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The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
Power
Aeschylus

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Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Age and Aging
Francis Bacon

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Destiny. A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
Destiny
Ambrose Bierce

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Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish.
Authority
Anne Bradstreet

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Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.
Writers and Writing
Jean De La Bruyere

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The devil is the author of confusion.
Devil
Robert Burton

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A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Books - Reading
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.
Critics and Criticism
Charles Churchill

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Great is the power, great is the authority of a senate that is unanimous in its opinions.
Congress
Marcus T. Cicero

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Let authors write for glory and reward. The truth is well paid when she is sung and heard.
Writers and Writing
James J. Corbett

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Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.
Authority
Leonardo Da Vinci

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He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him.
Plagiarism
John Dryden

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

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Authority is never without hate.
Authority
Euripides

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Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
Conscience
Michel Foucault

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Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
Authority
Charles De Gaulle

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Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.
Writers and Writing
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.
Sacrifice
Nadine Gordimer

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Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.
Power
Thomas C. Haliburton

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Necessity is the author of change.
Necessity
Tim Hansel

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

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Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
Knowledge
Thomas H. Huxley

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The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
Glory
Samuel Johnson

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It requires more than mere genius to be an author.
Writers and Writing
Jean De La Bruyere

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We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority.
Generations
D. H. Lawrence

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun