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To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States of America is pathetic.
It could safely be said that Iraqis are dying at a faster clip since the American-led invasion and occupation than they did during the last decade of Saddam Hussein's rule.
It's disheartening that people think that Donald Sterling is the outlier and that he's the exception and not the rule.
Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought.
The classic rule of thumb is that if you are an intellectual ideological magazine, you do better in opposition than you do if your views are reflected by people in power.
My rule has always been, write the next part of the book that you seem to know well. So I won't necessarily write chapter two after chapter one.
I think the rule of thumb should be this: if you preface a sentence about a friend with the phrase, 'I love X, but... ' more than once in any conversation, you should stop hanging out with them.
I've loved thrillers and spy stories since I was a kid. It's probably not a bad rule of thumb to write the kinds of stories you love to read.
Here is a pretty good rule of thumb for Democratic Presidents: if it didn't work for Franklin D. Roosevelt, who won four terms and a World War, it probably won't work for you either.
That's the biggest rule in Hollywood: Don't spend your own money.
I have a rule in research: The third time you hear something, it's generally true.
James L. Brooks
Anyone can die. Rule number one is don't get too attached to a character, anyone can go.
Everyone sees they cannot well live asunder, nor many together, without some rule to which all must submit.
As a general rule of thumb, Democrats do better in national elections when the year's defining issue is economic fairness, and Republicans do better when the defining issue is national security.
It's almost a very rough rule of thumb: when Democrats are able to successfully frame the meaning of an election season around middle-class fears, Democrats win the election; when Republicans are able to successfully frame the meaning of an election season around cultural fears, Republicans win the election.
If I want to continue to build the kind of effort we have with Do Something, being in a public office would help. I wouldn't rule it out, but it's not something I feel determined to do.
One wonders whether the Obama re-election campaign may be on the right track as it seeks to apply the you-break-it-you-own-it rule to Bush and the American economy. Hardly a day goes by without President Obama or his surrogates arguing that it takes longer than four years to recover from an economic crisis so long in the making.
The one ironclad rule is that I have to try. I have to walk into my writing room and pick up my pen every weekday morning.
I'm fully aware that things that resonate and become real hits are the exception to the rule, so much so that I've wired myself for failure.
I mean, most actresses can't host and most hostesses can't act, and that's the general rule in the industry.
I try to live by the rule do what makes you happy.
My one big rule for the over-40s is don't try to dress like an 18-year-old. It's possible to be 'on-trend' when you're older - you just have to look for the right stuff. You don't have to spend a fortune, either.
Since I started acting, I always or often find work takes precedence with me. And that is not necessarily a great rule for life.
I'm a workmanlike writer. I show up every day and treat it like a job. The old rule that writing is like any other job, the first rule is that you must show up. I'm at the keyboard from 9 to 4 every day.
My book group has one rule: no books for adults. We read young adult fiction only.
John F. Kennedy
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