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The Best Quotes About Rules

Updated June 14, 2019 346 votes 110 voters 6.9k views

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A list of the best rules quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous rules quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic rules quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational rules quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about rules?" and "What are inspirational rules quotes?"

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    Don't learn safety rules simply by accident

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    You are remembered for the rules you break.

    Douglas MacArthur
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    Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences.

    Benjamin Franklin
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    Hell, there are no rules here, we are trying to accomplish something.

    Thomas Edison
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    I don't go by the rule book I lead from the heart, not the head.

    Diana, Princess of Wales
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    Young men know the rules, but old men know the exceptions.

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

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    If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.

    Katharine Hepburn
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    Any fool can make a rule, and every fool will mind it.

    Henry David Thoreau
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    It is a good idea to obey all the rules when you're young just so you'll have the strength to break them when you're old.

    Mark Twain
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    Nordstrom's Rules for Employees: Rule # 1: Use your good judgment in all situations There are no additional rules

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    When ancient opinions and rules of life are taken away, the loss cannot possibly be estimated. From that moment, we have no compass to govern us, nor can we know distinctly to what port to steer.

    Edmund Burke
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    Absolutely speaking, Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you is by no means a golden rule, but the best of current silver. An honest man would have but little occasion for it. It is golden not to have any rule at all in such a case.

    Henry David Thoreau
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    Whoever has the gold makes all the rules.

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    When everything else fails read the instructions.

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    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.

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    Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

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

    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg