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Nachman's Rule: When it comes to foreign food, the less authentic the better.
Nader's Law: The speed of exit of a civil servant is directly proportional to the quality of his service.
Naeser's Law: You can make it foolproof, but you can't make it dam foolproof.
Nagler’s Comment on the Origin of Murphy’s Law:
Murphy’s law was not pronounced by Murphy,
Napoleon's Observation: Rascality has limits; stupidity not.
Natalie's Law of Algebra: You never catch on until after the test.
NBC's Addendum to Murphy's Law: you never run out of things that can go wrong.
Nelson's Law: The better the four-wheel drive, the farther out you get
Nesmith’s First Law: The universe contains no contrary laws.
Newchy’s Law: The probability of being observed is in direct proportion to the stupidity of your actions.
Newlan’s Rule: An acceptable level of unemployment means that the government economist to whom it is acceptable still has a job.
Newton's Little-Known Seventh Law: A bird in the hand is safer than one overhead.
Nichols's Fourth Law: Avoid any action with an unacceptable outcome.
Nicklaus’s Rule: The older you get the stronger the winds gets, and it’s always in your face.
Nies's Law: The effort expended by a bureaucracy in defending any error is in direct proportion to the size of the error.
Nigerian Proverb: When the mouse laughs at the cat there’s a hole nearby.
Ninety-Ninety Rule of Project Schedules: The first ninety percent of the
task takes ten percent of the time,
Nixon's Rule: If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.
There is no proposition, no matter how foolish, for which a dozen Nobel
signatures cannot be collected.
Noble's Law of Politics:
All other things being equal, a bald man cannot be elected
president of the United States.
Noël Coward's Comment: The higher the buildings, the lower the morals.
Noel's Law of Contracting: When you make a fixed bid, the project will
take twice as long as estimated.
Nowlan's Law: Following the path of least resistance is what makes politicians and rivers crooked.
Non-Reciprocal Laws of Expectations:
1. Negative expectations yield negative results.
Definition: An "after Christmas sale" is an
opportunity to buy all the junk you wouldn't be caught dead
Norris' Law: The day of the big heat wave is the day the office air conditioning breaks down.
O. J.'s Law: It doesn't matter if you win or lose ... until you lose.
O'Brian's Law: Nothing is ever done for the right reasons.
O'Reilly' Law of the Kitchen: Cleanliness is next to impossible.
Never fight an unanimated object.
On child is not enough but two children are far too many.
of Law-making: 1. Law expands in proportion to the
resources available for its enforcement.
Observation on the Consumption of Paper: Each system has its own way of
consuming vast amounts of paper:
Oeser's Law: There is a tendency for the person in the most powerful
position in an organization
Ogden Nash Law: Progress may have been all right once, but it went on too
Oien's Observation: The quickest way to find something is to start looking for something else.
Old and Kahn's Law: The efficiency of a committee meeting is inversely
proportional to the number of participants
Oliver's Law of Location: No matter where you go, there you are!
Olivier's Law: Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
Onassis's Axiom: If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
Oppenheimer's Law: There is no such thing as instant experience.
Observation: On the whole human beings want to be good, but not
too good, and not quite all the time.
Axiom: Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are.
Osgood’s Axiom: Nobody thinks they make too much money.
Otto's Law: You are always doing something marginal when the boss drops by your desk.
Owen's Law: If you are good, you will be
assigned all the work. I you are really good, you will get out of it.
P. K. Dick's Rule: Reality is what refuses to go away when you stop believing in it.
Palver's Pronouncement: The closer to the truth, the better the lie.
Pamela's Rule of Parenting: If you don't want your children to hear what you are saying, pretend that you are talking to them.
Panger's Advertising Principle: Nobody buys a half-truth, but some will swallow a whole lie.
Pantuso's First Law: The book you spent $19.95 for today will come out in paperback tomorrow.
Pardo's Postulates: 1. Anything good in life is either illegal,
immoral or fattening.
Pareto's Law (The 20/80 Law): Twenty percent of the customers account for
eighty percent of the turnover.
Parker's Law: Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the
Parking Principle: There is ample parking everywhere except where you want to park.
Parkinson's Axioms: 1. An official wants to multiply subordinates,
Parks' Law of Insurance Rates and Taxes: Whatever goes up, stays up.
In a town where one lawyer can't survive two lawyers will thrive.
Pascal on Man: The more I see of men, the better I like my dog.
Pasteur’s Principle: Chance favors the prepared.
Patriarca’s Law of Golf: When it’s your turn on the tee, the wind shifts against you.
Patry's Law: If you know something can go wrong, and take due precautions to prevent it, something else will go wrong.
Patterson's Observation: The only people who find what they're looking for are those who are looking for errors.
Pattison's Law of Electronics: If wires can be connected in two different ways, the first way blows the fuse.
Patton's Law: A good plan today is better than a perfect plan
Paul's Law: You can't fall off the floor. Chapman's Commentary:
It takes children three years to learn Paul's Law.
Paulg's Law: In America, it's not how much an item costs, it's how much you save.
Prophecy: If anything is used to its full potential, it will
Paulsen's Rule: Enter a contest and be on the sponsor's sucker list for life.
Paulg's Law: In America, it's not how much an item costs, it's how much you save.
Pavlu's Rules for Economy in Research: 1. Deny the last established
truth on the list.
Pearl’s TV Principle: If it’s a two-part program, you will miss the first part.
Pearlman's Pace of Progress: If an efficiency analysis contains twenty
Peer's Law: The solution to a problem changes the nature of the problem.
A pat on the back is only a few centimetres from a kick the
Perlis's Postulate: The computing field is always in need of new clichés.
Perlsweig's Laws: 1. People who can least afford to pay rent, pay
rent. People who can most afford to pay rent, build up equity.
Perot's Observation: The only thing most politicians stand for is re-election.
Perrussel's Law: There is no job so simple that it cannot be done wrong.
Persig's Postulate: The number of rational hypotheses that can explain any given phenomenon is infinite.
Peter's Hidden Postulate According to Godin: Every employee begins at
his level of competence.
Peterson's Law of Accounting: Statistically, if there is a fifty-fifty
chance that something will go wrong,
Petzen's Internet Law: The most promising result from a search engine query will lead to a dead link.
Pfeifer's Principle: Never make a decision you can get someone else to
Phillips' Law: Four-wheel-drive just means getting stuck in more
Philo's Law: To learn from your mistakes, you first must realize that you are making mistakes.
Phinney's Law: The announcement for the one event you most wanted to attend will arrive in the mail the day after the event.
Phipp's Parable of Procrastination: The number of things one can do to
avoid working on whatever one should be working on
Photographer's Laws: 1. The best shots happen
immediately after the
last frame is exposed.
Picasso's Postulate: Computers are useless. All they give you is answers.
Pickering's Law of Data Loss: The probability of a hard drive crashing increases in direct proportion to the amount of time since the drive was last backed up.
Pierson's Law: If you're coasting, you're going downhill.
Pilate's Tautology: If not for others, then who do you blame?
Pingatore's Postal Principle: People usually get what's coming to them unless it's been mailed.
Pinto's Law: Do someone a favor and it becomes your job.
Pirsig's Postulate: Data without generalization is just gossip.
Planer's Rule: An exception granted becomes a right expected the next time it is requested.
Plomp's Law: You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
Plutarch's Rule: It is impossible for anyone to learn that which he thinks he already knows.
Podnos's Law: One is tolerant only of that which does not concern him.
Political Pollster's Rules: 1. When the polls are in your favor, flaunt
Pollard’s Postulate: Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.
Poole's Policy: He who laughs, lasts.
Pope's Law: Chipped dishes never break.
Porkingsham's Laws of Sportfishing: 1. The time available to go
fishing shrinks as the fishing season draws nearer.
If a job does not go wrong, then 1. It will have to be
undone; 2. It will have to be redone; or,
Post’s Managerial Observation: The
inefficiency and stupidity of the staff corresponds to the inefficiency
Postal Principle: People usually get what's coming to them... unless it's been mailed.
Potter's Laws: 1. The amount of flak received on any subject is
inversely proportional to the subject's true value.
Poulos's Political Corollary: A good slogan beats a good solution.
Poulsen's Prophesy: If anything is used to its full potential, it will break.
Powell's First Household Hypothesis: If the household lights go out
during a thunderstorm,
Prescher'a Law of Exams: If you don't know the answer, someone will ask the question.
Price's Laws: 1. If everybody doesn't want it, nobody gets it.
Pridham's Law of Golf: The only way to avoid hitting a tree is to aim at it.
Primary Principle of Socio-Economics: In a hierarchical system, the rate
of pay varies inversely with the unpleasantness
Primary Political Corollary: A good slogan beats a good solution.
Primary Rule for Government Systems: Seek the most difficult way and implement it.
Primary Rule of Business Telephoning: The first person you speak to will not be the person you called.
Primary Rule of History: History doesn't repeat itself - historians merely repeat each other.
Primary Rule of Returns and Rebates: Any proof-of-purchase sticker,
label, or receipt will be unfindable
Prince Philip's Rule: When a man opens the car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.
Prince's Principle: People who work sitting down are paid more than people who work standing up.
Principle Concerning Multifunctional Devices: The fewer functions any
device is required to perform,
Principle of Design Inertia: Any change looks terrible at first.
Principle of Operating Systems:
Computers are an intelligent sink; there is no level of genius that cannot
find its match
Principles for Patients: 1. Just because your doctor has a name
for your condition doesn't mean he knows what it is.
Principles of Gardening: 1. The standard size of a garden hose is
Principles of Murphism: 1.There are always more ways for things to
go wrong than there are for things to go right.
Professor Block's Motto: Forgive and remember.
Professor Edrich's Daydream Factor: The total volume of concentration
present in any given classroom is a constant
1. Proof by referral to nonexistent authorities.
Pudder's Law: Anything that begins well, ends badly. Anything that begins badly, ends worse.
Puddinhead's Lemma: Faith is believin' what you know ain't so.
Pugh's Law: If the human brain were simple enough for us to understand it, we would be to simple to understand it.
Pulliam's Postulate: Never step in anything soft.
Putt's Law: Technology is dominated by two types of people: Those who
understand what they do not manage.
Python's Principle of TV Morality: There is nothing wrong with sex on television, just as long as you don't fall off it.