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"Fundamental Laws of Politics"

A really excellent collection. Samples:

Adams’s Law: A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”

Sowell’s Law: In human problems, there are no solutions, only trade-offs.

Conquest’s Three Laws:

    1. Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
    2. Any organization not explicitly and constitutionally right-wing will sooner or later become left-wing.
    3. The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies.