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  You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Integrity has no need of rules.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule.  
 -  Warren Buffett
  

  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
  

  If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Imagination rules the world.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  It is not good to have a rule of many.  
 -  Homer
  

  Facebook is weird. They have all of these seemingly random rules that I'm sure make sense to them, but don't make sense to me or any people.  
 -  Billy Eichner
  

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

  Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  Rules and models destroy genius and art.  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  Judging is preventing us from understanding a new truth. Free yourself from the rules of old judgments and create the space for new understanding.  
 -  Steve Maraboli
  

  Jesus was all virtue, and acted from impulse, not from rules.  
 -  William Blake
  

  There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  To insure peace of mind ignore the rules and regulations.  
 -  George Ade
  

  First rule of politics: you can't win unless you're on the ballot. Second rule: If you run, you may lose. And, if you tie, you do not win.  
 -  Donald Rumsfeld
  

  In this age of the rule of brute force, it is almost impossible for anyone to believe that any one else could possibly reject the law of the final supremacy of brute force.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Whenever you deal with science fiction you are setting up a world of rules. I think you work hard to establish the rules. And you also have to work even harder to maintain those rules, and within that find excitement and unpredictability and all that stuff.  
 -  Joel Edgerton
  

  There are two great rules in life, the one general and the other particular. The first is that every one can in the end get what he wants if he only tries. This is the general rule. The particular rule is that every individual is more or less of an exception to the rule.  
 -  Samuel Butler
  

  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
  

  Don't talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay I make the goddam rules.  
 -  Maria Callas
  

  Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

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

  Do something everyday that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  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
  

  The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.  
 -  Theodor Adorno
  

  If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.  
 -  Katharine Hepburn
  

  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.  
 -  John Cage
  

  I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Housing associations have fingered the fact that they cannot use their assets as liquidity due to Bank of England rules unlike their continental equivalents. This has emerged to be one of the main bottlenecks to getting investment going in the U.K. It is a Bank of England issue.  
 -  Vince Cable
  

  A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  We've been a bit too defensive about the European Union rules. We don't want to become protectionist and nationalist in the way we buy things but we think we could do a lot more to promote British business through procurement.  
 -  Vince Cable
  

  There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.  
 -  Ansel Adams
  

  When you talk about changing the rules, that takes time, and it always involves more than just a committee.  
 -  Al Edwards
  

  I am very proud to follow the rules of our company.  
 -  Ingvar Kamprad
  

  There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  Write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I'm not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.  
 -  Neil Gaiman
  

  I was very pushed to look a certain way and act a certain way, and it wasn't me, but I played by their rules to get my foot in the door.  
 -  Christina Aguilera
  

  Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.  
 -  Jefferson Davis
  

  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.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  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
  

  Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.  
 -  Franklin D. Roosevelt
  

  If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.  
 -  Ulysses S. Grant
  

  Everybody has to look after their own economy and follow the rules.  
 -  Tarja Halonen
  

  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
  

  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
  

  Money changes all the iron rules into rubber bands.  
 -  Ryszard Kapuscinski
  

  Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  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 Henry Huxley
  

  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
  

  Wes Anderson's mind must be an exciting place for a story idea to be born. It immediately becomes more than a series of events and is transformed into a world with its own rules, in which everything is driven by emotions and desires as convincing as they are magical.  
 -  Roger Ebert
  

  We have very specific rules about how we go to market with children, and I think they are very responsible.  
 -  Jim Cantalupo
  

  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
  

  Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.  
 -  Thomas A. Edison
  

  If there are rules and regulations, I can't help it, I want to break them.  
 -  Ayumi Hamasaki
  

  I regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than my regular human world.  
 -  Mindy Kaling
  

  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
  

  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
  

  Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.  
 -  Joseph Campbell
  

  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
  

  We are more likely to cheat if we see others doing so. We tend to conform to accepted norms of reasonable behaviour, rather than adhere to strict rules.  
 -  Evan Davis
  

  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.  
 -  Shintaro Ishihara
  

  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
  

  When I was initially charged I still thought I was not guilty because I had followed the rules.  
 -  Andrew Fastow
  

  There are people who look at the rules and find ways to structure around them. The more complex the rules, the more opportunities.  
 -  Andrew Fastow
  

  Our participation in the single market, and our ability to help set its rules is the principal reason for our membership of the EU. So it is a vital interest for us to protect the integrity and fairness of the single market for all its members.  
 -  David Cameron
  

  Taken as a whole, Europe's share of world output is projected to fall by almost a third in the next two decades. This is the competitiveness challenge - and much of our weakness in meeting it is self-inflicted. Complex rules restricting our labour markets are not some naturally occurring phenomenon.  
 -  David Cameron
  

  People feel that the EU is heading in a direction that they never signed up to. They resent the interference in our national life by what they see as unnecessary rules and regulation. And they wonder what the point of it all is. Put simply, many ask 'why can't we just have what we voted to join - a common market?'  
 -  David Cameron
  

  The jobs crisis has reached a boiling point, which is why we see Occupy Wall Street protestors crying out for an America that lets all of us reach for the American Dream again - a dream that says if you work hard and play by the rules, you can have a good life and retire with dignity.  
 -  John Garamendi
  

  It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.  
 -  T. S. Eliot
  

  Ballroom dancing: it's a wonderful thing at so many levels because you've got to follow the rules. They used to call those rules etiquette once upon a time, but you don't really have that any more.  
 -  Anton du Beke
  

  At which point should we let go and do what we want to do, and when should we submit to rules? Coming to terms with our true natures and who we really are has always been a fascination to humans. I know it fascinates me.  
 -  Hugh Jackman
  

  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
  

  There are those whose sole claim to profundity is the discovery of exceptions to the rules.  
 -  John Eldredge
  

  Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them.  
 -  Bill Cosby
  

  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
  

  Other than the laws of physics, rules have never really worked out for me.  
 -  Craig Ferguson
  

  There's no rules. Show me the rule book.  
 -  Liam Gallagher
  

  We don't really like rules. We think, in some way, they are an infringement of liberty.  
 -  Julian Fellowes