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Miksch's Law: If a string has one end, then it has another end.

Murhy's laws collection.

Selected Murhy's laws:

Universal Field Theory of Perversity (Mule's Law): The probability of an event's occurring varies directly with the perversity of the inanimate object involved and inversely with the product of its desirability and the effort expended to produce it.

Paul's Law: You can't fall off the floor.

Melcher's Law: In a bureaucracy, every routing slip will expand until it contains the maximum number of names that can be typed in a single vertical column.

Turner's Law: Nearly all prophecies made in public are wrong.

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Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.

Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.

Nothing is as easy as it looks.

Everything takes longer than you think.

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.

Corollary: If there is a worse time for something to go wrong, it will happen then.

If anything simply cannot go wrong, it will anyway.

If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which a procedure can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Whenever you set out to do something, something else must be done first.

Every solution breeds new problems.

Truck deliveries that normally take one day will take five when you are waiting for the truck.

After adding two weeks to the schedule for unexpected delays, add two more for the unexpected, unexpected delays.

In any structure, pick out the one piece that should not be mismarked and expect the plant to cross you up.

Murphy's Law of Research: Enough research will tend to support your theory.

Murphy's Law of Copiers: The legibility of a copy is inversely proportional to its importance.

Murphy's Law of the Open Road: When there is a very long road upon which there is a one-way bridge placed at random, and there are only two cars on that road, it follows that: (1) the two cars are going in opposite directions, and (2) they will always meet at the bridge.

Murphy's Law of Thermodynamics: Things get worse under pressure.

Quantization Revision of Murphy's Laws: Everything goes wrong all at once.

Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value
You can never tell which way the train went by looking at the track.

Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.

Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.
All great discoveries are made by mistake.

Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.

A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.

The first myth of management is that it exists.

A failure will not appear till a unit has passed final inspection.

New systems generate new problems.

To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.

Any given program, when running, is obsolete.

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