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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.
Who told them to exercise authority? They were made to live, to listen, and to love.
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.
Five residents from Nakuru County have petitioned the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to have first-time Molo Member of Parliament Francis Kuria Kimani recalled as a legislator, saying he failed to exercise authority assigned to him as a public trust in a manner that is consistent with the law.What does the law say about recalling an MP?
He urged him to exercise authority to the church without fear or favour of human beings but only God.
TAP is predicated on the idea that local governments should exercise authority over dedicated federal transportation funding for local active transportation priorities, including bikeways and sidewalks infrastructure that reduces traffic congestion, provides children with safe routes to school, and gives communities more affordable transportation options.
The reform -- if implemented -- would end the guardianship system, which views adult women as legal minors, allowing their male guardians like their father or husband to exercise authority over them, as per the Qatari news outlet.
It says public functionaries must exercise authority, especially while dealing with public property, public funds or assets, in a fair, just, transparent and reasonable manner.