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The man whose authority is recent is always stern.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
America has always been a country of amateurs where the professional, that is to say, the man who claims authority as a member of an lite which knows the law in some field or other, is an object of distrust and resentment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
While moral rules may be propounded by authority the fact that these were so propounded would not validate them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To write is to make oneself the echo of what cannot cease speaking -- and since it cannot, in order to become its echo I have, in a way, to silence it. I bring to this incessant speech the decisiveness, the authority of my own silence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Great is the power, great is the authority of a senate that is unanimous in its opinions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Authority is not a quality one person has, in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An important antidote to American democracy is American gerontocracy. The positions of eminence and authority in Congress are allotted in accordance with length of service, regardless of quality. Superficial observers have long criticized the United States for making a fetish of youth. This is unfair. Uniquely among modern organs of public and private administration, its national legislature rewards senility.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Among well bred people a mutual deference is affected, contempt for others is disguised; authority concealed; attention given to each in his turn; and an easy stream of conversation maintained without vehemence, without interruption, without eagerness for victory, and without any airs of superiority.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
From where can your authority and license as a parent come from, when you who are old, do worse things?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ours is an age of criticism, to which everything must be subjected. The sacredness of religion, and the authority of legislation, are by many regarded as grounds for exemption from the examination by this tribunal, But, if they are exempted, and cannot lay claim to sincere respect, which reason accords only to that which has stood the test of a free and public examination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is not God that is worshipped but the group or authority that claims to speak in His name. Sin becomes disobedience to authority not violation of integrity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It seems to me that the god that is commonly worshipped in civilized countries is not at all divine, though he bears a divine name, but is the overwhelming authority and respectability of mankind combined. Men reverence one another, not yet God.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly. I please myself with imagining a State at last which can afford to be just to all men, and to treat the individual with respect as a neighbor; which even would not think it inconsistent with its own repose if a few went to live aloof from it, not meddling with it, nor embraced by it, who fulfilled all the duties of neighbors and fellow-men. A State which bore this kind of fruit, and suffered it to drop off as fast as it ripened, would prepare the way for a still more perfect and glorious State, which also I have imagined, but not yet anywhere seen.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The function of literature, through all its mutations, has been to make us aware of the particularity of selves, and the high authority of the self in its quarrel with its society and its culture. Literature is in that sense subversive.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Friendship is to be purchased only by friendship. A man may have authority over others, but he can never have their hearts but by giving his own.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No authority is higher than reality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Susie: Beth, I may regret saying this, but how dare you usurp my authority as producer...
Ben: Hmph!
Susie: ...director slash choreographer of the talent show. I need you to know I have been busting my BALLS woman! I am telling you the musical numbers are a mess, my kids are a bunch of amateurs, and the last thing I need today is some diabetic freak prancing around on stage making my life a living HELL! (long pause, now calm) All right, I'll put him on last.
Beth: Good. (walks away)
Susie: Oh she always wins!More [12/30/2005 12:12:00]
“In hindsight, you think, yeah there are things you could have done. But at the time we had multiple sources telling us the information and we had people in positions of authority ... telling us the information was correct. When you have officials telling you something and eyewitnesses telling you something, at some point you have to rely on that information.”More [11/16/2006 12:11:00]
Aragorn: Let the lord of the Black Lands come forth, that justice be done upon him!
The Mouth of Sauron: My master, Sauron the Great, bids thee welcome. Is there any in this rout with authority to treat with me?
Gandalf: We do not wish to treat with Sauron, Faithless, and Accursed; Tell your master this: The armies of Mordor must disband. He is to depart these lands, never to return.
The Mouth of Sauron: Ahh, old grey beard. I have a token I was bidden to show thee.
The Mouth of Sauron: [Pulls out Frodo's mythril vest and throws it at them]
Pippin: [heartbroken] Frodo...
Gandalf: Silence.
Merry: No!
Gandalf: Silence!
The Mouth of Sauron: Ahhh, the halfling was dear to thee, I see. Know that he suffered greatly at the hands of his host. Who knew that one so small could endure so much pain? And he DID Gandalf, he did.
Gimli: [pause; Aragorn rides towards the Mouth of Sauron]
The Mouth of Sauron: And who is this? Isildur's heir? Hmph! It takes more to make a king that a broken elvish blad -...
[Aragorn decapitates the Mouth of Sauron with a swift stroke of his sword Anduril]
Gimli: I guess that concludes negotiations.
Aragorn: I do not believe it! I will not!More [03/21/2007 12:03:00]
Gandalf: Authority is not given to you to, steward, to deny the return of the king.
Denethor: The rule of Gondor is mine! And no other's!More [03/21/2007 12:03:00]
Scottie: Midge, who do you know that's an authority on San Francisco history?
Midge: That's the kind of greeting a girl likes! Not this "Hello-you-look-wonderful" stuff, just a good straight "Who do you know that's an authority on San Francisco his - -"
[interrupted]More [05/28/2007 12:05:00]
Bishop Gardiner: [Walsingham comes down the stairs into the holding area where the Catholic bishops are being held] Walsingham! I would know by what authority you have kept us locked up here!
Sir Francis Walsingham: Your graces must forgive me, but you are now free to go.
Bishop Gardiner: I'm sure this infernal work has not saved your bastard queen.
Sir Francis Walsingham: Her Majesty has won the argument.
Bishop Gardiner: By what count?
Sir Francis Walsingham: By five, your grace.
[Looks up at the six bishops standing behind Gardiner]
Sir Francis Walsingham: Five.
Bishop Gardiner: You will be damned for this! And I pray God your wretched soul will burn in hell!More [10/08/2007 12:10:00]
Miss Burke: Zeke, you cannot conduct personal business on school property.
[Zeke sits down on his car]
Zeke: Well, Miss Burke, we have a problem because I'm sitting on my car and that's my property.
Miss Burke: Well I've been getting complaints from several students that you've sold them mind-altering substances. Now do you wanna talk to me about it, or take it up with Principal Drake?
Zeke: You're too tense, Miss Burke. But I've got just the thing for ya.
Miss Burke: You know, Zeke, I am the authority figure here, it's time you realized that.
Zeke: Helps relief from blockage caused by dietary stress: Chocolate flavored laxatives.
Miss Burke: You know Zeke, if you applied just 5 percent of that intellect to your studies you could've made up your finals last summer and you wouldn't have had to repeat your senior year.
Zeke: Not a chocolate lover, huh? How about this: Condoms. Magnum Sized. And they're cherry flavored. C'mon... they're on me.
Miss Burke: That's so rude.More [10/26/2007 12:10:00]
Airport Lot Attendant: There's a minimum charge of 4 dollars, long term parking charges by the day.
Carl Showalter: I guess you think you're... you know like an authority figure, with that stupid fucking uniform, huh buddy? King clip-on-tie there, big fucking man huh? You know these are the limits of your life man. The rule of your little fucking gate here. Here's your 4 dollars you pathetic piece of shit!More [10/30/2007 12:10:00]
Miss Brunner: What are you going to do now?
Jerry Cornelius: Well, for a start, I'm going to sit here and get smashed out of my mind. And I also have it on very good authority that the world is coming to an end. I thought I'd go home and watch it on television.More [11/07/2007 12:11:00]
After the Second Vatican Council, the impression arose that the pope really could do anything in liturgical matters, especially if he were acting on the mandate of an ecumenical council. Eventually, the idea of the givenness of the liturgy, the fact that one cannot do with it what one will, faded from the public consciousness of the West. In fact, the First Vatican Council had in no way defined the pope as an absolute monarch. On the contrary, it presented him as the guarantor of obedience to the revealed Word. The pope’s authority is bound to the Tradition of faith, and that also applies to the liturgy. It is not ‘manufactured’ by the authorities. Even the pope can only be a humble servant of its lawful development and abiding integrity and identity. . . . The authority of the pope is not unlimited; it is at the service of Sacred Tradition. . . . The greatness of the liturgy depends - we shall have to repeat this frequently - on its unspontaneity.More [11/21/2007 12:11:00]
It’s not a place for haggling or equivocation. This is a place for decision and action. We expect the Yugoslav military representatives to accept the terms that will be put to them … and we expect them to have the authority not only to agree but also to order the immediate implementation of what is agreed.More [11/21/2007 12:11:00]
Vincent: You are the authority on what is not possible, aren't you Irene? They've got you looking for any flaw, that after a while that's all you see. For what it's worth, I'm here to tell you that it is possible. It is possible.More [12/08/2007 12:12:00]
[Lynne steps up to get her contestant number for the DTV audition]
Lynne: Hi, I'm Lynne Stone. My lucky number is twenty-one.
Lady handing out numbers: Uhuh. Next.
[Lady hands her # 87]
Lynne: [to Janey] I have a real way with authority figures.More [12/23/2007 12:12:00]
Colonel Robert G. Shaw: Never, question my authority in front of others
Major Forbes: Well I is sorry, mas'sa. You be the boss-man now and all us chill'ins must learn your ways.More [12/24/2007 12:12:00]
Sybil Trelawney: 16 years I've lived and taught here! Hogwarts is my home! You can't do this!
Dolores Umbridge: Actually, I can.
[McGonagall arrives and tries to comfort Trelawney]
Dolores Umbridge: [to McGonagall] Something you'd like to say, dear?
Minerva McGonagall: Oh, there are several things I would like to say!
Albus Dumbledore: [Dumbledore arrives]
Albus Dumbledore: Professor McGonagall, might I ask you to escort Sybil back inside?
Minerva McGonagall: [to Trelawney] Sybil, dear, this way.
Sybil Trelawney: [shakes Dumbledore's hand] Oh, thank you! Thank you!
Dolores Umbridge: Dumbledore, may I remind you that under the terms of Educational Decree #23, as enacted by the Minister...
Albus Dumbledore: You have the right to dismiss my teachers. You do not, however, have the authority to banish them from the grounds. That power remains with the headmaster.
Dolores Umbridge: For now.More [02/08/2008 12:02:00]
Dolores Umbridge: Pardon me, Professor, but what exactly are you insinuating?
Minerva McGonagall: I am merely requesting that when it comes to my students you conform to the prescribed disciplinary practices.
Dolores Umbridge: So silly of me, but it sounds as if you're questioning my authority in my own classroom, Minerva.
Minerva McGonagall: Not at all, Delores, merely your medieval methods.
Dolores Umbridge: I am sorry, dear, but to question my practices is to question the Ministry, and by extension, the Minister himself. I am a tolerant woman, but the one thing I will not stand for is disloyalty.
Minerva McGonagall: Disloyalty?
Dolores Umbridge: Things at Hogwarts are far worse than I feared.More [02/08/2008 12:02:00]
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: This man has usurped authority and ignored my personal directives for over a week. Why, Lieutenant?
Lieutenant M.R. Ring: Sir, I thought the training exercise was...
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: You think too much and act too little. You are supposed to be an officer. Now look that word up in your platoon leader's handbook.
[to Highway]
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: Who gave you permission to deviate from the training schedule?
Highway: I needed to evaluate my men, sir.
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: They're not your men, you self-centered, egocentric, son-of-a-bitch! They're the United States Marine Corps men! The Second Division's men! The Eighth Marine Regiment's men! In other words, they're MY men and SO ARE YOU, GET IT?
Highway: The only thing I'll get is my head shot off if I go into a hot landing zone with a platoon that doesn't know it's job.
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: You will follow my training program to the letter. No questions asked.
Highway: You go into combat tomorrow and you'll plant half those men.
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: You did it on your own, didn't you?
Highway: I can't fix it if I don't know what's broken.
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: Well, you make it easy.
[pick up the phone]
Lieutenant M.R. Ring: Sir, I gave the Gunny permission to freelance his, I mean, the men, sir.
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: [slams down the phone] Wait outside, Ring.
[to Highway]
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: I'm going to run you out of the corps, Highway. And you know what's funny? You're going to do all the work. Sooner or later you'll disregard procedure, disobey an order, or just get drunk. You can't help it. You're too old, too prideful, too stupid to change. I'm going to enjoy seeing you fall, Highway. Now get out and send in that idiot, Ring.
Highway: [leaves office and speaks to Lt Ring] He wants to see you, Lieutenant.
Lieutenant M.R. Ring: Sorry.
Highway: No reason to be. Leutenant? Recon!More [02/19/2008 12:02:00]
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: I want this battalion to be the class of the division. I expect my non-commissioned officers to lead by example. Public fighting and insubordination to civilian authority are not what I call good standards!
Highway: It was a minor altercation, sir.
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: That seems to be a habit with you, Gunny! A year ago you hit an officer. I went to Annapolis with that man. You try that with me, Gunnery Sergeant Highway and you'll drag your butt in a sling for a month, you hear me, marine?
Highway: Yes, sir.
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: I don't know what strings you pulled to get back into this division but I can assure you that I don't like it. This is the new Marine Corps. The new breed. Characters like you are an anachronism. You should be sealed in a case that reads break glass only in the event of war. Got no tolerance for you old timers who think that you know it better and can have it all your own way. Understand?
Highway: I understand a lot of body bags get filled if I don't go my job, sir.
Choozoo: Major, division has assigned Gunny Highway to our reconisance platoon.
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: Yes, recon. Their last sergeant was an old time combat vet, too. But he went road on me. Retired on active duty. Had a few months to retirement. Figured he'd coast. Allowed the men to lapse into mediocrity. You're close to mandatory retirement yourself, aren't you, Highway?
Highway: That's right, Major.
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: Well, I ask for Marines, the division sends me relics. The men in recon platoon are less than highly motivated to say the least. I want those men in shape.
Highway: I'll make life takers and heart breakers out of them, sir.
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: Dismissed.
Highway: [after leaving the major's office] Is he always like that or is he just trying to make a good impression?
Choozoo: Word is that he consults the Marine Corps Manual before he mounts his old lady just to make sure that he performs in an...
Highway, Choozoo: orderly proficiant military manner.
Choozoo: Yeah, eat chow with Helen and me tonight, she can't wait to see you. Then later we'll go out and stomp some brain cells and tell some stories.
Highway: Well, I'd like to, Chooz, but I think I better get organized.
Choozoo: Sure, I understand.More [02/19/2008 12:02:00]
Brother Timothy: [Timothy and Thadeus are walking in the courtyard discussing Constance's teaching methods] I expected to be given a lesson in teaching, but instead I got a lesson in brutality. The man seemed to be enjoying himself, brother.
Brother Thadeus: A rather slanderous thought, brother... one that ought to be kept to oneself. Brother Constance is an effective teacher, one of the best we have.
Brother Timothy: I hear you brother, but...
Brother Thadeus: [sharply] But what?
[moderates tone]
Brother Thadeus: We all come to the order, full of ideas... and we often find that we have much to learn ourselves. Nevertheless, authority must never be undermined by the display of dissent among the faculty. For the students' sake, you understand.
Brother Timothy: No, I don't understand.
Brother Thadeus: Then you should try to restrain yourself until you do.More [03/03/2008 12:03:00]
It's up to us, the people, to break immoral laws, and resist. As soon as the leaders of a country lie to you, they have no authority over you. These maniacs have no authority over us. And they might be able to put our bodies in prison, but they can't put our spirits in prison.More [03/27/2008 12:03:00]
The exercise of authority over the same area by two States is a contradiction.More [03/29/2008 12:03:00]
The two principles referred to are Authority and Liberty, and the names of the two schools of Socialistic thought which fully and unreservedly represent one or the other of them are, respectively, State Socialism and Anarchism.More [03/29/2008 12:03:00]
X: The organizing principle of any society, Mr. Garrison, is for war. The authority of the state over its people resides in its war powers. Kennedy wanted to end the Cold War in his second term. He wanted to call off the moon race and cooperate with the Soviets. He signed a treaty to ban nuclear testing. He refused to invade Cuba in 1962. He set out to withdraw from Vietnam. But all that ended on the 22nd of November, 1963.More [05/05/2008 12:05:00]
[to a game warden]
Hector Cyr: I'm a civilian, not a trout - you have no authority over me whatsoever.More [06/26/2008 12:06:00]
Clara: You're too much like my father to suit me, and I'm an authority on him.
Ben: He's a wonderful old man.
Clara: One wolf recognizes another.
Ben: Tame us. Make pets out of us. You could.More [08/10/2008 12:08:00]
I believe that historians and analysts of historical events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events, which they make their subject.
Ibrahim BabangidaMore [09/22/2008 12:09:00]
That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine.More [09/22/2008 12:09:00]
Dr. Laurience:
I was the leading surgeon in Genoa - the greatest authority upon the human brain, until I told them something about their own brains. Then they said I was mad. Look at me. Am I mad?

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Wizard of Oz:
They have one thing you haven't got: a diploma. Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Universitartus Committiartum E Pluribus Unum, I hereby confer upon you the honorary degree of ThD.


Wizard of Oz:
That's... Doctor of Thinkology.

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Charlie Chan:
One man with gun have more authority than whole army without ammunition.

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'Hopalong' Cassidy:
We're Texas Rangers, and we have authority to enter any town in the state.

Henchman Quinn:
Nobody enters Silver Bullet without a warrant from Sheriff Krebs!

Johnny Travers:
Did he give you a warrant to shoot a Mexican in the head?

'Hopalong' Cassidy:
[after Quinn fires at them] There's your answer!

[they ride off quickly]

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Dan Hammond:
Looting, arson, murder - it's going on all over this territory. Immigrants crossing our borders are being attacked and slaughtered. My stages are beind held up almost every run. No man's life or property is safe and not a hand is being raised to put a stop to it!

Randolph Meredith [Ch.1]:
It can't be stopped - as long as we have no organized law enforcement in this territory. That's why my paper has been hammering on the benefit that statehood would bring us.

Marshal Wetherby:
Well, that's our answer. I'm marshal here, but my authority ends at the edge of town. There's no one to fight the outlaws outside the township unless he's got nerve enough to do it on his own hook - like the Black Whip!

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Andre Bocar:
Why didn't you get the gold?

That witch doctor, Nagu, didn't bring any to the place we always met him.

Andre Bocar:
Why not?

He was afraid to. Says his boss is getting suspicious of him.

Andre Bocar:
His boss? You mean that white princess they call Lureen?

yeah. She's more than a princess - she's queen of the whole Lost Tribe and has authority enough to make even the witch doctor watch his step.

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Captain of Louisa:
By the authority vested in me by Kaiser William II, I pronounce you man and wife. Proceed with the execution.

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[last lines]

I am leaving soon, and you will forgive me if I speak bluntly. The universe grows smaller every day, and the threat of aggression by any group, anywhere, can no longer be tolerated. There must be security for all, or no one is secure. Now, this does not mean giving up any freedom, except the freedom to act irresponsibly. Your ancestors knew this when they made laws to govern themselves and hired policemen to enforce them. We, of the other planets, have long accepted this principle. We have an organization for the mutual protection of all planets and for the complete elimination of aggression. The test of any such higher authority is, of course, the police force that supports it. For our policemen, we created a race of robots. Their function is to patrol the planets in spaceships like this one and preserve the peace. In matters of aggression, we have given them absolute power over us. This power cannot be revoked. At the first sign of violence, they act automatically against the aggressor. The penalty for provoking their action is too terrible to risk. The result is, we live in peace, without arms or armies, secure in the knowledge that we are free from aggression and war. Free to pursue more... profitable enterprises. Now, we do not pretend to have achieved perfection, but we do have a system, and it works. I came here to give you these facts. It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet, but if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder. Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you.

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