Everyday Laws To Keep In Mind

June 30, 2011 - Posted by Tolzoh
  1. If anything can go wrong, it will – Murphy’s Law
  2. One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory – Brown’s Rule
  3. If you don’t need it and don’t want it, there is always plenty of it – Murphy’s Law of Supply
  4. If you don’t care where you are, you’re not lost – Rune’s Rule of the Road
  5. Man is always ready to die for an idea, provided that the idea is not quite clear to him – Eldridge’s Law of War
  6. You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive – Grandpa Charnock’s Law
  7. A little inaccuracy can save a lot of explanation – Munroe’s Teaching Principle
  8. The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people – Chesterton
  9. It is impossible for anyone to learn that which he thinks he already knows – Plutarch’s Rule
  10. If you don’t do anything, you can’t do anything wrong – Cameron’s Law
  11. If credit can possibly go to someone else, it will – Kovaleski’s Dictum
  12. Whichever way you turn upon entering an elevator, the buttons will be on the opposite side – Gluck’s Law
  13. The probability of someone’s asking irrelevant questions requiring lengthy responses increases in direct proportion to how tired you are of the meeting. – Bowlby’s Law
  14. There’s no time like the present for postponing what you don’t want to do – Hecht’s Law
  15. As soon as you’re doing what you wanted to be doing, you want to be doing something else – Law of Living
  16. Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes – Wingfield’s Axiom
  17. Never replicate a successful experiment – Fett’s Law of the Lab
  18. The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you’ve got it made – Glyme’s Formula for Success
  19. No matter how often a lie is shown to be false, there will remain a percentage of people who believe it to be true – Law of the Lie
  20. The one who does the least work will get the most credit – Shapiro’s Law of Reward
  21. Free time that unexpectedly becomes available will be wasted – Sandiland’s Law
  22. Nothing is as temporary as that which is called permanent – Jose’s Axiom
  23. The item you had your eye on the minute you walked in will be taken by the person in front of you – Cafeteria Law
  24. The degree to which you overreact to information will be in inverse proportion to its accuracy – Weatherwax’s Postulate
  25. There is no issue so small that it can’t be blown out of proportion – Ruckert’s Law
  26. If you are in a hole, stop digging – 1st Rule of Excavation
  27. Sometimes it takes several years to recognize the obvious – Sy’s Law of Science
  28. Things get worse under pressure – Murphy’s Law of Thermodynamics
  29. No matter what goes wrong, it will probably look right – Scott’s First Law
  30. When a politician gets an idea, he usually gets it wrong – the 5th Rule of Politics
  31. Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other – Ameringer’s Axiom
  32. In America, it’s not how much an item costs, it’s how much you save – Paulg’s Law
  33. Once you give up integrity, the rest is easy – Evan’s Law
  34. To err is human, but to really f*ck things up requires a computer – Law of Unreliability
  35. There are no answers, only cross-references – Weiner’s Law of Libraries
  36. Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups – Wethern’s Law of Suspended Judgment
  37. It doesn’t matter if you win or lose… until you lose – O.J.’s Law