From Brion's Collection
Hoffstedt's Employment Principle: Confusion creates jobs.
Ely's Law: Wear the right costume and the part plays itself.
First Rule of Pathology: Most well-trodden paths lead nowhere.
Hoffer's Law: When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
Murphy's Law of Research: Enough research will tend to support your theory.
Newton's Little-Known Seventh Law: A bird in the hand is safer than one overhead.
The Bureaucracy Principle: Only a bureaucracy can fight a bureaucracy.
Disimoni's Rule of Cognition: Believing is seeing.
An Old Geologist's Saying: I wouldn't have seen it if I hadn't believed it.
Van Herpen's Law: The solving of a problem lies in finding the solvers.
Courtois' Rule: If people listened to themselves more often, they would talk less.
Grelb's Reminder: Eighty percent of all people consider themselves to be above-average drivers.
Darrow's Comment on History: History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history.
Finman's Law of Mathematics: Nobody wants to read anyone else's formulas.
Paul's Law: You can't fall off the floor.
Chapman's Commentary on Paul's Law: It takes children three years to learn Paul's Law.
Brown's First Rule of Leadership: To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.
Helga's Rule: Say no, then negotiate.
Stenderup's Law: The sooner you fall behind, the more time you will have to catch up.
Feinberg's Second Principle: Memory serves its own master.
Souder's Law: Repetition does not establish validity.
Rap's Law of Inanimate Reproduction: If you take something apart and put it back together enough times,
eventually you will have two of them.
De Nevers' Law of Debate: Two monologues do not make a dialogue.
Churchill's Commentary on Man: Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will
pick himself up and continue on.
Young's Second Law: It is the dead wood that holds up the tree.
Corollary: Just because it is still standing, doesn't mean it is not dead.
Edwards' Time/Effort Law: Effort x Time = Constant
A. Given a large initial time to do something, the initial effort will be small.
B. As time goes to zero, effort goes to infinity.
Corollary: If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.