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It is the President upon whom the Constitution devolves, as head of the executive department, the duty to see that the laws be faithfully executed; but as he cannot execute them in person, he is allowed to select his agents, and is made responsible for their acts within just limits. So complete is the presumed delegation of authority in the relation of a head of department to a President, that the Supreme Court of the United States have decided that an order made by a head of department is presumed to be made by the President himself. Andrew Johnson
Send a wise man and don't advise him. He should know what to do. Arab Proverb
There is one rule of action more important than all others. It consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you. Calvin Coolidge
The legislature makes, the executive executes, and the judiciary construes the law; but the maker of the law may commit something to the discretion of the other departments, and the precise boundary of this power is a subject of delicate and difficult inquiry. John Marshall
The line has not been exactly drawn which separates those important subjects, which must be entirely regulated by the legislature itself, from those of less interest, in which … power may be given to those who are to act under such general provisions to fill up the details. John Marshall
Delegation of authority is a fact of modern life. Mathew D. McCubbins
The power to make war is vested in Congress and not in the President. Congress has no constitutional authority to grant such authority to the president. Wayne L. Morse
A constitutional power may not be delegated U. S. Supreme Court
It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt
A skilled commander seeks victory from the situation and does not demand it of his subordinates. Sun Tzu
One of the first principles we must keep in mind is that the work of the Lord goes forward through assignments. Leaders receive and give assignments. This is an important part of the necessary principle of delegating. No one appreciates a willing volunteer more than I, but the total work cannot be done as the Lord wants it done merely by those doing the work who may be present at meetings. I have often wondered what the earth would look like if the Lord in the Creation had left the work to be done only by volunteers. James E. Faust