Quotes: authorities

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  • Each department and institution has its own authorities and responsibilities, and they act on that basis. It is wrong to even compare such actions to what is done in Guantanamo or elsewhere by the Americans. They do not stand on a high moral platform to preach to others.
  • Ahmed Ben Bella
    Ahmed Ben Bella
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    Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d'etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again.
  • Alva Myrdal
    Alva Myrdal
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    If only the authorities could be made to realize that the forces leading them on in the armament race are just insane.
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine Greer
    Australian writer and public intellectual 1939-
    Germaine Greer
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    Only one thing is certain: if pot is legalized, it won't be for our benefit but for the authorities . To have it legalized will also be to lose control of it.
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
    Cyril Connolly
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    Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control.
  • So far we have not convinced the Chinese authorities. My own brother was refused a visa on what was probably my last chance of seeing him when he was going around the world on a tour. Scott Nearing was similarly refused.
  • Barbara Tuchman
    Barbara Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
    Barbara Tuchman
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    The emphasis on sorcery reflected accusations by the authorities more than it did actual practice. Being threatened, the Church responded by virulent persecution.
    Source: A Distant Mirror
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    The fact is, the public make use of the classics of a country as a means of checking the progress of Art. They degrade the classics into authorities. They use them as bludgeons for preventing the free expression of Beauty in new forms.
  • Angelo Scola
    Angelo Scola
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    We show deference to the civil authorities when they respect the divine origin of their power and when they serve the people with objective reference to the law of God.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
    Simone Weil
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    When once a certain class of people has been placed by the temporal and spiritual authorities outside the ranks of those whose life has value, then nothing comes more naturally to men than murder.
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