Submitting to Authority Quotes


Communism and fascism or nazism, although poles apart in their intellectual content, are similar in this, that both have emotional appeal to the type of personality that takes pleasure in being submerged in a mass movement and submitting to superior authority. James A.C. Brown

Authority is permission to spew platitudes to people below you. Rob Payne

Actually, as a Muslim, we believe sovereignty and supremacy belongs to God. And therefore, we believe in submitting to the commands of God. Anjem Choudary

A man of understanding finds less difficulty in submitting to a wrong-headed fellow, than in attempting to set him right. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

All authority belongs to the people. Thomas Jefferson

I write because I have authority from life to do so. Bessie Head

I had to take responsibility, even if it meant saying no to an authority figure, because I was the authority on me. Kelley Armstrong

They must find it hard to take Truth for authority who have so long mistaken Authority for Truth. Gerald Massey

Christ is the source of all true priesthood authority and power on earth. It is His work, in which we are privileged to assist. Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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

He who bridles the fury of the billows knows also to put a stop to the secret plans of the wicked. Submitting with respect to His holy will, I fear God, and have no other fear. Jean Racine

Put on the new man by renewing your mind with God's Word and submitting your body to the authority of that Word. T. B. Joshua

I believe that the highest virtue is to be happy, living in the greatest truth, not submitting to the falsehood of these personaltimes. D H Lawrence

If a felon attacks you and lives, he will reasonably conclude that he can do it again. By submitting to him, you not only imperil your own life, but you jeopardize the lives of others. Jeff Cooper

For authority proceeds from true reason, but reason certainly does not proceed from authority. For every authority which is not upheld by true reason is seen to be weak, whereas true reason is kept firm and immutable by her own powers and does not require to be confirmed by the assent of any authority. Johannes Scotus Eriugena

There are questions of real power and then there are questions of phony authority. You have to break through the phony authority to begin to fight the real questions of power. Karen Nussbaum

Without authority there is no liberty. Freedom is doomed to destruction at every turn, unless there is a recognized right to freedom. And if there are rights, there is an authority to which we appeal for them. Gilbert K Chesterton

When Holy Church occasionally hinted that she still considered her authority to be supreme over all nations and superior to the authority of states, men in these times tended to snicker. Walter M. Miller, Jr.

We all have a tendency to want order in our lives. But order presupposes authority, and authority presupposes, sooner or later, that we'll all need hooves. It's going to happen sooner or later, isn't it? You know it is. Stephen King

The main thing that attracts me to Buddhism is probably what attracts every artist to being an artist - that it's a godlike thing. You are the ultimate authority. There is no other ultimate authority. Laurie Anderson



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