I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern without any superhuman authority behind it.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
Contributed by: Zaady
The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)
Source: Prometheus Bound, c. 490 B.C.
I leave everything to the young men. You've got to give youthful men authority and responsibility if you're going to build up an organization. Otherwise you'll always be the boss yourself and you won't leave anything behind you.
A. P. Giannini
Nothing more impairs authority than a too frequent or indiscreet use of it. If thunder itself was to be continual, it would excite no more terror than the noise of a mill.
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