Murphy's Fourth Law: If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.
Law of Selective Gravity: An object will fall so as to do the most damage.
Murphy's Computer Law 24: The first myth of management is that it exists.
Murphy's Computer Law 35: If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.
Murphy's Computer Law 39: An ounce of image is worth a pound of performance.
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The Circus Theory of Project Management: If you have too many balls in the air, throw one to some other clown...
The peak years of mental activity are between the ages of four and eighteen. At four they know all the questions, at eighteen they know all the answers.
Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.
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Effective managers manage themselves and the people they work with so that both the organization and the people profit from their presence.
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination?
Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
Lord Illingworth: All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. Mrs. Allonby: No man does. That is his.
I like Wagner's music better than any other music. It is so loud that one can talk the whole time without hearing what one says. That is a great advantage.
The leader is the one who climbs the tallest tree, surveys the entire situation, and yells, "Wrong jungle!" But how do the busy, efficient producers and managers often respond? "Shut up! We're making progress!"
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. -Mark Twain, U.S. Author (1835-1910)
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.
Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18.