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Obey The Rules Quotes


"Anxious, inexperienced writers obey rules. Rebellious, unschooled writers break rules. Artists master the form." - Robert Mckee

"If you obey all the rules, you will miss all the fun." - Katharine Hepburn

"It is a good idea to obey all the rules when you're young just so you'll have the strength to break them when you're old." - Mark Twain

"One thing you should know about me is I never play to lose, Always aim high and rarely obey the rules." - J Cole

"A player does not have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager. All he has to do is obey the rules." - Sparky Anderson

"The fourth rule is: "Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules." You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity." - Saul Alinsky

"Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order." - Xunzi

"Laws are not masters but servants, and he rules them who obey them." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Government is merely an attempt to express the conscience of everybody, the average conscience of the nation, in the rules that everybody is commanded to obey. That is all it is." - Woodrow Wilson

"It is easy to be a slave to the letter, and difficult to enter into the spirit; easy to obey a number of outward rules, difficult to enter intelligently and self-sacrificingly into the will of God." - Frederic Farrar

"I well knew the rules to follow with our training Dogs: Speak when you're spoken to. Keep out of the way. Obey all orders. Get killed on your own time." - Tamora Pierce

"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the..." - Malcolm X

"I make myself strict rules in order to correct my nature. But it is my nature that i finally obey." - Albert Camus

"The State doesn't just want you to obey, it wants to make you WANT to obey." - H L Mencken

"Learn the rules, break the rules, make up new rules, break the new rules." - Marvin Bell

"The Gospel of Jesus Christ prescribes the wisest rules for just conduct in every situation of life. Happy they who are enabled to obey them in all situations!...My only hope of salvation is in the infinite transcendent love of God manifested to the world by the death of His Son upon the Cross. Nothing but His blood will wash away my sins." - Benjamin Rush

"The first rule of world-building is available physics, which basically means that if you want it to feel real, it has to follow the same rules as this world, from gravity to how human behaviour works. If you have a fantasy element that doesnt obey the laws of physics, make sure that it has a fantasy explanation." - Trudi Canavan

"Don't reason in the mind just obey in the spirit." - Joyce Meyer

"Only the believing obey, only the obedient believe" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Long live Germany. Long live Austria. Long live Argentina. These are the countries with which I have been most closely associated and I shall not forget them. I had to obey the rules of war and my flag. I am ready." - Adolf Eichmann

"The first sentence of a book is a handshake, perhaps an embrace. Style and personality are irrelevant. They can be formal or casual. They can be tall or short or fat or thin. They can obey the rules or break them. But they need to contain a charge. A live current, which shocks and illuminates." - Jhumpa Lahiri

"To make the mind obey you is a spiritual discipline." - Sivananda

"Wealth makes the laws that poverty must obey." - Mason Cooley

"Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him." - Charles Stanley

"Obey the muse, Liz said. She's a fickle mistress." - Gayle Forman

"Fashion, n. A despot whom the wise ridicule and obey." - Ambrose Bierce

"The way to rise is to obey and please." - Ben Jonson

"Obey God's law first before considering the laws of man." - Manny Pacquiao

"The theory of objectivism claims that there are certain things that most people in society can agree upon. A model is pretty. A lawyer is smart. Our society is based upon objectivism. It's how we make rules and why we obey them." - Portia De Rossi

"The theory of objectivism claims that there are certain things that most people in society can agree upon. A model is pretty. A lawyer is smart. Our society is based upon objectivism. It's how we make rules and why we obey them." - Portia De Rossi

"The beginning sets the rules." - Mason Cooley

"The rules!" shouted Ralph, "you're breaking the rules!" "Who cares?" - William Golding

"Government rules the present. Literature rules the future." - Lord Acton

"I didn't break the rules, but I challenged the rules." - Ella Baker

"In reading and writing, you cannot lay down rules until you have learnt to obey them. Much more so in life." - Marcus Aurelius

"Everybody knows the rules, even though some break those rules." - George A Romero

"Most hierarchies are nowadays so cumbered with rules and traditions, and so bound in by public laws, that even high employees do not have to lead anyone anywhere, in the sense of pointing out the direction and setting the pace. They simply follow precedents, obey regulations, and move at the head of the crowd. Such employees lead only in the sense that the curved wooden figurehead leads the ship ." - Laurence J Peter

"Democracy, or "majority rules," is another trick of our society to force us to do things we don't want to do. Even if we actually lived in a pure democracy (and the system we do live in is not even close), where everyone got a single vote on every subject, forcing the minority to obey the majority is no different to one man, if he had the power, forcing everyone else to do what he wanted them to-simply because he could." - William J. Murray

"Training the body to obey the mind as I have done differs from the more conventional method of getting the mind to obey the body." - Chris Evert

"The child that never learns to obey his parents in the home will not obey God or man out of the home." - Susanna Wesley

"Follow the rules or follow the fools." - Tupac Shakur

"Well, you could become a Southern Baptist. I mean, instead of having to obey the Pope, you could just obey your husband." - Arianna Huffington

"That was a judicious mother who said, I obey my children for the first year of their lives, but ever after I expect them to obey me." - Henry Ward Beecher

"That was a judicious mother who said, "I obey my children for the first year of their lives, but ever after I expect them to obey me." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Obey, obey, obey, then do what you want." - Lisa See

"The old rules are crumbling and nobody knows what the new rules make up your own rules." - Neil Gaiman

"Play by the rules, but be ferocious." - Phil Knight

"By all means break the rules..." - Robert Bringhurst

"I'm tired of the rules," I say." - Kathryn Stockett

"Learn all the rules... then break them." - Lea Delaria

"Does fate ever play by the rules?" - Jodi Picoult

"Some rules are bigger than the universe." - Richelle Mead

"Remember: Life is short, break the rules" - James Dean

"I guess the rules aren't for everyone." - David Ortiz

"Rules cannot take the place of character." - Alan Greenspan

"Nature, not human activity, rules the climate." - Fred Singer

"The gods have their own rules." - Ovid

"To make an empire durable, the magistrates must obey the laws and the people the magistrates." - Solon

"The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it." - C S Lewis

"The world does not believe the Bible and the church does not obey it." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Tennessee Williams recognized that great theater begins with great talkers, and that great talkers obey two rules: they never sound like anyone else and they never say anything directly." - Edmund White

"Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted... unbidden... it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have?" - Joss Whedon

"The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children." - King Edward VIII

"The Bible is the supreme law that all governments must obey." - Randall Terry

"Memento mori and obey the Lord. Art and religion love the somber chord." - Robert Frost

"It's not the truth that you know, but the truth that you obey that matters." - Johnny Hunt

"To obey the Lord unseen-in secret-is the foundation of genuine godly service." - K.P. Yohannan

"The people have nothing to do with the laws but to obey them." - Edgar Allan Poe

"Sinners cannot obey the gospel, any more than the law, without renewal of heart." - J I Packer

"If honor calls, where'er she points the way The sons of honor follow, and obey." - Charles Churchill

"The reasonableness of the command to obey parents is clear to children, even when quite young." - Noah Webster

"Study the Bible to know about God. Obey the Bible to really know God." - Adrian Rogers

"If honor calls, where'er she points the way The sons of honor follow, and obey." - Charles Churchill

"You may command nature to the extent only in which you are willing to obey her." - Walter Russell

"The surest source of destruction to men is to obey themselves." - John Calvin

"Faith enables us to obey when obedience is costly or seems unreasonable to the natural mind." - Jerry Bridges

"It is a far greater happiness to obey no one than to rule the whole world." - Christina, Queen of Sweden

"Man's most sacred privilege is freedom of will, the ability to obey or disobey his Maker." - Joseph Hertz

"The deep of night is crept upon our talk, And Nature must obey necessity." - William Shakespeare

"The truth is that schools don't really teach anything except how to obey orders." - John Taylor Gatto

"[The Devil's] laws are easy, and his gentle sway, Makes it exceeding pleasant to obey ." - Daniel Defoe

"In war the first principle is to disobey orders. Any fool can obey orders!" - John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher

"Don't obey if your heart tells you the order is wrong." - Roselyne Bosch

"He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The deep of night is crept upon our talk, And Nature must obey necessity." - William Shakespeare

"I am accepted by God through the work of Jesus Christ - therefore I obey" - Timothy Keller

"Nevertheless, when one is ill, one should be submissive to the doctor and obey him." - Vincent de Paul

"Surely the Lord loves, more than anything else, an unwavering determination to obey his counsel." - Howard W. Hunter

"What else should we do with the Word of God but obey?" - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"There is something servile in the habit of seeking after a law which we must obey." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Sometimes the rules don't work. Sometimes the rules cause the anarchy." - Susan Beth Pfeffer

"The rules you were given were the rules that worked for the person who created them." - Ellen Langer

"The student learns rules but all the rules in the world never make a picture." - Howard Pyle

"I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me." - Eddie Vedder

"In America the press rules the countrty; it rules its politics, its religion, its social practices." - E. W. Scripps

"The rules of life are made up. The rules only exist in your mind." - Jason Mraz

"You either play by the rules, change the rules, or get out, altogether." - Michael Eisner

"Experience will guide us to the rules. You cannot make rules precede practical experience." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Nature must obey necessity." - William Shakespeare

"Our modern world defined God as a 'religious complex' and laughed at the Ten Commandments as OLD FASHIONED. Then, through the laughter came the shattering thunder of the World War. And now a blood-drenched, bitter world - no longer laughing - cries for a way out. There is but one way out. It existed before it was engraven upon Tablets of Stone. It will exist when stone has crumbled. The Ten Commandments are not rules to obey as a personal favor to God. They are the fundamental principles without which mankind cannot live together. They are not laws - they are The Law." - Cecil B Demille

"I will continue to fight for legislation that forces Congress to read the bills! I will fight for a vote on my bill that calls for a waiting period for each page of legislation. I will continue to object when Congress sticks special interest riders on bills in the dead of night! And if Congress refuses to obey its own rules, if Congress refuses to pass a budget, if Congress refuses to read the bills, then I say: Sweep the place clean. Limit their terms and send them home!" - Rand Paul

"There is a thing called knowledge of the world, which people do not have until they are middle-aged. It is something which cannot be taught to younger people, because it is not logical and does not obey laws which are constant. It has no rules. Only, in the long years which bring women to the middle of life, a sense of balance develops...when she is beginning to hate her used body, she suddenly finds that she can do it. She can go on living..." - T. H. White

"In today's society, people use those qualities - I call them qualities - for all things. It is for self-gratification. It is for sex. It is for excitment. This kind of fervor servers it's own purpose. It doesn't obey rules. It runs amok. You see it on the news everyday, but society cannot hang it's moral and ethical values on me to survive. i do what I must in all ways, and I'm proud of it. The necessity to be myself passes all moral barriers." - Richard Ramirez

"The only way to understand the difficult parts of the Bible is first to read and obey the easy ones." - John Ruskin

"The ultimate solution to the race problem lies in the willingness of men to obey the unenforceable." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world." - William Ross Wallace

"The hand that controls the supper dish rules the world!" - Charles M Schulz

"The finger that turns the dial rules the air." - Will Durant

"The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it." - Learned Hand

"Religion operates on the principle 'I obey-therefore I am accepted by God.' But the operating principle of the gospel is 'I am accepted by God through what Christ has done-therefore I obey.'" - Timothy Keller

"He no playa the game, he no maka the rules." - Earl Butz

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

"The young break rules for fun. The old for profit." - Mason Cooley

"The mind demands rules; the facts demand exceptions." - Mason Cooley

"The best hand always believes in playing by the rules." - Mason Cooley

"To hell with the rules. I'm going for the unknown." - Wayne Shorter

"The one who rules like the mother lasts long." - Laozi

"Successful people are the ones who are breaking the rules." - Seth Godin

"Whoever has the gold makes all the rules." - Anonymous

"The disciples obey because that's what people do when someone rises from the dead and gives instructions." - Francis Chan

"Our passions may be compared to certain slaves-the more severity we show them, the better they obey us." - Norm Macdonald

"Every cleric must obey the Pope, even if he commands what is evil; for no one may judge the Pope." - Pope Innocent III

"If you choose to live outside the law, you must obey the law more stringently than anyone." - Bob Dylan

"There may be a legal obligation to obey, but there will be no moral obligation to obey. When it comes to history, it will be the people who broke the law for freedom who will be remembered and honoured." - Tony Benn

"The rules are: The more playful we get, the more we can get rid of the rules." - Hans Zimmer

"So many vows ... they make you swear and swear. Defend the king. Obey the king. Keep his secrets. Do his bidding. Your life for his. But obey your father. Love your sister. Protect the innocent. Defend the weak. Respect the gods. Obey the laws. It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another." - George R R Martin

"Obey something, and you will have a chance to learn what is best to obey. But if you begin by obeying nothing, you will end by obeying the devil and all his invited friends." - John Ruskin

"If you've got a gun law that criminals will obey, why not just turn it into a murder law that criminals will obey-then we won't have to worry about the gun part." - Andrew Ford

"Obey something, and you will have a chance to learn what is best to obey. But if you begin by obeying nothing, you will end by obeying the devil and all his invited friends." - John Ruskin

"How could a state be governed, or protected in its foreign relations if every individual remained free to obey or not to obey the law according to his private opinion." - Thomas Hobbes

"Give all to love: Obey thy heart; Friends, kindred, days, Estate, good fame, Plans, credit, and the Muse,- Nothing refuse." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey." - Marcel Proust

"I want to just obey the Constitution.The Constitution says only gold and silver can be legal tender." - Ron Paul

"Why is it that some people, you know, think we should obey the Constitution sometimes and not other times." - Ron Paul

"As long as the superstition that people should obey unjust laws exists, so long will slavery exist" - Mahatma Gandhi

"To eat bread is one thing; to love the precepts of Christ and resolve to obey them is quite another." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You do' obey your way into faith (the Pharisees proved that); you believe your way into obedience." - Bob Sorge

"Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence." - Saint Augustine

"The world has lost a great musician who will always be an inspiration to me and those at OBEY GIANT." - Shepard Fairey

"What are we going to do if citizens are disarmed, and the government doesn't obey its own laws?" - Jeff Cooper

"Thou whom avenging pow'rs obey, Cancel my debt (too great to pay) Before the sad accounting day." - Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon

"You don't obey your way into faith (the Pharisees proved that); you believe your way into obedience." - Bob Sorge

"Society having ordained certain customs, men are bound to obey the law of society, and conform to its harmless orders." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Shut up, be happy. Obey all orders without question. The happiness you have demanded is now mandatory." - Jello Biafra

"The cure for false theology is motherwit. Forget your books and traditions, and obey your moral perceptions at this hour." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is the duty of every good officer to obey any orders given him by his commander-in-chief." - Nathan Hale

"Nothing is less in our power than the heart, and far from commanding we are forced to obey it." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"It no longer matters who consider themselves the masters of events. Events no longer obey their masters." - Dan Simmons

"No man has the mind of Christ, except him who makes it his business to obey him." - George Macdonald

"You don't obey your way into faith (the Pharisees proved that); you believe your way into obedience." - Bob Sorge



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