#Laws4U – Laws 4 Life

A Compendium of Tweets #Laws4u 


If the bread fell butter side up, it was buttered on the wrong side

#Laws4u 100    Sod’s Law Redux


The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights

#Laws4u 99    Getty’s Reminder 


The tyre is only flat on the bottom

#Laws4u 98    Fishbein’s Conclusion


Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave

#Laws4u 97    Browne’s Epigram


Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them

#Laws4u 96    Boucicault’s Imperative 


A Robin Redbreast in a cage, Puts all Heaven in a rage

#Laws4u 95    Blake’s Admonition 


The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction

#Laws4u 94    Blake’s Law


If you can’t imagine a 20% loss in prices, don’t be in the stock market

#Laws4u 93    Boyle’s Share Axiom


What goes up must come down

#Laws4u 92    Gann’s Other Law


The Future’s Market will go up the day after you sell

#Laws4u 91    Broker’s By-Law


The market will rally from this or lower levels

#Laws4u 90    Stockbroker’s Law


Delay is the deadliest form of denial

#Laws4u 89    Parkinson’s Law of Denial


Any clause providing for alternative correct clauses means both are wrong

#Laws4u 88    Yoseloff’s Law of Statute


4 is 1 more than more than enough

#Laws4u 87    Pastore’s Liquor Law


Celibacy is not hereditary

#Laws4u 86     First Law of Socio-Genetics


Things always fall at right angles

#Laws4u 85    Sprinkle’s Pardigm

Everything sooner or later falls apart


#Laws4u 84    Xerxe’s Imperative


If you’re coasting, you’re going downhill

#Laws4u83         Pierson’s Law



#Laws4u 82


Steps for Beating Procrastination http://sbt.me/2yl  by @DanSchawbel



A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

#Laws4u 81    Goldwyn’s Contract Law


Some of it plus the rest of it equals all of it

#Laws4u 80    Trichologist’s Law


Even God can’t change the past

#Laws4u 79


  1. If it should exist, it doesn’t

  2. If it does exist, it’s out of date

  3. Only useless documentation transcends the first two laws

#Laws4u 78           Arnold’s Law of Documentation


If at first you don’t succeed, read the manual

#Laws4u 77    Agathon’s Law

#Laws4u 76   Montgomory’s Admonition


Bad regulation begets worse regulation

#Laws4u 75    Mobil’s Law




 Somewhere, beyond space and time, is wetter water, slimier slime

#Laws4u 66     Brooke’s Law


More will mean worse

#Laws4u 65    Kingsley Amis’s Rule


The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice

#Laws4u 64     D’Allainvval’s Laws of Choice  


Natural laws have no pity (Mother nature is not benign)

#Laws4u 55    Murphy’s 8th Law


Nature always sides with the hidden flaw

#Laws4u 54    Murphy’s 7th Law


You can work for posterity, but if you can get posterity to work for you, you’re winning

#Laws4u 52      Addison’s Law




Agathon’s Law

#Laws4u 77


Montgomory’s Admonition

#Laws4u 76


Mobil’s Law

#Laws4u 75


#Laws4u 74

Baruch’s Observation


#Laws4u 73




#Laws4u 72

Law of Perception


Trust everybody, but cut the card

#Laws4u 71    Dooley’s Law

 Virtue is its own punishment

Denniston’s Law:


#Laws4u 70         Cultural Constant:

The wider a culture is spread, the thinner it gets


#Laws4u 69      J Alfred Prufrock’s Omission:

The more you run over a dead cat, the flatter it gets


#Laws4u 68             Ike’s Paradox:

Things are more like they are now than ever before


#Laws4u 67       Law of Regressive Achievement:

Last year’s was always better


#Laws4u 66      Brooke’s Law:

Somewhere, beyond space and time, is wetter water, slimier slime


#Laws4u 65       Kingsley Amis’s Rule:

More will mean worse



#Laws4u 64           D’Allainvval’s Laws of Choice:

The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice



Here’s tae is; wha’s like us? Gae few, and they’re a’ deid!

#Laws4u 63         Scot’s Law of Diminishing Returns

The sooner every party breaks up, the better. (Mr Woodhouse)

#Laws4u 62       Austen’s Party Law


Everybody should believe in something – I believe I’ll have another drink

#Laws4u 61  Dean Martin’s Postulate


#Laws4u 61     Steele’s Borrowed Aphorism




#Laws4u 60

Thurber’s Law:

There is no safety in numbers – or in anything else


#Laws4u 59

May’s Law

The quality of the correlation is inversely proportional to the density of the control


#Laws4u 58     Lyall’s Conjecture

If a computer cable has one end, then it has another


#Laws4u 57

Willy’s Dicta:

Those who love sausage and respect the law should never watch either being made

#Laws4u 56

Darwin ‘s Observation:

Nature will tell you a direct lie or misrepresentation whenever possible.


#Laws4u 55 Murphy’s 8th Law:

Natural laws have no pity

(Mother nature is not benign)

#Laws4u 54    Murphy’s 7th Law:

Nature always sides with the hidden flaw



Laws4u 53

Multiplication is vexation, Division is as bad The rule of three doth puzzle me And Practice drives me mad


#Laws4u 52      Addison’s Law:

You can work for posterity, but if you can get posterity to work for you, you are winning


#Laws4u 51      Hobson’s Other Law:

You pays your money and you takes your choice


#Laws4u 50      Walter’s Imprecation:

When all else fails, read the instruction


#Laws4U 49             Sattinger’s Rule

It works better if you plug it in


#Laws4u 48       Murphy’s Law of Passive Imperatives:

Not much can go wrong with your computer, until you plug it in


#Laws4u 47          Ginsberg’s Laws of Thermodynamics

1 You can’t win

2 You can’t break even

3 You can’t even quit the game


#Laws4u 46      Beauregard’s Second Law:

All people are cremated equal


#Laws4u 45      Q Law:

The sum which when multiplied, divided, added or subtracted from your answer gives what you needed


#Laws4u 44        Law of Observation:

You can see a lot by just watching


#Laws4u 43 Zymurgy’s 2nd Law of System Dynamics:

Old worms never die, they just worm their way in to bigger cans


#Laws4u 42            Zymurgy’s 1st Law:

Once you open a can of worms, you can only re-can them by opening a bigger can


#Laws4u 41      Expert Precept:

An expert  is one who knows more and more about less and less


#Law4u 40      Expert’s Law

To spot the expert, see who predicts the job will take the longest and cost the most


#Laws4u 39

Lear’s Law of Tragedy:

Nothing comes from nothing


#Laws4u 38       Twain’s Law of Immutable Inevitability:

Familiarity breeds children


#Laws4u 37       Gershwin’s Law:

It ain’t necessarily so


#Laws4u 36     Seeger’s Law:

Anything in parentheses can be (ignored)


#Laws4u 35 Hayes’ Law:

It is easier to give an answer to a question that is incorrect than it is to answer correctly


#Laws4u 34 Law of Inertia

Given enough time, what you put off doing today will eventually get done by itself


#Laws4u 33

You need three umbrellas; one to leave at home, one to leave in the office, one to leave on the train


#Laws4u 32      Rule of Selective Equality:

All things being equal, all things are never equal


#Laws4u 31     Murphy’s Law of Paradox

Doing it the hard way is always easier


#Laws4u 30      Law of Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law was not propounded by Murphy, but by someone else with the same name


You can pretend to be serious you can’t pretend to be witty

Sacha Guitry (1885-1957)


#laws4u 29    Law of History

What we learn from history is –

That we don’t learn from history


#Laws4u 28     Abraham Lincoln’s Retrospective Rule:

Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet


#Laws4u 27

Henry Ford’s rule of Customer Surveys

If I’d asked what they wanted, they’d have said “a faster horse


#Laws4u 26   Barber’s Law of Experts

Don’t ask the barber whether you need a haircut


#Laws4u 25    Lowery’s Law of Expertise

Just when you get really good at something, you don’t need to do it anymore


#Laws4u 25

Dean Martin’s Rule of Intoxication:

You are not drunk if you can lie on the floor without hanging on


#Laws4u 24     Corollary to Parkinson’s 1st Law

Don’t interview Emu


#Laws4u 23 Parkinson’s 1st Law

Work expands to fill the space available


#Laws4u 22 Nixon’s Principle

If 2 wrongs don’t make a right, try 3


#Laws4u 21 Goldwyn’s Law of Contracts

A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

Sam Goldwyn


#Laws4u 20

Rooney’s Law

The ball shall not be in play until it has travelled forward the distance of its own circumference


#Laws4u 19

Troutman’s Postulate

Profanity is the one language understood by all programmers

[Or substitute your preferred sub-group]


Carelessly planned projects take 3x longer to complete than expected; a carefully planned project only twice as long

#Laws4u 18      Golub’s Law


#Laws4u 18 Osborne’s Law

Variables won’t; constants aren’t


#Laws4u 17 Cheop’s Law

Nothing ever gets built on time or within budget


#Laws4u 16

Law of Generalisations

  1. Everybody makes generalisations

  2. All generalisations are false

Laws4u 15

The Golden Rule is – that there are no Golden Rules

GB Shaw; Man & Superman


#Laws4u 14 Gumperson’s Law

The probability of anything happening is in inverse ratio to its desirability


#Laws4u 13 Corollary to Murphy’s 7th Law

In Nature, nothing is right. Accordingly, if everything is going right….something is wrong.


#Laws4u 12 Murphy’s 9th Law

Natural laws have no pity (AKA: “Mother Nature is a bitch”)


#Laws4u 11

Murphy’s 8th Law

Nature always sides with the hidden flaw


Just when you see the light at the end of the tunnel, the roof caves in

#Laws4U 10 Forsyth’s Second Corollary to Murphy’s Laws


Words with a K in them are funny.

If it doesn’t have a K in, it’s not funny.


Viz. Kipper, pikelet, wicket are funny, but

#Law4U9 K Rule


Beware of and eschew pompous prolixity

#Laws4U 8     Beardsley’s Admonition to Lawyers



#Laws4U 7 Murphy’s 6th Law

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse

#Laws4  6     Murphy’s 5th Corollary 


Where several things may go wrong, the one causing most damage will be the first to go wrong

#Laws4U 5         Murphy’s 2nd Law


If anything just can’t go wrong, it will anyway

#Laws4U 4   Murphy’s 3rd Law

Anything that is to go wrong will do so at the worst possible moment

#Laws 4U 3 First Corollary to Sod’s Law

Murphy was an optimist

#Laws4U 2       O’Toole’s Commentary on Murphy’s Law

If anything can go wrong, it will

#Laws4U 1      Sod’s Law (Murphy’s Law)