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The rule of the game was never assume that anybody,
by Abraham Pais

The rule of the game was never assume that anybody,
however honorable, would be able to stand up under torture.
If Mr. X, who knew where I was, was caught for some reason,
I should move.
- Abraham Pais

One of the absolute rules I learned in the war was,
don't know anything you don't need to know,
because if you ever get caught they will get it out of you.
- Abraham Pais

One of the things I learned, one of the strangest things,
is how to think.
There was nothing else to do.
I couldn't see people, or go for a walk in the forest.
All I had was my head and my books, and I thought a lot.
- Abraham Pais

I spent every night until four in the morning on my dissertation,
until I came to the point when I could not write another word,
not even the next letter.
I went to bed.
Eight o'clock the next morning I was up writing again.
- Abraham Pais

 

Once I even took the train to Utrecht,
forty miles from Amsterdam, with my yellow star,
this star which I still have.
Why did I go? I just wanted to visit some friends.
I was a little bit crazy, a little bit insane.
- Abraham Pais

Of course, relative citation frequencies are no measure of relative importance.
Who has not aspired to write a paper so fundamental
that very soon it is known to everyone and cited by no one?
- Abraham Pais

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

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"Be like me" is not a Golden Rule.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

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

Hatred does not cease by hatred,
but only by love;
this is the eternal rule.
- The Buddha

The only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason.
- Terry Goodkind

The tyrant dies and his rule is over,
the martyr dies and his rule begins
- Soren Kierkegaard

We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge and
rule our lives from within.
- Earl Nightingale

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

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
- Albert Einstein

In every society some men are born to rule,
and some to advise.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
- Alexander Pope

I want to share with you the three rules
that I have in order to accept an apprentice.
Rule Number 1: Don't believe me.
I don't want you to believe me
but I want you to listen and make choices - your choices.
If what I say, doesn't work for you, leave it.
But if it works for you and that's what you want, then make it yours.
Rule Number 2: Don't believe yourself.
Why? Because most of your belief system is a lie - it's not true.
And by believing yourself, you create all the limitations
that don't allow you to be what you really are.
Don't believe yourself. Listen to what you say,
listen to what you think, listen to what you believe.
And when you listen, open your ears, open your mind,
open your intelligence and make choices.
Rule 3 is, don't believe anybody else.
Don't believe them at all.
Open your ears and your mind; listen and make choices.
- don Miguel Ruiz

As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used,
and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
- Dave Parnas

There is no rule more invariable than that
we are paid for our suspicions
by finding what we suspect.
- Henry David Thoreau

Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste,
and amuse himself by applying it, triumphantly,
wherever he travels.
- Henry B. Adams

Money is the best rule of commerce.
- William Petty

Make it a rule of life never to regret
and never to look back.
- Katherine Mansfield

The urge to save humanity is almost always
a false front for the urge to rule.
- H. L. Mencken

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror.
As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.
- Carl Jung

As a rule lawyers tend to want to do whatever they can to win.
- Bill Williams

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.
- Denis Waitley

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country
is no fit to rule another country must admit that one
class is not fit to rule another class.
- B. R. Ambedkar

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers.
Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
- Elayne Boosler

Do to others as you would have them do to you.
- Luke 6:31 (the "Golden Rule")

In individuals, insanity is rare;
but in groups, parties, nations and epochs,
it is the rule.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that
must be followed to become an expert in anything.
- W. Clement Stone

The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every
broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind.
- Carl Hiaasen

The uneducated person perceives only the individual phenomenon,
the partly educated person the rule,
and the educated person the exception.
- Franz Grillparzer

There's a rule in Hollywood: stay away from water and stay away from snow,
and I had both.
- Roland Emmerich

The new rule of thumb is that 80% of a president's
time must be spent in raising funds for their schools.
- James E. Rogers

No rule is so general, which admits not some exception.
- Robert Burton

Rule A: Don't.
Rule A1: Rule A doesn't exist.
Rule A2: Do not discuss the existence or non-existence of Rules A,
A1 or A2.
- R. D. Laing

The new rule says that the FBI has the right to go
to public places on the same terms and conditions as
other members of the public for counter-terrorism purposes.
- John Ashcroft

He who allows me to rule is in fact my master.
- Pierre Corneille

It is much safer to obey than to rule.
- Thomas Kempis

The art of being a slave is to rule one's master.
- Diogenes of Sinope

I firmly believe in the rule of law as the foundation
for all of our basic rights.
- Sonia Sotomayor

To reject even one major tenet of the religion or to
violate one major rule of behavior is enough to get one kicked out -
or worse.
- Robert Shea

And they that rule in England, in stately conclaves met,
alas, alas for England they have no graves as yet.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Whether you are sixteen or over sixty,
remember, understatement is the rule of a fine makeup artist.
- Helena Rubinstein

I do not, as a rule, do encores.
When I have finished playing, I have indeed finished playing.
I have nothing left; there has been no reserve.
- Bill Dixon

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.
- Michael Pollan

You can only govern men by serving them.
The rule is without exception.
- Victor Kiam

If, at the limit, you can rule without crime,
you cannot do so without injustices.
- Emile M. Cioran

To be a successful father...
there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid,
don't look at it for the first two years.
- Ernest Hemingway

As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories
for which we have no use.
- Gustave Flaubert

A judge can't have any preferred outcome in any particular case.
The judge's only obligation - and it's a solemn obligation -
is to the rule of law.
- Samuel Alito

In a republic this rule ought to be observed:
that the majority should not have the predominant power.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I signed to Def Jam and within two months,
I heard that Ja Rule was looking for someone to do a song with.
- Christina Milian

The rule on staying alive as a forecaster is to give
'em a number or give 'em a date,
but never give 'em both at once.
- Jane Bryant Quinn

I cannot remember a time when the Golden Rule was not my motto and precept,
the torch that guided my footsteps.
- James Cash Penney

Rule, Britannia, rule the waves; Britons never will be slaves.
- James Thomson

There is only one rule for being a good talker -
learn to listen.
- Christopher Morley

Not to oversimplify it, somebody once said a good rule
of thumb in interpreting a character is to find the
good in the bad people that you portray and the bad in the good.
- Gabriel Byrne

If we are ever in doubt about what to do,
it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish
on the morrow that we had done.
- John Lubbock

To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is better.
- Tryon Edwards

Practice Golden-Rule 1 of Management in everything you do.
Manage others the way you would like to be managed.
- Brian Tracy

Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the
supremacy of God and the rule of law.
- Stockwell Day

I take it to be a principle rule of life,
not to be too much addicted to any one thing.
- Terence

When I did that interview with Hepburn,
the only ground rule was, you did not discuss Spencer Tracy.
Spencer Tracy's widow is still alive,
and she respected that.
- Morley Safer


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