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Let your rule in reference to your social desires be this. Pray for the bad, pity the weak, enjoy the good, and reverence both the great and the small, as each playing their part in the divine symphony of the universe.

Author: Professor Blackie

Profession:

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

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

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.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

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.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

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

Author: Princess of Wales Diana (1961-1997)

Profession: Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales

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

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

The first rule to tinkering is to save all the parts.

Author: Paul Erlich

Profession:

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.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

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

Author: Katharine Hepburn (1907)

Profession: American Actress, Writer

Young men know the rules, but old men know the exceptions.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

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.

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

You are remembered for the rules you break.

Author: Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)

Profession: American Army General in WW II

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

Author: John Madden

Profession: American Football Coach

There are no exceptions to the rule that everybody likes to be an exception to the rule.

Author: Charles Osgood

Profession:

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.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist