The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn. (Cicero, 1st & 2nd century B.C. Roman philosopher)
Today, authority is often questioned. We prize our Independence and disparage the influence of duly appointed leaders. Cicero spoke of a different problem: teachers who flaunt their authority. When we have positions of influence, we must always be ready to listen with an open mind to the ideas of our followers.
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. (Romans 13:1)