Authority - Quotes

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Don`t blindly believe what I say. Don`t believe me because others convince you of my words. Don`t believe anything you see, read, or hear from others, whether of authority, religious teachers or texts. Don`t rely on logic alone, nor speculation. Don`t infer or be deceived by appearances. Do not give up your authority and follow blindly the will of others. This way will lead to only delusion. Discover for yourself what is truth, what is real.

Buddha

Science helps us avoid dogmatism: basing conclusions on authority rather than logic and evidence.

Michael Shermer

To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason [...] is like giving medicine to the dead.

Thomas Paine

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.

Robert M. Lindner

Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

Albert Einstein

If we can't think for ourselves, if we're unwilling to question authority, then we're just putty in the hands of those in power. But if the citizens are educated and form their own opinions, then those in power work for us.

Carl Sagan

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

Galileo Galilei

I have as much authority as the Pope. I just don`t have as many people who believe it.

George Carlin

Always acknowledge a fault frankly. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.

Mark Twain

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.

Thomas Henry Huxley

A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or even simple ones), we must try to free our minds of dogma and to guarantee the freedom to publish, to contradict, and to experiment. Arguments from authority are unacceptable.

Carl Sagan

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