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Absolute Rule Quotes


"The absolute rule of the state shall be a function of the absolute liberty of each individual will." - Aleister Crowley

"King Abdullah has died. A divisive figure in the Middle East. The sad irony is that the USA preached democracy in the face of absolute rule." - Immortal Technique

"God himself, with reverence be it spoken, is not an absolute but a limited monarch, limited by the rule which infinite wisdom prescribes to infinite power." - Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

"I am not an absolute pacifist, because I can't rule out the possibility that under some, carefully defined circumstances, some degree of violence may be justified, if it is focused directly at a great evil." - Howard Zinn

"My library is my kingdom, and here I try to make my rule absolute-shutting off this single nook from wife, daughter and society. Elsewhere I have only a verbal authority, and vague. Unhappy is the man, in my opinion, who has no spot at home where he can be at home to himself-to court himself and hide away." - Michel De Montaigne

"In my view, the Catholic Church as a community of faith will be preserved, but only if it abandons the Roman system of rule. We managed to get by without this absolutist system for 1,000 years. The problems began in the 11th century, when the popes asserted their claim to absolute control over the Church." - Hans Kung

"It would be absolute folly to rule myself out of any job." - Stuart Pearce

"Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom." - Albert Camus

"Absolute power is absolute power, no matter what it's called." - Marie Lu

"Eternity is the Absolute present." - D.T. Suzuki

"A cat has absolute honesty." - Ernest Hemingway

"The Absolute cannot be divided." - Swami Vivekananda

"Here in the United States, the Zionists and their co-religionists have complete control of our government. For many reasons, too many and too complex to go into here at this time, the Zionists and their co-religionists rule these United States as though they were the absolute monarchs of this country. Now you may say that is a very broad statement, but let me show you what happened while we were all asleep." - Benjamin H. Freedman

"Rule, after you have first learned to submit to rule." - Solon

"The only rule is there's only one rule: no rules." - Dana Snyder

"Rule by patience, Laughing Water!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Thou mayest rule over sin." - John Steinbeck

"God has made no one absolute." - Owen Feltham

"absolute liberty ... tends to corrupt absolutely." - Gertrude Himmelfarb

"Om is the greatest, meaning the Absolute." - Swami Vivekananda

"The Absolute can never be thought of." - Swami Vivekananda

"Learn the absolute pleasure of kindness." - Perry Brass

"Push your limit to the absolute extreme." - Gordon Ramsay

"Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." - John Acton

"The right of the majority is absolute." - Benjamin Tucker

"Power kills, absolute power kills absolutely." - Rudolph Rummel

"I am still sure of absolute wrong but much less certain of absolute right." - Jill Tweedie

"Every man should be responsible to others, nor should anyone be allowed to do just as he pleases; for where absolute freedom is allowed there is nothing to restrain the evil which is inherent in every man. But the principle of responsibility secures that which is the greatest good in states; the right persons rule and are prevented from doing wrong, and the people have their due. It is evident that this is the best kind of democracy, and why? because the people are drawn from a certain class." - Aristotle

"My husband, Andrius, says that evil will rule until good men or women choose to act. I believe him. This testimony was written to create an absolute record, to speak in a world where our voices have been extinguished. These writing may shock or horrify you, but that is not my intention. It is my greatest hope that the pages in this jar stir your deepest well of human compassion. I hope they prompt you to do something, to tell somone. Only then can we ensure that this kind of evil is never allowed to repeat itself." - Ruta Sepetys

"Old golfers don't win (it's not an absolute, it's a general rule). Why? The older golfer can hit the ball as far as the young one. He chips and putts equally well. And will probably have a better knowledge of the course. So why does he take the extra stroke that denies him victory? Experience. He knows the downside, what happens if it goes wrong, which makes him more cautious. The young player is either ignorant or reckless to caution. That is his edge. It is the same with all of us. Knowledge makes us play safe. The secret is to stay childish." - Paul Arden

"His fair large front and eye sublime declared Absolute rule; and hyacinthine locks Round from his parted forelock manly hung Clustering but not beneath his shoulders broad." - John Milton

"A wise parent humours the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and adviser when his absolute rule shall cease." - Elizabeth Gaskell

"A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease." - Elizabeth Gaskell

"I'm a Utilitarian, so I don't see the rule against lying as absolute; it's always subject to some overriding utility which may prevent its exercise." - Peter Singer

"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

"Admit nothing - that was his first rule. Appeal to logic - second rule. Delay the inevitable - third rule." - Cinda Williams Chima

"He loves little who loves by rule." - Michel De Montaigne

"What can I say? Librarians rule." - Regis Philbin

"Young people are thoughtless as a rule." - Homer

"The only rule is don't be boring." - Paris Hilton

"Peacemakers not only live, they rule life." - Baltasar Gracian

"To rule yourself is the ultimate power" - Seneca the Younger

"Fear must rule in a despotism." - Lajos Kossuth

"A rule should suit the purpose." - W Edwards Deming

"All powerful is the rule of fashion." - Publilius Syrus

"Restraint is the golden rule of enjoyment." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"An unpopular rule is never long maintained." - Seneca the Younger

"Everybody wants to rule the world." - Eric Halvorsen

"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." - Ronald David Laing

"To rule by knowledge ravages the country." - Laozi

"Number one rule, attend to business" - Lefty Grove

"Women rule our lives, don't they?" - Juan Manuel Fangio

"Only when creation stops can we find the Absolute. The Absolute is in the soul, not in creation. So by stopping creation, we come to know the Absolute." - Swami Vivekananda

"In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute." - Francis Schaeffer

"Today I will run for pure, absolute joy!" - Lopez Lomong

"Anarchy is the stepping stone to absolute power." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"All your personalities are absolute cover-ups, hiding your individuality." - Rajneesh

"Everything is relative; and only that is absolute." - Auguste Comte

"Fame is an accident; merit a thing absolute." - Herman Melville

"The absolute has moved into the fortress of the absurd." - Mason Cooley

"The Absolute does not change, or re-evolve." - Swami Vivekananda

"The Absolute is the material of both God and man." - Swami Vivekananda

"The shortest route to courage is absolute ignorance." - Dan Simmons

"No power was total, no power permanent, no power absolute." - Justina Chen

"Speed is the absolute essence of any form of combat" - Jeff Cooper

"Dedication, absolute dedication, is what keeps one ahead!" - Bruce Lee

"War should always be the absolute last resort." - Joe Biden

"Nothing is an absolute reality, all is permitted." - Vladimir Bartol

"there is nothing so absolute as the tyranny of weakness." - Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

"Religious hatreds tend to be merciless and absolute." - Lance Morrow

"Baseball's absolute unpredictability makes amateurs of us all" - Roger Angell

"If The Times said it, it was the absolute truth." - Jill Abramson

"Absolute seriousness is never without a dash of humor." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"I won't do anything unless it's the absolute best." - Waris Ahluwalia

"If the Absolute becomes limited by the mind, It is no more Absolute; It has become finite." - Swami Vivekananda

"With people in high office, the old - you go into the extreme, which is absolute power and absolute power corrupts." - Clint Eastwood

"Absolute freedom is absolute responsibility." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Internet: absolute communication, absolute isolation." - Paul Carvel

"If you are to rule men, you must rule them through their own ideas." - George Eliot

"Rule 1: When all else fails, follow instructions. And Rule 2: Don't be an asshole." - Anne Lamott

"The tyrant dies and his rule is over; the martyr dies and his rule begins." - Soren Kierkegaard

"A ruler who needs religion to help him rule is a weakling. No weakling should rule.." - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"The first rule in opera is the first rule in life: see to everything yourself" - Nellie Melba

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

""All government in essence," says Emerson, "is tyranny." It matters not whether it is government by divine right or majority rule. In every instance its aim is the absolute subordination of the individual." - Emma Goldman

"Never buy an editor or publisher a lunch or a drink until he has bought an article, story or book from you. This rule is absolute and may be broken only at your peril." - John Creasey

"For contemplation he and valour formed; / For softness she and sweet attractive grace, / He for God only, she for God in him: / His fair large front and eye sublime declared / Absolute rule." - John Milton

"As soon as I reach my destination I have a cup of tea, something to eat and then sleep for about 13 hours. I make that an absolute rule and I always feel fresh afterwards and never have jet lag." - Jackie Collins

"Mengistu does not understand the meaning of self-determination, either historically or in the abstract. He cannot conceive of a nation as anything but an absolute centralized authority, totalitarianism, for his rule is nothing less than that now." - Mengistu Haile Mariam

"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

"How to begin to educate a child. First rule: leave him alone. Second rule: leave him alone. Third rule: leave him alone. That is the whole beginning." - D H Lawrence

"The Universe is very, very big. It also loves a paradox. For example, it has some extremely strict rules. Rule number one: Nothing lasts forever. Not you or your family or your house or your planet or the sun. It is an absolute rule. Therefore when someone says that their love will never die, it means that their love is not real, for everything that is real dies. Rule number two: Everything lasts forever." - Craig Ferguson

"As a rule, adversity reveals genius and prosperity hides it" - Horace

"The desire to rule is the mother of heresies." - Saint John Chrysostom

"Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Beauty in the flesh will continue to rule the world." - Florenz Ziegfeld

"It is easy to rule over the good." - Plautus

"Don't allow your animal nature to rule your reason." - Rumi

"Remember the first rule of gunfighting ... have a gun." - Jeff Cooper

"[On filmmaking:] Cardinal rule: It's a youth business." - Lynda Obst

"Strength, wanting judgment and policy to rule, overturneth itself." - Horace

"It's no sure rule to fish with a cros-bow." - George Herbert

"The worst ruler is one who cannot rule himself." - Cato the Elder

"Maybe Formula One should have an inversion rule in qualifying." - Bob Varsha

"Let them obey that knows not how to rule." - William Shakespeare

"Murphy's golden rule: Whoever has the gold, makes the rules." - Dave Barry

"As a rule, I always look for what others ignore." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Rule of religion: purpose breathes even in dirt and stones." - Mason Cooley

"Rule of art: let half-blind purpose lead you." - Mason Cooley

"Any audience, as a rule, goes for a fast number." - Elvis Presley

"Play it cool, that's the old school rule man..." - Nas

"First rule, stick them with the pointy end!" - George R R Martin

"Complainers rule out happiness, mentioning it only as something lost." - Mason Cooley

"An excess of law inescapably weakens the rule of law." - Laurence Tribe

"Change the rule and you will get a new number." - W Edwards Deming

"The first rule for speaking well is to think well." - Anne-Therese de Marguenat de Courcelles

"Art is animated by invisible forces that rule the universe." - Leopold Sedar Senghor

"A golden rule: to leave an incomplete image of oneself..." - Emil Cioran

"Remember the first rule of gunfighting... "have a gun." - Jeff Cooper

"First rule about vampires, don`t believe anything you read." - An Na

"Signs and symbols rule the world, not words nor laws." - Confucius

"Beware the ridiculous. It will one day rule you." - Steven Dietz

"People are difficult to rule, because of their knowledge." - Laozi

"The first rule in keeping secrets is nothing on paper." - Thomas Powers

"My rule is always, People first and things second." - Leo Buscaglia

"It is desirable for Buddhist affairs to help civilian rule." - Ye Xiaowen

"One basketball to rule them all," Leo muttered." - Rick Riordan

"He shall rule them with a rod of iron." - Bible

"It is more difficult ... to rule the King's favorites than for the favorites to rule the King." - Marjorie Bowen

"There are two rules for achieving anything. Rule No. 1: Get started. Rule No. 2: Keep going." - E Howard Hunt

"Remember one rule, no rule." - Janet Jackson

"Not only subjective poverty is never overcome by growth, but absolute poverty is increased by it. ... Absolute misery grows while wealth increases." - Joan Robinson

"The only absolute attainment is absolute abandonment." - Gore Vidal

"Absolute morality leads logically to absolute intolerance." - Michael Shermer

"The only absolute morality is absolute stagnation." - Samuel Butler

"It will never be possible by pure reason to arrive at some absolute truth." - Werner Heisenberg

"Absolute knowledge is only possible when you know the Absolute Truth and to have the Absolute Truth you have to go to the Absolute Being within you which is your Spirit. So, it gives you the truth, it gives you the collective consciousness. The main thing is that you become extremely peaceful personality, you become peace, you emit peace." - Nirmala Srivastava

"The absolute goal of vision for ministry is to glorify God." - George Barna

"Greater completion marks the progress of art, absolute completion usually its decline." - John Ruskin

"Our present control of the sea is so absolute that it is sometimes taken for granted." - Chester W Nimitz

"The coach should be the absolute boss, but he still should maintain an open mind." - Red Auerbach

"Nothing will change the fact that I cannot produce the least thing without absolute solitude." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Add a few drops of venom to a half truth and you have an absolute truth." - Eric Hoffer

"Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice." - Woodrow Wilson

"Once [a cat] has given its love, what absolute confidence, what fidelity of affection!" - Theophile Gautier

"Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction, therefore it destroys freedom." - Albert Camus

"The demand for absolute purity of genres is becoming nowadays an anachronism in literature." - Stanislaw Lem

"Science has been the absolute bedrock of technological and economic progress in the United States." - Lewis M. Branscomb

"Evil is merely privative, not absolute: it is like cold, which is the privation of beat." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Ive always considered the government taking one out of every two dollars I earn absolute tyranny." - Steven Van Zandt



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