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450 Inspirational Quotes On Rules (2023)

1. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”


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


3. “We learned about honesty and integrity—that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.” -Michelle Obama


4. “Life as a parent truly doesn’t come with an instruction manual…you’re just kind of thrown into these uncharted waters where there are no rules or guidelines. So really, the only thing left to do is embrace every moment, good or bad, learn from your mistakes, and know that being a mom is the most rewarding, challenging & exhausting job in the world.” — Sara Rue


5. “I hate rules”


6. “I don’t want to be fake. I’m just being me. And I have the power to break stereotypes and whatever useless rules that society puts on us.”


7. The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.. — The Dark Knight


8. “There might be a way. Of course, it would be difficult. And dangerous, very dangerous. We’d be breaking about fifty school rules, I expect… What we’d need to do is to get inside the Slytherin common room and ask Malfoy a few questions without him realising it’s us.” -Hermione Granger (Deathly Hallows Part 1)


9. “I have no secret. There are no rules in business. I just work hard and, as I have always done, believe I can do it. Most of all, though, I try to have fun”


10. have a vision, trust yourself, break some rules, ignore the naysayers, don't be afraid to fail.


11. “Okay, before we start, let’s go over the ground rules. No touching of the hair or face. And that’s it. Now, fight!” – Ron Burgundy


12. Act dumb play smart. Act your age and play by the rules. Don’t be afraid to go where others won’t because you’re one of a kind, original and exceptional. Be brave and follow your heart!


13. “Break the rules, stand apart, ignore your head, and follow your heart,”― Paula Abdul


14. “We have rules around the house. I always say if you aren’t yelling at your kids you’re not spending enough time with them.”


15. “I don’t know the rules of grammar… If you’re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular.”


16. Do not walk around like you rule the world. Walk around like you do not care who rules the world.


17. This is my life and I live by my rules. You are welcome to either stay or go.


18. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” –Katherine Hepburn


19. “I believe in rules. Sure, I do. If there weren’t any rules, how could you break them?” -Leo Durocher


20. “Now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for you being here. Make good art.” – Neil Gaiman


21. Saying Yes to energy rules out Negative Thoughts. Happy Tuesday.


22. “Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.” – Virginia Satir


23. There may be rules, but when your emotions rise high, you become a victim of your own emotions.


24. “There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself. ” — P. J. O’Rourke


25. “In developing teams, I don’t believe in rules. I believe in standards. Rules don’t promote teamwork, standards do.”


26. In the ninja world, those who don’t follow the rules are trash. But, those who abandon their friends are even worse than trash.” – Obito Uchiha


27. “Two conflicting forces cannot exist in one human heart. When doubt reigns, faith cannot abide. Where hatred rules, love is crowded out. Where selfishness rules, there love cannot dwell. When worry is present, trust cannot crowd its way in.” – Billy Graham


28. “The object is to win fairly, by the rules – but to win.”


29. “I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me.”


30. “You get the idea. Every business, like a painting, operates according to its own rules. There are many ways to run a successful company. What works once may never work again. What everyone tells you never to do may just work, once. There are no rules. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over, and it’s because you fall over that you learn to save yourself from falling over. It’s the greatest thrill in the world and it runs away screaming at the first sight of bullet points.” – Richard Branson


31. “If no-one ever broke the rules, then we’d never advance.”


32. “In weak organizations, without oversight, too many people will break the rules for personal gain. That’s what makes the organizations weak. In strong organizations, people will break the rules because it is the right thing to do for others.”


33. “People need to start breaking the rules. Stop going about it the way you think that it needs to be done.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


34. “Play by the rules, but be ferocious.” —Phil Knight, co-founder of Nike


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


36. In order to be successful, you first need to believe it’s possible, then work hard, be accountable and play by the rules.


37. “Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words ‘make’ and ‘stay’ become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.” – Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker


38. “The sand has rules. Fucked up rules, but rules nonetheless.” ― Kameron Hurley


39. “Your body, your rules. Do not let society screw you up!” – Unknown


40. “The responsibility of leaders is to teach their people the rules, train them to gain competency and build their confidence.”


41. The old rules are crumbling and nobody knows what the new rules are. So make up your own rules. — Neil Gaiman


42. "[Recovery] is not just about gaining weight and stopping restriction or purging, it is also about combating deep-rooted fears, rules, habits and delusions. Therefore it IS important for your mental recovery that you have that sugary chocolate bar over the protein bar sometimes. That you eat popcorn at the cinema instead of bringing kale chips. Only eating 'healthy' can quickly become unhealthy for your mind."— Amalie Lee


43. “Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That’s the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system.”


44. “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”


45. “River rules: Live, love, swim!“


46. “It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks.”- The three rules of mountaineering


47. Note, I walk around like I don’t care who rules the world.


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


49. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein


50. “Play by the rules, but be ferocious.” – Phil Knight


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


52. “Good children are defined as meek, considerate, unselfish and perfectly law-abiding. Such rules allow no place for vitality, spontaneity, inner freedom, inner independence and critical judgment. These rules cause parents, even well-intentioned ones, to abandon their children. Such abandonment creates the toxic shame I’ve been describing.


53. “People need to start breaking the rules. Stop going about it the way you think that it needs to be done.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


54. "Music is the only thing I’ve ever known that doesn’t have any rules at all.” — Josh Homme


55. “I had three rules for my players: No profanity. . Never be late.” – John Wooden


56. The fun begins when you break the rules.


57. As your older sister, I want to invite you to a really cool secret club for your birthday. It’s called the Sisterhood Club. You don’t know it yet, but it’s going to be awesome. There are a couple of rules though: no parents, no boys, and above all else, sisters come first!


58. “Quoting Viola Davis (who is sharing rules she lives by):


59. “And short-term traders operate in an area where the rules governing long-term investing—particularly around valuation—are ignored, because they’re irrelevant to the game being played.”


60. “They are simply complying with needs and desires that you don’t yet understand, what the world looks like to them based on their own set of rules.”


61. “What I am saying is that while our decisions may be largely irrational, that doesn’t mean there aren’t consistent patterns, principles, and rules behind how we act. And once you know those mental patterns, you start to see ways to influence them.”


62. “There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” ― Gilbert K. Chesterton


63. If no one ever broke the rules, then we’d never advance. – Simon Sinek


64. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” –Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder


65. “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


66. “Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives. and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may. from day to day.”―Sophocles


67. “Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” – Claude Debussy


68. “And that’s what trust is. We don’t just trust people to obey the rules, we also trust that they know when to break them.” ~ Simon Sinek


69. “The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.”


70. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over” – Richard Branson


71. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” ~ Albert Einstein


72. (God said…) “He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, like the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain.”


73. “You don’t learn to walk by following the rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” — Richard Branson


74. “When the greatness of Tao is present action arises from one’s own heart When the greatness of Tao is absent action comes from the rules of “kindness” and “justice” If you need rules to be kind and just, if you act virtuous, this is a sure sign that virtue is absent Thus we see the great hypocrisy Only when the family loses its harmony do we hear of “dutiful sons” Only when the state is in chaos do we hear of “loyal ministers”


75. “Anyone who made any offer other than $1 made an emotional choice” I say. “And for you accepters who turned down $1, since when is getting $0 better than getting $1? Did the rules of finance suddenly change?”


76. “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.”


77. “Follow the rules or follow the fools.”


78. “While others obsess with observing the rules, we’re subtly undermining them and subverting them to our advantage.”


79. “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” – Dalai Lama


80. “What this means is that the converse is also true. A supportive and well-managed work environment is good for one’s health. Those who feel they have more control, who feel empowered to make decisions instead of waiting for approval, suffer less stress. Those only doing as they are told, always forced to follow the rules, are the ones who suffer the most. Our feelings of control, stress, and our ability to perform at our best are all directly tied to how safe we feel in our organizations. Feeling unsafe around those we expect to feel safe—those in our tribes (work is the modern version of the tribe)—fundamentally violates the laws of nature and how we were designed to live.”


81. “We don’t trust people to follow the rules; we trust people to know when to break them.”


82. “But it has very specific rules about form and delivery.”


83. “We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.” — Michelle Obama


84. “The belly rules the mind.” - Spanish Proverb


85. “When you learn the rules and the vocabulary of investing and begin to build your asset column, I think you’ll find that it’s as fun a game as you’ve ever played. Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn. But have fun. Most people never win because they’re more afraid of losing. That is why I found school so silly. In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk. The same is true for learning to ride a bike. I still have scars on my knees, but today I can ride a bike without thinking. The same is true for getting rich. Unfortunately, the main reason most people are not rich is because they are terrified of losing. Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.”


86. You have to make the rules, not follow them


87. “There are no rules for good photographs. There are only good photographs.”


88. Tuesday is the day for action, as mighty Mars rules it. Now you can seek your passion, surge toward your goals, find your destiny, and be strong and courageous. Cerridwen Greenleaf, Rituals for Magic and Meaning


89. "Absolutely, I don't believe in rules. As I tell my daughter when she is mischievous, 'Well-behaved women rarely make history'.


90. “There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself. ” ― P. J. O’Rourke


91. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”


92. “I have two rules for a great book: make me think and make me smile.”


93. “I had three rules for my players: No profanity. Don’t criticize a teammate. Never be late.” – John Wooden


94. “If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn


95. Content is King but engagement is Queen, and the lady rules the house! — Mari Smith


96. “Why is it, my shadow-striding friend, that we don't fear dreams? We lose consciousness, lose control, things happen with no apparent logic and abiding by no apparent rules.... We don't fear dreams, but we do fear madness, and death terrifies us.”


97. There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas / Creation's most unique and precious pearl / And heaven help us always to remember / That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world —Glen Campbell


98. “The impossible we are told cannot be achieve. To overcome the impossible, we need to use our wits and be fearless. We need to break the rules and to circumvent some would one say to cheat.” – Philippe Petit


99. “There is a time to stand firm and enforce rules and there is a time to give ground and allow the rules to bend. Finding that balance is critical for leaders to get maximum effectiveness from their team.”


100. “It’s your game; make up your own rules.” – Barbara Corcoran


101. “Bernard Shaw once remarked: “If you teach a man anything, he will never learn.” Shaw was right. Learning is an active process. We learn by doing. So, if you desire to master the principles you are studying in this book, do something about them. Apply these rules at every opportunity.”


102. “I follow the rules. which I make.”


103. “The sand has rules. F***ed up rules, but rules nonetheless.”


104. Life has 2 rules


105. “Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words ‘make’ and ‘stay’ become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached


106. “If he is to become a ball player, he must learn the rules of the game. And, contrary to popular thinking, children appreciate rules.” ― Billy Graham


107. “But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.”


108. ” Two rules of business mind your own. Stay out of mine. ”


109. “The Cold War met all the standards of an Infinite Game. Unlike finite warfare, where there are agreed-upon conventions for play, easily identifiable sides and a clear definition of when the war will end (e.g., a land grab or some other easily measurable, finite objective). In stark contrast, the Cold War was often played out with proxy players, there were no ground rules and there was certainly no clearly defined objective that would signal to all sides that the war will end.”


110. There are three rules for being a good leader: 1. Don't say you are one; 2. Show that you are one; and 3. Lead by example. - Georg W. F. Hegel


111. “No other hand than His who rules on high,


112. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and falling over.” Richard Branson


113. “If the rules are such that you can’t make progress, then you have to fight the rules.”


114. “We learned about honesty and integrity—that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.” —Michelle Obama, former First Lady. Michelle Obama offers more of her wisdom in her books Becoming and The Light We Carry. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves in these success quotes.


115. “The sand has rules. F***ed up rules, but rules nonetheless.” – Kameron Hurley


116. “Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.”


117. “I have no secret. There are no rules to follow in business. I just work hard and, as I always have done, believe I can do it. Most of all, though, I try to have fun.” - Screw It, Let’s Do It


118. “Making the decision to not follow a system, or someone else’s rules has allowed me to really dig into what my own strengths and gifts are without spending time feeling jaded or wasteful.”


119. “If the rules are such that you can’t make progress, then you have to fight the rules.” – Elon Musk


120. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” -- Anne Sweeney


121. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. –Richard Branson


122. “Before we start, let’s go over the ground-rules…Rule number one: No touching of the hair or face. And that’s it! Now let’s do this!”


123. “Your story isn’t powerful enough if all it does is lead the horse to water; it has to inspire the horse to drink, too. On social media, the only story that can achieve that goal is one told with native content. Native content amps up your story’s power. It is crafted to mimic everything that makes a platform attractive and valuable to a consumer—the aesthetics, the design, and the tone. It also offers the same value as the other content that people come to the platform to consume. Email marketing was a form of native content. It worked well during the 1990s because people were already on email; if you told your story natively and provided consumers with something they valued on that platform, you got their attention. And if you jabbed enough to put them in a purchasing mind-set, you converted. The rules are the same now that people spend their time on social media. It can’t tell you what story to tell, but it can inform you how your consumer wants to hear it, when he wants to hear it, and what will most make him want to buy from you. For example, supermarkets or fast-casual restaurants know from radio data that one of the ideal times to run an ad on the radio is around 5:00 P.M., when moms are picking up the kids and deciding what to make for dinner, and even whether they have the energy to cook. Social gives you the same kind of insight. Maybe the data tells you that you should post on Facebook early in the morning before people settle”


124. “Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.” —Mark Twain


125. Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. —Pablo Picasso


126. “Creativity comes by breaking the rules, by saying that you’re in love with the anarchist.”


127. Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently; they’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.


128. “The rules are simple: they lie to us, we know they're lying, they know we know they're lying, but they keep lying to us, and we keep pretending to believe them.” – Elena Gorokhova


129. “We have a couple of rules in our relationship. The first rule is that I make her feel like she’s getting everything. The second rule is that I actually do let her have her way in everything. And, so far, it’s working.” –Justin Timberlake


130. The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.” ― The Joker


131. “We have a couple of rules in our relationship. The first rule is that I make her feel like she’s getting everything. The second rule is that I actually do let her have her way in everything. And, so far, it’s working.” – Justin Timberlake


132. Love rules through Law. Love is the Divine Givingness; Law is the Way. Love is spontaneous; Law is impersonal ... Love points the way and Law makes the way possible. - Author: Ernest Holmes


133. People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you're lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life.


134. “The moon is the queen of everything. She rules the oceans, rivers, rain. When I am asked whose tears these are; I always blame the moon.“


135. “In combat, spontaneity rules; rote performance of technique perishes.” ~ Bruce Lee


136. There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.


137. “Successful people are the ones who are breaking the rules” – Seth Godin


138. It’s your birthday! That means today you get to be king for the day and make all the rules. Let’s make it a birthday to remember!


139. If no one ever broke the rules, then we’d never advance. ― Simon Sinek


140. The best worship is to ease one’s hard life in any way possible; no holy books, no rules, no temples, none is necessary


141. “Every detail of a child’s life has rules, mysterious laws. Every detail is of importance, so we must respect everything, even if it does not seem logical to us. We do not know the consequences; we are not the judges, but the servants of nature. ”


142. “The sign of a good leader is easy to recognize, though it is hardly ever seen. For the greatest leaders are those who share as equals in the trials and struggles, the demands and expectations, the hills and trenches, the laws and punishments placed upon the backs of those governed. A great leader is motivated not by power but by compassion. Therefore he can do nothing but make himself a servant to those whom he rules. Such a leader is unequivocally respected, and loved for loving.”


143. “Once I began to realize that there were no rules and that my path didn’t have to look like everyone else’s, I relaxed and my whole world opened up.”


144. “We see things like reciprocity which are fairly central to our view of ethics. But if you’re talking about a set of worked-out rules on what we are supposed to do then, yes, it is a human product.” ~ Peter Singer


145. There are three rules for being a good leader: 1. Don't say you are one; 2. Show that you are one; and 3. Lead by example. - Georg W. F. Hegel


146. I don’t want to be fake. I’m just being me. And I have the power to break stereotypes and whatever useless rules that society puts on us.


147. “I’ve only had two rules. Do all you can and do it the best you can.”


148. “The moon is queen of everything. She rules the oceans, rivers, rain. When I am asked whose tears these are; I always blame the moon.” – Lucille Clifton


149. “What behaviors are rewarded? Punished? Where and how are people actually spending their resources (time, money, attention)? What rules and expectations are followed, enforced, and ignored? Do people feel safe and supported talking about how they feel and asking for what they need? What are the sacred cows? Who is most likely to tip them? Who stands the cows back up? What stories are legend and what values do they convey? What happens when someone fails, disappoints, or makes a mistake? How is vulnerability (uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure) perceived? How prevalent are shame and blame and how are they showing up? What’s the collective tolerance for discomfort? Is the discomfort of learning, trying new things, and giving and receiving feedback normalized, or is there a high premium put on comfort (and how does that look)?”


150. Bathroom rules: wash, brush, floss, flush.


151. “I deliver a hard day’s work for my money. I just want the chance. It’ll come. I believe in America. I follow the rules. Everybody’s got their own hard times these days.” — Ray Nelson


152. “If no one ever broke the rules, then we’d never advance.” ~ Simon Sinek


153. Beauty has no boundaries, no rules, no colors. Beauty is like a religion. You can include everything inside it.


154. “The least favorite students were the non-conformists who made up their own rules. Teachers tend to discriminate against highly creative students, labeling them as troublemakers.”


155. “Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.” ~ Mark Twain


156. Do not walk around like you rule the world. Walk around like you do not care who rules the world.


157. “3. Learn the Will Skill. Many people believe that fitness and exercise are all about willpower—whether you have it or not. Will is important, but people forget that willpower is a skill with its own rules and tricks to practice. For example, recent research shows that if people can distract their attention for just a few minutes, they can suppress negative urges and make better decisions.8 Sharman W. used this idea to help her avoid cheating on her diet. She listed the ten reasons she wanted to lose weight and created the following rule: She could cheat on her diet, but only after reading her list and calling her sister. This extra step introduced a delay and brought in social support from her sister. Other strategies our Changers use include taking short walks, repeating poems they have memorized, and drinking a glass of water. The key is to be aware of the impulse and to focus on something different until the impulse goes away.”


158. “For example, if you make the rules, you can write into the bylaws of your company that child care is part of your employment package.”


159. “People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you’re lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life.”— Carrie Ann Moss


160. “When the leader is morally weak and his discipline not strict, when his instructions and guidance are not enlightened, when there are no consistent rules, neighboring rulers will take advantage of this.”


161. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”


162. The car I drive doesn’t write the rules, it’s just a tool to help me ‘make the rules.’


163. “In developing teams, I don’t believe in rules. I believe in standards. Rules don’t promote teamwork, standards do” – Mike Krzyzewski


164. Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.


165. “Simplifying your organization is key. This entails streamlining the rules you operate under as well as how they’re communicated. The same goes for your processes, systems, messages, and vision. Most organizations are too complex when they begin.”


166. “With the passage of time. I became increasingly aware of how all of the adults around me were living with constant fear and apprehension . . . I was feeling more and more vulnerable as I watched them continually struggle to solve the mystery of what white folks expected of them. They behaved as though it were an awful sin to overlook even one of those unspoken rules and step out of ‘their place. ’ to cross some invisible line. And yet lots of discussions in my household were about how to cross that line. when to cross that line. and who could cross that line without getting hurt.”


167. “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or. in my case. too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not. I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” – Eric Roth


168. “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, novelist. You’ll want to read these uplifting quotes again and again.


169. “Integrity has no need of rules.” – Albert Camus


170. “I have said it before, but it’s worth repeating. Financial intelligence is made up of these four main technical skills: 1.​Accounting Accounting is financial literacy, or the ability to read numbers. This is a vital skill if you want to build businesses or investments. 2.​Investing Investing is the science of money making money. 3.​Understanding markets Understanding markets is the science of supply and demand. Alexander Graham Bell gave the market what it wanted. So did Bill Gates. A $75,000 house offered for $60,000 that cost $20,000 was also the result of seizing an opportunity created by the market. Somebody was buying, and someone was selling. 4.​The law The law is the awareness of accounting corporate, state and federal regulations. I recommend playing by the rules.”


171. “Life as a parent truly doesn’t come with an instruction manual…you’re just kind of thrown into these uncharted waters where there are no rules or guidelines. So really, the only thing left to do is embrace every moment, good or bad, learn from your mistakes, and know that being a mom is the most rewarding, challenging & exhausting job in the world.”


172. "This new day has greeted us with no rules; unconditional opportunity. Do not dilute the power of this new day with the hardship of yesterday. Greet this day the way it has greeted you; with open arms and endless possibility.” — Steve Maraboli


173. “Don't interrupt. Now, unless someone stronger and wiser—a friend, a parent, a novelist, filmmaker, teacher, or musician—can josh us out of it, can elevate us and show us how petty and pompous and monumentally useless it is to take ourselves so seriously, then depression can become a habit, which, in tern, can produce a neurological imprint. Are you with me? Gradually, our brain chemistry becomes conditioned to react to negative stimuli in a particular, predictable way. One thing'll go wrong and it'll automatically switch on its blender and mix us that black cocktail, the ol’ doomsday daiquiri, and before we know it, we’re soused to the gills from the inside out. Once depression has become electrochemically integrated, it can be extremely difficult to philosophically or psychologically override it; by then it's playing by physical rules, a whole different ball game. That's why, Switters my dearest, every time you've shown signs of feeling sorry for yourself, I've played my blues records really loud or read to you from The Horse’s Mouth. And that’s why when you’ve exhibited the slightest tendency toward self-importance, I’ve reminded you that you and me— you and I: excuse me—may be every bit as important as the President or the pope or the biggest prime-time icon in Hollywood, but none of us is much more than a pimple on the ass-end of creation, so let’s not get carried away with ourselves. Preventive medicine, boy. It’s preventive medicine.”


174. “I don’t want to be fake. I’m just being me. And I have the power to break stereotypes and whatever useless rules that society puts on us.” – Bad Bunny


175. “The world has set distinct rules or perhaps regulations for deciding what is good and what is bad.”


176. “Freedom lies in being able to live your life, your way with your rules”


177. Learn the rules and learn the game, before you start breaking the rules and changing the game.


178. “Three rules of work: 1. Out of clutter, find simplicity. 2. From discord, find harmony. 3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” ― Albert Einstein


179. “Choose those whisper ears wisely. There are certain rules to follow while talking behind. These rules are unwritten, unsaid, and unrevealed. You need to learn them on your own.”


180. “I’ve only had two rules. Do all you can and do it the best you can.” – Colonel Sanders


181. “If you want to break the rules of grammar, first learn the rules of grammar.”


182. Grandpas are dads without rules. —Bill Gray


183. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”– Richard Branson, founder Virgin Group


184. We learned about honesty and integrity that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square. – Michelle Obama


185. – “Life as a parent truly doesn’t come with an instruction manual…you’re just kind of thrown into these uncharted waters where there are no rules or guidelines. So really, the only thing left to do is embrace every moment good or bad, learn from your mistakes, and know that being a mom is the most rewarding, challenging & exhausting job in the world.” – Sara Rue


186. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” ―Katharine Hepburn


187. “The responsibility of a leader is to provide cover from above for their people who are working below. When the people feel that they have the control to do what’s right, even if it sometimes means breaking the rules, then they will more likely do the right thing. Courage comes from above. Our confidence to do what’s right is determined by how trusted we feel by our leaders.”


188. “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.”


189. My life, my rules, that is my attitude.


190. “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. “ —Pablo Picasso


191. “We call everyone investing money “investors” like they’re basketball players, all playing the same game with the same rules. When you realize how wrong that notion is you see how vital it is to simply identify what game you’re playing.”


192. “The true shepherd spirit is an amalgam of many precious graces. He is hot with zeal, but he is not fiery with passion. He is gentle, and yet he rules his class. He is loving, but he does not wink at sin. He has power over the lambs, but he is not domineering or sharp. He has cheerfulness, but not levity; freedom, but not license; solemnity, but not gloom.” – Charles Spurgeon


193. “Creativity is by its nature an act of boldness and rebellion. You are not accepting the status quo or conventional wisdom. You are playing with the very rules you have learned, experimenting and testing the boundaries. The world is dying for bolder ideas, for people who are not afraid to speculate and investigate. Creeping conservatism will narrow your searches, tether you to comfortable ideas, and create a downward spiral—as the creative spark leaves you, you will find yourself clutching even more forcefully to dead ideas, past successes, and the need to maintain your status. Make creativity rather than comfort your goal and you will ensure far more success for the future.”


194. “Did you ever consider how ridiculous it would be to try to cram on a farm—to forget to plant in the spring, play all summer and then cram in the fall to bring in the harvest? The farm is a natural system. The price must be paid and the process followed. You always reap what you sow; there is no shortcut. This principle is also true, ultimately, in human behavior, in human relationships. They, too, are natural systems based on the law of the harvest. In the short run, in an artificial social system such as school, you may be able to get by if you learn how to manipulate the man-made rules, to “play the game.” In most one-shot or short-lived human interactions, you can use the Personality Ethic to get by and to make favorable impressions through charm and skill and pretending to be interested in other people’s hobbies. You can pick up quick, easy techniques that may work in short-term situations. But secondary traits alone have no permanent worth in long-term relationships. Eventually, if there isn’t deep integrity and fundamental character strength, the challenges of life will cause true motives to surface and human relationship failure will replace short-term success. Many people with secondary greatness—that is, social recognition for their talents—lack primary greatness or goodness in their character. Sooner or later, you’ll see this in every long-term relationship they have, whether it is with a business associate, a spouse, a friend, or a teenage child going through an identity crisis. It is character that communicates most eloquently. As Emerson once put it, “What you are shouts so loudly in my ears I cannot hear what you say.” There are, of course, situations where people have character strength but they lack communication skills, and that undoubtedly affects the quality of relationships as well. But the effects are still secondary. In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do. We all know it. There are people we trust absolutely because we know their character. Whether they’re eloquent or not, whether they have the human relations techniques or not, we trust them, and we work successfully with them. In the words of William George Jordan, “Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil—the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.”


195. “I had three rules for my players: No profanity. Don’t criticize a teammate. Never be late.”


196. “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”― Mahatma Gandhi


197. “The objective is to win: fairly, squarely, decently, win by the rules, but still win.”


198. Breaking the rules and getting my thrills on a jet ski is my favorite way to spend an afternoon.


199. “The more you try to simplify things the more you complicate them. You create rules, build walls, push people away, lie to yourself, and ignore true feelings. That is not simplifying things” – Cecelia Ahern


200. “And we have to stop focusing on agendas and minutes and rules, and accept the fact that bad meetings start with the attitudes and approaches of the people who lead and take part in them.”


201. “Right now there is a prime opportunity for all of us to change the rules of the game through e-commerce and shift the balance in favor of entrepreneurs like you. The Internet levels the playing field and gives everyone - be they big or small - a chance.”


202. “Many types of mechanical approaches, from almost laughably simple rules to the most sophisticated and impenetrable machine algorithms, can outperform human judgment. And one key reason for this outperformance – albeit not the only one – is that all mechanical approaches are noise-free. ”


203. She rules the oceans, rivers, rain. When I am asked whose tears these are; I always blame the moon.” – Lucille Clifton


204. “You are remembered for the rules you break.” ~Douglas MacArthur


205. “If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” – Katherine Hepburn


206. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over.”


207. “Reasoning does create a paradox: it leads both to more rule following and more rebelliousness. By explaining moral principles, parents encourage their children to comply voluntarily with rules that align with important values and to question rules that don’t. Good explanations enable children to develop a code of ethics that often coincides with societal expectations; when they don’t square up, children rely on the internal compass of values rather than the external compass of rules.”


208. “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


209. “The best rules to form a young man are: to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one’s own opinions, and value others that deserve it.”


210. “If you broke a lot of rules as a kid, you’d probably make a great entrepreneur.” - Harley Finkelstein, president of Shopify


211. My two rules of cooking: keep it fresh and keep it simple.


212. “My sisters and I can still recite Dad’s grilling rules: Rule No. 1: Dad is in charge. Rule No. 2: Repeat Rule No. 1.” – Connie Schultz, columnist


213. “Other people are promoted ahead of you, other people are chosen for opportunities, and other people get dates and find love. You are waiting on the sidelines, being nice, and playing by the rules.”—Aziz Gazipura


214. “Content is king, but engagement is queen, and the lady rules the house!” –Mari Smith, social media master


215. “If you think you have to swap unworthy for worthy, you will bang your forehead against a self-created wall for the rest of your life, and you’ll never get any closer to your goal. But once you realize that God’s acceptance overrules your unworthiness, you can instantly find peace.”


216. “Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso


217. “The objective is to win: fairly, squarely, decently, win by the rules, but still win.” -Vince Lombardi


218. “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ―Rob Siltanen


219. ... we can vent our fleshly passions by breaking all the rules, or we can vent our fleshly passions by keeping all the rules, but both ways of venting the flesh still need resurrection. We can be immoral dead people, or we can be moral dead people. Either way, we're dead.


220. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney, Co-chair of Disney Media


221. “If no one ever broke the rules, then we’d never advance.” – Simon Sinek


222. “In a world with no rules and filled with uncertainty, trust must play a critical role in relationships. Loyalty must be the foundation of everything. ” — S. K. Lee


223. “I don’t want to be fake. I’m just being me. And I have the power to break stereotypes and whatever useless rules that society puts on us.” ~ Bad Bunny


224. “If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun.” — Katharine Hepburn


225. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.


226. “Making the decision to not follow a system or someone else’s rules has allowed me to really dig into what my own strengths and gifts are without spending time feeling jaded or wasteful.” - Ishita Gupta, founder of Fear.less magazine


227. “Beach rules… relax, unwind, enjoy.”


228. “Rules without Relationship Leads to Rebellion” - Andy Stanley said this and it's one of my favorite quotes. As a leader you can have all the rules you want but if you don’t invest in your people and develop a relationship with them they will rebel. This applies amazingly to children as well. It's all about relationships.


229. “Okay, before we start, let’s go over the ground rules. No touching of the hair or face. And that’s it. Now, fight!”


230. “Nonviolent passive resistance is effective as long as your opposition adheres to the same rules as you do. But if peaceful protest is met with violence, its efficacy is at an end. For me, nonviolence was not a moral principle but a strategy; there is no moral goodness in using an ineffective weapon.”


231. No hard and fast rules in jet skiing. Only it doesn’t hurt to be a little cautious.


232. “Whatever the specifics of the situation, these people are not acting irrationally. They are simply complying with needs and desires that you don’t yet understand, what the world looks like to them based on their own set of rules. Your job is to bring these Black Swans to light.”


233. "The more rules you have about how people have to be, how life has to be for you to be happy, the less happy you’re going to be."


234. "Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.”


235. “I mean, it’s sort of exciting isn’t it? Breaking the rules.”


236. “Softball is like love. First, you learn the rules of the game, and then you forget the rules and play from your heart.”


237. “Sports teaches you character. It teaches you to play by the rules. It teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose. It teaches you about life.”— Billie Jean King


238. “In weak cultures, people find safety in the rules. This is why we get bureaucrats. They believe a strict adherence to the rules provides them with job security. And in the process, they do damage to the trust inside and outside the organization. In strong cultures, people find safety in relationships. Strong relationships are the foundation of high-performing teams. And all high-performing teams start with trust.”


239. That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” – Glen Campbell & Steve Wariner


240. “If the different individuals have to live harmoniously in one society, with a common aim there must be a set of rules which we call morality. Therefore, we can consider morality as a form of adaptation to a common life for the achievement of a common aim. Morality, which is usually considered as an abstraction, we wish to consider as a technique which allows us to live together harmoniously. ”


241. “no matter how well I plan things, I can’t control them. No matter how well I think I know the people in my life, I can’t control them. No matter how well I follow the rules, do what’s right, and seek to obey God with my whole heart, I can’t control my life. I can’t control God.”


242. “There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself.”


243. Your steps are as gracious as the ones of a king. Happy birthday to the only king that rules my world completely.


244. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” Katharine Hepburn


245. The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.


246. “This tendency to take too much responsibility for others’ feelings creates large amounts of anxiety and guilt (as well as hidden resentment). In fact, the rules from your list that are causing you the most guilt are likely ones that demand you don’t “cause” any negative feelings in others. The nicer someone is, the more guilt they feel about this. ”—Aziz Gazipura


247. “I would rather be an artist than a leader. Ironically, a leader has to follow the rules.” - Criss Jami ​


248. “We make learning difficult for children by trying to teach them by means of grown-up methods; the natural and happy way for children to learn, however, is by touching and moving solid objects, not by trying to memories rules. ”


249. “To challenge those rules and change how you are in the world can stir up anxiety and guilt. I can’t become “one of those people.” Those selfish jerks and assholes who just take what they want from others and from life. And so we decide to stick to the same game, but just play it harder. Be nicer, more pleasing, more accommodating, more giving, and more polite. Eventually, this will all pay off. Eventually my time will come.”—Aziz Gazipura


250. “This is out house. This is out rules.” —Miley Cyrus, “We Can't Stop”


251. “I don't know the rules of grammar. If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language.”


252. “One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man's familiarity with the word "impossible." He knows all the rules which will NOT work. He knows all the things which CANNOT be done.”


253. Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, love honestly, laugh easy, keep it simple, ride often, ride free and never regret anything that makes you smile.


254. “The mountains have rules. They are harsh rules, but they are there, and if you keep to them you are safe. A mountain is not like men. A mountain is sincere. The weapons to conquer it exist inside you, inside your soul.”


255. “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” —W.R. Wallace


256. "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist."—Pablo Picasso


257. “There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton


258. “Remarkably, altruistic punishment is accompanied by increased activity in the “pleasure centers” of the brain. It appears that maintaining the social order and the rules of fairness in this fashion is its own reward. Altruistic punishment could well be the glue that holds societies together. However, our brains are not designed to reward generosity as reliably as they punish meanness. Here again, we find a marked asymmetry between losses and gains.”


259. “If the rules are such that you can’t make progress, then you have to fight the rules”


260. “Ask Jesus to help you fully understand the joys of obedience. Also, ask Him how you can be a woman fully committed to obedience without slipping into a legalistic approach to life. We must always remember our goal is pursuing revelations of Him. Our focus can’t be just following rules but following Jesus Himself.”


261. “If you break the rules, you’re going to stand a better chance of breaking through the clutter than if you don’t.” – Tom McElligott


262. Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs


263. “Break the rules, stand apart, ignore your head, and follow your heart.”


264. “Content is King, but engagement is Queen, and the lady rules the house!” – Mari Smith


265. “We learned about honesty and integrity—that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.” – Michelle Obama


266. “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”


267. “The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endure forever.”


268. “A habit is a behavior that has been repeated enough times to become automatic. ■ The ultimate purpose of habits is to solve the problems of life with as little energy and effort as possible. ■ Any habit can be broken down into a feedback loop that involves four steps: cue, craving, response, and reward. ■ The Four Laws of Behavior Change are a simple set of rules we can use to build better habits. They are (1) make it obvious, (2) make it attractive, (3) make it easy, and (4) make it satisfying.”


269. You need to learn the rules before you can break them


270. The view is always better from the high road is a commitment to keeping to the rules and ethics regardless of how uncomfortable they become.


271. “Our lives are finite. But life is infinite. We are the finite players in the infinite game of life. We come and go, we are born and we die, and life still continues - with or without us. There are other players - some of them are our rivals - we enjoy wins and we suffer losses. But we can always keep playing tomorrow, until we run out of the ability to stay in the game. And no matter how much money we make, no matter how much power we accumulate, no matter how many promotions we are given, none of us will ever be declared 'The Winner of life'. In any other game, we get two choices. Though we don't get to choose the rules of the game, we do get to choose if we want to play, and we get to choose how we want to play. The game of life is a little different. In this game, we only get one choice. Once we are born, we are players. The only choice we get is if we want to play with a finite mindset or an infinite mindset.”


272. “If no one ever broke the rules, then we’d never advance.” Simon Sinek


273. ‘For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.’


274. Zsadist: I didn't make up the rules of this scenario


275. “Typical relationship books, they are about communicating more clearly, being more loving, and making time for your relationship. All of this is lovely advice, only if the other person is noticing or listening! Kierkegaard noted that “Love is the expression of the one who loves, not of the one who is loved.” The challenge is that when this expression is not met with any reciprocity, and in fact the opposite, it can be exhausting and demoralising. If you love more, then you will get more back. It’s not that linear, and while that may apply in a factory— work harder, make more widgets—it does not work in relationships, least of all with a narcissist. Personality patterns tend to be pretty entrenched—and the rules of rescue do not apply.”


276. “The rules for survival never change, whether you’re in a desert or in an arena.” – Bear Grylls, British adventurer


277. “I would never do anything outside of the rules of play.” – Tom Brady


278. “Following all the rules leaves a completed checklist, following your heart achieves a completed you.”


279. “Boundaries are guidelines, rules and limits we all must set to protect our time, heart, finances, etc” – Tracy A Malone


280. “Leadership is more than management. Leadership is: • People more than projects • Movement more than maintenance • Art more than science • Intuition more than formula • Vision more than procedure • Risk more than caution • Action more than reaction • Relationships more than rules • Who you are more than what you do If you want to influence others, then you must learn to lead.”


281. “You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”


282. “Search marketing, and most Internet marketing in fact, can be very threatening because there are no rules. There’s no safe haven. To do it right, you need to be willing to be wrong. But search marketing done right is all about being wrong. Experimentation is the only way.” – Mike Moran


283. “I have no secret. There are no rules to follow in business. I just work hard and, as I always have done, believe I can do it.”


284. “Remember the golden rule. He who has the gold makes the rules.”


285. “We can’t choose the game. We can’t choose the rules. We can only choose how we play.” ~ Simon Sinek


286. “We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.”— Michelle Obama


287. “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” -Pablo Picasso


288. Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. -Pablo Picasso


289. All the way to my heart, your love rules. Now, there is nothing I can do but plead that you love me forever.


290. “Life is short, break the rules.”


291. “We spend a lot of time thinking about how things are supposed to be, or what the rules say we should do. Trying to get it all perfect. We tell ourselves that we’ll get started once the conditions are right, or once we’re sure we can trust this or that. When, really, it’d be better to focus on making due with what we’ve got. On focusing on results instead of pretty methods.”


292. “The rules for survival never change, whether you’re in a desert or in an arena.”


293. Music is the only thing I’ve ever known that doesn’t have any rules at all.


294. “Follow the rules or follow the fools.” – Tupac Shakur


295. “They who search after the Philosopher's Stone [are] by their own rules obliged to a strict and religious life.”


296. Ron sets ground rules for the fight


297. “Sometimes changing the game is as simple as finding a few people who play by the same rules as you.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones


298. “All human development, no matter what form it takes, must be outside the rules; otherwise we would never have anything new.”


299. “There are three proven rules for good teeth: brush after every meal; see your dentist twice a year; and mind your own business. ” — Henry Boyd


300. “There are a lot of unwritten rules in the entertainment industry that create racial exclusion, and at Color Of Change, we know that to change society you have to change the rules. This inclusion rider is a written rule that will change the culture of hiring at the Grammys, and will make inclusion the norm.” — Rashad Robinson, President at Color of Change.


301. “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or. in my case. too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not. I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”


302. “No matter how hard you work at your craft and no matter how successful you become, people just have to find something negative to hang on you. […] The bar is always being raised as you go. The rules are always being rewritten. There’s aggravation that comes with that, but that’s part of what makes triumph so sweet.”


303. “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”


304. “A powerful way to give is to help others work on tasks that are more interesting, meaningful, or developmental than their average tasks. One VP individually asked employees about their personal interests and asked them what they’d enjoy doing that might also be of interest to other people. He then sent them out into the company to pursue their mission with three rules: 1) it has to appeal to at least one other person 2) be low or no cost and 3) be initiated by you. Months later, about ⅔ of the employees had made some effort toward making their visions a reality, and roughly half of those employees succeeded in launching them.”


305. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney


306. “...And then, just when everything is bearing down on us to such an extent that we can scarcely withstand it, the Christmas message comes to tell us that all our ideas are wrong, and that what we take to be evil and dark is really good and light because it comes from God. Our eyes are at fault, that is all. God is in the manger, wealth in poverty, light in darkness, succor in abandonment. No evil can befall us; whatever men may do to us, they cannot but serve the God who is secretly revealed as love and rules the world and our lives.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer


307. “The least favorite students were the non-conformists who made up their own rules. Teachers tend to discriminate against highly creative students, labeling them as troublemakers. ” ― Adam M. Grant,


308. If you are taught how to love, your love is going to be false. Real love should be spontaneous. How can you be taught to love? If you are taught, then you will act accroding to those rules and the natural flow will not be there. - Author: Osho


309. “By contrast, condemnation will never call you to come into God’s presence. It will convince you that you have nowhere to go because of where you’ve been. One of my friends told me that the most prominent feature of depression is the unremitting belief that things will never get any better than they are right now. In the same way, one of the most prominent features of condemnation is the unshakable sensation that I’ll never change from who I am right now. I’ve always struggled with this; therefore, I’ll never conquer it. Condemnation is the older brother in the parable of the prodigal son. He wrongly believes—and wants to make you believe—that because you went to the pigpen, the pigpen should be your permanent mailing address. But it’s not his house we’re returning to or his rules we’re abiding by. The Father makes a different proclamation: This son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. (Luke 15:24, emphasis added) Now that’s more like it. The past is buried (he was dead); the present is resurrected (he is alive). That’s the way the Father speaks. He understands the correct usage of tenses. What was does not determine what will be, because God is in every moment, redeeming it for His glory. And it gets even better than that. Not only does the Spirit set us free from chains that have bound us to our past, but He actually unleashes the Father’s vision of our future into our present reality. That”


310. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over. – Richard Branson


311. Bathroom rules: wash, brush, floss, flush


312. “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Mahatma Gandhi


313. “People will come and go in your life. You have to make the decision whom to trust and keep closer to you and whom to maintain a distance from because of your life, so your rules.” — Chismo


314. Play by the rules, but be ferocious.” – Phil Knight


315. “Remember: Life is short, break the rules.”


316. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” –Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder


317. “Some people use the 80/20 rules, meaning they stick with ‘clean’ eating 80% of the time and then the other 20% of the time they eat whatever they want. The problem is that the 80/20 becomes 60/40, then 40/60, then 20/80 and then all bets are off. Don’t follow the 80/20 rule. Follow the 100% rule—that might turn into the 99% rule and that is okay. But the 80/20 rule isn’t a rule. It’s a step down the slippery slope.”


318. “I won’t let silly rules stop me. I will find a legal way around them”


319. “Play by the rules, but be ferocious.” Phil Knight, Founder of Nike


320. They who search after the Philosopher's Stone [are] by their own rules obliged to a strict and religious life.


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


322. An act of thinking without restriction- without boundaries or rules can lead to the point of no return.


323. Bathroom rules: wash, brush, floss, flush.


324. ”Softball is like love, first you learn the rules of the game, and then you forget the rules and play from your heart. ” – Unknown


325. “There are many ways to run a successful company. What works once may never work again. What everyone tells you never to do may just work, once. There are no rules. You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over, and it's because you fall over that you learn to save yourself from falling over.”


326. Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. — Pablo Picasso


327. “The one thing I know for sure is that feelings are rarely mutual, so when they are, drop everything, forget belongings and expectations, forget the games, the two days between texts, the hard to gets because this is it, this is what the entire world is after and you’ve stumbled upon it by chance, by accident––so take a deep breath, take a step forward, now run, collide like planets in the system of a dying sun, embrace each other with both arms and let all the rules, the opinions and common sense crash down around you. Because this is love kid, and it’s all yours. Believe me, you're in for one hell of a ride, after all––this is the one thing I know for sure.”


328. “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules … You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things … They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius …” – Steve Jobs


329. “It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks.” – The 3 rules of mountaineering


330. “The moon is the queen of everything. She rules the oceans, rivers, rain. When I am asked whose tears these are; I always blame the moon.” — Lucille Clifton


331. “Live in a good place. Keep your mind deep. Treat others well. Stand by your word. Make fair rules. Do the right thing. Work when it's time.”


332. ... we can vent our fleshly passions by breaking all the rules, or we can vent our fleshly passions by keeping all the rules, but both ways of venting the flesh still need resurrection. We can be immoral dead people, or we can be moral dead people. Either way, we're dead.


333. “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” — Pablo Picasso


334. “If you obey all the rules. you miss all the fun.” – Katherine Hepburn


335. Trust is not about knowing that your team follows the exact set of rules. Trusting means knowing that your team members are aware of when to disobey the rules and when not to.


336. “recent research that has introduced a distinction between two selves, the experiencing self and the remembering self, which do not have the same interests. For example, we can expose people to two painful experiences. One of these experiences is strictly worse than the other, because it is longer. But the automatic formation of memories—a feature of System 1—has its rules, which we can exploit so that the worse episode leaves a better memory. When people later choose which episode to repeat, they are, naturally, guided by their remembering self and expose themselves (their experiencing self) to unnecessary pain.”


337. “I don’t follow rules, I follow dogs on Insta.” (Get the free screensaver here!)


338. “It is not the hand that rocks the cradle that rules the world; it is the woman that holds the keys to the kingdom.”


339. “And that’s what trust is. We don’t just trust people to obey the rules, we also trust that they know when to break them. The rules are there for normal operations. The rules are designed to avoid danger and help ensure that things go smoothly. And though there are guidelines for how to deal with emergencies, at the end of the day, we trust the expertise of a special few people to know when to break the rules.”


340. “There are two rules for success: 1. Never reveal everything you know.” ―Roger H. Lincoln


341. “I'd insist that we all out same canvases and paint together. You might not want to, but I'd assure you that we needn't be so worried about painting masterpieces. People are the masterpieces, and you are creative because you are God's best creation and HI fingerprints and brush strokes dance all inside of you. Then I'd hold up my written rules for paintbrush holders.


342. “There are no rules or formulas for success. You just have to live it and do it. Knowing this gives us enormous freedom to experiment toward what we want. Believe me, it’s a crazy, complicated journey. It’s trial and error. It’s opportunism. It’s quite literally, ‘Let’s try lots of this stuff and see how it works.'”


343. “There are three proven rules for good teeth: brush after every meal; see your dentist twice a year; and mind your own business.”


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


345. “A dad is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, shines with pride when you succeed, and has faith in you even when you fail. Happy Father’s Day.”


346. My life, my rules. My attitude, my style, and my choice!


347. On the ground rules


348. The rules are simple: they lie to us, we know they’re lying, they know we know they’re lying, but they keep lying to us, and we keep pretending to believe them. – Elena Gorokhova


349. “Music is the only thing I’ve ever known that doesn’t have any rules at all.” – Josh Homme


350. “Break the rules, stand apart, ignore your head, and follow your heart.” – Paula Abdul


351. “The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions. Not me. I don’t want to be a manager or a dictator. I want to be a leader—and leadership is ongoing, adjustable, flexible, and dynamic. As such, leaders have to maintain a certain amount of discretion.”


352. “The belly rules the mind.”


353. “Study hard. Work hard. Play harder. Don’t be bound by rules. Don’t hurt anybody and never ever live somebody else’s dream.” – Shah Rukh Khan


354. “The rules of survival never change, whether you’re in a desert or in an arena.” – Bear Grylls


355. “There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.”– Mario Cuomo


356. -Trust is not about knowing that your team follows the exact set of rules. Trusting means knowing that your team members are aware of when to disobey the rules and when not to.


357. I mean, it's sort of exciting, isn't it, breaking the rules?


358. “There are no rules in Skateboarding.” – Unknown


359. “In a watershed article from 1970, Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize–winning economist, who is considered one of the great theorists of today’s form of capitalism, laid out the foundation for the theory of shareholder primacy that is at the heart of so much finite-minded business practice today. “In a free-enterprise, private-property system,” he wrote, “a corporate executive is an employee of the owners of the business. He has direct responsibility to his employers. That responsibility is to conduct the business in accordance with their desires, which generally will be to make as much money as possible while conforming to the basic rul