Literary Quotations
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QUOTES ON AUTHORITY


There thou mightst behold the great image of authority: a dog's obeyed in office.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, King Lear

Authority, though it err like others,
Hath yet a kind of medicine in itself
That skins the vice o' the top.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Measure for Measure

Most of us are raised to toe the line, conform, follow the rules. Rules sure make the world go around, but I've got a bit of the anarchist in me. How beautiful it would be to buck the system. To get away with thumbing your nose at a few key people in high places. The trouble is the stakes are always too high. Too high.

JANE HAMILTON, A Map of the World