authority

A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on america, authority, cats, dependence, dogs, facts, needs, people, pets, and understanding

It is easy to understand why the cat has eclipsed the dog as modern America's favorite pet. People like pets to possess the same qualities they do. Cats are irresponsible and recognize no authority, yet are completely dependent on others for their material needs. Cats cannot be made to do anything useful. Cats are mean for the fun of it. In fact, cats possess so many of the same qualities as some people that it is often hard to tell the people and the cats apart.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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A Quote by Peter F. Drucker on authority, cooperation, force, knowledge, management, obedience, performance, responsibility, superstition, and thought

"Management" means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folkways and superstition, and of cooperation for force. It means the substitution of responsibility for obedience to rank, and of authority of performance for the authority of rank.

Peter F. Drucker (1909 - 2005)

Source: People and Performance

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A Quote by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler on authority, birth, civilization, economics, freedom, injustice, labor, life, limitations, order, time, and world

Every attempt, by whatever authority, to fix a maximum of productive labor by a given worker in a given time is an unjust restriction upon his freedom and a limitation of his right to make the most of himself in order that he may rise in the scale of the social and economic order in which he lives. The notion that all human beings born into this world enter at birth into a definite social and economic classification, in which classification they must remain permanently through life, is wholly false and fatal to a progressive civilization.

Nicholas Butler (1862 - 1947)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on authority and character

The authority of example and considerations of character, unlike pudding, are not whipped up in an instant.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Meek and Lowly, p. 25., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Mike Huber on authority, decisions, and needs

I never, ever say "I can't" about anything. I might say "I don't have the authority to make that decision" or "Building A is too heavy for me to lift" or "I will need training before I pilot that space shuttle.

Mike Huber

Source: on Techwr-L.

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on authority, spirit, and superiority

This imperiousness which aids us in all things is merely a fitting authority which comes from superior spirit.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on acceptance, authority, diversity, doubt, freedom, knowledge, and thought

In knowledge of human affairs, we should never allow our minds to be enslaved by others by subjecting ourselves to their whims. We must maintain freedom of thought, and never accept anything of purely human authority into our heads. When we are presented with a diversity of opinions, we must choose, if we can; if we cannot, we must remain in doubt.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on authority and memory

Whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not intellect but memory.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: The Notebooks, 1508-1918

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on authority, hunger, people, and taxes

The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

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A Quote by Kenneth Blanchard on authority, influence, leadership, and success

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.

Kenneth Blanchard

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