The Stratagem Philosophical Society
The home site of Common Sense
The Stratagem Philosophical Society provides a platform for the examination of the concept and philosophy of Common Sense
The Society.’s postal address is The Stratagem Philosophical Society BM Unifaculty London WC1N 3XX
The Internet address is - General enquiry email address is
the Stratagem Philosophical Society is part of the
Unifaculty Foundation

Why do these things always happen to me ... I do my best and then ...

Maybe I would do better just using my Common Sense ... what do you think ?

Most folk are familiar with the general concept of Murphy’s Law about things going wrong. Here is the full list of Murphy’s Laws ... all based on keen observation and the application of Common Sense. As someone once said, ‘Life’s a bitch and then you die.’

Murphy’ First Law: Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Murphy’s Second Law: Everything takes longer than you think.
Murphy’s Third Law: In any field of scientific endeavour, anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
Murphy’s Fourth Law: If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one which will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.
Murphy’s Fifth Law: If anything simply cannot go wrong, it will anyway.
Murphy’s Sixth Law: If you perceive that there are four possible ways that something will go wrong and you circumvent them, then an unperceived fifth way will promptly arrive.
Murphy’s Seventh Law: Left to themselves, things will invariably go from bad to worse.
Murphy’s Eighth Law: If everything seems to be going well then clearly you have overlooked something.
Murphy’s Ninth Law: Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.
Murphy’s Tenth Law: Mother Nature is a bitch.
Murphy’s Eleventh Law: It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
Murphy’ Twelfth Law: You can’t lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on horseback.
Murphy’s Thirteenth Law: There are no real secrets ... only obfuscations.
Murphy’s Law of Thermodynamics: Things get worse under pressure.
Murphy’s Metric Recommendation: We should go metric every inch of the way.
Murphy’s Design Maxim: Either the box is too small and won’t work or it’s too big and won’t fit.
Mrs. Murphy’s Corollary, or the Law of the Perversity of Nature: You cannot successfully determine beforehand which side of the bread to butter.

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