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

I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.

George Carlin

To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.

Albert Einstein

Understand that all battles are waged on an unconscious level before they are begun on the conscious one, and this battle is no different. The power structure wishes us to believe that the only options available are those which they present to us, we know this is simply not true, and therefore we must redefine the terrain of this conflict, and clearly, it is a conflict of worldviews and agendas.

Teresa Stover

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.

Robert E. Lee

Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.

Thomas C. Haliburton

The problem is authority. But these Vatican officials seem unable to understand authority except as authoritarianism.

David Tracy

If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

Bill Gates

The state produced in the laboratory may be likened to a light doze, compared to the profound slumber induced by the preponent authority system of a national government.

Stanley Milgram

The faith that stand on authority is not faith.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The key to the behavior of subjects lies not in pent-up anger or aggression, but in the nature of their relationship to authority. They have given themselves to the authority; they see themselves as instruments for the execution of his wishes; once so defined, they are unable to break free.

Stanley Milgram

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

Thomas Hobbes

I don't know what qualifies this guy to even think he's an authority of prisons.

Steve Kenneway

One authority, one weapon.

Mahmoud Zahar

Consumers have a lot more authority.

Bob Iger

I guess all things have to end, and they ended (the scoreless stretch) with authority.

Bryan Henry

Logic merely enables one to be wrong with authority.

Doctor Who

We have disciplinary authority and will use it when appropriate.

William Webster

She does have to look to the authority figures around her and glean what to do.

Jonathan Crisp

The weaker the man in authority... the stronger his insistence that all his privileges be acknowledged.

Austin O'Malley

If there was one thing I could see put behind us right now, it is the controversy at the housing authority.

Robert Barnett

This authority and myself would not want to discriminate against anybody.

Tom Mason

If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority.

Yugoslav Proverb

We gave you the authority to go after those who came after us.

Max Cleland

The airport authority is optimistic it will be constructed.

Bruce Frallic

I will use my right to appeal before a higher authority.

Sesil Karatantcheva

We don't want to take the role of the Palestinian Authority.

Shlomo Dror

She can really rip the ball with authority to all fields.

Allison Maire

No moral system can rest solely on authority.

A. J. Ayer

It's just not within their authority.

Gary Ratcliff

These people are comfortable with authority from above.


They don't have the authority, and it would be unconstitutional.

Cliff May

Israel will not transfer money to a terrorist authority.

Tzipi Livni

It gives us clearer authority to do the investigation.

Julie Brill

Take her social cues from those in authority around her.

Jonathan Crisp

The City of San Antonio and Bexar County will have some oversight authority.

Mike Tanner

It could well be that these are people disguised as police. Or it could be officers who are abusing their authority.

Rodolfo Casillas

You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility.

Byron Dorgan

EPA does not have authority to pay MRC for money owed by Asarco.

Kevin Rochlin

It's not unusual. We have no authority to hold them if they can make the bail.

Allen Moore

The Port Authority is confident it will prevail.

Marc Kasowitz

It's a lot of nothing. They already have the authority to do what they say they want to do.

Bill Powers

Using the constitutional authority of the executive branch.

Patrick Perry

We haven't been given authority to print it.

Nicholas Haysom

If the health authority can't handle the call, it shouldn't stop there.

Gary Fish

By what lawful authority do you bring me to trial?

King Charles I

Wherever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.

Thomas C. Haliburton

I was raised to question authority.

Ian Mackaye

We did business with an authority in Iraq. The same authority tells our agent that you have to pay a fee to do any business at all.

Leif Johansson

We have no issue with adults who have authority over their own children.

Craig Turner

By turning to and leaning on authority figures around her.

Jonathan Crisp

The people should have the authority to change the laws.

Lee Halper

Nor bigots who but one way see, through blinkers of authority.

Matthew Green

We do not have and never have had the authority to force people to leave their homes.

Larry Alexander

There is no authority, there is no certain agency that monitors these types of offenders.

Andy Kahan

It's authority we need to do our job more effectively.

Lajuana Wilcher

In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.

Georges Jacques Danton

This gives the state authority to come in here.

Bill Long

Has no authority over the statements of that organization.

Jennifer Stephens

It's tough to say where Spitzer's authority begins and ends.

Todd Trubey

I'll be on my third honeymoon, so I'm more of an authority than I care to be.

Alan Thicke

This is very serious, ... He's obviously appealing to something other than this court's authority.

Mark Barrett

I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge.

Grant Hill

You think you can circumvent our authority and our powers. You can't.

Ed Oakley

They have to get authority from the President through their department heads.

Eduardo Ermita

We have a policy, ... If you want to change the policy, go to the committee, go to the appropriate authority.

Ed Oakley