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Motivational Authority Quotes

May these quotes about Authority inspire and motivate you.

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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

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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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

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

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

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

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

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

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

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

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

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

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

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

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

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

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

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

"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

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not life, but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

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

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

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


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