"Quigley’s Law: Whoever has any authority over you, no matter how small, will attempt to use it” has appeared on many Internet sites since its inclusion in The New Official Rules (1990) by Paul Dickson. It’s not known who “Quigley” is. One possibility is historian Carroll Quigley (1910-1977), an influential writer about Washington, D.C.
The New Official Rules
By Paul Dickson
Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley
Quigley’s Law. Whoever has any authority over you, no matter how small, will attempt to use it. — anonymous
By Adrian E. Cristobal
Manila: Anvil Pub.
Quigley’s law, which states: Whoever has any authority over you, no matter how small, will attempt to use it — under which Morato can be said to be most law-abiding — is mitigated by the Law of Free Opinion: If you have anything to say, ...
Created: 31st August 2000
Jester’s Condescending English Dictionary - Q
Whoever has any authority over you, no matter how small, will atttempt to use it.
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By Steven D. Price
Guilford, CT: Lyons Press
Quigley’s Law: Whoever has any authority over you, no matter how small, will attempt to use it. —Anonymous
N=1 by David Martin
Friday, October 19, 2007
“Whoever has any authority over you, no matter how small, will attempt to use it.” Johnny Martin
New York City • Government/Law/Politics/Military • (10) Comments • Wednesday, April 04, 2012 • Permalink
Quigley was right! Whoever he was. He’s not clearly mentioned in the history. But he was right. Whoever has any authority over you, he will use it for his gain and for your fall. Most of the time, that small authority will be used to abuse others may it be physically or mentally. That is why, this small thought from Quigley was constructed to remind us of the possibility that our rights may be abused.
Quigley’s Law really applies to each and everyone of us. I believe that superiority is innate to every individual, although it is not that distinctive to others. This is the reason why people should be more careful of the other around them. One perfect example for ‘Quigley’s Law: Whoever has any authority over you, no matter how small, will attempt to use it’ is when you owe something to another individual. Be it a big or a small one. We should accept the fact that one day, they may try to use it against us.
Quigley’s Laws stated is applicable to all nowadays. Though I don’t have much information about him, I admire his works and writings. he reminds us that we must not underestimate small authority, for they might become great and could use it against us.
Quigley’s Laws is actually right and must be applied in this generation. This will give an equal impressions towards whether it is small or big. Equal law means less riot. Thanks for sharing this very informative blog.
Quigley’s Law truly applies to the society today. Superiority is natural among humans. And each of us will always try this to any given situation where it can be applied. Great blog! Now I know what Quigley’s Law is all about.
Quigley is spot on. Whoever and whomever has power will always abuse it. It is the instinct of a human being to be ambitious and wants to be alpha male. Since history and for the future generations.
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yes i totally agreed with Quigley’s Law that apply nowadays in all society all over the world.
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I am sure that everyone in this world has been a victim in any way. It is also a human nature that whenever we feel superior, sometimes we could not help but abuse others. Quigleys law is just applicable to anyone, anytime. I think, having the awareness that anyone can abuse us we should learn how to defend and protect ourselves from those who have an authority over us. In this world, one would be abused and become a victim if he would let himself to be one.
This law is really applicable most especially nowadays. People who has authority over you will always try to use that advantage against you. They will try to use it for their own sake and gain. That is how most society evolves today.
Many people are victims of the said innocence, you cannot easily put yourself to the side of one person especially when you did not encounter such case. But the right of every individual must protect and should be respect by everyone. Those people who are trying to step on your rights is the one who only think for their self.