Authority comes naturally to those who are wise. The world stands behind them and listens to them. But the intentions and cause should be noble and as Seneca says, “authority founded on injustice is never of long duration”. The intent is more important. Moral authority comes without seeking and is retained without effort. The authority is more strengthened by silence and not by uttering unnecessary retorts to each accusation.
This clearly attempts to bring out the true face of the person. “If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority” is a Yugoslavian proverb. A person who has the authority must be more cautious and dignified than others. Only then, the authority will be retained otherwise, he or she may have to fall into deeper chasms. The following is the collection of quotes on authority and read them to get a better perspective.