Inspirational Quotes Part 2

Self Authority

“Salute no man along the highway.” — Jesus

One of the best expressions of self-authority ever written. We’re sure there are many interpretations as to what that phrase means, but we interpret it as, don’t consider any person you meet or pass to be of higher authority than yourself. That’s why we think it is one of the best expressions of self-authority ever written. Throughout history, leaders and conquerors — whether they were kings, clergy, or Roman soldiers — have made their subjects either salute them as they passed, or the people were made to take a submissive posture by lowering the head and gaze.

“You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, nor look through the eyes of the dead, nor feed on the specters of books. You shall not look through my eyes either, not take things from me, you shall listen to all sides and filter them through yourself.” — Walt Whitman

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” — Isaac Asimov

“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” — E.M. Forster

Commander Lock: “Not everyone believes what you do Morpheus.”

Morpheus: “My beliefs do not require them to.”

— The Matrix Reloaded, Wachowski Brothers, Warner Brothers Studios

“The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap.” — Ayn Rand

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” — Thomas Jefferson

“I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.” — Thomas Jefferson

“I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.” — Thomas Jefferson

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.” — Thomas Jefferson

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” — Thomas Jefferson

“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time with a tremendous whack.” — Winston Churchill

“To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” — John Adams