All laws, good and bad, must be followed with utmost precision.
New laws also create new loopholes.
All laws are imitation of reality.
The number of reasonable hypotheses explaining any given phenomenon is infinite.
By definition, when you explore the unknown, you don't know what you'll find.
If you want the team to win the high jump, find one person who can jump seven feet, rather than seven people jumping one foot each.
The pipe gives an intelligent person time to think, and a fool to hold something in his mouth.
From time to time a person stumbles over the truth, but more often than not he jumps up and cheerfully continues to walk.
The universe is not only more unusual than we imagine, it is more unusual than we can imagine.
The auditor always comes at the wrong time.
Over the years the stairs are steeper, the prices are higher.
Truth does not suffer in the least if someone does not recognize it.
Apparently, there is nothing in the world that could not happen.
The only imperfect creation of nature is man.
The ordinary, average person is completely unaware of the extent of his ignorance.
When nature leaves a hole in someone's mind, she usually covers it up with a thick layer of complacency.
What the gods get away with is not forgiven to the cows.
Everyone is crazy about something.
The great tragedy of science is the destruction of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
A hole is just nothing, but you can break your neck in it too.
Anyone can do nothing.
There are things that even headless people come to mind.
Not everything that can be done with impunity should be done.
There is no thing that cannot be improved.
The total amount of intelligence on the planet is a constant value, and the population is growing ...
If you look closely enough at the problem, you will see yourself as part of the problem.
If you are holding an elephant by its hind leg and it breaks free, it is best to let it go.
The best way out is always through and through.
1. There are rules for choosing a solution, but there are no rules for choosing these rules.
2. The only practical problem is "what to do next?"
3. Don't ask people questions to which they have no definite opinion or to which they will not answer truthfully.
The means is more important than the goal; papers are more important than what they were originally created for.
There are many things in the world about which a rational person might wish to remain ignorant.
Many things are incomprehensible to us, not because our concepts are weak, but because these things are not included in the range of our concepts.
Ignorance is demonic power, and we fear that it will cause many more tragedies.
Solving the problem changes the problem itself.
Stepping on your heels, grab the throat.
Lawyers are busy cutting the pie, engineers making it bigger.
A number of laws seek to fill all the space available for publication.
There are things that we cannot know, but it is impossible to know what these things are.
When we try to pull out one thing, it turns out that it is connected with everything else.
Better a horrible end than endless horror.
A titmouse is safer in the hands than a crane overhead.
If several troubles could have happened at the same time, but this did not happen, in the end it is better if they did happen.
The higher the authority, the less they value Murphy's law, Peter's principle, etc.