119+ Best Rules Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational rules quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Rules Quotes

If people do not know the rules, they will continue making mistakes, and the situation will only worsen. Sunday Adelaja

I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care. Lou Holtz

If something that takes 1 day to finish is not ready in 3 days, then expect it to take from 15 to 45 days to finish. Ghassan Labban

I was never too good in following rules.

Create rules for strict living not to restrict the living. P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Life is short, break the rules. Mark Twain

The most important person to thank is my mother. She gave me four golden rules to live by: be a proud black man, take care of your family, make education a priority, and try to do the right thing. Edward B. Lewis

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

Right now, I’ve got just two rules to live by. Rule one: don’t taunt elephants. Rule two: don’t stand next to anybody who taunts elephants. Sergeant Schlock Howard Tayler

No one ever made a difference by following the rules. Heather Killough Walden

Forget the past, think of the future, remember God’s goodness and His power and ability to take you to where you ought to be and establish you. Jaachynma N.E. Agu

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

Always remember the deeds of someone who was with you in every situation, and when your turn comes, don’t be so selfish. Rohan Nayak

The world is full of stupid people. That’s why we have rules. But with enough intelligence, a person can be above the rules. Daniel Nayeri

Your good deeds might seem invisible, but they leave a trail that is imprinted on the heats of others.

I always say that it’s about breaking the rules. But the secret of breaking rules in a way that works is understanding what the rules are in the first place.Rick Wakeman

Remember, a good deed a day makes your heart healthy and bubbly all day. Dodinsky

If you observe all the rules of life you’ll overlook most of its opportunities

You were ordered to obey Allah, and you were created to perform good deeds. Hazrat Ali İbn Abu Talib A.S

There are no rules here, we’re trying to accomplish something. Thomas Edison

Life is like a book, Each day is a new page. May your book be a bestseller with adventures to tell, lessons to learn, and tales of good deeds to remember.

Who said you have to follow the rules and be like everyone else? ATGW

Let your life reflect the faith you have in God. Fear nothing and pray about everything. Be strong, trust God’s word, and trust the process. Germany Kent

I will not live by rules that make no sense to me. Evan Tanner

Never remember good deeds, always remember your bad deeds and you will never feel pride for yourself. Isteyaque Anwar

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If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have gotten anywhere. Marilyn Monroe

The best deed of a great man is to forgive and forget. Ali Ibn Abi Talib A.S

It’s your game: make up your own rules. Barbara Corcoran

If you do one good deed, your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better one. C.S. Lewis

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

Ill is the result of letting fear rule thine actions.The Saga of Harald Hardrade, c.46

No rules. Don’t be afraid to do whatever you want. Masaharu Morimoto

Stop living your life according to arbitrary rules set by others. Stop keeping your dreams from coming to life by constantly letting excuses define your ceiling. And stop letting regrets define your present by keeping you from reaching even further into the future. Monroe Mann

Rules are, like an ashtray in progress, meant to be thrown, poked and reshaped to suit yourself. Sara Genn

It is always with the best intentions that the worst work is done. Oscar Wilde

Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively. Dalai Lama XIV

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. Rumi

There are no rules, just really good advice. Sandra Taylor Hedges

You can’t do what you want to, so just do what you have to. Moveena Rasheed

There are no rules; we each have our own mind and way of working. Do exactly what you feel at the time. Suzanne Partridge

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. Henry David Thoreau

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

The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha

Some rules are nothing but old habits that people are afraid to change. Therese Anne Fowler

Occupy your thoughts with purpose, and you will be so busy pursuing a meaningful future there will be no time for doubt, chaos, and disappointment. Carlos Wallace

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Marianne Williamson

If you follow the rules, it’s your own fault. Marty Rubin

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Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her. Lao Tzu

The rules of wildlife are simple and clear, which is not the case for men. Laurent Baheux

One important key to success is self confidence. An important key to self confidence is preparation. Arthur Ashe

The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are. Marcus Aurelius

To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now. Alan Cohen

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

Shut your eyes so the heart may become your eye, and with that vision look upon another world. If you can step away from your need for self-approval, all that you do, top to bottom, will be approved.

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

If you hesitate to learn from others, you will never learn anything new. Raaz Ojha

If the rules make such a difference, then it becomes very important who gets to make them. Abhijit V. Banerjee

Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.

Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men. Douglas Bader

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been. T.D. Jakes

It’s not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them. T. S. Eliot

You’ve got to have rules to live by, and one of mine is always say yes. Put yourself in danger of something amazing happening to you. Tom Bilyeu

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are. Franklin D. Roosevelt

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. Mark Twain

A man’s life is about keeping rules, breaking them, and making new ones. Ogwo David Emenike

I’m not trying to prove anyone wrong. I’m just trying to prove something to myself. Mike Piazza

if you obey all the rules you miss all the fun. Katharine Hepburn

Self approval is acquired mainly from the approval of other people. Mark Twain

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

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Self approval and self acceptance in the now are the main keys to positive changes in every area of our lives. Louise Hay

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

You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving yourself and see what happens. Louise Hay

Rules are a great way to get ideas. All you have to do is break them. Jack Foster

You see it as me going back. I see it as me staying on track. Germany Kent

Don’t break the rules when you haven’t fully figured them out   yet. Pawan Mishra

Hang on! God will be thy strength in any act of your pursuit. Lailah Gifty Akita

There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges. Ernest Hemingway

If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride  and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards. Bear Bryant

He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king. John Milton

I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win. Arnold Palmer

Why can’t the world be simpler, like it is for guinea pigs? They only have a few rules: Crying will get you attention. If it fits in your mouth, it’s food. Scream if you don’t get your share. Catherine

You can win it in the late innings if you never quit. Robert Forster

Love your pals. Love yourself.

I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win. Arnold Palmer

Unlike her little brother, Kendra was not a natural rule breaker.

Winners never quit, and quitters never win. Vince Lombardi

I never spoke more plainly in my life. Try believing the evidence instead of insisting that the cameras must be at fault because what they saw was not what you expected.

I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. And every job I had was a steppingstone to my next job, and I never quit my job until I had my next job. Ashton Kutcher

If you prized my lady’s favor at anything more than contempt, you would not give means for this uncivil rule

Never quit a job as a matter of principle. You’ll always regret it. Joseph Heller

A prude thinks that his own rules of propriety are natural laws.

I get tired when I keep shortening my sleep, but I always make it to the gym. In our house, we live by this: ‘Never quit, never cancel, never be late.’ We’ve found it’s a great way to live. Gunnar Peterson

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The water they had disturbed under the impulsion of a necessity which they had not wantonly incurred, having been forced to use it in defending themselves against the Boeotians who first invaded Attica. Besides, anything done under the pressure of war and danger might reasonably claim indulgence even in the eye of the god; or why, pray, were the altars the asylum for involuntary offenses?

How long should you try? Until you can. Md Parkvej Ansari

It was against the rules for normal people-human people like me and Charlie  to know about the clandestine world full of myths and monsters that existed secretly around us.

Wall your life, guard your heart, and mind your mind! A life without a wall at least blocks something! A mind without a wall accepts anything at all! Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

We’d better hurry or we’ll be late for dinner,’ I said, breaking into what Finny called my West Point stride. Phineas didn’t really dislike West Point in particular or authority in general, but just considered authority the necessary evil against which happiness was achieved by reaction, the backboard which returned all the insults he threw at it.

Following the rules is fine. But finding a way around them can be fun and adventurous. Sandra Golden

I noticed something about Finny’s own mind, which was such an opposite from mine. It wasn’t completely unleashed after all. I noticed that he did abide by certain rules, which he seemed to cast in the form of Commandments. ‘Never say you are five feet nine when you are five feet eight and a half’ was the first one I encountered.

If your purpose is bigger than your life, then there is a life in your purpose. Myra Yadav

My brief animosity, lasting only a second, a part of a second, something which came before I could recognize it and was gone before I knew it had possessed me, what was that in the midst of this holocaust?

If you want to find your purpose in life, find your wound. Rick Warren

For every one that Jurgis spoke to assured him that it was a waste of time to seek employment for the old man in Packingtown. Szedvilas told him that the packers did not even keep the men who had grown old in their own service  to say nothing of taking on new ones. And not only was it the rule here, it was the rule everywhere in America, so far as he knew.

Your first purpose is to find a purpose for yourself. And your second purpose must not immediately be trying to reach that purpose you found but to investigate thoroughly whether that purpose is really necessary for yourself or whether it is worth at all to struggle for it! Because millions are fighting for a purpose which will in no way make them happy at the end! Mehmet Murat ildan

A rat in a maze is free to go anywhere, as long as it stays inside the maze.

Don’t worry whether or not I am now happy. Today is only chapter one, we have yet to write a book. Lois Wyse

You are remembered for the rules you break.

Life is a question, and how we live it is our answer. Gary Keller

This kingdom is not just a spiritual realm high above the concerns of human history. Nor is it a matter of geography and national boundaries. It is God’s gracious rule in the hearts and lives of his people.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein

Geisha never marry. Or at least those who do no longer continue as geisha.

Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet. Sarah Louise Delany

Do as you’re told; don’t be too much trouble; and you might begin learning the arts of a geisha two or three months from now.

If you’re not grateful for what you already have, why should you be blessed with more. Germany Kent

You make it sound as if Bert is a hero. I’d like to think that, but I can’t. A schoolteacher is a public servant: I think he should do what the law and the school board want him to. If the superintendent says, ‘Miss Brown, you’re to teach from Whitley’s Second Reader,’ I don’t feel I have to give him an argument.

Being successful and fulfilling your life purpose are not at all the same thing; You can reach all your personal goals, become a raving success by the worlds standard and still miss your purpose in this life. Rick Warren

My father has always broken the rules for those he loves, just as my mother has always kept them for the same reason.

Hope you enjoy reading this collection of powerful rules quotes and let me know in the comment section which one will become your daily mantra.