170+ Best Inspirational Quotes On Questioning Authority

Quotes On Questioning Authority

Respect authority while questioning it. – Author: Randy Pausch

A wise person questions authority. – Author: Martin Luther King Jr.

Be a good student, but not a blind one; be a thinking individual, but do not think too much about it.- Author: Confucius

Showing deference to those who deserve respect and criticizing those who don’t is critical for the health of our society and our democracy. – Author: David Ignatius

When am I going to learn to stop questioning authority and just eat the Soylent Green? – Author: Red Tash

If you want to find something out, you have to first ask what is the most dangerous question of all? Why, I think the answer is: “Why?” – Author: Lawrence Block

Try not to talk at us. Talk with us. This is a conversation, not a monologue. We are trying to understand your ideas and we welcome questions and dialogues about them.- Author: Perry Willis

Questioning authority is, I think, a great thing to instill in children. I just didn’t have enough of that when I was little. – Author: Amy Chua

A wise man questions his beliefs at least once every day. – Author: George Bernard Shaw

The first duty of the intelligent man is to question authority. – Author: Albert Einstein

People who don’t question authority don’t have any business leading anybody — because they will lead them into the abyss and their followers will be destroyed.- Author: Howard Zinn

One who questions a thing is evolving himself, he is trying to make himself more useful in the world. If he questions himself long enough he will evolve into a higher being. – Author: Roger Ebert

Questioning authority is the first step on the road to truth and self-discovery.- Author: George Bernard Shaw

I am no better than any other person living, and I am not any better than anybody else dead. Therefore, I have no right to judge another person’s beliefs and actions.- Author: Abraham Lincoln

Questioning authority doesn’t make you resistant; who should follow blindly without knowing the destination – Author: LDarnell

Questioning authority is not a betrayal of authority, but a rational and necessary act of citizenship.- Author: Dennis Knepp

Questioning authority is not the same as lacking respect for it. – Author: Jack May

Asking why is one of the most revolutionary things you can do, especially at work.- Author: Seth Godin

Questioning authority makes people uncomfortable, whether it’s their own or someone else’s.- Author: Erin Hunter

A Western upbringing tends to stress questioning authority, which is always asking why, why, why. – Author: Amy Chua

The best way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.- Author: Albert Camus

Whether it’s a bad government, a good government or just a mediocre one, the only thing our existing institutions have in common is their unwillingness to question their own behavior.- Author: Noam Chomsky

If you think too much about doing something, it never gets done… . If you aren’t willing to make mistakes, you’ll never get anywhere. – Author: Seth Godin

Questioning authority is not a sign of insubordination, it is simply a sign of maturity and citizenship.- Author: Dennis Knepp

The first duty of the intelligent man is to question authority.- Author: Albert Einstein

We question authority because we are intelligent and we want to understand things for ourselves and not just accept them blindly as the crowd does.- Author: Amy Chua

Questioning authority is an important part of life in a democracy.- Author: Dennis Knepp

I am all for questioning the legitimacy and the appropriateness of any form of authority.- Author: Noam Chomsky

Questioning authority is essential because it helps us to make sense of things, which is crucial in an uncertain world.- Author: Amy Chua

Questioning authority opens up a space for people to think, ask questions and discuss things – Author: Keith Jackson

Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.-Thomas Jefferson

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. -Author: Woodrow Wilson

He who does not question cannot change. -Author: Miguel de Unamuno

The only truly unlimited commodity is ignorance.- Author: Wernher von Braun

There is no sin except stupidity.- Author: Voltaire

By asking questions we learn, by searching we find wisdom, and by not knowing we grow in knowledge.- Author: Bryant H Ainsworth

The very first step in . . .evolution is questioning authority.- Author: Albert Camus

It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.-Benjamin Franklin.

Questioning authority is a completely legitimate thing to do in a democratic society.- Author: Dennis Knepp

A good leader will see that people follow only those who are willing to question authority. -Author: Jack Canfield

The only way to find out what people’s true beliefs are is to listen, not to dictate what you want them to believe.-Author: Keith Jackson

The biggest threat of doing the wrong thing is that you’ll succeed. -Author: Marcus Aurelius

The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen’s skin.-Gloria Steinem.

The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.-Author: Maximilien Robespierre

The human race has most gravely sinned against itself by not attempting to ensure that every man should be taught to read. -Author: Frederick Douglass

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still small voice within me.-Author: Golda Meir

Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.- Albert Einstein.

He who controls the flow of information has the destiny in his hands.-Author: Dwight D Eisenhower.

A man and his beliefs are so intimately related that it is difficult to say which has most influence on the other. – Author: John Stuart Mill

It is a monstrous thing for one man to claim that he has access to God’s mind, and then insist that he be obeyed without question by all others.- Author: Carl Sagan

The person who walks about with no questions is not open to my conversation. -Walt Whitman

If you are feeling good, say so and be done with it. -Author: Jock Hutchinson

What is faith? In its simplest definition, faith is awareness of one’s belief in something for which there exists no proof.-Author: Robert Lee Frost

Faith means not wanting to know what is true.- Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

The question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I or are the others crazy?-Albert Einstein

The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.-Dalai Lama

The world was created by people who thought they were very clever.-Author: Carl Sagan

If you want to be happy, don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you happy and go do that.-Author: Douglas Martin

The reason for my depression is that I have no pleasure in life-it’s always too much trouble. – Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Everyone is a genius at least once a year.- Author: Albert Einstein

Quotes About Authority and Power

The power to make others do things is the greatest power there is, and no person should ever abuse his or her authority. – Author: Desmond Tutu

Authority is not only justified but sometimes also necessary, for without authority the state would be a chaos into which nobody could properly order anything or at least where no general order can be established. – Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Beware of a strong man who tries to control you, because you later become afraid of your own strength. – Author: Carl Jung

What is authority? Where did it come from? The only true authority that can exist for any human being is his own conscience. – Author: William Powell

Education with the purpose of fitting a person to be an authority instead of developing the capacity to become a person of authority is, in principle, a grave evil. – Author: John Dewey

What I do say and believe is that there’s no such thing as an absolute right or wrong, good or bad at all. Just different points of view… – Author: Drew Barrymore

I have a great model to work off of in Jason Schwartzman. He is such an amazing actor and really good looking in that next-gen, skinny hipster kind of way. We are similar in that way. – Author: Greta Gerwig

A person’s a person, no matter how small. – Author: Dr. Seuss

Power does not corrupt, Vice is its own punishment. – Author: George Washington

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.- Author: Lord Acton

There are no guarantees in life except being left alone in a room with the person you love most. -Author: J.D. Salinger

You cannot be trusted with it… it is going to destroy you… you cannot be around it… – Author: Dr. Seuss

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.- Author: Lord Acton

The first duty of the intelligent man is to question authority.- Author: Albert Einstein

People will always take advantage of those who are willing to set aside their own judgment and follow blindly the dictates of those in authority.- Author: Greg Coxson-Tidwell

If you’ve got a friend in me, then you don’t have a friend at all. – Author: Oliver Goldsmith

We live under an authoritarian government and under martial law. The constitution has been suspended, and the president of the United States is making war on us. – Author: Daniel Ellsberg

It takes a man to make a friend, and it takes a woman to make a good wife.- Author: Thomas Fuller

If you want a happy marriage, buy an ugly wife.- Author: Archie Bunker

The more people who are like you, the better off you are. The more people who are unlike you, the more you can learn. – Author: Scott Adams

The biggest challenge in being a mentor is that everyone wants one, but few want to be one. – Author: Keith Jackson

Trust is such a huge issue for me and my family being mixed race. When I was growing up, I would never tell my dad where I was going, who I was with or what time I would be home. It’s taken me years to build that trust with my boyfriend Chris. – Author: Cheryl Cole

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war. – Author: Albert Einstein

The opinion that is fated to be ultimately agreed upon by all who investigate, is what we mean by the truth, and the object represented in this opinion is the real. – Author: Immanuel Kant

The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.- Author: James A Baldwin

The right to say what you think is one of the most valuable rights that people have and one of the most difficult to win.- Author: Noam Chomsky

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.- Author: James A Baldwin

It is not the position of anyone who loves America to say that dissent should be silenced, or that we should place some vague definition of national security over the Bill of Rights, and its guarantees of individual freedom.- Author: Thomas H. Kean

Quotes On Respecting Authority

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

Fools respect authority, wise men tolerate it.- Robert Heinlein

I don’t like a man to tell me what to do. I’m that kind of guy that will tell him what to do and if he doesn’t like it, I’ll put him in the hospital!- Author: Bob Schieffer

I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good. – Author: Martin Luther King Jr.

Real authority is the ability to get things done.- Author: William Gibson

Who are you, that we should obey your orders? – Author: The Bible, Acts of the Apostles 4:19

A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?- Author: Author Unknown

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.- Author: J. C. Watts

A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions; a woman’s worth is no less than her ambitions.- Author: Pearl Bailey

A man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.- Author: Muhammad Ali

I believe in the obedience, discipline, and commitment of leaders to their followers.- Author: Colin Powell

The goal of the leader is to become a source of motivation, not a source of fear.- Author: J. C. Watts

We are always getting ready to live, but never living.- Author: Elbert Hubbard

Each time history makes an important turn in its path, the man who has participated in the change and taken a step forward is met with incomprehension and resentment rather than applause because he has disturbed the established order. – Author: Romain Rolland

Nothing is so defeatist as the belief that the job’s too big for you.- Author: Shaw Desmond

The difference between a soldier and an average man is not how long he can fight, but how long he can endure. – Author: George Patton

Power in the hands of those who use it for darkness is frightening indeed, but in the hands of those who bring light, it becomes beautiful.-Author: Bob Moorehead

The most important qualification for a leader today is sensitivity.- Author: J. C. Watts

It is better to have no authority than to be unjustly obeyed.- Author: Anatole France

Authority is a kind of power; in order for it to be valid, it must proceed from a certain strength and from realities.- Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

He who does not punish evil commands that it be done.- Author: Euripides

I do not believe in authority; neither in that of books, nor in that of priests. I like to see a man naked.- Author: Anatole France

The most effective weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. – Author: Steve Biko

We’re living in an age when men have forgotten what it means to be a man, and women have forgotten what it means to be a woman. – Author: James Dobson

There are many men in positions of authority who work mainly for comfort and security. Such men are frightened by change. – Author: Robert F Kennedy

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