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A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on age, authority, day, duty, failure, god, interest, labor, life, men, mind, privilege, spirit, understanding, vision, and work

I would say to bishops, and to all men in authority, we should have an interest in carrying on this work. We should labor to get the Spirit of God. It is our right, our privilege, and our duty to call upon the Lord, that the vision of our mind may be opened, so that we may see and understand the day and age in which we are living. It is your privilege, and mine too, to know the mind and will of the Lord concerning our duties, and if we fail to seek after this, we neglect to magnify our calling.

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

Source: Journal of Discourses 21:283

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A Quote by Walter Lippmann on achievement, authority, cleverness, cynicism, destruction, duty, freedom, heroism, indifference, liberty, life, men, order, preparation, sacrifice, spirit, thought, tragedy, weakness, world, and elightenment

Without order or authority in the spirit of man the free way of life leads through weakness, disorganization, self-indulgence, and moral indifference to the destruction of freedom itself. The tragic ordeal through which the Western world is passing was prepared in the long period of easy liberty, during which men . . . forgot that their freedom was achieved by heroic sacrifice. . . . They forgot that their rights were founded on their duties. . . . They thought it clever to be cynical, enlightened to be unbelieving, and sensible to be soft.

Walter Lippmann (1889 - 1974)

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A Quote by W. G. Sibley on authority, crime, eternity, government, happiness, ideas, respect, revolution, service, truth, and world

All the wild ideas of unbalanced agitators the world over in their ignorant and pitiable quest for happiness through revolution, confiscation of property, and crime, cannot overthrow the eternal truth that the one route to happiness through property or government is over the broad and open highway of service. And service always means industry, thrift, respect for authority, and recognition of the rights of others.

W. G. Sibley

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A Quote by unknown on authority and questions

Question authority, but raise your hand first.

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A Quote by unknown on authority and leadership

A leading authority is anyone who has guessed right more than once.

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A Quote by Thucydides on achievement, authority, constitution, control, democracy, excellence, funerals, justice, laws, life, obedience, oppression, play, privacy, reason, security, shame, spirit, and talent

Our constitution is named a democracy, because it is in the hands not of the few but of the many. But our laws secure equal justice for all in their private disputes, and our public opinion welcomes and honors talent in every branch of achievement, not for any sectional reason but on grounds of excellence alone. And as we give free play to all in our public life, so we carry the same spirit into our daily relations with one another. . . . Open and friendly in our private intercourse, in our public acts we keep strictly within the control of law. We acknowledge the restraint of reverence; we are obedient to whomsoever is set in authority, and to the laws, more sepecially to those which offer protection to the oppressed and those unwritten ordinances whose transgression brings admitted shame. lb. II, Funeral Oration of Pericles, 37

Thucydides (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: The History of the Peloponnesian War, 431—413 BC., bk. II, Funeral Oration of Pericles, 37

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A Quote by Supreme Court on authority, certainty, congress, constitution, laws, and power

Even where Congress has the authority under the Constitution to pass laws requiring or prohibiting certain acts, it lacks the power directly to compel the States to require or prohibit those acts.

Supreme Court

Source: U.S. Supreme Court, 1992, New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144

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A Quote by Stephen W. Comiskey on authority and responsibility

You can delegate authority, but not responsibility.

Stephen W. Comiskey

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A Quote by Professor Stephen L. Clark on affection, authority, children, gifts, humanity, life, love, respect, and sharing

Affection towards clan-mates, love of children, deference to authority, disinclination to kill those who have reminded us of common humanity, even some respect for property; these features of human life do not, it seems, stem from our intellectual gifts. We share them with our cousins.

Stephen L. Clark (1945 -)

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A Quote by Stanley Milgram on authority, consequences, and responsibility

The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.

Stanley Milgram

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