"Georgisms"

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)

Things I've Collected Recently

Oscar Wilde:  "Experience is the name we give to our mistakes"

Stephen McDaniel: "Oh, the agony of choices."

 These I Collected a Long Time Ago:

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.