Quotations On Authority

  • Self-possession is the backbone of authority.—Haliburton.
  • To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.—Albert Einstein 
Man, proud man!
Dressed in a little brief authority:
Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd.
His glassy essence—like an angry ape
Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven,
As make the angels weep.
  • Authority is never without hate.—Euripides 

  • Though authority be a stubborn bear, yet he is oft led by the nose with gold.—Shakespeare.
  • Authority, though it err like others, hath yet a kind of medicine in itself, that skins the vice of the top. —William Shakespeare 
  • All authority belongs to the people. —Thomas Jefferson