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As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.
Arthur Conan Doyle
This 90/10 rule holds true in almost anything financial. Take the game of golf, for example. Ten percent of the professional golfers make 90 percent of the money.
While the Chinese people, as a rule, are good people, my business dealings with Communist Chinese officials have left me disturbed and concerned about the rise of the Chinese Empire.
Remember the first rule of gunfighting... 'have a gun.'
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Do I dare set forth here the most important, the most useful rule of all education? It is not to save time, but to squander it.
First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.
Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again.
Another thing that's pathetic is this rule that you have to look ugly to get respect as an actress. Jessica Lange had to make herself look really bad to prove that she had amazing talent.
What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it. Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it.
Obama is a statist. He's an authoritarian. He doesn't want to govern; he wants to rule.
As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule, not the exception. To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days.
Given the daunting challenges that we face, it's important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one.
The Golden Rule of Parenting is; do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you!
If a woman hasn't got a tiny streak of harlot in her, she's a dry stick as a rule.
D. H. Lawrence
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.
R. D. Laing
As a general rule, people disappoint you as you know them.
There's a rule of writing: if everything is funny, nothing is funny; if everything is sad, nothing is sad. You want that contrast.
J. Michael Straczynski
Yet consider now, whether women are not quite past sense and reason, when they want to rule over men.
There's no rule, no law, no regulation that says you can't come back. So I have every right to come back.
There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice.
Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they're fair with you.
You get what you concentrate upon. There is no other main rule.
First rule of politics: you can't win unless you're on the ballot. Second rule: If you run, you may lose. And, if you tie, you do not win.
The wisest rule in investment is: when others are selling, buy. When others are buying, sell. Usually, of course, we do the opposite. When everyone else is buying, we assume they know something we don't, so we buy. Then people start selling, panic sets in, and we sell too.
John F. Kennedy
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