To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen’s skin.
Between 1776 and 1789, Americans replaced a government over them with a government under them. They have worried ever since about keeping it under. Distrust of its powers has been more common and more visible than distrust of the imperial authority of England ever was before the Revolution.
It is perfectly clear, in the first place, that the constitution of the United States did not, of itself, create or establish slavery as a new institution; or even give any authority to the state governments to establish it as a new institution. The greatest sticklers for slavery do not claim this.
It’s as though all the terms of a family were present at one time rather than his dad and his mum. Not just a present authority, but the resident memory of what qualifies what else is the case.
To be sure, the vast majority of people who are untrained can accept the results of science only on authority.
It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.
Authority is never without hate.