In order to be respected, authority has got to be respectable.
You are the authority and the gatekeeper of your own life.
I’ll be on my third honeymoon, so I’m more of an authority than I care to be,
The judges have full authority to exercise discretion. That’s why they’re there.
As Ernest Becker observes in The Denial of Death, the very thought of disobeying authority appears to awaken the anxiety connected with the possible loss, during infancy, of parental love, respect or support. The unexamined...
Your authority and my degeneracy are one in the same.
Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires.
A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.