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Authority Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Authority Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

Related topics: Values Success Intention

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

The ultimate authority must always rest
with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I do not believe in immortality of the individual,
and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern
with no superhuman authority behind it.
- Albert Einstein

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge,
never fearing to follow truth and reason
to whatever results they led,
and bearding every authority which stood in their way.
- Thomas Jefferson

The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic,
for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
- Robert Lindner

Many of us have been conditioned to trust others' opinions
more than our own, and I believe that sort of trust is excessive.
This is especially true with regard to authority figures -
doctors, lawyers, priests. I trust my doctor's intentions toward me,
but I don't blindly follow his suggestions
without checking other sources also.
He was trained to prescribe a pill for everything,
and does it with the best of intentions,
but I often choose to trust God's quiet voice inside me
rather than my doctor's medical advice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.
- Thomas Jefferson

The people are hungry:
It is because those in authority
eat up too much in taxes.
- Lao Tzu

To say that authority, whether secular or religious,
supplies no ground for morality
is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
- Joseph Addison

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

Quotations are slippery things, really.
A brief sentence or phrase, often repeated -
always completely out of its original context -
and sometimes not an accurate representation
of the author's original words, let alone his intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a greater joy to see the author's author, than himself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected?
I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us.
It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot,
we must ourselves be its author and finisher.
As a nation of freemen, we must live
through all time, or die by suicide.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is dangerous to be right in matters
on which the established authorities are wrong.
- Voltaire

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations...
The quotations, when engraved upon the memory, give you good thoughts.
They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
- Winston Churchill

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Be not merely good; be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no goodness in attempting to coerce
another person into performing a good deed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Good things happen to those who hustle.
- Anais Nin


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