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.

Design flaws travel in groups.

The only way a reporter should look at a politician is down.

The remaining distance to your chosen campsite remains constant as twilight approaches.

You remember to mail a letter only when you're nowhere near a mailbox.

There is always more dirty laundry than clean laundry.

What will get you promoted on one level will get you killed on another.

Truck deliveries that normally take one day will take five when you are waiting for the truck.

The price of any product produced for a government agency will be not less than the square of the initial Firm Fixed-Price Contract.

If you have something to do and you put it off for long enough, the chances are someone else will do it for you.

All bridge hands are equally likely, but some are more equally likely than others.

You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, and that is sufficient.

Verbs has to agree with their subject.

When putting things back together again, there will always be at least one piece left over that will not fit anywhere.

Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.

(1888 – 1965) British (US-born) critic, dramatist & poet

A bird in the hand is safer than one overhead.

In America, it's not how much an item costs, it's how much you save.

When confronted by a difficult problem, you can solve it more easily by reducing it to the question, "How would the Lone Ranger have handled this?"

Expenditure rises to meet income.

If you're confident after you've just finished an exam, it's because you don't know enough to know better.

The time of departure will be delayed by the square of the number of people involved.

Don't ever eat yellow snow.

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