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- No moral system can rest solely on authority.
- A. J. Ayer (1910 - 1989), Humanist Outlook
- To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.
- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
- The peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings.
- George W. Bush (1946 - ), Inaugural address, 2001
- Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and life.
- Henri-Frédéric Amiel
- Show me the man who keeps his house in hand,
He's fit for public authority.
- Sophocles (496 BC - 406 BC), Antigone
- Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
- Thomas H. Huxley (1825 - 1895)
- Wherever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.
- Thomas Haliburton
- There is no fettering of authority.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), All's Well that Ends Well, Act II, sc. 3
- If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority.
- Yugoslav Proverb