Quotations on Rules

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We have to have some rules and regulations in America, or the world would empty out here.
- Gary Ackerman
(Keywords: America, Rules, World)

As basic rules of a language must be practiced continually, and therefore are never fixed, so exercises toward distinct color effects never are done or over. New and different cases will be discovered time and again.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Time, Language, Rules, Will)

I have been committed to carrying out my duties... in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct.
- Samuel Alito
(Keywords: Ethics, Rules, Spirit)

In some ways, with the security challenges this country has faced, we have had to put in rules and regulations for business to be able to sustain their growth and create jobs.
- Wayne Allard
(Keywords: Business, Growth, Country, Jobs, Rules, Security)

It is human nature that rules the world, not governments and regimes.
- Svetlana Alliluyeva
(Keywords: Nature, Human nature, Rules, World)

I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.
- Louis Aragon
(Keywords: Thought, People, Books, Footsteps, Grammar, Logic, Rules, Style, Will)

Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Power, Jeopardy, Opposites, Rules, Violence)

Illegal immigrants are beginning to comprise a black market class of workers in our society, jeopardizing the financial health of companies which play by the rules, while themselves vulnerable to the exploitation by those willing to take advantage of their illegal status.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: Health, Society, Financial, Beginning, Class, Exploitation, Play, Rules, Workers)

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game - and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams.
- Jacques Barzun
(Keywords: Heart, America, Baseball, First, Mind, Rules, School)

I don't care about the rules. In fact, if I don't break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I'm not doing my job properly.
- Jeff Beck
(Keywords: Care, Fact, Job, Rules, Song)

We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules.
- Alan Bennett
(Keywords: People, Community, Rules, Trying)

If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world.
- Vinoba Bhave
(Keywords: Power, Victory, Body, Exercise, Man, Rules, World)

Our school education ignores, in a thousand ways, the rules of healthy development.
- Elizabeth Blackwell
(Keywords: Education, Development, Rules, School)

Imagination rules the world.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Imagination, Rules, World)

Washington should revive international efforts begun during the Clinton administration to pressure countries with dangerously loose banking regulations to adopt and enforce stricter rules.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Countries, Pressure, Rules, Washington)

So obviously, any religion embodies some form of rules and expectations for behavior, and even sometimes consequences, and they don't want to hear any of that.
- Pat Boone
(Keywords: Religion, Behavior, Consequences, Expectations, Rules, Want)

Look, all this is about is utilizing the rules of the Senate, using a majority of the senators, to make sure that we get health reform done. We cannot wait another day.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Health, Day, Majority, Reform, Rules, Senate, Senators)

The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Keywords: Finance, Money, Women, Office, Reason, Rules, Senate)

We follow the rules laid out in the Bible for running our church.
- William Brewster
(Keywords: Church, Bible, Rules, Running)

Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose.
- Joseph Brodsky
(Keywords: Life, Consulting, Play, Rules, Wonder)

I just don't think there are any rules to color. You have a small space with no windows? Put lamps in there, make it dramatic, paint the ceiling black. Do something with it. If it's dark, accentuate the darkness.
- David Bromstad
(Keywords: Darkness, Rules, Space, Windows)

Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.
- Norman O. Brown
(Keywords: Poetry, Common sense, Freedom, Rules, Speech, Violence, Words)

Every man should follow the bent of his nature in art and letters, always provided that he does not offend against the rules of morality and good taste.
- Thomas Edward Brown
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Morality, Letters, Man, Rules, Taste)

The biggest influence? I've had several at different times - but the biggest for me was Bob Dylan, who was a guy that came along when I was twelve or thirteen and just changed all the rules about what it meant to write songs.
- Jackson Browne
(Keywords: Influence, Rules, Songs)

I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today.
- Isambard K. Brunel
(Keywords: Progress, Errors, Improvement, Law, Rules, Today, Tomorrow)

Fantasy is totally wide open; all you really have to do is follow the rules you've set. But if you're writing about science, you have to first learn what you're writing about.
- Octavia Butler
(Keywords: Science, Fantasy, First, Open, Rules, Writing)

I strongly support the Bush Administration's clean diesel rules, which will reduce air pollution from diesel engines by more than 90 percent, and reduce the sulfur content of diesel fuel by more than 95 percent.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: Content, Pollution, Rules, Support, Will)

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
- Truman Capote
(Keywords: Music, Laws, Light, Painting, Perspective, Rules, Writing)

What I think is that we in the church - and especially I as an Archbishop - I'm responsible for maintaining our rules, and making sure we hold to unity in the Body of Christ.
- George Carey
(Keywords: Church, Body, Christ, Rules, Unity)

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
- Jacques Chirac
(Keywords: Life, Thought, Rules, Terrorism)

Principles and rules are intended to provide a thinking man with a frame of reference.
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Keywords: Man, Principles, Rules, Thinking)

I can never do better than Fawlty Towers whatever I do. Now I very much want to teach young talent some rules of the game.
- John Cleese
(Keywords: Talent, Now, Rules, Want)

I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid.
- Grover Cleveland
(Keywords: Men, People, American, Being, Goodness, Mercy, Now, Rules, Will)

There are different rules for reading, for thinking, and for talking. Writing blends all three of them.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Reading, Rules, Talking, Thinking, Writing)

Logic teaches rules for presentation, not thinking.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Logic, Rules, Thinking)

Our parents were very strict. Not in a brutal or awful way, but there were definite rules, such as after six on a school night you didn't go out, and at weekends you had to be home by a certain time. It wasn't particularly sheltered, but we were well brought-up.
- Caroline Corr
(Keywords: Home, Time, Night, Parents, Rules, School)

I try to be careful because technology changes so much over the years. But some things don't change. Kids and parents have disagreements, kids try to manipulate, parents try to sit down with rules and regs. That part never changes.
- Paula Danziger
(Keywords: Technology, Change, Disagreements, Kids, Parents, Rules, Years)

Some people wish above all to conform to the rules, I wish only to render what I can hear. There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure is the law.
- Claude Debussy
(Keywords: People, Law, Pleasure, Rules, Theory)

The school-boy doesn't force himself to learn his vocabularies and rules altogether at night, but knows that be must impress them again in the morning.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Keywords: Force, Night, Rules, School)

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
- Thomas A. Edison
(Keywords: Hell, Rules, Trying)

When you talk about changing the rules, that takes time, and it always involves more than just a committee.
- Al Edwards
(Keywords: Time, Committee, Rules, Talk)

I never graduated high school; they had to change the Ivy League rules. During my tenure at Brown, I helped them become the number one Ivy League school.
- Robert Evans
(Keywords: Change, Ivy, Rules, School)

Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Keywords: Family, Quarrels, Rules, Skin, Wounds)

If the rules of creativity are the norm for a company, creative people will be the norm.
- Jim Gilmore
(Keywords: People, Creativity, Company, Rules, Will)

If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.
- Ulysses S. Grant
(Keywords: Men, War, Obedience, Rules, Will)

You know, there're no rules between Russell and I. We don't want to have to have to talk too much, because it's really precious, really special to play music.
- Benny Green
(Keywords: Music, Play, Rules, Talk, Want)

But if, on the other hand, we should be justified in rejecting it, if there testified on oath, then, supposing our rules of evidence to be sound, we may be excused if we hesitate elsewhere to give it credence.
- Simon Greenleaf
(Keywords: May, Rules, Sound)

One of my rules is never explain. A writer is a lot like a magician, if you explain how the trick works then a lot of the magic turns mundane.
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Keywords: Magic, Rules, Writer)

Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?
- Stephen Hawking
(Keywords: Fire, Rules, Theory, Universe)

The great principle of Western society is that competition rules here as it rules in everything else. The best man - that is to say, the strongest and cleverest - is likely to get the best woman, in the sense of the most beautiful person.
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Keywords: Society, Competition, Man, Rules, Sense, Woman)



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