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In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. - Galileo Galilei


I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly un-worthy of it, but I hope to become worthy. - Dame Edith Sitwell


I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it. - Albert Einstein


Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority, literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political. - Ignazio Silone


Corruption is a tree, whose branches are Of an immeasurable length: they spread Ev'rywhere; and the dew that drops from thence Hath infected some chairs and stools of authority. - Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher


All authority must be out of a man's self, turned either upon an art, or upon a man. - Sir Francis Bacon


Tenacity is a certain quality of the human hand in its relation to the coin of the realm. It attains its highest development in the hand of authority and is considered a serviceable equipment for a career in politics. - Ambrose Bierce


Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory. - Leonardo da Vinci