Quotation Explorer - 'Rule'

As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. - Benjamin Disraeli
Our kingdom is our life, and our life is our kingdom. We are all meant to rule from a glorious place. When God is on the throne, then so are we. When God is in exile, our lands are at war and our kingdoms are in chaos. - Marianne Williamson
And Flock Rule Number Two is, Don't argue with Max or you'll live to regret it." I spun and stomped out to the clearing, turning back for one last jab at Dylan. "And by the way, you clearly DON'T know me better than Fang does. Do you see Fang arguing with me? No, you do not."Fang rolled his eyes. - James Patterson
As a rule, Americans are big on that word choice and some souls can be captured simply by dangling before the creature a continual, lifelong supply of things from which to choose. - Geoffrey Wood
Fish rule the waters,but can be caught using worms.Birds rule the air,but can be caught using grain. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Marxists are people whose insides are torn up day after day because they want to rule the world and no one will even publish their letter to the editor.
A rule without exceptions is an instrument capable of doing mischief to the innocent and bringing grief -- as well as injustice -- to those who should gain exemptions from the rule's functioning. - Derrick A. Bell
New Golden Rule of Fractional Reserve Banking: He who creates the "fool's gold" controls the fools. - Orrin Woodward
As a rule, I had murder in my mind. That day, I had it in my heart. - Jane Casey
The modern rule is that every woman should be her own chaperon. - Amy Vanderbilt
Circumstances rule men and not men rule circumstances. - Euripides
The West did not come to rule the world through its superiority of religion or ideas, but rather through its superior application of organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.
Without your stories, without your heroes and their awesome powers, how could you explain this, this here, this incomprehensible real that ever refuses to embrace any rule, any cliché besides the intransigent, pathetic truth that we all end, that no one comes back. - Tom King
The ones who are insane enough to think that they can rule the world are always the ones who do. - Stefan Molyneux
The one ironclad rule is that I have to try. I have to walk into my writing room and pick up my pen every weekday morning. - Anne Tyler
103When we try to be something that we are not, we become the slave of a rigid, fixed mind, following a rule about how things have to be. The violence and the anger in us remain unnoticed, because we are caught in our pictures of how we should be. - Charlotte Joko Beck
Cripples are not the stuff of romance. Only Lord Byron, dragging his club foot, springs to mind as an exception to the rule, but such a failing in a man is regarded as interesting, even provocative, rather than disfiguring. Women must submit to a more exacting measure. - Mordecai Richler
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only for wallowing in. - Katherine Mansfield
It has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain when awake. - Mark Twain
If size really mattered, the whale, not the shark, would rule the waters. - Matshona Dhliwayo
You have to believe what you're saying if you're going to convince me. I just can't break that rule, even if I want to. - Ashly Lorenzana
It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. - C.S. Lewis
THE FIRST PRINCIPLE OF GASTRONOMY There's a rule for proper dosesin the dinner-eaters lore:one should stop the filling processwhile one still has room for more. And if someone at the tablehad reminded me before -Hallelujah! I'd be ableto absorb a little more. - Piet Hein
To be a saint is the exception; to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation. - Victor Hugo
My squad was my family, my gun was my provider and protector, and my rule was to kill or be killed. The extent of my thoughts didn’t go much beyond that. We had been fighting for over two years, and killing had become a daily activity. I felt no pity for anyone. - Ishmael Beah
There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges. - Ernest Hemingway
The disciplined rule our world. - Sunday Adelaja
One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways. - Bertrand Russell
You will find that reason, which always ought to direct mankind, seldom does; but that passions and weaknesses commonly usurp its seat, and rule in its stead. - Philip Dormer Stanhope
You are born to rule or to be ruled. It’s for you to decide which path to choose. - Vinita Kinra
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. - George Bernard Shaw
That's the first rule of survival in enemy waters: volunteer nothing. - James Clavell
So much drama off and online...Be kind and respect others.Follow the golden rule. Always.Don't step on others.Chase your dreams the right way.Keep your head up. Then, everything else will take care of itself. - K.J. Kilton
I decided not to let my past rule my future so I decided to change my present in order to open up my future. - Dr. Ana M Guzman
There's a rule in acting called, "Don't play the result." If you have a character who's going to end up in a certain place, don't play that until you get there. Play each scene and each beat as it comes. And that's what you do in life: You don't play the result. - Michael J. Fox
The first rule about the low hanging fruit principle is to always watch out for low hanging branches, they’re the ones to take it away from you. - Stephen Richards
Rule No. 1 : Never lose money. Rule No. 2 : Never forget Rule No. 1. - Warren Buffett
I have something that I call my Golden Rule. It goes something like this: 'Do unto others twenty-five percent better than you expect them to do unto you.' The twenty-five percent is for error. - Linus Pauling
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
The rule is that when one’s mind is controlled in a specific subject, he can control the other person’s mind in that subject. - Dada Bhagwan
Rule 3: ‘Negative’ thoughts are normal. Don’t fight them; defuse them. - Russ Harris
Two things form the bedrock of any open society freedom of expression and rule of law. If you don’t have those things, you don’t have a free country."[Don’t allow religious hooligans to dictate terms (The Times of India, January 16, 2008)] - Salman Rushdie
If I had to make a general rule for living and working with children, it might be this: be wary of saying or doing anything to a child that you would not do to another adult, whose good opinion and affection you valued. - John Holt
Government itself does no harm, because it is a fictional entity. But the belief in government the notion that some people actually have the moral right to rule over others has caused immeasurable pain and suffering, injustice and oppression, enslavement and death. - - Larken Rose
To rule your mind, mind your rules. - R.N. Prasher
Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act which deprived a whole nation of arms as the blackest. - Mahatma Gandhi
Rule #1 of Traveling-Don't even think of answering questions that contain the word "plan"? - Sanhita Baruah
Exchange, fair or unfair,always presupposes and includes the rule of the bourgeoisie. - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
In trees, monkeys rule;on land, lions rule;in the sky, eagles rule;in the waters, whales rule. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Rule #37: There is no "overkill". There is only "open fire" and "I need to reload". - Howard Tayler
God gave laws to His people to bless them, not to burden them. Every rule either elevates the quality of human life or restores one's relationship with God after a breach. He makes no extraneous demands and He is never capricious. - Charles R. Swindoll
I believe in the 20/80 rule. That's where working an extra 20% faster, harder, or smarter gets you an extra 80% of the rewards. - Brandon David Hastings
America is a land where men govern, but women rule. - John Mason Brown
Politics does not concern itself who should rule us. It is about what kind of rule people should have. - Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
The first rule to tinkering is to save all the parts.
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane. - Mark Twain
No house is big enough for the rule of two women. - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity - Eric Hoffer
As a general rule, nobody has money who ought to have it. - Benjamin Disraeli
That place I'm talking about ain't nothing but a bloody slit in this world of His. But everybody wants to rule over it. It ain't for the white man to rule. Ain't for any man to rule. - Jonathan Odell
The principle that the end justifies the means is in individualist ethics regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule. - Friedrich Hayek
Fundamental rule in your life, is to know what your deserve in life and getting what you deserve. That's winning always. - Jubin Jomon
Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule. - Stephen King
Scientific reality is as different from lived reality as a slide rule is from a platypus. - Marty Rubin
remember 's First Rule of Writers and Agents, learned by bitter personal experience: You don't need one until you're making enough for someone to steal ... and if you're making that much, you'll be able to take your pick of good agents. - Stephen King
As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use. - William James
Rule number one: Don't fuck with librarians. - Neil Gaiman
the ultimate aim of government is not to rule, or restrain by fear, nor to exact obedience, but to free every man from fear that he may live in all possible security... In fact the true aim of government is liberty. - Baruch Spinoza
The example of Jesus Christ is the only perfect example that ever existed in human nature. It is therefore, a rule by which to try all other examples; and the dispositions, frames and practices of others, must be commended and followed no further than they were followers of Christ. - Jonathan Edwards
As a general rule, in the world of magic, the most successful magician is the one who has enough patience to keep the secrets of his original magic effects. - Amit Kalantri
The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. - George Washington
First rule to be a photographer, you have to be invisible. - Sameh Talhamy
Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace. - Theodore Roosevelt
A rule to live by: I won't use anything I can't explain in five minutes.
In this day and age, there is a special mandate for every one of us to be in-charge of our lives by sitting at the driver's seat of our lives. Rule your world! - Ifeanyi C.O. Obiakor
There is no such a rule that patience leads to salvation! Patience can lead to salvation or it can lead to disaster. Every inaction or every action is open to all the possibilities! - Mehmet Murat ildan
There seems a general rule that, the more obviously one’s work benefits other people, the less one is likely to be paid for it. - David Graeber
The golden rule is that there are no golden rules. - George Bernard Shaw
To him, the pain was a bully, and what did you do to bullies? You stood up to them, because they always ran away in the end. But the pain didn't know about that rule. It just bullied even more. - Terry Pratchett
It is always the exception that sets the rule. - Nadina Boun
That is my rule of life. If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow. Do you remember Henley's magnificent lines? 'Under the bludgeonings of chanceMy head is bloody, but unbowed.' ? That is my gospel. What do you think of it? - William McFee
Whether most Muslims are peaceable is irrelevant. The fact is that fanatics rule Islam now & act-out what the Qur'an truly says ...maul, march, & murder every Infidel if they won't convert! - Gary Patton
As a general rule the one who is not easily accessible is more valuable. - Amit Kalantri
He shall rule them with a rod of iron. - Bible
Don’t ever rule out the option of U-turn in your life, because one day you will need it! The moment you realize that you are going to the wrong direction, turn to the right direction instantly, with a beautiful U-turn! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Christians who say we are not to judge others are only partially correct! Judging rightly is what Jesus commands. Love and truth are The Commanded Conjoined Twins for Jesus Followers; they must never be separated if we wish to obey Jesus’ Platinum Rule! - Gary Patton
Then Anu and Bel called by name me, Hammurabi, the exalted prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers; so that the strong should not harm the weak. - Code of Hammurabi 1772 B.C.
There is a rule for fantasy writers: The more truth you mix in with a lie, the stronger it gets. - Diane Duane
You're growing up. And rain sort of remains on the branches of a tree that will someday rule the Earth. And it's good that there is rain. It clears the month of your sorry rainbow expressions, and it clears the streets of the silent armies... so we can dance. - Jim Carroll
First rule of spirituality - thou shall not believe in your own bullshit. - Fakeer Ishavardas
An unpopular rule is never long maintained. - Seneca
This is not a dirty little secret which was discovered just yesterday. But, if you follow the Golden Rule, good things happen to you and those around you. - Michael A. Contés II
When we let the expectations of others or own unreasonable self-expectations rule, we silence the power of our Legacies. - Joy E. DeKok
The right to vote is a *consequence*, not a primary cause, of a free social system -- and its value depends on the constitutional structure implementing and strictly delimiting the voters' power; unlimited majority rule is an instance of the principle of tyranny. - Ayn Rand
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche
They should rule who are able to rule best. - Aristotle
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. - Buddha
Awkward silences rule the world. People are so terrified of awkward silences that they will literally go to war rather than face an awkward silence. - Stefan Molyneux
Moreover, if great men are the only hope of the Evolutionary Process, they are morally bound to rule over the masses for their own good -- we are all here on earth to help others: what on earth the others are here for, I don't know -- and the masses have no right whatsoever to resist them. - W.H. Auden
Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. - Henry David Thoreau
There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible. - Henry Ford
Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You can only rule over a subject race, especially when you are in a small minority, if you honestly believe yourself to be racially superior, and it helps towards this if you can believe that the subject race is biologically different. - George Orwell
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Tsze-Kung asked, saying, 'Is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life?" The Master said, "Is not Reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others." - Confucius
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them. - P. G. Wodehouse
To rule by fettering the mind through fear of punishment in another world, is just as base as to use force... Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all. - Hypatia
It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted. - Seneca
Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest. - Mahatma Gandhi
In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined. - Thomas Szasz
Netiquette: The social code of network communication. Internet code of conduct based on the Golden Rule. Ethical philosophy of common rules. - David Chiles
The first thing I ever learned in roller derby is to fall, and in the author world I believe that same rule applies. - Elizabeth J. Kolodziej
I fear liars, and I fear tricksters, and worst I fear the bitter truth. And so I rule my country well. Because only fear rules men. Nothing else works. Nothing else lasts long enough. - Ursula K. Le Guin
Nature provides exceptions to every rule. - Margaret Fuller
The dead should not rule the living. - Thomas Jefferson
Change is the rule. Permanence is an illusion. - Debasish Mridha
The first rule of business, is never sell something you love. Otherwise, you may as well be selling your children. - Hugh Macleod
But may the truth be told. May the true self may be found. May the truth rule the world more than ever. How easy life will be if everyone is just true to themselves, true to their words, true to their actions and true to life? - Diana Rose Morcilla
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. - Samuel Butler
Actions have consequences...first rule of life. And the second rule is this - you are the only one responsible for your own actions. - Holly Lisle
Courtesy, not control, that was His means. Just as He requested the stars to sing and they leapt into bright being, so request was to be their rule over bird and beast, seas and trees, mountains and moons and all the dancing distances between the heavenlies filled with the unending song of Creation. - Geoffrey Wood
Rule number 1- 100 : never fake it to make - Constance Friday
Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. - Rodney Stark
The only valid rule for a work of art is that it be true to itself. - Marty Rubin
The golden rule of cats that governs all relationships we have with people: you scratch my back, you scratch my back.
Rule no man other than your soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I will let you live, I will let you fly but you have my attention at all times... my kingdom needs me , I rule the slides but now see that dragons do have hearts ...and to fairies they cannot lie - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
Don't rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head. - Andy Rooney
Rules such as "Write what you know," and "Show, don't tell," while doubtlessly grounded in good sense, can be ignored with impunity by any novelist nimble enough to get away with it. There is, in fact, only one rule in writing fiction: Whatever works, works. - Tom Robbins
I don't know who explained this rule to me; maybe it was the product of my own speculations and fantasies. That would have been typical: I was always inventing stories and machinations to make sense of things I didn't understand, and I understood almost nothing. - César Aira
God is in desperate search for those sons he could send to the world of sports to rule and manage it for him - Sunday Adelaja
I prefer to rule and work in Nigeria in a free and independent way. I was born free, and I want to die free in the name of my country. - Saminu Kanti
A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine. - Thomas Jefferson
I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman
A person gets the people around oneself not by own desire or wish, but as who s/he character-wise is. That's perhaps the first cardinal rule of Karma. - Anuj Somany
Throw away the rule book and create your own. - Sandra Bellamy
Bureaucracy: A contentious rumble toward the establishment of authoritarian rule. - Albert Thomas Bifarelli
Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others. - Edward Abbey
If Waterboarding is okay, then why don't we let our police do it to criminals so they can find out what they know? Because it's against the law. If we're not going to be a country that stand's for the rule of law, when it's convenient or inconvenient, then what DO we stand for. - Jesse Ventura
There is only one rule for writing and that is go ahead and start writing. - Debasish Mridha
How you gather, manage and use intel in life determines whether you win or lose. That's the # 1 rule for the mavericks in business. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
The rule of the universe is that others can do for us what we cannot do for ourselves, and one can paddle every canoe except one's own. - C.S. Lewis
It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. - George Washington
I found something! Courage--just that; courage as a rule of life and something to cling to always. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Colonialism. The enforced spread of the rule of reason. But who is going to spread it among the colonizers? - Anthony Burgess
As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule, not the exception. To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days. - Gore Vidal
The general rule of law is, that the noblest of human productions -- knowledge, truths ascertained, conceptions, and ideas -- become, after voluntary communication to others, free as the air to common use."~ - Louis D. Brandeis
I learned the first rule of repentance: that repentance requires greater intimacy with God than with our sin. - Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Rule number 2 - don't listen to me!" Arriane laughed, "I'm certifiably insane! - Lauren Kate
May peace rule the universe; may peace rule in kingdoms and empires; may peace rule in states and in the lands of the potentates; may peace rule in the house of friends and may peace also rule in the house of enemies. - Virchand Gandhi
Self-interest lies behind all that men do, forming the important motive for all their actions; this rule has never deceived me - Marquis de Sade
The truth is there are always three choices: the right one, the wrong one and the one that is called "No Choice". As you may guessed, the "No Choice" one is a rule of a bad interpreter. - Galina Nelson
Your friend Plato holds that commonwealths will only be happy when either philosophers rule or rulers philosophize: how remote happiness must appear when philosophers won't even deign to share their thoughts with kings. - Thomas More
And what of failure?"He shrugged."The consequence of not succeesing.Remember what Homer said.Circumstances rule men,not men circumstances. - Steve Berry
I felt for the tormented whirlwindsDamned for their carnal sinsCommitted when they let their passions rule their reason. - Dante Alighieri
Thus I draw from the absurd three consequences, which are myrevolt, my freedom, and my passion. By the mere activity ofconsciousness I transform into a rule of life what was an invitationto death—and I refuse suicide. - Albert Camus
Sir, I admit your general rule, That every poet is a fool, But you yourself may serve to show it, That every fool is not a poet. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home. - Sir Winston Churchill
I detest audiences - not in their individual components, but en masse I detest audiences. I think they're a force of evil. It seems to me rule of mob law. - Glenn Gould
Truth can conquer but only beauty can rule. - Raheel Farooq
Life always involves some logic in its manifestations, and logic, as a rule, excludes the versatility of life from its considerations. - Raheel Farooq
Our dreams seldom approach us; the rule is this: We must approach them! - Mehmet Murat ildan
There's a rule, I think. You get what you want in life, but not your second choice too. - Alison Lurie
There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. - Ayn Rand
Because we are the only women who are mothers of men." Gorgo: when asked by a woman from Attica why Spartan women were the only women in the world who could rule men. - Gorgos
Above all things you've got to be yourself, and if some rule or guideline excludes you because of who you are, then you are obligated to change the rules.
But I don't shut up and I don't die.I liveand fight, maddeningthose who rule my country.For if I liveI fight,and if I fightI contribute to the dawn. - Otto René Castillo
I make a rule for myself. That if I am going to buy a book, and have it on my bookshelf, I am going to someday read it. - Mekiah Johnson
If you Looking for Perfection ,Perfect yourself by Looking Withinby isolating the Rule of Ego and Handing over the Reins of Karma Chariot to the Soul !No one can do The Perfect Act for You but your Soul in the Presence of The Supreme Soul ! - Ashok Khurana
God can give or take away, Well who would make such an awful rule. - Josh Ritter
No matter how much territory the wolf conquers the lion will still rule the jungle. - Matshona Dhliwayo
…majority rule gives the ruthless strong man plenty of elbow room to oppress his fellows. - Heinlein, Robert A.
When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong. - Eugene V. Debs
We're taught that in life, we should try to look on the bright side. Not in this case. In this case, assume rejection first. Assume you're the rule, not the exception. It's liberating. But we also know it's not an easy concept. -He's not just into you - Greg Behrendt
Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once. - Tallulah Bankhead
We have little control over the circumstances of life. We can't control the weather or the economy, and we can't control what other people say about or do to us. There is only one area where we have control--we can rule the kingdom inside. The heart of every problem is the problem in the heart. - Warren W. Wiersbe
There must always be a secret to be unwrapped at Christmas—that’s the rule - John Geddes
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
We need to take things personally. We need to stop putting profits above people. We need to stop putting greed above need. We need to stop putting the rule of gold above the golden rule. We need to treat people as people and not as problems. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
When the head tries to rule the heart, emotion poisons it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Deep pockets and empty hearts rule the world. We unleash them at our peril. - Stefan Molyneux
The first rule of self control is never to put yourself in a position where you have to practice self control - Venancio Cadle Gomani Jr.
Forgiveness is freedom. Forgiveness is liberation. Forgiveness is a choice. If you forgive and forget you are free but, if you keep it, you shall always have it and it shall always rule and direct your heart, mind, body and spirit. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
When the Church tries to embody the rule of God in the forms of earthly power it may achieve that power, but it is no longer a sign of the kingdom. - Lesslie Newbigin
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. - J. R. R. Tolkien
The lessons this life has planted in my heart pertain more to caring than crops, more to Golden Rule than gold, more to the proper choice than to the popular choice. - Kirby Larson
Children will adapt to nearly any rule or routine as long as it is consistently enforced within that particular household.
Letting go looks different for everyone, I think. Sometimes it's as simple as waking up one day and deciding not to let your past rule you. Other times it's a process; slow moving and painful, like trudging through a forest of thorny vines in hopes that you'll find freedom on the other side. - Allison J. Kennedy
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society. - Pope John Paul II
One of the secrets a nation can unlock to have material wealth is, having a leader who will take an uncompromising stand to establish truth and honesty as a rule of building the nation - Sunday Adelaja
I believe Western culture -- rule of law, universal suffrage, etc. -- is preferable to Arab culture: that's why there are millions of Muslims in Scandinavia, and four Scandinavians in Syria. Follow the traffic. I support immigration, but with assimilation. - Mark Steyn
Don’t be afraid of being alone; a lion does not rule the jungle with sheep at its side. - Matshona Dhliwayo
To be a princess is to play at life. To be a queen is to be a serious player...The purpose of life as a woman is to ascend to the throne and rule with heart. - Marianne Williamson
If you're going to play the game properly you'd better know every rule. - Barbara Jordan
The first rule of book club - is that nobody wants to talk about book club. - Douglas Lewis
When the Rule of Law disappears, we are ruled by the whims of men. - Tiffany Madison
Rule your mind or it will rule you. - Horace
But government in which the majority rule in all cases can not be based on justice, even as far as men understand it. - Henry David Thoreau
Corruption in education leads to some people getting highly educated and then these people support the uneducated to rule over the illiterate masses. - Amit Abraham
Proverbs 22:7 "The rich rule over the poor and the borrower is slave to the lender."Galatians 5:1 "do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. - The Holy Bible
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in. - Katherine Mansfield
Always remember rule #6... don't take yourself so damn seriously - Ben and Rosamund Zander
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
Your father is the only God. You can also become god but you must follow a simple rule and let that rule be made up of love. - Santosh Kalwar
In forming a judgment, lay your hearts void of foretaken opinions; else, whatsoever is done or said, will be measured by a wrong rule; like them who have jaundice, to whom everything appears yellow. - Sir Philip Sidney
It's brutal out there. A bear will eat a lactating ewe alive, starting with her udders. as a rule, animals in the wild don't get good deaths surrounded by their loved ones. - Michael Pollan
MANNA, n. A food miraculously given to the Israelites in the wilderness. When it was no longer supplied to them they settled down and tilled the soil, fertilizing it, as a rule, with the bodies of the original occupants. - Ambrose Bierce
A little flesh, a little breath, and a Reason to rule all - that is myself. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
One form to rule them all, one form to find them, one form to bring them all and in the darkness rewrite the hell out of them
In a republic the first rule for the guidance of the citizen is obedience of the law. - Calvin Coolidge
OUTCOME, n. A particular type of disappointment. By the kind of intelligence that sees in an exception a proof of the rule the wisdom of an act is judged by the outcome, the result. This is immortal nonsense; the wisdom of an act is to be juded by the light that the doer had when he performed it. - Ambrose Bierce
A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
Imperialism is a system of exploitation that occurs not only in the brutal form of those who come with guns to conquer territory. Imperialism often occurs in more subtle forms, a loan, food aid, blackmail . We are fighting this system that allows a handful of men on Earth to rule all of humanity. - Thomas Sankara
The effects of lack of democracy and the rule of law is a problem that does not discriminate, whether you are a corporation or a start-up, rich or poor, educated or illiterate, employed or unemployed. - Allan Amanyire
In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not value trained intelligence is doomed. - Alfred North Whitehead
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right. - H. L. Mencken
Instead of seeing how much pain I can dish out towards those I disagree with, or who I believe have done me wrong, I seek to follow the golden rule and use my words and behavior to create more of what the world needs love, compassion, and connection. - Aspen Baker
Cause and effect is the basis of my education, leading me to an essence far more profound than any rule of societal conditioning. - Ka Chinery
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Practicing the Golden Rule is not a sacrifice; it is an investment.
Water is fluid, soft and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong. - Lao-Tzu
Some women born to raise a beautiful families while some women are born to build an empire from ashes and rule the rest. - Pradeepa Pandiyan
Rather than signalling the aspiration for system of checks and balances against absolute power, democracy become a euphemism for majority rule. - Peter Mansfield
I'm committed to seeing this project done. To see if within this decade we can finally hold in our hands the rule for our universe, and know where our universe lies in the space of all possible universes. - Stephen Wolfram
The irony of rule followers is they often quote a lot of people that do not follow as many rules as they do. - Shannon L. Alder
The rule is easy to understand.Be simple, honest & smart. - Prince Akwarandu
The question will arise and arise in your day, though perhaps not fully in mine: Which shall rule wealth or man? Which shall lead money or intellect? Who shall fill public stations educated and patriotic freemen or the feudal serfs of corporate capital? - Edward G. Ryan
While the gentleman cherishes benign rule, the small man cherishes his native land. While the gentleman cherishes a respect for the law, the small man cherishes generous treatment. - Confucius
The first rule when you are in a hole is to ask for a hand out! - Stephen Richards
There's no shame in fear. It's only shame in letting fear rule you! - Roman General adressing troops
Let Love Rule - Lenny Kravitz
One must know oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better. - Blaise Pascal
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems. - Rene Descartes
Hiring has been a gradual process. We only hire someone when we really need them. It takes a while to get people up to speed. Our rule of thumb is to only hire when absolutely necessary. - Cabel Sasser
In proportion as we endeavor to live according to the guidance of reason, shall we strive as much as possible to depend less on hope, to liberate ourselves from fear, to rule fortune, and to direct our actions by the sure counsels of reason. - Baruch Spinoza
...if you are the exception that proves the rule, and the rule is that woman are inferior, you haven't made any progress. - Ariel Levy
I should rather labor as another's serf, in the home of a man without fortune, one whose livelihood was meager, than rule over all the departed dead. - Homer
In a world in which the common rule which binds and regulates what the general masses feel is undermined, what the general masses feel tend to become the common rule. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Kill your fear and rule the world. - M.Rehan Behleem
when you disobey the rule, you sell your freedom. You cripple your real you. The daily direction of your life is restricted and directed by the rule and the ruling - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The principle must always rule that ideas are not born of other ideas, philosophies of other philosophies; they are a continually renewed of real historical development. The unity of history (what the idealists call unity of the spirit) is not a presupposition, but a continuously developing process. - Antonio Gramcsi
First rule of restorations. Never do what you can’t undo. - Donna Tartt
Being democratic is not enough, a majority cannot turn what is wrong into right. In order to be considered truly free, countries must also have a deep love of liberty and an abiding respect for the rule of law. - Margaret Thatcher
Do not seek to rule any man other than yourself. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Religion- made by men to rule women, children and idiots! - Vardan Hambardzumyan
There are no exceptions to the rule that everybody likes to be an exception to the rule.
The justification of majority rule in politics is not to be found in its ethical superiority. - Walter Lippmann
Rule #1 always look out for yourself first don't nobody love/care for you like you do. - Surgeo Bell
Studying the rule of law won't make a great litigator. It is the act of trying cases in real courtrooms with real plaintiffs and defendants and judges and juries, week after week and year after year that develops lawyers into top trial attorneys. - Marian Deegan
The larger crimes are apt to be the simpler, for the bigger the crime, the more obvious, as a rule, is the motive. - Arthur Conan Doyle
Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Libertarians make no exceptions to the golden rule and provide no moral loophole, no double standard, for government. - Murray N. Rothbard
The king may rule the kingdom, but it's the queen who moves the board. - D.M. Timney
As a rule, the human mind gets attached to possessions very firmly. They don’t want to lose anything. They hold on to the little possession and can’t see the big possibilities. - Debasish Mridha
First rule of cleavage: it's not how low you go, but where and when you show. - Elisabeth Dale
Everyone agrees the celibacy rule is just a Church law dating from the 11th century, not a divine command. - Hans Küng
To rule out the possibility of belief in another's reality is to encapsulate that reality and, thus, to impose implicity the hegemony of one's own view of the world. - Katherine P. Ewing
No matter how powerful, countries cannot rule the whole world. The world is ruled by brains, by justice, by morals and by fairness. - Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
When preparing a presentation, it’s never a good idea to begin with a rule. If you do, you’re focusing on the appearance of good delivery and not the effect of it. - Dale Ludwig
Write what you like; there is no other rule. - O. Henry
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