Acheson’s Rule Of The Bureaucracy: A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer. – Dean Acheson
Action’s Law: Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Adler’s Distinction: Language is all that separates us from the lower animals, and from the bureaucrats.
Advertising Rule: In writing a patent-medicine advertisement, first convince the reader that he has the disease he is reading about; secondly, that it is curable.
Air Force Inertia Axiom: Consistency is always easier to defend than correctness.
Allen’s Distinction: The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won’t get much sleep. – Woody Allen
Albrecht’s Law: Social innovations tend to the level of minimum tolerable well-being.
Alden’s Laws: (1) Giving away baby clothes and furniture is the major cause of pregnancy. (2) Always be backlit. (3) Sit down whenever possible.
Andrea’s Admonition: Never bestow profanity upon a driver who has wronged you. If you think his window is closed and he can’t hear you, it isn’t and he can.
Churchill’s Commentary on Man: Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.