We still are pestered by two parties: the aristocratic, which is panting for a counter revolution, and the factious, which aims at the division of the empire and destruction of the authority – and perhaps of the lives – of the reigning branch, both of which parties are fomenting troubles.
But I recognize no infallible authority, even in special questions; consequently, whatever respect I may have for the honesty and the sincerity of such or such an individual, I have no absolute faith in any person.
I would write a scientific paper with the devil, if it was on high temperatures. The fellow’s probably an authority.
I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy.
The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
It is a great matter to be in authority over others; for authority, if it be rightly used, will make you feared beyond your actual resources.
The catchword I use with my classes is: The authority of the writer always overcomes the skepticism of the reader.
The privilege of holding the priesthood, which is the power and authority to act in God’s name, is a great blessing and privilege and one that carries with it equally great obligations and responsibilities.
Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.
In the late 19th century, the Populists – a protest movement of mainly disaffected farmers and workers – threatened to overturn established authority.