A Quote by Sigmund Freud on admiration, authority, majorities, needs, and people

The great majority of people have a strong need for authority which they can admire, to which they can submit, and which dominates and sometimes even ill-treats them.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on animals, authority, faith, purpose, science, sleep, and trust

Researchers, with science as their authority, will be able to cut animals up, alive, into small pieces, drop them from a great height to see if they are shattered by the fall, or deprive them of sleep for sixteen days and nights continuously for the purposes of an iniquitous monograph. . . . Animal trust, undeserved faith, when at last will you turn away from us? Shall we never tire of deceiving, betraying, tormenting animals before they cease to trust us?

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on authority, credulity, doubt, faith, life, persistence, and reason

. . . There can be no doubt about faith and not reason being the ultima ratio. Even Euclid, who has laid himself as little open to the charge of credulity as any writer who ever lived, cannot get beyond this. He has no demonstrable first premise. He requires postulates and axioms which transcend demonstration, and without which he can do nothing. His superstructure indeed is demonstration, but his ground his faith. Nor again can he get further than telling a man he is a fool if he persists in differing from him. He says "which is absurd," and declines to discuss the matter further. Faith and authority, therefore, prove to be as necessary for him as for anyone else.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: The Way of All Flesh.

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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on authority, intention, justice, order, and war

In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign, Secondly, a just cause, Thirdly, a rightful intention.

Saint Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225 - 1274)

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A Quote by Ronald Wilson Reagan on authority and people

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere.

Ronald Reagan (1911 -)

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A Quote by Robert Southey on authority, body, conscience, god, innocence, judgment, mind, pleasure, reason, spirituality, strength, and tenderness

Would you who judge of the lawfulness or unlawfulness of pleasure, take this rule; whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things; in short; whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that is sin to you; however innocent it may be in itself.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on authority, beginning, hypocrisy, luxury, and sincerity

Sincerity is the luxury allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. . . . Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on authority and faith

The faith that stand on authority is not faith.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Plutarch on authority, men, and passion

Authority and place demonstrate and try the tempers of men, by moving every passion and discovering every frailty.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

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A Quote by Plato on authority

The wisest have the most authority.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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