It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.
The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today.
Here's the rule for bargains:Do other men, for they would do you.That's the true business precept.
There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind ... Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
As an anonymous participant in financial markets, I never had to weigh the social consequences of my actions ... I felt justified in ignoring them on the grounds that I was playing by the rules.
My rule is always to do the business of the day in the day.