.
    — Wyndham Lewis
    The Government of the United States would be constrained to hold the Imperial German government to a strict accountability for such acts of their naval authorities.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    Much of the blame for the situation lies with the states themselves. They haven't been able to pass decent laws. For decades, tax authorities have been taking aim at the phenomenon of tax havens, and the most aggravating thing is that they aren't just in Bermuda or on the Cayman Islands, but right outside our front door.
    — Wolfgang Kubicki
    tags: lies  law  decent  right  authority  tax 
    Question everyone in authority, and see that you get sensible answers to your questions ... questioning does not mean the end of loving, and loving does not mean the abnegation of intelligence. Vow as much love to your country as you like ... but, I implore you, do not forget to question.
    — Winifred Holtby
    The New World Order is a world that has a supernational authority to regulate world commerce and industry; an international organization that would control the production and consumption of oil; an international currency that would replace the dollar; a World Development Fund that would make funds available to free and Communist nations alike; and an international police force to enforce the edicts of the New World Order.
    — Willy Brandt
    Men of authority and influence may promote good morals. Let them in their several stations encourage virtue. Let them favor and take part in any plans which may be formed for the advancement of morality.
    — William Wilberforce
    My legal wife is to me dead; the only ecclesiastical authority I recognise pronounces me free; the attacks and threats of men do not disturb me. I am acting according to a clear conscience, and am doing hurt to no man. For my conduct, I will answer to my maker.
    — William the Silent
    tags: men  hurt  conscience  authority  wife 
    In matters of philosophy and science authority has ever been the great opponent of truth. A despotic calm is usually the triumph of error. In the republic of the sciences sedition and even anarchy are beneficial in the long run to the greatest happiness of the greatest number.
    — William Stanley Jevons
    The command, 'Be fruitful and multiply', was promulgated, according to our authorities, when the population of the world consisted of two persons.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: world  authority 
    The strongest wish of a vast number of earnest men and women to-day is for a basis of religious belief which shall rest, not upon tradition or external authority or historical evidence, but upon the ascertainable facts of human experience. The craving for immediacy, which we have seen to be characteristic of all mysticism, now takes the form of a desire to establish the validity of the God-consciousness as a normal part of the healthy inner life.
    — William Ralph Inge
    The Constitution is the origin and measure of legislative authority. It says to legislators, thus far ye shall go and no farther. Not a particle of it should be shaken; not a pebble of it should be removed.
    — William Paterson
    tags: authority 
    Submission is not about authority and it is not obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect.
    — William P. Young
    Authority, as you usually think of it, is merely the excuse the strong use to make others conform to what they want.
    — William P. Young
    tags: strong  authority 
    When you chose independence over relationship, you became a danger to one another. Others became objects to be manipulated or managed for your own happiness. Authority as you usually think of it, is merely the excues the strone ones use to make others conform to what they want.
    — William P. Young
    God's voice had been reduced to paper, and even that paper had to be moderated and deciphered by the proper authorities and intellect.
    — William P. Young
    tags: authority  god 
    For nothing ought to be posited without a reason given, unless it is self-evident (literally, known through itself) or known by experience or proved by the authority of Sacred Scripture.
    — William of Ockham
    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
    My father represented authority, which meant-to me-that he could not also represent understanding.
    — William Maxwell
    Over the past 7 years, we've tried to modernize the economy, and today what we're doing is modernizing the financial services industry, tearing down these antiquated walls, and granting banks significant new authority.
    — William J. Clinton
    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
    The door of the Free Exercise Clause stands tightly closed against any government regulation of religious beliefs as such. Government may neither compel affirmation of a repugnant belief, nor penalize or discriminate against individuals or groups because they hold views abhorrent to the authorities.
    — William J. Brennan
    The truth is, the whole administration under Roosevelt was demoralized by the system of dealing directly with subordinates. It wasobviated in the State Department and the War Department under [Secretary of State Elihu] Root and me [Taft was the Secretary of War], because we simply ignored the interference and went on as we chose.... The subordinates gained nothing by his assumption of authority, but it was not so in the other departments.
    — William Howard Taft
    tags: truth  authority  war 
    We are not directly involved in Syria. But we will be working with our partners in the European Union and at the United Nations to see if we can persuade the Syrian authorities to go, as I say, more in that direction of respect for democracy and human rights.
    — William Hague
    Following is one of the most underrated aspects of leadership.... I have seen many a good [military unit] underachieve, because someone...thought the commander was incompetent, and quietly worked to undermine his authority.
    — William H. McRaven
    [As] authorities "over" us are removed, as we wobble out on our own, the question of whether to be or not to be arises with real relevance for the first time, since the burden of being is felt most fully by the self-determining self.
    — William H. Gass
    tags: time  self  questions  real  authority 
    Aside from sending someone to war or to prison, government s ability to make people involuntarily give over their money is its strongest exercise of authority over private citizens and their institutions.
    — William Greider
    The burnt odor in Washington is from the disintegrating authority of the governing classes.
    — William Greider
    tags: authority 
    I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth.
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    tags: truth  men  live  authority  god  political  wisdom 
    Almost all Europe, for many centuries, was inundated with blood, which was shed at the direct instigation or with the full approval of the ecclesiastical authorities.
    — William Edward Hartpole Lecky
    tags: authority  blood 
    THIS law of nature, being co-eval with mankind and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times: no human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this; and such of them as are valid derive all their force, and all their authority, mediately or immediately, from this original.
    — William Blackstone
    tags: nature  human  law  mankind  authority  god 
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