A man's face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his
mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in
that it is the monogram of all this man's thoughts and aspirations.
As a rule it is circumstances that make men.
As a rule we disbelieve all facts and theories for which we have no use.
As a rule, large capitalists are Republicans and small capitalists are
Democrats, but workingmen must remember that they are all capitalists,
and that the many small ones, like the fewer large ones, are all
politically supporting their class interests, and this is always and
everywhere the capitalist class.
-Eugene V. Debs
As a rule, only very learned and clever men deny what is obviously true.
Common men have less brains, but more sense.
-William T. Stace
As a rule, we find what we look for; we achieve what we get ready for.
-James Cash Penney
Boys who spent their weekends making banana nut muffins did not, as a
rule, excel in the art of hand-to-hand combat.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to
read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the
appropriation of their contents.
Cats, as a rule, don't like lawyers. They have great insight into human
Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule
they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead
It can be laid down as a rule that those who speak most of liberty are
least inclined to use it.
-John Kenneth Galbraith
It is, as a rule, far more important how men pursue their occupation
than what the occupation is which they select.
Logic and morality made it impossible to accept an illogical and immoral
reality; they engendered a rejection of reality which as a rule led the
cultivated man rapidly to despair.
Martyrdom, as a rule, establishes the sincerity of the martyr- never the
correctness of his thought. Things are true or false in themselves.
Truth cannot be affected by opinions; it cannot be changed, established,
or affected by martyrdom. An error cannot be believed sincerely enough
to make it a truth.
-Robert G. Ingersoll
Never speculate. Never buy or sell grain or stocks upon a margin. If you
have savings, invest them in solid securities, lands or property. The
man who gambles upon the exchanges is in the condition of the man who
gambles at the gaming table. He rarely, if ever, makes a permanent
success. His judgment goes; his faculties are snapped; and his end, as a
rule, is nervous prostration after an unworthy and useless life.
Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a
nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist
clique who does not conform with nonconformity.
The choice before human beings, is not, as a rule, between good and evil
but between two evils.
The man who is unhappy will, as a rule, adopt an unhappy creed, while
the man who is happy will adopt a happy creed; each may attribute his
happiness or unhappiness to his beliefs, while the real causation is the
other way round.
When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved,
as a rule the majority are wrong. The minority are right.
-Eugene V. Debs