Thought for the Day – Leap Year Day – February 29, 2008

To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.

And of course to have some Finagle room…

Finagle’s Creed:
Science is true. Don’t be misled by facts.

Finagle’s First Law:
If an experiment works, something has gone wrong.

Finagle’s fourth Law:
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it only makes it worse.

Finagle’s Second Law:
No matter what the anticipated result, there will always be someone eager to (a) misinterpret it, (b) fake it, or (c) believe it happened according to his own pet theory.

Finagle’s Third Law:
In any collection of data, the figure most obviously correct, beyond all need of checking, is the mistake

With thanks to this page (lots of fun quotes).

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