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It would be prudent for everyone to memorize these laws.
- Anything that can go wrong, will. (this is also known as Sod's Law and as Finagle's Law of Dynamic Negatives)
- You will always find something in the last place you look.
- No matter how long or how hard you shop for an item, after you've bought it, it will be on sale somewhere cheaper.
- The other line always moves faster.
- In order to get a loan, you must first prove you don't need it.
- Anything you try to fix will take longer and cost you more than you thought.
- If you fool around with a thing for very long you will screw it up.
- If it jams - force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
- When a broken appliance is demonstrated for the repairman, it will work perfectly.
- Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will use it.
- Everyone has a scheme for getting rich that will not work.
- In any hierarchy, each individual rises to his own level of incompetence, and then remains there.
- There's never time to do it right, but there's always time to do it over.
- When in doubt, mumble. When in trouble, delegate.
- Anything good in life is either illegal, immoral or fattening.
- Murphy's golden rule: whoever has the gold makes the rules.
- Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.
- A Smith & Wesson beats four aces.
- In case of doubt, make it sound convincing.
- Never argue with a fool, people might not know the difference.
- When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.
- If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
- It is impossible to make anything foolproof, because fools are so ingenious.
Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. ~Norm Papernick
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity. ~Albert Einstein
HISTORY - n. - An account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools. ~Ambrose Bierce
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. ~Mahatma Gandhi
Use, do not abuse... Neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy. ~Voltaire
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults. ~Peter de Vries
No lesson seems to be so deeply inculcated by the experience of life as that you should never trust experts. If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the soldiers, nothing is safe. They all require to have their strong wine diluted by a very large admixture of insipid common sense. ~Lord Salisbury
Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it. ~Indian proverb
Men of genius are admired. Men of wealth are envied. Men of power are feared. But only men of character are trusted. ~Arthur Friedman
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. ~Harvey Fierstein
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. ~Robert Frost
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. ~John F. Kennedy
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love. ~Washington Irving
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. ~Henry David Thoreau
Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. ~Plato
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men. ~Lord Acton
We are here on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for, I don't know. ~W. H. Auden
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference. ~Elie Wiesel
Whenever you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. ~Arthur Conan Doyle
We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone. Freedom is like that. It's like air. When you have it, you don't notice it. ~Boris Yeltsin
There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. ~Carl Jung
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. ~Henri Nouwen
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. ~Helen Keller
No evil is honorable: but death is honorable; therefore death is not evil. ~Citium Zeno
You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. ~Martin Luther
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. ~Sir Winston Churchill
Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends. ~Jacques Delille
You know what the problem with Hollywood is? They make shit. Unbelievable, unremarkable shit. Now I'm not some grungy wannabe filmmaker that's searching for existentialism through a haze of bong smoke or something. No, it's easy to pick apart bad acting, short-sighted directing, and a purely moronic stringing together of words that many of the studios term as "prose". No, I'm talking about the lack of realism. Realism; not a pervasive element in today's modern American cinematic vision. Take Dog Day Afternoon, for example. Arguably Pacino's best work, short of Scarface and Godfather Part 1, of course. Masterpiece of directing, easily Lumet's best. The cinematography, the acting, the screenplay, all top-notch. But...they didn't push the envelope. Now what if in Dog Day, Sonny REALLY wanted to get away with it? What if - now here's the tricky part - what if he started killing hostages right away? No mercy, no quarter. "Meet our demands or the pretty blonde in the bellbottoms gets it the back of the head." Bam, splat! What, still no bus? Come on! How many innocent victims splattered across a window would it take to have the city reverse its policy on hostage situations? And this is 1976; there's no CNN, there's no CNBC, there's no internet! Now fast forward to today, present time, same situation. How quickly would the modern media make a frenzy over this? In a matter of hours, it'd be biggest story from Boston to Budapest! Ten hostages die, twenty, thirty; bam bam, right after another, all caught in high-def, computer-enhanced, color corrected. You can practically taste the brain matter. All for what? A bus, a plane? A couple of million dollars that's federally insured? I don't think so. Just a thought. I mean, it's not within the realm of conventional cinema...but, what if? ~Gabriel Shear, Swordfish
The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it ~Michelangelo
Peace is not the absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, and justice. ~Spinoza
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. ~Robert A. Heinlein
Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind. ~Magdalena Abakanowicz
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. ~Rousseau
Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. ~Ryunosuke Satoro
A friend is someone who reaches for your hand, but touches your heart. ~Kathleen Grove
Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully - love, lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph, yearning and confusion. ~Tony Snow
It is easier to do one’s duty to others than to one’s self. If you do your duty to others, you are considered reliable. If you do your duty to yourself, you are considered selfish. ~Thomas Szasz
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. ~Mark Twain
The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. ~Fran Lebowitz
Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science. ~Henri Poincare
My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared. ~P. J. Plauger
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly. ~Thomas H. Huxley
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
Any great truth can -- and eventually will -- be expressed as a cliche -- a cliche is a sure and certain way to dilute an idea. For instance, my grandmother used to say, 'The black cat is always the last one off the fence.' I have no idea what she meant, but at one time, it was undoubtedly true. ~Solomon Short
The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it. ~Dee Hock
Humanity can be quite cold to those whose eyes see the world differently. ~Eric A. Burns
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. ~Eric Hoffer
If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur. ~Doug Larson
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. ~Carl Sagan
Total absence of humor renders life impossible. ~Colette
Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil. I am content to observe that there is evil, and that there is a way to escape from it, and with this I begin and end. ~John Newton
Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Theresa
Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter. ~Sharon Salzberg
In historical events great men — so-called — are but labels serving to give a name to the event, and like labels they have the least possible connection with the event itself. Every action of theirs, that seems to them an act of their own free will, is in an historical sense not free at all, but in bondage to the whole course of previous history, and predestined from all eternity. ~Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long. ~Marie Antoinette
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. ~David Starr Jordan
There are endless sufferings to endure and endless lessons to learn. ~Chinese proverb
Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be. ~Don Quixote
On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and quite all the time. ~George Orwell
History is a race between education and catastrophe. ~H. G. Wells
It is vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, peace, peace – but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God – I know not what course others may take; but as for me – give me liberty or give me death! ~Patrick Henry
If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
However, one cannot put a quart in a pint cup. ~Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness. ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell in Gettysburg. There were no people with percentages for him, cautioning him about this group or that group or what they found in exit polls a year earlier. When will we have the courage of Lincoln? ~Robert Coles
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. ~Gerald R. Ford
Isn't it amazing how quickly everyone can turn against you. ~President Thomas Whitmore, Independence Day (movie)
O! ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose not only tyranny but the tyrant, stand forth! Every spot of the Old World is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia and Africa have long expelled her. Europe regards her like a stranger and England hath given her warning to depart. O! receive the fugitive and prepare in time an asylum for mankind. ~Thomas Paine, Common Sense by Thomas Paine
The time is always right to do what’s right. ~Martin Luther King Jr.
Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway. ~Mary Kay Ash
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth. ~Pierre Abelard
An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine. ~Marilyn Monroe
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society. ~Pope John Paul II
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. ~Norman Cousins
As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know. ~Donald Rumsfeld
There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking. ~Alfred Korzybski
Each time we make a choice, we pay with courage...and count it fair. Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things. ~Amelia Earhart
Holding onto anger is like grasping onto a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned. ~Gautama Buddha
I love deadlines, I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. ~Douglas Adams
Show me a man or a woman alone and I'll show you a saint. Give me two and they'll fall in love. Give me three and they'll invent the charming thing we call 'society'. Give me four and they'll build a pyramid. Give me five and they'll make one an outcast. Give me six and they'll reinvent prejudice. Give me seven and in seven years they'll reinvent warfare. Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home. ~Stephen King, The Stand
Nothing was ever in tune. People just blindly grabbed at whatever there was: communism, health foods, zen, surfing, ballet, hypnotism, group encounters, orgies, biking, herbs, Catholicism, weight-lifting, travel, withdrawal, vegetarianism, India, painting, writing, sculpting, composing, conducting, backpacking, yoga, copulating, gambling, drinking, hanging around, frozen yogurt, Beethoven, Back, Buddha, Christ, TM, H, carrot juice, suicide, handmade suits, jet travel, New York City, and then it all evaporated and fell apart. People had to find things to do while waiting to die. I guess it was nice to have a choice. ~Charles Bukowski
Our society accepts the book as a given, but the act of reading -- once considered useful and important, as well as potentially dangerous and subversive -- is now condescendingly accepted as a pastime, a slow pastime that lacks efficiency and does no contribute to the common good. ~Alberto Manguel
The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because it's only intangibles, ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. ~Chuck Palahniuk
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are, precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from. ~Al Franken
Some Random Latin Phases with Their Meanings
- Si Hoc Legere Scis Nimium Eruditionis Habes. Meaning - If you can read this you're over-educated.
- Vacca foeda! Meaning - Stupid cow!
- Noli me vocare, ego te vocabo. Meaning - Don't call me, I'll call you.
- Fac ut gaudeam. Meaning - Make my day.
- O! Plus! Perge! Aio! Hui! Hem! Meaning - Oh! More! Go on! Yes! Ooh! Ummm!
- Mellita, domi adsum. Meaning - Honey, I'm home.
- Ventis secundis, tene cursum. Meaning - Go with the flow.
- Te precor dulcissime supplex! Meaning - Pretty please with a cherry on top!
- Magister Mundi sum! Meaning - I am the Master of the Universe!
- Vescere bracis meis. Meaning - Eat my shorts.
- Fac ut vivas. Meaning - Get a life.
- Quisque comoedus est. Meaning - Everybody's a comedian.
- Credo quia absurdum est. Meaning - I believe it because it is unreasonable.
- Cogito, ergo sum. Meaning - I think, therefore I am.
- Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur. Meaning - Oh! Was I speaking Latin again? Silly me. Sometimes it just sort of slips out.
- Imus ad magum Ozi videndum, magum Ozi mirum mirissimum. Meaning - We are going to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz.
- Duc, sequere, aut de via decede. Meaning - Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
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If you can read this message, you are blessed, because over two billion people in the world cannot read at all:
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If you are weird, insane, crazy, odd, not-normal, a freak of nature, psychotic, random or anything similar, copy this into your profile.
Put this in your profile if you didn't know the Alphabet Song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star had the same tune.
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