Quotes and Sayings about Rules



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

"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Rules)

"To insure peace of mind ignore the rules and regulations."
- George Ade
(Related: Peace, Mind, Rules)

"The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Power, Being, Man, Rules)

"I have taught my students not to apply rules or mechanical ways of seeing."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Rules, Students)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Business, Growth, Country, Jobs, Rules, Security)

"Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Heart, Fate, Questions, Rules)

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

"Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Religion, Act, Principles, Religious, Responsibility, Rules)

"The only thing I believe is this: A player does not have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager. All he has to do is obey the rules."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Manager, Respect, Rules)

"I began taking liberties a long time ago; now it is standard practice for most directors to ignore the rules."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Time, Now, Practice, Rules)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Power, Jeopardy, Opposites, Rules, Violence)

"The place was crawling with youngsters. It was good, because the kids were good. I can't make a general assumption. Again, you're probably getting, as a general theme from me, that I don't make a lot of broad, sweeping rules about movies."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Movies, Kids, Rules)

"If there were no rules about when to applaud, we in the audience would have the right response almost always."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Right, Rules)

"We seem to have set up some very arcane rules as to when it is actually OK to applaud."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Rules)

"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
(Related: Health, Society, Financial, Beginning, Class, Exploitation, Play, Rules, Workers)

"There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Health, Wisdom, Hurt, Man, Observation, Rules)

"Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men."
- Douglas Bader
(Related: Men, Fools, Guidance, Obedience, Rules)

"I knew it would happen. I knew I'd be No. 1. I'm a new artist; I don't know the rules. Nobody told me it wouldn't happen."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Artist, Rules)

"I use the rules to frustrate the law. But I didn't set up the ground rules."
- F. Lee Bailey
(Related: Law, Rules)

"The story grew, got way bigger than the contest rules called for, and next thing I knew I had a book."
- Leslie Banks
(Related: Rules)

"Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules, I came back year after year."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Rejection, Rules)

"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
(Related: Heart, America, Baseball, First, Mind, Rules, School)

"By overhauling current rules and speeding the entry of competitors in the market, we encourage competition and provide our constituents with new choices and cheaper bills."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Choices, Competition, Rules)

"The budget enforcement rules of the 1990s were an important part of getting the budget back into balance. It was done on a bipartisan basis. Those pay-as-you-go rules were tested and they worked. We are now in a one-party system, and we have thrown them out."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Balance, Now, Rules)

"The American people expect more from Congress. They expect fiscal responsibility and common sense. They expect us to return to the pay-as-you-go budget rules that we had enacted in the past that helped us establish a surplus, however briefly."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: People, American, Common sense, Congress, Past, Responsibility, Rules)

"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
(Related: Care, Fact, Job, Rules, Song)

"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."
- Thomas Beecham
(Related: Public, Rules)

"Science is not a game in which arbitrary rules are used to decide what explanations are to be permitted."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Science, Explanations, Rules)

"We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules."
- Alan Bennett
(Related: 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
(Related: Power, Victory, Body, Exercise, Man, Rules, World)

"We call those works of art concrete that came into being on the basis of their inherent resources and rules - without external borrowing from natural phenomena, without transforming those phenomena, in other words: not by abstraction."
- Max Bill
(Related: Art, Being, Borrowing, Rules)

"Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: War, Politeness, Rules)

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

"The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision."
- David Boies
(Related: Love, Decision, Purpose, Constitution, Court, Decisions, Rights, Legislation, Majority, Minority, Past)

"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
(Related: Wife, HusbPeople, Care, Rules)

"Imagination rules the world."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Health, Day, Majority, Reform, Rules, Senate, Senators)

"You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Rules)

"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
(Related: Finance, Money, Women, Office, Reason, Rules, Senate)

"No rules exist, and examples are simply life-savers answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Life, Rules)

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

"One of the rules I try to follow is that normal people are going to be involved even in heroic events."
- David Brin
(Related: People, Events, Rules)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Darkness, Rules, Space, Windows)

"The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Values, Evil, Injustice, Light, Rules)

"Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence."
- Norman O. Brown
(Related: 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
(Related: Art, Nature, Morality, Letters, Man, Rules, Taste)

"That's maybe the most important thing each generation does, is to break a lot of rules and make up their own way of doing things."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Rules)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Content, Pollution, Rules, Support, Will)

"To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal, to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new."
- Nicolas Cage
(Related: Actor, Rules)

"Don't talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay I make the goddam rules."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Rules, Talk)

"Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Computers, Gods, Mercy, Old, Rules)

"Integrity has no need of rules."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Integrity, Rules)

"Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Nature, Instinct, Law, Rules)

"We have very specific rules about how we go to market with children, and I think they are very responsible."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Children, Rules)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Church, Body, Christ, Rules, Unity)

"The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?"
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Ideas, Rules)

"I love good food but I follow strict rules the days I perform."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Food, Love, Rules)

"The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of formal confrontation."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Bed, Now, Public, Rules)

"There are no rules to writing a song."
- Randy Castillo
(Related: Rules, Song, Writing)

"Must not fight simply to win; no holds barred is not the way; you must win by the rules."
- John Graham Chambers
(Related: Fight, Rules)

"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Architecture, Clouds, Rules)

"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
(Related: Life, Thought, Rules, Terrorism)

"There aren't any rules, as far as anything-and that applies especially to writing songs, whatever gets the point across. So you're just kind of brought up to feel-in any field, if you say you can do it, do it. There it is."
- Guy Clark
(Related: Rules, Songs, Writing)

"Principles and rules are intended to provide a thinking man with a frame of reference."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Men, People, American, Being, Goodness, Mercy, Now, Rules, Will)

"Whatever its other limitations, the Big Apple and those who live there make room for their dogs and cats, take good care of them and abide by the rules made necessary by a huge population."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Care, Cats, Dogs, Limitations, Population, Rules)

"The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault."
- Ty Cobb
(Related: Business, Fault, Feet, First, Hurt, Right, Rules)

"We don't have any rules about how we depict violence, or how much violence is in a movie. It's a calibration on a case-by-case basis."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Rules, Violence)

"Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind."
- Wilkie Collins
(Related: Peace, Day, Mind, Reason, Rules)

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

"Imagination has rules, but we can only guess what they are."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Imagination, Rules)

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

"While tax refunds amount to substantial income for many Americans, current IRS rules do not allow taxpayers to directly deposit their refund into more than one account."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Americans, Tax, Income, Rules)

"I don't have to play by these rules or do these things... I can actually have my own kind of version."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Play, Rules)

"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
(Related: Home, Time, Night, Parents, Rules, School)

"Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Civilization, Rules)

"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
(Related: Habits, Rules)

"I feel different than I did three years ago, in The Cider House Rules."
- Kieran Culkin
(Related: Rules, Years)

"The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Power, Rules)

"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
(Related: Technology, Change, Disagreements, Kids, Parents, Rules, Years)

"Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: Art, Rules)

"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
(Related: People, Law, Pleasure, Rules, Theory)

"Every discourse, even a poetic or oracular sentence, carries with it a system of rules for producing analogous things and thus an outline of methodology."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Rules)

"I like breaking the rules."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Rules)

"In motion pictures, the actor rules. The camera served the actor."
- Richard Donner
(Related: Actor, Rules)

"I am not someone who believes we should build a fence around our country but I do believe there ought to be some fairness with respect to the rules of this globalization."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Country, Globalization, Respect, Rules)

"Mormons... are so strong, they can handle wealth, they are confident. I think it is because they are not bogged down by rules for equality, but have a firmly defined system of relative status and responsible command."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Equality, Wealth, Rules)

"I mean, I was always interested in people like Lenny Bruce, people who are breaking the old rules and making new ones."
- Faye Dunaway
(Related: People, Old, Rules)

"I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules."
- Leo Durocher
(Related: Effort, Rules)

"I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?"
- Leo Durocher
(Related: Rules)

"Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Time, Day, Ethics, Rules)

"There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart - never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never to tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: God, Heart, Listening, Rules)

"I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Beauty, Patriotism, Nothing, Rules)

"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
(Related: Force, Night, Rules, School)

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

"Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet."
- King Edward VIII
(Related: Opportunity, Positive, Advice, Chance, Feet, Old, Rest, Rules)

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

"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Play, Rules)

"There are those whose sole claim to profundity is the discovery of exceptions to the rules."
- Paul Eldridge
(Related: Discovery, Rules)

"The citizen is becoming a pawn in a game where nobody knows the rules, where everybody consequently doubts that there are rules at all, and where the vocabulary has been diminished to such an extent that nobody is even sure what the game is all about."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: Rules, Vocabulary)

"It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Rules)

"When it comes to federal elections law, Tom DeLay and his special-interest friends live by one set of rules, and everyone else lives by a very different set."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Delay, Elections, Friends, Law, Rules)

"When I wrote The Virgin Suicides, I gave myself very strict rules about the narrative voice: the boys would only be able to report what they had seen or found or what had been told to them."
- Jeffrey Eugenides
(Related: Boys, Rules)

"I attribute my success to my mental approach to the game. I have always been a serious student of umpiring. I enjoy studying rules, situations, and positioning."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Success, Rules)

"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
(Related: Change, Ivy, Rules, School)

"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play it better than anyone else."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Play, Rules)

"I met my wife by breaking two of my rules: never date a girl seriously that you meet at a nightclub and never date a fan."
- Corey Feldman
(Related: Wife)

"German businessmen are overwhelmed by the high cost of doing business. Inflexible rules, enforced by a burgeoning bureaucracy, discourage entrepreneurship."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Business, Bureaucracy, Rules)

"A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Rules)

"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
(Related: Family, Quarrels, Rules, Skin, Wounds)

"Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this, from realm to realm we roam. Our fleets come loaded with every folly home."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Home, Love, Folly, Mankind, Mind, Novelty, Rules)

"There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about."
- Helen Frankenthaler
(Related: Art, Invention, Rules)

"In football, like in life, you must learn to play within the rules of the game."
- Hayden Fry
(Related: Life, Football, Play, Rules)

"I loved writing a book in which, in some ways, it's very, very classical, and in some ways I'm breaking lots of rules about what you can do and what you can't do."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Rules, Writing)

"There are few ironclad rules of diplomacy but to one there is no exception. When an official reports that talks were useful, it can safely be concluded that nothing was accomplished."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Diplomacy, Nothing, Rules)

"Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray."
- Joe Garagiola
(Related: Home, Baseball, First, Race, Rules)

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

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

"You're a Catholic in Italy when you're born, it's unthinkable to stop being Catholic. You just take the rules a lot more seriously, because it pervades your culture."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Being, Culture, Italy, Rules)

"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
(Related: Music, Play, Rules, Talk, Want)

"I followed the rules, and I was a high achiever."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Rules)

"Physicists are more like avant-garde composers, willing to bend traditional rules... Mathematicians are more like classical composers."
- Brian Greene
(Related: Composers, Mathematicians, Rules)

"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
(Related: May, Rules, Sound)

"The secret we should never let the gamemasters know is that they don't need any rules."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Rules)

"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
(Related: Magic, Rules, Writer)

"See, there were certain rules I'd always used, and people like Trane, they would break those rules."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: People, Rules)

"Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the wave, not realising that it is against all the rules of life. You can't be on top all the time, it isn't natural."
- Olivia De Havilland
(Related: Life, Time, People, Famous, Rules)

"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
(Related: Fire, Rules, Theory, Universe)

"When we did that kind of stuff our only rule was... Well, we didn't have any rules, really, but my rule, because I was the drinker of the group, was not at any time of the day before the night we're working."
- Lee Hazlewood
(Related: Time, Day, Night, Rules)

"Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Morality, Man, Opinion, Rules)

"There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Love, Friendship, Force, Rules)

"Rules and models destroy genius and art."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Art, Genius, Rules)

"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
(Related: Society, Competition, Man, Rules, Sense, Woman)

"Rape, mutilation, abuse, and theft are the natural outcome of a world in which force rules, in which human beings are objects."
- Chris Hedges
(Related: Abuse, Force, Rules, Theft, World)

"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 A. Heinlein
(Related: Rules)

"There were no rules, other than that the song should sound good and be fun to play."
- Levon Helm
(Related: Fun, Play, Rules, Song, Sound)

"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Fun, Rules)

"To do it nationally or internationally, you have to follow a few more rules."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: Rules)

"Unaware of the absurdity of it, we introduce our own petty household rules into the economy of the universe for which the life of generations, peoples, of entire planets, has no importance in relation to the general development."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Life, Development, Absurdity, Economy, Generations, Importance, Rules, Universe)

"The rules are changed now, there's not any way to build a team today. It's just how much money you want to spend. You could be the world champions and somebody else makes a key acquisition or two and you're through."
- Whitey Herzog
(Related: Money, Key, Now, Rules, Today, Want, World)

"Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper."
- David Hilbert
(Related: Mathematics, Rules)

"No, there are no hard and fast rules about sources, no printed booklet to help journalists through."
- Ian Hislop
(Related: Help, Rules)

"So too, in forming a constitution, or in enacting rules of procedure, or making canons, the people do not merely passively assent, but actively cooperate. They have, in all these matters, the same authority as the clergy."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: People, Authority, Constitution, Rules)

"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Man, Old, Rules)

"If it be not a sin, an open, flagrant violation of all the rules of justice and humanity, to hold these slaves in bondage, it is indeed folly to put ourselves to any trouble and expense in order to free them."
- Samuel Hopkins
(Related: Folly, Humanity, Justice, Open, Order, Rules, Sin, Trouble)

"The middle class is teetering on the brink of collapse just as surely as AIG was in the fall of 2009 - only this time, it's not just one giant insurance company (and its banking counterparties) facing disaster, it's tens of millions of hardworking Americans who played by the rules."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Time, Americans, Class, Company, Disaster, Middle class, Rules)

"I played saxophone, so I was into jazz. I learned from each audience and each teacher that I had. I can't really tell you any rules or anything, but the way I develop my beliefs is really just by personally learning from different situations."
- Chad Hugo
(Related: Beliefs, Jazz, Learning, Rules)

"The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason."
- David Hume
(Related: Morality, Reason, Rules)

"As I understand it, laws, commands, rules and edicts are for those who have not the light which makres plain the pathway."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Laws, Light, Rules)

"I had always broken the rules."
- Lauren Hutton
(Related: Rules)

"The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Nature, Chess, Laws, Rules, Universe, World)

"Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can't miss."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: People, Employees, Reward, Rules)

"It's in our best interest to put some of the old rules aside and create new ones and follow the consumer - what the consumer wants and where the consumer wants to go."
- Robert Iger
(Related: Interest, Old, Rules)

"Well, it is true that they did - the Pentagon did impose rules for governing the handling of the Koran in January of 2003, after there had been complaints about the handling of the Koran from detainees, from the International Red Cross."
- Michael Isikoff
(Related: Koran, Complaints, Rules)

"The best thing about Sci-Fi, which is my favorite genre, is that there are no rules for behavior. So you can do anything you want."
- Brion James
(Related: Behavior, Favorite, Rules, Want)

"A little more movement of the defensive side of the ball, some rules that will be unnoticed, but a big rule will be allowing the jack linebacker to move out of the box sideline to sideline."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Rules, Will)

"I figured out it was a social thing, what women were allowed to do. At a very young age, I decided I was not going to follow women's rules."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Women, Age, Rules)

"Police officials routinely execute search warrants on private homes and offices, and Congressional offices should not be treated any differently. There cannot be one set of rules for elected officials and another set of rules for everyone else."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Police, Rules)

"The big producer is going to figure out how to deal with whatever the rules are, but the little guy who is running a few hundred units or maybe feeding 1,500 cattle a year, how will they ever comply with these requirements?"
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Rules, Running, Will)

"Women have the feeling that since they didn't make the rules, the rules have nothing to do with them."
- Diane Johnson
(Related: Women, Feeling, Nothing, Rules)

"The assumption that nature is all there is, and that nature has been governed by the same rules at all times and places, makes it possible for natural science to be confident that it can explain such things as how life began."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Life, Nature, Science, Rules)

"Some theists in evolutionary science acquiesce to these tacit rules and retain a personal faith while accepting a thoroughly naturalistic picture of physical reality."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Faith, Science, Reality, Rules)

"The rules are simple. Take your work, but never yourself, seriously. Pour in the love and whatever skill you have, and it will come out."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Love, Work, Rules, Skill, Will)

"You can't break the rules until you know how to play the game."
- Rickie Lee Jones
(Related: Play, Rules)

"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
(Related: Love, Power, Rules, Shadow, Will)

"Croquet is tough. People play for months because the rules are so bizarre. Those crazy English."
- Jane Kaczmarek
(Related: People, Bizarre, English, Months, Play, Rules)

"I am very proud to follow the rules of our company."
- Ingvar Kamprad
(Related: Company, Rules)

"Money changes all the iron rules into rubber bands."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Money, Rules)

"If the opponent offers keen play I don't object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Strategy, Logic, Play, Rules, Satisfaction)

"There are certain rules one must abide by in order to succesfully survive a horror movie."
- Jamie Kennedy
(Related: Horror, Order, Rules)

"I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure."
- Jean Kerr
(Related: Success, Failure, Rules)

"Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Life, Sports, Character, Play, Rules)

"We must have the time to create strict rules so that property is not sold by Communist managers for a low price. They often get payments under the table to sell to the first bidder. This does not build public support for a market economy."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Time, Economy, First, Managers, Property, Public, Rules, Support)

"What we want is to establish the rules of a market economy - not to plan its outcome."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Economy, Rules, Want)

"Those looking for ideology in the White House should consider this: For the men who rule our world, rules are for other people."
- Naomi Klein
(Related: Men, People, Ideology, Rules, World)

"One of the first rules of playing the power game is that all bad news must be accepted calmly, as if one already knew and didn't care."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Power, Care, First, News, Rules)

"The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Rules, Succeed)

"I believe every chess player senses beauty, when he succeeds in creating situations, which contradict the expectations and the rules, and he succeeds in mastering this situation."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Beauty, Chess, Expectations, Rules, Senses)

"I am not much about rules, I like to break 'em and don't like to make 'em."
- Carson Kressley
(Related: Rules)

"The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Truth, People, Decisions, Rules)

"To be in the EU, it means to have same rules of... for economy, for social life, to be together in the majority of European countries."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Life, Countries, Economy, Majority, Rules)

"If there are going to be people out there making war on other people, don't you think it's a good idea for some of those people to at least follow a code of ethics? Not 'honor' but something you can pin down and be sure of, something with the same rules for everybody."
- Mercedes Lackey
(Related: War, People, Idea, Ethics, Rules)

"I had these recipes that say do this, do that. Who MAKES these rules?"
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Rules)

"Rule A: Don't. Rule A1: Rule A doesn't exist. Rule A2: Do not discuss the existence or non-existence of Rules A, A1 or A2."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Existence, Rules)

"I have faith in the market when we get the rules right."
- Kenneth Lay
(Related: Faith, Right, Rules)

"Believing we know what makes prosperity work, ignoring the nature of the actual prosperity all around, we change the rules within which the Internet revolution lives. These changes will end the revolution."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Change, Nature, Work, End, Revolution, Internet, Prosperity, Rules, Will)

"I am the common man. I'm polite, I love my family and I play by the rules. And sometimes I get pushed around. That's my lifestyle, and that's what I try to bring to characters."
- Eugene Levy
(Related: Family, Love, Man, Play, Rules)

"The fact that biological, or "natural" rules might help in the creation of a computer generated work of art is interesting, but even a wonderful work of art made in this fashion isn't the same as a person, with all his or her experiences and emotions involved, making art."
- Steven Levy
(Related: Art, Work, Computer, Creation, Emotions, Fact, Fashion, Help, Rules)

"But a true diva has dismissed that drama. A true diva's heart is open, and she's ready to play by her own rules - rules that are gentle and kind."
- Jenifer Lewis
(Related: Heart, Drama, Open, Play, Rules)

"If people suspect their Cattle Bewitched, if they be great Cattle, make the twelfth house their ascendant, and the eleventh their twelfth house, and vary your Rules with Judgment."
- William Lilly
(Related: People, Judgment, Rules)

"I believe God rules all by his divine providence and that the stars by his permission are instruments."
- William Lilly
(Related: God, Providence, Rules, Stars)

"States have the responsibility to create rules and conditions for growth and development, and to channel the benefits to all citizens by providing education and making people able to participate in the economies, and in decision-making."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Education, People, Development, Decision, Growth, Benefits, Responsibility, Rules, states)

"The other part of our proposal that gets the 'dittoheads' upset is our suggestion that the commercial radio station owners either play by the rules or pay. In other words, if they don't want to be subject to local criticism of how they are meeting their license obligations, they should pay to support public broadcasters who will operate on behalf of the local community."
- Mark Lloyd
(Related: Community, Criticism, Meeting, Play, Public, Rules, Support, Want, Will, Words)

"If you call on God to improve the results of a shot while it is still in motion, you are using 'an outside agency' and subject to appropriate penalties under the rules of golf."
- Henry Longhurst
(Related: God, Golf, Results, Rules)

"Apart from a few simple principles, the sound and rhythm of English prose seem to me matters where both writers and readers should trust not so much to rules as to their ears."
- F. L. Lucas
(Related: Trust, English, Principles, Prose, Rules, Sound, Writers)

"What I think is interesting is that the more you do, you have to invent a book of rules of what you can do and what you can't do. And the very real danger is that if your book of rules becomes a book of cliches."
- Adrian Lyne
(Related: Cliches, Danger, Rules)

"I like rules that are broken."
- Shelby Lynne
(Related: Rules)

"You are remembered for the rules you break."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Rules)

"To be a prisoner means to be defined as a member of a group for whom the rules of what can be done to you, of what is seen as abuse of you, are reduced as part of the definition of your status."
- Catharine MacKinnon
(Related: Abuse, Rules)

"The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break."
- John Madden
(Related: Coach, Rules)

"I only have two rules for my newly born daughter: she will dress well and never have sex."
- John Malkovich
(Related: Sex, Dress, Rules, Will)

"When the weather changes, nobody believes the laws of physics have changed. Similarly, I don't believe that when the stock market goes into terrible gyrations its rules have changed."
- Benoit Mandelbrot
(Related: Laws, Physics, Rules, Weather)

"Unity is the most important thing on the road to stamping out terror. You need global rules of law and order, and they have to be enforced. Start with that principle."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Law, Order, Road, Rules, Terror, Unity)

"There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Rules, Writing)

"The numbers may be said to rule the whole world of quantity, and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as the complete equipment of the mathematician."
- James C. Maxwell
(Related: Arithmetic, May, Numbers, Quantity, Rules, World)

"I love having my hands in the dirt. It is never a science and always an art. There are no rules. And if it comes down to me versus that weed I'm trying to pull out of the ground that doesn't want to come out? I know I'll win."
- Matthew McConaughey
(Related: Love, Science, Art, Rules, Trying, Want)

"I don't want to make that sound like I'm preaching from a mountain top when I say you have to give your family everything, because I know it's hard for people. I'm lucky to be in a position where you can establish those ground rules and make it that way."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Family, People, Preaching, Rules, Sound, Want)

"The head never rules the heart but just becomes its partner in crime."
- Michael McLaughlin
(Related: Heart, Crime, Rules)

"The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Heart, Crime, Rules)

"Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Comfort, Rules, Today)

"I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass-market fashion is very modern - wearing head-to-toe designer has become a bit passe. It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It's all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together."
- Alexander McQueen
(Related: Idea, Fashion, Luxury, Rules, Style)

"Obedience keeps the rules. Love knows when to break them."
- Anthony de Mello
(Related: Love, Obedience, Rules)

"We're a very expensive group; we break a lot of rules. It's unheard of to combine opera with a rock theme, my dear ."
- Freddie Mercury
(Related: Opera, Rules)

"Family responsibility, yes, and always. Family bankruptcy due to the cruel rules of government, no."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Family, Government, Responsibility, Rules)

"All action is for the sake of some end; and rules of action, it seems natural to suppose, must take their whole character and color from the end to which they are subservient."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Action, Character, End, Rules)

"He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king."
- John Milton
(Related: Rules)

"Societies need rules that make no sense for individuals. For example, it makes no difference whether a single car drives on the left or on the right. But it makes all the difference when there are many cars!"
- Marvin Minsky
(Related: Car, Difference, Example, Right, Rules, Sense)

"If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere."
- Marilyn Monroe
(Related: Rules)

"In an upside down world, with all the rules being rewritten as the game goes on and spectators invading the pitch, it is good to feel that some things and some people seem to stay just as they were."
- Kenneth More
(Related: People, Being, Rules, World)

"I am the reassurance that they have not changed. In an upside down world, with all the rules being rewritten as the game goes on and spectators invading the pitch, it is good to feel that some things and some people seem to stay just as they were."
- Kenneth More
(Related: People, Being, Reassurance, Rules, World)

"Disguise our bondage as we will, 'Tis woman, woman, rules us still."
- Thomas More
(Related: Disguise, Rules, Will, Woman)

"I remember thinking during those times that I wanted to write in a way where there are no rules."
- Alanis Morissette
(Related: Rules, Thinking)

"The old rules and the old methods of winning are gone."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Winning, Old, Rules)

"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
(Related: Sex, Truth, Body, Lies, Rules)

"In Trinidad, where as new arrivals we were a disadvantaged community, that excluding idea was a kind of protection; it enabled us - for the time being, and only for the time being - to live in our own way and according to our own rules, to live in our own fading India."
- V. S. Naipaul
(Related: Time, Idea, Being, Community, Protection, Rules)

"There are no rules and regulations for perfect composition. If there were we would be able to put all the information into a computer and would come out with a masterpiece. We know that's impossible. You have to compose by the seat of your pants."
- Arnold Newman
(Related: Computer, Information, Rules)

"In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing."
- John Henry Newman
(Related: Love, Genius, Rules, World)

"We slow the progress of science today for all sorts of ethical reasons. Biomedicine could advance much faster if we abolished our rules on human experimentation in clinical trials, as Nazi researchers did."
- Paul Nitze
(Related: Science, Progress, Rules, Today, Trials)

"I played by the rules of politics as I found them."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Politics, Rules)

"Step outside the guidelines of the official umpires and make your own rules and your own reality."
- Phil Ochs
(Related: Reality, Rules)

"I don't know the rules of grammar... If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: People, Day, Grammar, Language, Rules, Trying)

"Baseball needs to put the steroids era behind it by having and enforcing tough rules against all kinds of artificial advantages, so that spring can return."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Baseball, Needs, Rules, Spring)

"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
(Related: War, Hatred, Jealousy, Nothing, Play, Pleasure, Rules, Violence, Words)

"One of the absolute rules I learned in the war was, don't know anything you don't need to know, because if you ever get caught they will get it out of you."
- Abraham Pais
(Related: War, Rules, Will)

"Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often."
- Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus
(Related: Life, Music, Feeling, Instinct, Rules)

"I try to live the moment and not obey laws, rules, conventions, or norms; to react to a sensation, a feeling, or an emotion. You can't program emotion."
- Anne Parillaud
(Related: Emotion, Feeling, Laws, Rules)

"We have to be careful about creating more rules."
- Paul Parker
(Related: Rules)

"Allow me a bit of philosophy here... We started tele skiing as a rebellion against rules."
- Paul Parker
(Related: Philosophy, Rebellion, Rules)

"Comfort rules. You want to be able to sit in a good chair comfortably for a few hours and be able to talk and enjoy a glass of wine. There's nothing worse than sitting in an uncomfortable chair."
- Amanda Pays
(Related: Comfort, Nothing, Rules, Talk, Want, Wine)

"There is a set of rules and a code of conduct that I believe that you should adhere to in life."
- Stuart Pearce
(Related: Life, Rules)

"But if the UN cannot or will not revise its rules in ways that establish beyond question the legality of the measures the United States must take to protect the American people, then we should unashamedly and explicitly reject the jurisdiction of these rules."
- Richard Perle
(Related: People, American, Question, Rules, states, United, Will)

"War has rules, mud wrestling has rules - politics has no rules."
- Ross Perot
(Related: Politics, War, Rules, Wrestling)

"Language is not merely a set of unrelated sounds, clauses, rules, and meanings; it is a total coherent system of these integrating with each other, and with behavior, context, universe of discourse, and observer perspective."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Behavior, Language, Perspective, Rules, Universe)

"There are some good rules and there are some lousy rules."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Rules)

"You get the feeling that many of my guests feel that the French language gives them entry into a more cultivated, more intelligent world, more highly civilised too, with rules."
- Bernard Pivot
(Related: Feeling, Guests, Language, Rules, World)

"I'm learning to play by the rules. I sort of hate to think of it that way, but that's how it is. I'm really learning to function out there and in such a way that I don't need to drink."
- Dana Plato
(Related: Hate, Learning, Play, Rules)

"Write a lot. And finish what you write. Don't join writer's clubs and go sit around having coffee reading pieces of your manuscript to people. Write it. Finish it. I set those rules up years ago, and nothing's changed."
- Jerry Pournelle
(Related: People, Coffee, Nothing, Reading, Rules, Writer, Years)

"Asimov was the reason why we changed some rules in the SFWA, and I'm not convinced we changed it for the best."
- Jerry Pournelle
(Related: Reason, Rules)

"What scared me in that debate is that it's not about the ownership rules at all. The vast majority of people don't even know what the rules say, to be perfectly candid. Name all six of them."
- Michael K. Powell
(Related: People, Debate, Majority, Name, Ownership, Rules)

"If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules, but if not - and the odds are against it - go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper - write."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Genius, Challenge, Rules)

"In Survivor and Finder's Fee, it is about what you would do if you could get away with it. Survivor is about your own integrity and where you draw your own ethical and moral lines. There are no rules."
- Jeff Probst
(Related: Integrity, Rules)

"Without natural gifts technical rules are useless."
- Quintilian
(Related: Gifts, Rules)

"In their rules there was only one clause: Do what you will."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Rules, Will)

"The principal rule of art is to please and to move. All the other rules were created to achieve this first one."
- Jean Racine
(Related: Art, First, Rules)

"Seeking the good is not primarily about rules and commandments."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Rules)

"What's very important is that we build a space that matters in the world, one that operates according to democratic rules, and that small and large countries enjoy a good relationship."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Countries, Rules, Space, World)

"But the Republic has its rules and it must not tolerate any abuse of them."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Abuse, Rules)

"I am a believer, but I affirm that in public buildings the law of the Republic overrides religious rules."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Law, Public, Religious, Rules)

"My characters aren't losers. They're rebels. They win by their refusal to play by everyone else's rules."
- Harold Ramis
(Related: Play, Rules)

"Unless we repeal the illegal Byrd amendment, American exports will be vulnerable to retaliation, and the U.S. will continue to face a difficult task convincing other countries to make their laws comply with international rules."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: American, Countries, Laws, Rules, Will)

"Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country."
- Dan Rather
(Related: Fear, Country, Rules)

"One of my rules is: Never listen to your old stuff."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Old, Rules)

"So the next thing I assume I'll be hearing from Republicans, they want to change rules some way, as they do on the House when you get a problem with ethics, they just change the rules."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Change, Ethics, Hearing, Republicans, Rules, Want)

"The rules of navigation never navigated a ship. The rules of architecture never built a house."
- Thomas Reid
(Related: Architecture, Navigation, Rules)

"Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius."
- Joshua Reynolds
(Related: Genius, Rules, Taste)

"Only in baseball can a team player be a pure individualist first and a team player second, within the rules and spirit of the game."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Baseball, First, Rules, Spirit)

"Market forces impose certain rules before a film can actually get made."
- Alan Rickman
(Related: Film, Rules)

"The general will rules in society as the private will governs each separate individual."
- Maximilien Robespierre
(Related: Society, Rules, Will)

"The rules are learnt in order to be broken, but if you don't know them, then something is missing."
- Nicolas Roeg
(Related: Order, Rules)

"Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Principles, Rules)

"The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Government, Constitution, Rules, states, United)

"The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament of man with authority to control the conduct of nations by legislation or an international police force with power to enforce national conformity to rules of right conduct is a counsel of perfection."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Power, Idea, Control, Authority, Conformity, Force, Legislation, Man, Nations, Now, Parliament, Perfection, Police, Right, Rules)

"Claims of right and insistence upon obligations may depend upon treaty stipulations, or upon the rules of international law, or upon the sense of natural justice applied to the circumstances of a particular case, or upon disputed facts."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Circumstances, Facts, Justice, Law, May, Right, Rules, Sense)

"Alinsky's 1971 book, "Rules for Radicals," is a favorite of the Obamas. Michele Obama quoted it at the Democratic Convention. One Alinsky tactic is to "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." That's what the White House did in targeting Rush Limbaugh, Rick Santelli and Jim Cramer."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Favorite)

"Science fiction writers put characters into a world with arbitrary rules and work out what happens."
- Rudy Rucker
(Related: Science, Work, Fiction, Rules, World, Writers)

"A computation is a process that obeys finitely describable rules."
- Rudy Rucker
(Related: Rules)

"If you develop rules, never have more than ten."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Rules)

"Singles needed to come back. And what I tried to do in my online experiment was to change the rules for myself and make available at a more regular pace the fruits of my labour, for people who decided they wanted to support my recordings."
- Todd Rundgren
(Related: Change, People, Rules, Support)

"For us, holding on to religious rules, and following them, and refraining from what's forbidden, and being diligent with our duties, what do we call that? That's what we call freedom."
- Muqtada al Sadr
(Related: Being, Forbidden, Freedom, Religious, Rules)

"Existence precedes and rules essence."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Existence, Rules)

"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
(Related: Family, Feelings, Communication, Mistakes, Open, Rules, Worth)

"But I think our humour is exactly the same today. Only, we've made rules now. We've said we are not going to do prosthetic make-up scenes, because when they take it off half your face comes off."
- Jennifer Saunders
(Related: Now, Rules, Today)

"Although spoken English doesn't obey the rules of written language, a person who doesn't know the rules thoroughly is at a great disadvantage."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: English, Language, Rules)

"Rules are to be initiated for the allotment of scarce raw materials etc; and their use and processing for other than war, or otherwise absolutely vital, goods is prohibited."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: War, Rules)

"It is more than a book, it is an institution which rules the Christian world."
- Philip Schaff
(Related: Christian, Rules, World)

"Appearance rules the world."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Appearance, Rules, World)

"I had to realize that the use of samples has its rules, too."
- Klaus Schulze
(Related: Rules)

"If you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Work, Country, Open, Play, Rules)

"Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love."
- Walter Scott
(Related: Love, Men, Court, Heaven, Rules, Saints)

"Thus the creation, which seems an arbitrary act, supposes laws as invariable as those of the fatality of the Atheists. It would be absurd to say that the Creator might govern the world without those rules, since without them it could not subsist."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Act, Creation, Laws, Rules, World)

"The government only makes restrictive rules, they don't show you what to do so you know, OK, here's where we need this many apartments, with open space, playgrounds, kindergartens."
- Harry Seidler
(Related: Government, Open, Rules, Space)

"Actually criminal sanctions that are given could be up to five years for violating the rules and regulations under the campaign finance reform. This is like the Alien and Sedition Act of years and years ago, decades ago."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Finance, Act, Reform, Rules, Years)

"The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game."
- Bill Shankly
(Related: Rules, Trouble)

"I've always found ways to bend the rules."
- Michael Shanks
(Related: Rules)

"The promise of America is one immigration policy for all who seek to enter our shores, whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada, there must be one set of rules for everybody. We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior. We cannot look at the Latino community and preach "one language." No one gave them an English test before they sent them to Iraq to fight for America."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Policy, Act, America, Canada, Community, Culture, English, Fight, Iraq, Language, Promise, Rules, Will)

"The golden rule is that there are no golden rules."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Rules)

"I didn't follow the standard rules of bass playing, and many musicians on many different instruments who became noteworthy for their unique or particular style did a very similar thing."
- Billy Sheehan
(Related: Musicians, Rules, Style)

"It doesn't really matter how much of the rules or the dogma we accepted and lived by if we're not really living by the fundamental creed of the Catholic Church, which is service to others and finding God in ourselves and then seeing God in everyone - including our enemies."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: God, Church, Enemies, Living, Rules, Service)

"An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man. Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Change, Men, Army, Man, Rules)

"One of the first rules of science is if somebody delivers a secret weapon to you, you better use it."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Science, First, Rules)

"We see things like reciprocity which are fairly central to our view of ethics. But if you're talking about a set of worked-out rules on what we are supposed to do then, yes, it is a human product."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Ethics, Reciprocity, Rules, Talking)

"They said it was against the rules to take sides on a controversial issue. I said, 'I wish you had told me that during World War II, when I took sides against Hitler.'"
- Howard K. Smith
(Related: War, Rules, World, World war)

"Societies depend on agreed rules."
- John M. Smith
(Related: Rules)

"In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma; that is, the sacred lore of priests and people... and these stories afford the only explanation that is offered of the precepts of religion and the prescribed rules of ritual."
- William Robertson Smith
(Related: Religion, People, Mythology, Ritual, Rules)

"I love all of mythology and rules pertaining to all of the monsters, but I like to go the extra step."
- Stephen Sommers
(Related: Love, Mythology, Rules)

"Although none of the rules for becoming more alive is valid, it is healthy to keep on formulating them."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Rules)

"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
(Related: Liberal, Play, Radical, Rules, Today, Years)

"We developed during the 1990s a series of budget process rules that helped us bring to heel these deficits, diminishing every year and moving the budget so into surplus."
- John Spratt
(Related: Rules)

"The whole idea of equal justice under law means that you've got to play by the rules. It has nothing to do with the underlying subject matter. You just tell the truth."
- Kenneth Starr
(Related: Truth, Idea, Justice, Law, Nothing, Play, Rules)

"I'd like to have no rules and eat what I want, but I've learned over the years that I'm so disappointed when I can't wear the clothes I want to wear."
- Gwen Stefani
(Related: Clothes, Rules, Want, Years)

"We cannot be any stronger in our foreign policy for all the bombs and guns we may heap up in our arsenals than we are in the spirit which rules inside the country. Foreign policy, like a river, cannot rise above its source."
- Adlai Stevenson
(Related: Policy, Bombs, Country, Foreign policy, May, Rules, Spirit)

"I have always made my own rules, in poetry as in life - though I have tried of late to cooperate more with my family. I do, however, believe that without order or pattern poetry is useless."
- Anne Stevenson
(Related: Life, Poetry, Family, Order, Rules)

"California lacks a lot of the rules and restrictions the East has. Every house is a different style, different material, different color. There's a lot of craziness out there."
- Parker Stevenson
(Related: Rules, Style)

"Neither Aristotelian nor Russellian rules give the exact logic of any expression of ordinary language; for ordinary language has no exact logic."
- Peter Frederick Strawson
(Related: Expression, Language, Logic, Rules)

"It is easy to study the rules of overloading and of templates without noticing that together they are one of the keys to elegant and efficient type-safe containers."
- Bjarne Stroustrup
(Related: Rules, Study)

"I believe there is no doctrine more dangerous to the Church today than to convey the impression that a revival is something peculiar in itself and cannot be judged by the same rules of causes and effect as other things."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Impression, Church, Causes, Doctrine, Effect, Rules, Today)

"I mean one of the basic rules when you're acting is that you mustn't stand in judgement on a character, you mustn't say Hitler was a bad man because you can't act in that way."
- Janet Suzman
(Related: Character, Acting, Man, Rules)

"In the 'Nike Economy,' there are no standards, no borders and no rules. Clearly, the global economy isn't working for workers in China and Indonesia and Burma any more than it is for workers here in the United States."
- John J. Sweeney
(Related: Economy, Rules, states, United, Workers)

"Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together; Let none but Him who rules the thunder Put this man and woman asunder."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Man, Rules, Weather, Woman)

"There are no rules when it comes to love."
- Taylor Swift
(Related: Love, Rules)

"Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards."
- Tacitus
(Related: Chance, Cowards, Rules, Service, Valor)

"No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Nature, People, Desire, Human nature, Rules)

"You try to stay within the rules for the sake of the game, but you can always turn up the intensity."
- Lawrence Taylor
(Related: Rules)

"I had everything working my way, strong as a bull. And still I ignored the rules of the game of life."
- Lawrence Taylor
(Related: Life, Rules)

"These rules may seem simple enough, but it will require great morale and physical courage to adhere to them. But if carried out in the strict sense of the word it will surely lead to a greater success than could otherwise be attained."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Success, Courage, May, Rules, Sense, Will, Word)

"The best rules to form a young man, are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it."
- William Temple
(Related: Company, Distrust, Man, Opinions, Rules, Talk, Value)

"For you to ask advice on the rules of love is no better than to ask advice on the rules of madness."
- Terence
(Related: Love, Advice, Madness, Rules)

"There is all the difference in the world between departure from recognised rules by one who has learned to obey them, and neglect of them through want of training or want of skill or want of understanding. Before you can be eccentric you must know where the circle is."
- Ellen Terry
(Related: Departure, Difference, Neglect, Rules, Skill, Training, Understanding, Want, World)

"At the end, the realization is that she had to get to a place in her life where she could drop her guard and make peace with the fact that whether she had a small amount of time, that she had to kind of live it completely through, instead of living by the rules."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Life, Peace, Time, End, Fact, Living, Rules)

"While we believe there are fruitful opportunities to update and improve old rules, we do not want to set up a review process that could create a litigation morass."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Old, Rules, Want)

"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
(Related: Nature, Genius, Artist, Law, Man, Observation, Rules)

"The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel."
- James Thurber
(Related: Comedy, Limitations, Rules, Taste)

"Once you have selected a sport or a creative activity, the rules are pretty much the same."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Pretty, Rules)

"Knowing the rules and remembering the rules are two completely different things."
- Simon Travaglia
(Related: Rules)

"Far be it from me to force anyone into either chess or dressage, but if you choose to do so yourself, in my opinion there is only one way: follow the rules."
- Lars von Trier
(Related: Chess, Force, Opinion, Rules)

"There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances."
- Leon Trotsky
(Related: Peace, War, Circumstances, Rules)

"We have to do more than keep media giants from growing larger; they're already too big. We need a new set of rules that will break these huge companies to pieces."
- Ted Turner
(Related: Giants, Media, Rules, Will)

"Now it's a fully realized production but for the fact that we're holding our scripts in our hand and some of us used them, and some of us didn't and you have to by union rules hold the script. You don't have to use them but you gotta hold them."
- Blair Underwood
(Related: Fact, Now, Production, Rules)

"Some genres I'm not a huge fan of but there are always exceptions that break the rules. There are always a few people doing it in a way weird enough to grab my attention."
- Ville Valo
(Related: People, Attention, Rules)

"I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity."
- Bill Veeck
(Related: Rules)

"There are no rules in fights with girls. Just hurting."
- Suzanne Vega
(Related: Girls, Rules)

"I also believe that government has no business telling us how we should live our lives. I think our lifestyle choices should be left up to us. What we do in our private lives is none of the government's business. That position rules out the Republican Party for me."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Business, Government, Choices, Party, Republican, Rules)

"There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once."
- Ken Venturi
(Related: Rules)

"It is a point where our old models must be discarded and a new reality rules."
- Vernor Vinge
(Related: Old, Reality, Rules)

"As far as critics, I'm not a hip guy. I was never on drugs. Nobody ever felt sorry for me 'cause I went straight or found God. I always had God. I've always like, played by the rules."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: God, Drugs, Rules)

"Love begets love, love knows no rules, this is same for all."
- Virgil
(Related: Love, Rules)

"Do not let the Obama administration fool you with all their cunning Alinsky methods. And if you don't know what that method is, I implore you to get the book 'Rules for Radicals,' by Saul Alinsky. Mr. Obama is very well trained in these methods."
- Jon Voight
(Related: Cunning, Fool)

"I always say that it's about breaking the rules. But the secret of breaking rules in a way that works is understanding what the rules are in the first place."
- Rick Wakeman
(Related: First, Rules, Understanding)

"The problem is that once the rules of art are debunked, and once the unpleasant realities the irony diagnoses are revealed and diagnosed, "then" what do we do?"
- David Foster Wallace
(Related: Art, Irony, Rules)

"Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations."
- Horace Walpole
(Related: Nature, Poetry, Character, Comedy, Imitation, Rules, Tragedy)

"I will not attempt to deny the reasonableness and necessity of a party war; but in carrying on that war all principles and rules of justice should not be departed from."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: War, Justice, Necessity, Party, Principles, Rules, Will)

"If any sort of error is inexcusable, it's an incorrect phone number. One of the cardinal rules of copy editing is that every phone number published must be checked."
- Bill Walsh
(Related: Error, Rules)

"It's wherever business rules, business is going to get the politicians they want because they control the money and money controls the power."
- Rob Walton
(Related: Business, Money, Power, Control, Politicians, Rules, Want)

"I see myself as a true modernist. Even when I do a traditional gown, I give it a modern twist. I go to the past for research. I need to know what came before so I can break the rules."
- Vera Wang
(Related: Past, Research, Rules)

"Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is sign on as its accomplice."
- Tom Watson
(Related: Love, Rules)

"There's a set of rules out there somewhere that says it all ends by 40. I hope to be able to defy that because I truly love my work."
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Love, Work, Hope, Rules)

"If I have to produce movies, direct movies, whatever to change the way Hollywood treats older women, I'll do it. If I have to bend the rules, I will. If I have to break them, I will."
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Change, Movies, Women, Hollywood, Rules, Will)

"You can read a dozen different textbooks or how-to manuals that will tell you the basic rules of what makes a story - a beginning, a middle, and an end."
- Len Wein
(Related: Beginning, End, Rules, Will)

"Restrict bankruptcy rules."
- Jerry Weller
(Related: Rules)

"Rebecca is an example of how not to manage men. The rules of the game never change, it requires subtlety."
- Mary Wesley
(Related: Change, Men, Example, Rules)

"You're not allowed to step out of whatever the rules are, politically, or socially, and they'll get you for it, they'll hunt you down. That's the really frightening thing."
- Timothy West
(Related: Rules)

"Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk. Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact; they are the products of reflection."
- Edward Weston
(Related: Consulting, Fact, Law, Laws, Now, Reflection, Rules)

"Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk."
- Edward Weston
(Related: Consulting, Gravity, Laws, Rules)

"The great thing about this thing we call art is that it has no rules."
- Kim Weston
(Related: Art, Rules)

"I didn't want to write a biographie romancee especially since I already write novels, nor did I want to challenge the rules of the biography game, arbitrary as those rules might be."
- Edmund White
(Related: Biography, Challenge, Rules, Want)

"You know, I like to think that I will subscribe very much to the core Republican principles of small government. Making a small number of rules and getting out of the way. Keeping taxes low. Creating an environment for small businesses to grow and thrive."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Government, Environment, Principles, Republican, Rules, Taxes, Will)

"There are lighter colors of granite and I like to break the rules."
- Douglas Wilson
(Related: Colors, Rules)

"I wanted to write a new fable and see how many rules you could break."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Rules)

"So the thing I realized rather gradually - I must say starting about 20 years ago now that we know about computers and things - there's a possibility of a more general basis for rules to describe nature."
- Stephen Wolfram
(Related: Computers, Nature, Possibility, Now, Rules, Years)

"I don't get to live by different rules. The same boundaries that apply to everyone apply to me."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Rules)

"In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry."
- Christopher Wren
(Related: Beauty, Confusion, Geometry, Respect, Rules, Variety, Vice)

"Sometimes I wish that there were a way to let people know that just because I live in a world without rules, and in a life that is lawless, doesn't mean that it doesn't hurt so bad the morning after."
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
(Related: Life, People, Hurt, Rules, World)

"Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own."
- Chuck Yeager
(Related: People, Rules)

"We had two rules growing up in my house: If you're going to take a shower, do it with whomever you're dating so you don't waste water; and if you buy one for yourself, buy six, because everybody's going to want one."
- Moon Unit Zappa
(Related: Dating, Growing up, Rules, Want, Waste, Water)

"It occurred to me, when I was old enough to make rules of my own, that they should be fair and simple."
- Moon Unit Zappa
(Related: Old, Rules)

"I didn't have any concept of age or authority. I remember realising, Oh, the world has rules and we don't."
- Moon Unit Zappa
(Related: Age, Authority, Rules, World)

"Thus, anybody who follows this nature and gives way its states will be led into quarrels and conflicts, and go against the conventions and rules of society, and will end up a criminal."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Nature, Society, End, Quarrels, Rules, states, Will)

"Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Society, Courtesy, First, Humility, Order, Principles, Ritual, Rules)