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Comment#  ·   Fair (61 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imbesi's Law with Freeman's Extension: In order for something to become clean, something else must become dirty; but you can get everything dirty without getting anything clean.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object to realize you are in a hurry.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (280 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is always better to fail in doing something than to excel in doing nothing.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (284 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (152 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is said that the lonely eagle flies to the mountain peaks while the lowly ant crawls the ground, but cannot the soul of the ant soar as high as the eagle?

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (112 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Jenkinson's Law: It won't work.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Johnson's First Law: When any mechanical contrivance fails, it will do so at the most inconvenient possible time.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Jones' Law: The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (128 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Laugh at your problems; everybody else does.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (103 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Law of Probability Dispersal: Whatever it is that hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (321 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's a bitch, and then she has puppies.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Measure twice because you can only cut once.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (145 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Mistakes are often the stepping stones to utter failure.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (314 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than in a Lada.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My hands are free, but my mind hesitates.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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