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For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar. (Quote by - Bible)

Shall remain! Hear you this Triton of the minnows? Mark you His absolute 'shall'? (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

No moral system can rest solely on authority. (Quote by - A J Ayer)

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. (Quote by - Hannah Arendt)

He who rules by moral force is like the pole star, which remains in place while all the lesser stars do homage to it. (Quote by - Samuel Butler 1)

Authority intoxicates, And makes mere sots of magistrates; The fumes of it invade the brain, And make men giddy, proud, and vain. (Quote by - Samuel Butler 1)

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. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

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. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

The reason why the simpler sort are moved by authority is the consciousness of their own ignorance (Quote by - Richard Hooker)

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

Authority is never without hate. (Quote by - Euripides)

We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority. (Quote by - D H Lawrence)

The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority. (Quote by - Kenneth Blanchard)

Merciful heaven, Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt Splits the unwedgeable and gnarled oak Than the soft myrtle; but man, proud man, Dressed in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assured His glassy essence--like an angry ape Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven As makes the angels weep; who, with our spleens, would all themselves laugh mortal. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Logic, my dear Zoe, merely enables one to be wrong with authority. (Quote by - Doctor Who)

Example acquires tenfold authority when it speaks from the grave (Quote by - Wendell Phillips)

All authority must be out of a man's self, turned . . . either upon an art, or upon a man. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

New faces have more authority than accustomed ones. (Quote by - Euripides)

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. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

The highest duty is to respect authority. (Quote by - Pope Leo)

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority. (Quote by - Thomas Huxley)

If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet. (Quote by - Keith Richards)

Perhaps nothing in our society is more needed for those in positions of authority than accountability. (Quote by - Larry Burkett)

A position of authority is neither necessary nor sufficient for the exercise of leadership. (Quote by - Eric Werkowitz)


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