On Authority: Bertrand Russell's Fifth Commandment
The fifth of the great British philosopher's list of rules for living and learning. This time, on the authority of others.
(5) Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.
~Bertrand Russell, from his "Ten Commandments" of the liberal outlook as it appears in his 1951 New York Times op-ed, "The Best Answer to Fanaticism—Liberalism."