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The harm is done by the serious, thoughtful, earnest journalists, who solemnly, as they are doing at present, will drag before the eyes of the public some incident in the private life of a great statesman, of a man who is a leader of political thought as he is a creator of political force, and invite the public to discuss the incident, to exercise authority in the matter, to give their views, and not merely to give their views, but to carry them into action, to dictate to the man upon all other points, to dictate to his party, to dictate to his country; in fact, to make themselves ridiculous, offensive, and harmful.
The thing that stops them, it must be said again, is their desire to exercise authority over the artist and over works of art.
If a man approaches a work of art with any desire to exercise authority over it and the artist, he approaches it in such a spirit that he cannot receive any artistic impression from it at all.
The moment he seeks to exercise authority he becomes the avowed enemy of Art and of himself.
Steventon had no wife present to exercise authority over him.
I now bitterly repented my folly in quitting a comfortable home to peril my life in such adventures as this; but regret being useless, I made the best of my condition, and exerted myself to secure the goodwill of the man-animal that owned the trumpet, and who appeared to exercise authority over his fellows.
Pope Francis, proclaiming four new Catholic saints who lived simple and generous lives, told priests and bishops on Sunday that service, and not careerism, was the way to exercise authority in the Church.
We call on the Libyan political leaderships to act responsibly and to make clear their support for the dialogue and call on them to exercise authority over military and militia leaders and ensure civilian oversight and control of their actions and disavow military actions not taken in that framework," they added.
It is common belief that women cannot exercise authority over men even if it's their own sons due to the physical difference and cultural mentality that men are superior, thus they cannot control them.
Also necessary is the ability to work in a structured environment where rules and discipline apply, the ability to stay calm, assess a situation, and make quick decisions, coping under pressure and the ability to exercise authority with prisoners who are abusive and possibly violent.
com/prnh/20130307/600769 A secure and robust communication system in military is essential to provide timely connectivity, exercise authority, and direct forces over vast geographical areas.
Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are equally responsible for all the ills of India along with Manmohan Singh, because they wanted to exercise authority without accountability.