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.

Nine times out of ten in the arts, as in life, there is actually no truth to be discovered; there is only error to be exposed.

Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it only makes it worse.

Asking dumb questions is easier than correcting dumb mistakes.

Secret sources are more credible.

Evil is live spelled backwards.
Corollary: If it feels good, don't do it.

If you help a friend in need, he is sure to remember you… the next time he’s in need.

The amateur is the one with all the answers.

The length of any meeting is inversely proportional to the length of the agenda for that meeting.

Don’t force it; get a larger hammer.

People don't change; they only become more so.

Internal consistency is valued more highly than efficiency.

We may lay down a maxim, that when a nation abounds in physicians it grows thin of people.

(1672 – 1719) English essasyist, poet & politician

An easily understood, workable falsehood is more useful than a complex, incomprehensible truth.

If there is a wrong thing to say, one will.

The one who snores will fall asleep first.

A place you want to get to is always just off the edge of the map you happen to have handy.

All politics is local.

Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so.

A writer mustn’t shift your point of view.

There is nothing so small that it can't be blown out of proportion.

When two people meet to decide how to spend a third person's money, fraud will result.

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