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Quotations about rules

Learn the rules, break the rules, make up new rules, break the new rules.

 - Marvin Bell

Tags:   rules  

Edward AbbeyAnarchism 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

Tags:   anarchism  politics  rules  

Robert HeinleinI 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

Tags:   freedom  law  morality  rules  

Michel de MontaigneIt is the rule of rules, and the general law of all laws, that every person should observe those of the place where he is.

 - Michel de Montaigne

Tags:   customs  laws  rules  

William PennThe first thing obvious to children is what is sensible; and that we make no part of their rudiments. We press their memory too soon, and puzzle, strain, and load them with words and rules; to know grammar and rhetoric, and a strange tongue or two, that it is ten to one may never be useful to them; leaving their natural genius to mechanical and physical, or natural knowledge uncultivated and neglected; which would be of exceeding use and pleasure to them through the whole course of their Life.

 - William Penn

Tags:   children  education  genius  knowledge  learning  restrictions  rules  

Richard BransonYou don't learn to walk by following the rules. You learn by doing, and falling over.

 - Richard Branson

Tags:   failures  learning  rules  

Friedrich HayekHere I may perhaps mention that only because men are in fact unequal can we treat them equally. If all men were completely equal in their gifts and inclinations, we should have to treat them differently in order to achieve any sort of social organization. Fortunately, they are not equal; and it is only owing to this that the differentiation of functions need not be determined by the arbitrary decision of some organizing will but that, after creating formal equality of the rules applying in the same manner to all, we can leave each individual to find his own level.

 - Friedrich Hayek

Tags:   equality  individuality  rules  society  talents  

Dale CarnegieThe 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

Tags:   ideas  philosophy  rules