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As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used,
by Dave Parnas

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

Related topics: Computers

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Money is the best rule of commerce.
- William Petty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Success comes to a writer as a rule,
so gradually that it is always something of a shock
to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed.
- P. G. Wodehouse

I also argued before the war that the administration
was underestimating Arab nationalism and Iraqi nationalism,
that it was not going to be as easy to rule Iraq as they thought.
- Juan Cole

For over 30 years, the IRA showed that the British
government could not rule Ireland on its own terms.
- Gerry Adams

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold;
Alike fantastic,
if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
- Alexander Pope

A pure mathematical series would be one in which each
term is derived from the preceding term by a rule.
- George Oppen

If you're going to play the game properly,
you'd better know every rule.
- Barbara Jordan

The general rule is that anything that is passed on
in reproduction does not undergo senescence.
- George C. Williams

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

Do not copy my style!
The first rule of writing is write about what you know,
not what you think you know.
So, think about what you've done in your life and write about that.
- Jackie Collins

Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law,
to place the government back under the cage of law.
Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy.
- James Bovard

The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to me all one.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I made a rule for myself that the only television things
I would do would be my own stories.
- Nigel Kneale

I have a rule on my team: when we talk to one another,
we look each other right in the eye,
because I think it's tough to lie to somebody.
You give respect to somebody.
- Mike Krzyzewski

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

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

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also
buy the time to read them in:
but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for
the appropriation of their contents.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Write what you like; there is no other rule.
- O. Henry

The overriding rule, if you want to run a domain,
is to be fair.
- Jon Postel

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

Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided;
but they are far better than certain kinds of peace.
- Theodore Roosevelt

I hold this as a rule of life: too much of anything is bad.
- Terence

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule,
where fifty-one percent of the people
may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
- attributed to Thomas Jefferson

How shall I be able to rule over others,
that have not full power and command of myself?
- Francois Rabelais

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

We have a lot of rule changes.
I am part of the competition committee.
We spent a lot time evaluating the game,
how do we make the game better for our fans.
- Ron Jaworski

Nature gives us all, including Prof.
Lorentz, surprises.
It was very quickly found that there are many exceptions
to the rule of splitting of the lines only into triplets.
- Pieter Zeeman

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule
of law under God is acknowledged.
- Ronald Reagan

Rule one: Write about settings you're familiar with.
- Jeffery Deaver

Social psychology has, as a rule, dealt with various
phases of social experience from the psychological
standpoint of individual experience.
- George H. Mead

This at least should be a rule through the letter-writing world:
that no angry letter be posted till four-and-twenty
hours will have elapsed since it was written.
- Anthony Trollope

Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
the pen is mightier than the sword.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The Ninety-Ninety Rule of Project Schedules -
the first ninety percent of the task takes ninety percent of the time,
and the last ten percent takes the other ninety percent.
- Arthur Bloch

Continuity does not rule out fresh approaches to fresh situations.
- Dean Rusk

The God of Children and Fools:
There once was a man way up high,
who sat on his chair in the sky.
he called down to fool us,
and said he would rule us,
until we woke up bye and bye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My own little rule was two for one.
If one of my teammates got knocked down,
then I knocked down two on the other team.
- Don Drysdale

The further you get into technology,
the further you go into gaming.
That's the general rule.
- Nick Johnson

The desire for liberty has also made itself felt as
struggle against domestic tyranny or arbitrary rule.
- Emily Greene Balch

As a result of half a century of Soviet rule people
have been weaned from a belief in human kindness.
- Svetlana Alliluyeva

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


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