Some laws to live by

Precepts, Conundrum, etc.

Ending with a blog title with a preposition is murphed up

  • Opportunity always knocks at the least opportune moment – Ducharme’s Precept
  • An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true – Cardinal Conundrum
  • 98% of all statistics are made up – 1st Rule of Applied Mathematics
  • Almost anything is easier to get into than to get out of – Allen’s Law
  • If enough data is collected, anything may be proven by statistical methods – Williams and Holland’s Law
  • Delay is the deadliest form of denial – Parkinson’s Law of Delay
  • What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away – Green’s Contract Rule
  • A negotiation shall be considered successful if all parties walk away feeling screwed – Lucas’s Law of Negotiation
  • Teamwork is wasting half of one’s time explaining to others why they are wrong – Wolinski’s Law
  • Only a mediocre person is always at his best – Maugham’s Rule
  • Don’t worry over what other people are thinking about you. They’re too busy worrying over what you are thinking about them
    – Edelstein’s Advice
  • The only time to be positive is when you are positive you are wrong – Holten’s Homily
  • Nostalgia is the realization that things weren’t as unbearable as they seemed at the time – Grimes’s Law
  • Don’t worry about avoiding temptation-as you grow older, it starts to avoid you – Russell’s Rule
  • Traditions are solutions for which we have forgotten the problems – Peterson’s Principle
  • It’s difficult to soar with eagles when you work with turkeys – Langsam’s Ornithological Axiom
  • Experience is what causes you to make new mistakes instead of old ones – Cannon’s Canon
  • The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth – Bohr’s Axiom
  • Two things a man cannot hide: that he is drunk, and that he is in love – Antiphanes’ Axiom
  • No one gets too old to learn a new way of being stupid – Maury’s Law
  • You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever – Anderson’s Axiom
  • Sow your wild oats on Saturday night, then on Sunday pray for crop failure – Farmer’s Credo
  • Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are. – Osburn’s Axiom
  • An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it – Storman’s Law
  • The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers – Harris’s Warning
  • Nothing exists except atoms and empty space. Everything else is opinion – Democritus’s Principle
  • The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency – McCarthy’s Maxim
  • Virtue is its own punishment – Denniston’s Law
  • The reason the mainstream is thought of as a stream is because its so shallow – Unknown
  • I may be lying in the gutter, but I’m staring at the stars – Oscar Wilde
  • Lost time is never found – Benjamin Franklin from Poor Richard’s Almanac
  • I should be groaning over the sins I have commited, but I can only sigh for what I have lost – Heloise [a nun from the Middle Ages]
  • Giving a man space is like giving a dog a computer: the chances are he will not use it wisely – Bette-Jane Raphael
  • Praying is like a rocking chair – it’ll give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere – Gypsy Rose Lee
  • I think we can agree racial prejudice is stupid. Because if you spend time with someone from another race and really get to know them, you can find other reasons to hate them – Bernadette Luckett
  • I smile because i have no idea what’s going on – Unknown