Rules Quotes

To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We will not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength.

James Earl Carter, Jr.

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

Don't talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay I make the goddamn rules.

Maria Callas

The great, unreported story in globalization is about power, not ideology. It's about how finance and business regularly, continuously insert their own self-interested deals and exceptions into rules and agreements that are then announced to the public as "free trade."

William Greider

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

It is a myth that style can't be learnt. It's all about dressing for your body shape, following the rules and wearing colours that suit your skin tone.

Susannah Constantine

We must never forget that spiritual experience is above all a practical experience of love. And with love, there are no rules.

Paulo Coelho

...talent and genius operate outside the rules, and theory conflicts with practice.

Carl von Clausewitz

Injustice never rules forever.

Seneca

I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don't believe anything the government tells me.

George Denis Patrick Carlin

Nothing is so contrary to military rules as to make the strength of your army known, either in the orders of the day, in proclamations, or in the newspapers.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Hence, a generative grammar must be a system of rules that can iterate to generate an indefinitely large number of structures. This system of rules can be analyzed into the three major components of a generative grammar: the syntactic, phonological, and semantic components.

Noam Chomsky

The Muslim Brotherhood is a global movement whose members cooperate with each other throughout the world, based on the same religious worldview - the spread of Islam, until it rules the world.

Mahdi Akef

I did not know that the rules about these things were different if you were female. I did not know that "poetess" was an insult, and that I myself would some day be called one. I did not know that to be told I had transcended my gender would be considered a compliment. I didn't know yet that black was compulsory. All of that was in the future. When I was sixteen, it was simple. Poetry existed; therefore it could be written; and nobody had told me yet the many, many reasons why it could not be written by me.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

Straightforwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness.

Confucius

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.

John Madden

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

Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.

Douglas Bader

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

Although the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools, I've got nothing, Ma,

Bob Dylan

Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them.

Robert Graves

Those that will combat use and custom by the strict rules of grammar do but jest.

Michel De Montaigne

Do not be surprised when those who ignore the rules of grammar also ignore the law. After all, the law is just so much grammar.

Robert Brault

Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.

Melinda Haynes

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