Order Quotes

Here’s a few quotes about Order:

A place for everything, everything in its place. -Benjamin Franklin

As order is heavenly, where quiet is had, so error is hell, or a mischief as bad. -Thomas Tusser

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. -Flaubert

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. -Henry Brooks Adams

Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos. -Will Durant

For the world was built in order around the atoms march in tune; Rhyme the pipe, and Time the warder, The sun obeys them, and the moon. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good order is the foundation of all good things. -Edmund Burke

He who has no taste for order, will be often wrong in his judgment, and seldom considerate or conscientious in his actions. -Johann Kaspar Lavater

Liberty and order will never be perfectly safe, until a trespass on the constitutional provisions for either, shall be felt with the same keenness that resents an invasion of the dearest rights. -James Madison

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. -George S. Patton (1885-1945)

Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order. -Virginia Woolf

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. -A. A. Milne

Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject. -Thomas Mann

Order is a great person’s need and their true well being. -Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Order is a lovely thing; on disarray it lays its wing, teaching simplicity to sing. -Anna Branch

Order is Heaven’s first law. -Alexander Pope

Order is never observed; it is disorder that attracts attention because it is awkward and intrusive. -Eliphas Levi

Order is repetition of units. Chaos is multiplicity without rhythm. -M. C. Escher

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends. -Pearl S. Buck

Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry. -Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. -Alfred North Whitehead

The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves. -Willem De Kooning (1904-,1997)

The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle. -Marcus Aurelius

When liberty destroys order the hunger for order will destroy liberty. -William J. Durant (1885-1981)

Somehow, I can’t help but think I’ve missed many, many good order quotes out there; do you have any you can share below?

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    • Beth Adams
    • December 31, 2011

    Order is teh dream of man, chaos is the nature of the universe…William Stegner

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