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    A businessman needs three umbrellas - one to leave at the office, one to leave at home, and one to leave on the train.
    — Paul Dickson
    The great comfort of turning forty-nine is the realization that you are now too old to die young.
    — Paul Dickson
    Don't bite the hand that has your allowance in it.
    — Paul Dickson
    Abrams's Advice: When eating an elephant, take one bite at a time.
    — Paul Dickson
    tags: time 
     
    Allen's Law of Civilization: It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it.
    — Paul Dickson
    tags: law  civilization 
     
    Albrecht's Law: Social innovations tend to the level of minimum tolerable well being.
    — Paul Dickson
    tags: innovation 
     
    Advice, First Law of: The correct advice to give is the advice that is desired.
    — Paul Dickson
    tags: advice  law 
     
    A clean tie attracts the soup of the day.
    — Paul Dickson
    All real programs contain errors until proved otherwise which is impossible.
    — Paul Dickson
    tags: impossible  real 
     
    May you look back on the past with as much pleasure as you look forward to the future.
    — Paul Dickson
    tags: future  past  pleasure 
     
    Accuracy, Rule of, Corollary: Provided, of course, that you know there is a problem.
    — Paul Dickson
    tags: problem  rules 
     
    The more innocuous the name of a weapon, the more hideous its impact. Some of the most horrific weapons of the Vietnam era were named Bambi, Infant, Daisycutter, Grasshopper, and Agent Orange. Nor is the trend new: From the past we have Mustard Gas, Angel Chasers [two can-nonballs linked with a chain for added destruction], and the Peacemaker, to name a few.)
    — Paul Dickson
    tags: past  angel  vietnam 
     
    The odds are six to five that the light in the end of the tunnel is the headlight of an oncoming train.
    — Paul Dickson
    No experiment is ever a complete failure. It can always be used as a bad example.
    — Paul Dickson
    tags: failure  bad  example 
     
    In any decision situation, the amount of relevant information available is inversely proportional to the importance of the decision.
    — Paul Dickson
    tags: decision 
     
    Abbott's Admonitions: (1) If you have to ask, you're not entitled to know. (2) If you don't like the answer, you shouldn't have asked the question.
    — Paul Dickson
    tags: questions 
     
    Airplane Law, The: When the plane you are on is late, the plane you want to transfer to is on time.
    — Paul Dickson
    tags: time  law 
     
    A system tends to grow in complexity instead of simplicity, until the resulting unreliability becomes intolerable.
    — Paul Dickson
    tags: simplicity 
     
    The human hand is made complete by the addition of a baseball.
    — Paul Dickson
    tags: human  baseball 
     
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