- "Rules are for the guidance of wise men and for blind observance by
By the way, if anyone knows the source of this quote then please let me
It is probably not Shakespeare, but everyone I have enquired from,
several English teachers, have all "heard it" but cannot place the source.
Andy G4JNT (still lurking on this reflector but lost interest in
Many web references show this as "author unknown", but the following
fascinating page attributes it to flyer Douglas Bader.
However, http://members.lycos.co.uk/curmudgeon/misc/quotations.html says:
"Laws are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools."
(Solon, the Lawmaker of Athens, d. 559 BC)
It is interesting to note that most wisdom was written down more than 2000