BELIEVE IT OR NOT #21

  1. Logic can never decide what is possible or impossible.

  2. If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost.

  3. One child is not enough, but two children are far too many.

  4. Extremes meet.

  5. Any simple problem can be made insoluble if enough conferences are held to discuss it.

  6. Far-away talent always seems better than home-developed talent.

  7. To err is human, but it feels divine.

  8. Every organization has an allotted number of positions to be filled by misfits. (Corollary: Once a misfit leaves, another will be recruited.)

  9. There is nothing wrong with sex on television, just as long as you don't fall off.

  10. The difference between the Laws of Nature and Murphy's Laws is that with the Laws of Nature you can count on things screwing up the same way each time.

  11. The only real errors are human errors.

  12. If several things that could have gone wrong have not gone wrong, it would have been ultimately beneficial for them to have gone wrong.

  13. An unbreakable toy is useful for breaking other toys.

  14. A fool and his money are soon elected.

  15. Thou shalt not committee.

  16. If people listened to themselves more often, they would talk less.

  17. In politics, it pays to stay in with the outs.

  18. Always leave yourself enough room to add an explanation if things don't work out.

  19. Any horizontal surface is soon piled up.

  20. Hindsight is an exact science.

  21. The most interesting paper at a conference will be scheduled for delivery simultaneously with the second most interesting paper.

  22. It is difficult to fly with eagles if you work with turkeys.

  23. Say no, then negotiate.

  24. For every "10" there are 10 "1's."

  25. If your facts are wrong but your logic is perfect, then your conclusions are inevitably false. Therefore, by making mistakes in your logic, you have at least a random chance of coming to the correct conclusion.

  26. Most well-trodden paths lead nowhere.

  27. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

  28. To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.

  29. Anything that begins well, ends badly. Anything that begins badly, ends worse.

  30. Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

  31. A committee is the only life form with 12 stomachs and no brain.

  32. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

  33. Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

  34. A dandelion from a true love means more than a red rose from a friend.

  35. As soon as you're doing what you want to be doing, you want to be doing something else.

  36. The degree of guilt is directly proportional to the intensity of denial.

  37. Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter since nobody listens.

  38. The quickest way to find something is to start looking for something else.

  39. The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to one's ability to reach it.

  40. The most interesting results happen only once.

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