The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.
The rules of engagement have become so rigid that governments often straightjacket themselves in the face of unambiguous aggression.
The assumption that nature is all there is, and that nature has been governed by the same rules at all times and places, makes it possible for natural science to be confident that it can explain such things as how life began.
Necessity is the strongest of things, for it rules everything.
For my senior prom, my father finally said I could go – as long as I was home by 9 P.M.! That was around the time that most people were heading out. When I was little I was so mad at them all the time. ‘Why can’t I do this?’ ‘Why are there so many rules?’ But looking back now, my parents gave me the foundation to have so many choices in life.
Existence precedes and rules essence.
He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
I just don’t believe that when people are being unjustly oppressed that they should let someone else set rules for them by which they can come out from under that oppression.
Rules must be established and enforced, and, as numbers are increased in prisons, the necessity for vigilance increases. These rules, let it be understood, may be kindly while firmly enforced. I would never suffer any exhibition of ill-temper or an arbitrary exercise of authority.
The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.