Rules Quotes

Quotations about Rules

If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Young men know the rules, but old men know the exceptions. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love. ~ William Hazlitt

I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren’t any rules, how could you break them? ~ Leo Durocher

When everything else fails read the instructions. ~ Author Unknown

The golden rule for every business man is this: “Put yourself in your customer’s place.” ~ Orison Swett Marden

It’s not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them. ~ T. S. Eliot

It is a golden rule not to judge men by their opinions but rather by what their opinions make of them.~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

In nearly every religion I am aware of, there is a variation of the golden rule. And even for the non-religious, it is a tenet of people who believe in humanistic principles. ~ Hillary Clinton

Although none of the rules for becoming more alive is valid, it is healthy to keep on formulating them. ~ Susan Sontag

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

Habits are safer than rules; you don’t have to watch them. And you don’t have to keep them, either; they keep you. ~ Frank Crane

I was raised to follow the Golden Rule, you know, treat people the way you wish to be treated. That’s kind of the way I live my life. Maybe someone up there likes me for that. ~ Matt LeBlanc

You are remembered for the rules you break. ~ Douglas Macarthur

I cannot remember a time when the Golden Rule was not my motto and precept, the torch that guided my footsteps. ~ James Cash Penney

Here’s my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they’re fair with you.~ Alan Alda

The Golden Rule is of no use to you whatever unless you realize that it is your move. ~ Frank Crane

No rules for success will work if you don’t. ~ Author Unknown

Combine common sense and the Golden Rule, and you will have very little bad luck. ~ Author Unknown

Practicing the Golden Rule is not a sacrifice; it is an investment. ~ Author Unknown

There is no more important rule of conduct in the world than this: attach yourself as much as you can to people who are abler than you and yet not so very different that you cannot understand them. ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something. ~ Thomas A. Edison

Rules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind. ~ Douglas Macarthur

I believe in the Golden Rule. I believe in practicing it. ~ Loretta Young

Even in killing men, observe the rules of propriety. ~ Confucius

The first person to promulgate the Golden Rule, which was the bedrock of this empathic spirituality, was Confucius 500 years before Christ. ~ Karen Armstrong

The Golden Rule of Parenting is; do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you! ~ Louise Hart

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. ~ Dianne Feinstein

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure. ~ Jean Kerr

There are two great rules of life; the one general and the other particular. The first is that everyone can, in the end, get what he wants, if he only tries. That is the general rule. The particular rule is that every individual is, more or less, an exception to the rule. ~ Samuel Butler

The Golden Rule finds no limit of application in business. ~ James Cash Penney

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

Experience shows that exceptions are as true as rules. ~ Edith Ronald Mirrielees

Necessity knows no rules. ~ August Strindberg

We live by the Golden Rule. Those who have the gold make the rules. ~ Buzzie Bavasi

Rules and models destroy genius and art. ~ William Hazlitt

If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. ~ William Morris

Whoever has the gold makes all the rules. ~ Author Unknown

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. ~ Katharine Hepburn

Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them. ~ Bill Cosby

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

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy. ~ Joseph Campbell

Don’t learn safety rules simply by accident ~ Author Unknown

It is a good idea to obey all the rules when you’re young just so you’ll have the strength to break them when you’re old. ~ Mark Twain

There are no exceptions to the rule that everybody likes to be an exception to the rule. ~ Charles Osgood

The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules. ~ Wayne Dyer

We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life. ~ Edwin Markham

If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere. ~ Marilyn Monroe

Do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. ~ Mark Twain

And in this community, as in all others, the Golden Rule still applies – we must be act toward other nations as we would have them act towards America. ~ Adam Schiff

Voluntarism flourishes in a free society among individuals who live by the Golden Rule, yet see the need for self-actualization.~ Mary Lawrence

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules. ~ George Bernard Shaw

We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square. ~ Michelle Obama

I just live and let live and live my life pretty much according to the Golden Rule. And it turns out well for me. ~ Dean Cain

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night. ~ William Blake

Integrity has no need of rules. ~ Albert Camus

We’ve got to have rules and obey them. ~ William Golding

Let everyone regulate his conduct… by the golden rule of doing to others as in similar circumstances we would have them do to us, and the path of duty will be clear before him. ~ William Wilberforce

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer there are for a player to break. ~ John Madden

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

There ain’t no rules around here; we’re trying to accomplish something. ~ Thomas A. Edison

Rules should always be bent, if not broken. It’s the only way to have any fun. ~ Alyson Noel

There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn’t give a damn what goes on in between. ~ Sir Thomas Beecham

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. ~ Ansel Adams

To keep the Golden Rule we must put ourselves in other people’s places, but to do that consists in and depends upon picturing ourselves in their places. ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.~ Mary Lou Cook

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