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.

No matter how minor the task, you will inevitably end up covered with grease and motor oil.

Always remember that you are absolutely unique, just like everyone else.

Any system or program, however complicated, if looked at in exactly the right way, will become even more complicated.

When in the course of human affairs – your spouse always finds out.

Anyone who makes a significant contribution to any field of endeavor, and stays in that field long enough, becomes an obstruction to its progress – in direct proportion to the importance of their original contribution.

The first sample is always the best.

‘Push’ is the force exerted upon the door marked PULL.

There comes a time when one must stop suggesting and evaluating new solutions, and get on with the job of analyzing and finally implementing one pretty good solution.

Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out.

Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow you may diet.

Nothing motivates a man more than to see his boss putting in an honest day’s work.

If a taxpayer thinks he can cheat safely, he probably will.

The amount of junk is in direct proportion to the amount of space available.

A $300 picture tube will protect a 10¢ fuse by blowing first.

1. Never be first 2. Never be last 3. Never volunteer for anything.

Murphy's Law was not propounded by Murphy, but by another man with the same name.

The less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it.

Nothing is ever done for the right reason.

Everyone rises to their level of incompetence.

Attempt to be seen with important people.

The number of people in any working group tends to increase regardless of the amount of work to be done.

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