Murphy’s Law

If any trouble can occur, it will necessarily happen.


1. Everything is not as easy as it seems.

2. Any work takes more time than you think.

3. Of all the troubles, it will happen that one, the damage from which is greater.

4. If four reasons for possible troubles are eliminated in advance, then there will always be a fifth.

5. Events left to themselves tend to develop from bad to worse.

6. Once you are going to do some work, there is another, which must be done even earlier.

7. Any solution produces new problems.

Comment by Callaghan.

Murphy was an optimist.

Quantitative reformulation of Murphy’s law.

All bad things happen at the same time.

Observation of Renard.

There are times when everything works out. Do not be horrified, it will pass.

First law of Chisholm.

Everything that can deteriorate – it spoils.


Everything that can not deteriorate – deteriorates too.

The second law of Chisholm.

When things go well, something must happen in the very near future.


When things go worse than now, in the very near future they will go even worse.

If it seems to you that the situation is improving, then you have not noticed something.

The third law of Chisholm.

People understand any proposal differently than the one who makes them.


1. Even if your explanation is so clear that it excludes any false interpretation, there will still be a person who will misunderstand you.

2. If you are sure that your action will meet with general approval, someone will definitely not like it.

Scott’s Law.

It does not matter that something goes wrong. Perhaps it looks good.

The laws of Fineagle.

1. If the experiment succeeded, something here is not right …

2. In any set of source data, the most reliable value that does not require any verification is erroneous.

3. If the work fails, then any attempt to save it will only worsen the matter.

Гам Gampson’s law.

The ability to achieve the goal is inversely proportional to your desire.

Ginzber’s theorem.

1. Victory is impossible.

2. Draw is impossible.

3. Even the exit from the game is impossible.

Freeman’s comment on Ginsberg’s theorem.

All the major philosophical teachings that try to find life with some meaning are based on the rejection of one part of Ginzber’s theorem, such as:

1. Capitalism is based on the assumption that victory is possible.

2. Socialism is based on the assumption that a draw is possible.

3. Mysticism is based on the assumption that you can quit the game.

Erman’s comments.

1. Before the improvement, the situation worsens.

2. Who said that it will improve?

Murphy’s law of thermodynamics.

Under pressure everything deteriorates.

The second law of the thermodynamics of Everitt.

The confusion in society is constantly increasing. Only very hard work can reduce it somewhat. However, this attempt itself will lead to an increase in the aggregate confusion.

Padders laws.

Everything that starts well ends badly. Everything that begins badly, ends even worse.

Stockmayer’s theorem.

If it seems easy to do a job, it will be difficult. If it is difficult to visualize, then it is absolutely impossible to fulfill it.

The law of creating the dynamics of Zimerga systems.

If you have already opened a jar of worms, the only way to seal them again is to use a larger jar.

The law of infinite falling of Emerson.

Under other abysses, another, even deeper, opens.

The law of Mark Twain’s finest hour.

Once in life fortune knocks at the door of every person, but in many cases a person at this time sits in a nearby vegetable marrow and does not hear her knock.

Wynne’s Law.

Negative phenomena tend to increase.

The Law of Sturgeon.

Everything in the world is 90% worthless.

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