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  • Authority is the greatest and most irreconcilable enemy to truth and argument that this world ever furnished. ... All the sophistry, all the color of plausibility, all the artifice and cunning of the subtlest disputer in the world, may be laid open, and turned to the advantage of that very truth which they are designed to hide, ... but against authority, there is no defense. ... Where truth happens to be received for the sake of authority, there is just so much diminished from the love of truth, and the glory of reason, and the acceptableness of men to God, as there is attributed to authority.
  • You can delegate authority, but you can never delegate responsibility for delegating a task to someone else. If you picked the right man, fine, but if you picked the wrong man, the responsibility is yours—not his.
    • Richard E. Krafve