As a general rule, people disappoint you as you know them.
We might come closer to balancing the Budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule.
I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
Any fool can make a rule and any fool will mind it.
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epoch, it is the rule.
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Know the rules of the house