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No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.

Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, and dramatist.

Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Italian painter, sculptor and architect.

Authority is never without hate.

Euripides (BC 480-BC 406) Greek tragic poet.

Authority is not a quality one person ''has,'' in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him.

Erich Fromm (1900-1980) Psychoanalyst and social philosopher.