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As a rule

Posted by Henry on February 19, 2005

In Reply to: Rules were made to be broken posted by Vi on February 19, 2005

: I need a good meaning of this cliche "rules were made to be broken" thanks.

Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools. Standard conduct is justified in most situations. However, the rules should not be followed blindly. In exceptional circumstances, there may be a more effective procedure.