Quotation Explorer - 'Authorities'

There can be no greater stretch of arbitrary power than to seize children from their parents, teach them whatever the authorities decree they shall be taught, and expropriate from the parents the funds to pay for the procedure. - Isabel Paterson
There is no night porter wandering about in King's. The authorities pay you the compliment, ugly gate-crasher, of treating you as a grown-up. And since we are not grown-up you and I, we will perform our midnight frolics as the inmates burn the midnight oil. - Whipplesnaith
I have never written on any subject unless I believed that the authorities on it were hopelessly wrong. - Samuel Butler
Our memories are card indexes consulted, and then put back in disorder by authorities whom we do not control. - Cyril Connolly
PRESBYTERIAN, n. One who holds the conviction that the government authorities of the Church should be called presbyters. - Ambrose Bierce
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. - Voltaire
For those who believe executive branch officials will voluntarily interpret their surveillance authorities with restraint, I believe it is more likely that I will achieve my life-long dream of playing in the NBA. - Ron Wyden
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