Tami Maloney, a teacher in one of our schools who works quite close with me on many projects, has drawn attention to the colloquialisms I use, and use frequently I do. So she started keeping a list of "Georgeisms"; for self-defense, I thought I'm starting a list of my favorite, or often used, 'sayings'.
"Lead, follow, or get out of the way" (borrowed)
To be healthy and vibrant, "All social organisms require winter" (original, I think)
"When we're fighting the alligators, it's hard to remember we came to drain the swamp." (borrowed)
"Work hard to be lazy" (original, one of the tenets a successful user of computers)
Parkinson’s Law: Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.
Parkinson’s Law, Modified: The junk you have will expand to fill the available space.
The Peter Principle: In every hierarchy, each employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
Murphy’s Law: If something can go wrong, it will.
Weller’s Law: Nothing is impossible for the man who does not have to do it himself.
Finagle’s Law: Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
Rudin’s Law: A theory is better than its explanation.
Unnamed Law: If it happens, it must be possible.
Clarke’s Third Law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Gumperson’s Law: The outcome of a given event probability will be inverse to the degree of desirability.
Cutler-Webster Law: There are two sides to every argument unless a man is personally involved, in which case there is only one.
Cropp’s Law: The amount of work done varies inversely with the amount of time spent in the office.
May’s Law: The quality of correlation is inversely proportional to the level of control (the fewer the fads, the smoother the curves).
Albrecht’s Law: Social innovations tend tothe level of minimum tolerable well-being.
Sturgeon’s Law: 90% of everything is trash.