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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #authority

Literature isn't a moral beauty contest. Its power arises from the authority and audacity with which the impersonation is pulled off; the belief it inspires is what counts.

Philip Roth

#audacity #authority #beauty #belief #contest

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

Vita Sackville-West

#doubt #every #face #fear #rarely

I am making this statement as an act of wilful defiance of military authority, because I believe that the War is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it.

Siegfried Sassoon

#am #authority #because #being #believe

Authority must be respected and chosen wisely.

Lech Walesa

#chosen #must #respected #wisely

The idea that each of us can be directly spiritual is radical. Most religions are based not on teaching adherents to be directly spiritual, but in persuading them to trust in the intercession of ministers or priests. The problem with this approach is that we cannot gain access to spirituality except through the medium of a fallible human being. If we want to see Tao, we need only open our eyes and trust what we see.

Ming-Dao Deng

#experience #spiritual #experience

When the pope sits on the chamber pot to shit, does he believe in his own infallibility? Does not every imposter occasionally recognize his own hairy, homely humanity? Perhaps not; worn long enough, sometimes the Mask of Authority becomes the man. Even looking in a mirror, he will see the sacred Mask and not his own ordinary human face.

Robert Anton Wilson


When your family is twice as weird as normal, you have to be twice as polite to authority, because authority hates weird.

Rosemary Clement-Moore

#politeness #family

You understand Teacher, don't you, that when you have a mother who's an angel and a father who is a cannibal king, and when you have sailed on the ocean all your whole life, then you don't know just how to behave in school with all the apples and ibexes.

Astrid Lindgren

#etiquette #humor #humor

Our natural rights come from an authority beyond the petty rule of man.

Bryant McGill

#freedom #right #freedom

His ambition was not to become wealthy or to be well known, an image which society for some reason dictates each individual should prescribe to, instead his only ambition was to be at peace with himself, if he could achieve that than anything else he might need would follow. From now on he would question all things in life, but especially the rules and regulations of all authority institutions; he would take nothing on face value and only would accept what he personally knew to undeniably be true.

Andrew James Pritchard

#choices #freedom-of-expression #inner-peace #questioning-authority #freedom

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