Subject: Murphy’s Laws

Murphy’s Laws:

Various “laws,” axioms, principles and observations that usually convey a cynical view of life and an underlying sense of futility. Most do not prove, or even explain anything, but rather simply state a maxim – usually that things will go wrong.

A writer mustn’t shift your point of view.

Exciting plays occur only while you are watching the scoreboard or out buying a hot dog.

The only thing more dangerous than an amateur economist is a professional economist.

When you are right, be logical; when you are wrong, be-fuddle.

Cut to fit – beat into place.

Everyone is always someplace else.

Where zoning is not needed, it will work perfectly; where it is desperately needed, it always breaks down.

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, someone discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.

You can never do merely one thing.

Women and elephants never forget an injury.

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

Anything that can be changed will be changed up until there is no time left to change anything.

Careful planning has no affect on either Part 1 or Part 2.

Nothing in the known universe travels faster than a bad check.

Friendly fire – isn’t.

A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth.

If you knew what you were doing, you'd probably be bored.

The more carefully you plan a project, the more confusion there is when something goes wrong.

Every day, in every way, things get better and better; then worse again in the evening.

Machines that have broken down will work perfectly when the repairman arrives.

The First Law of Economists: For every economist, there exists an equal and opposite economist.
The Second Law of Economists: They're both wrong.

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