Rules Quotes

By | August 4, 2009

Rules are for old men who prefer to walk in the wheel ruts of history. ~ Brian Herbert & Keven Anderson

Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. ~ Carl Jung (Swiss psychiatrist)

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. ~ W. Somerset Maugham (British novelist, playwright)

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. ~ Ansel Adams (American photographer and conservationist)

The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt (American President (32nd))

The man who builds his own throne rules over a desert. ~ Traditional Proverb

Dale Carnegie (American trainer, author, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”)

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the nation and its destiny. ~ South African Proverb

The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected. ~ Henry David Thoreau (American essayist, poet, naturalist)

Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it’s usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies. ~ Jim Morrison (1943-1971, American rock musician)

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting. ~ George Orwell (British author)

People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you’ll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow. ~ Erma Bombeck (American author, humorist) website:

Necessity hath no law. Feigned necessities, imaginary necessities … are the greatest cozenage that men can put upon the Providence of God, and make pretences to break known rules by. ~ Oliver Cromwell (British Parliamentarian General)

Love rules his kingdom without a sword. ~ Traditional Proverb

Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules. ~ Wayne Dyer (American  psychotherapist, author, lecturer) website:

Let your rule in reference to your social desires be this. Pray for the bad, pity the weak, enjoy the good, and reverence both the great and the small, as each playing their part in the divine symphony of the universe. ~ Professor Blackie

I’m not trying to follow a set of rules and stuff. I’m just living my life. ~ Joel Osteen

If you’re white and you’re wrong, then you’re wrong; if you’re black and you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green – God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now. ~ Bob Marley (Jamaican-born American  musician, song writer)

If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today. ~ Thomas Sowell

I don’t go by the rule book.  I lead from the heart, not the head. ~ Princess Diana (British Princess)

I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be. ~ Bob Dylan (American musician, singer, songwriter)

I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. ~ Robert Heinlein (American science fiction writer)

Force is that which rules the actions without regulating the will. ~ Traditional Proverb

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. ~ Virginia Satir (American family therapist, lecturer, trainer, author)

Even in killing men, observe the rules of propriety. ~ Confucius (Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)

Don’t talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay, I make the goddamn rules. ~ Maria Callas

Among the blind, the squint rules. ~ Hindu Proverb

Absolutely speaking, Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you is by no means a golden rule, but the best of current silver. An honest man would have but little occasion for it. It is golden not to have any rule at all in such a case. ~ Henry David Thoreau (American essayist, poet, naturalist)

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