Some military adages that translate to real life. From Scott Rainey’s page.
If it’s stupid but it works, it isn’t stupid.
Self-explanatory, I guess. It is the rejoinder to malcontents assigned a task that, in thier narrow and limited view, doesn’t appear to have a point.
Never go to bed with anyone crazier than yourself.
… But then that means that if you are following this saying, then you have to always be the crazier one. … Which means … they shouldn’t be going to bed with you.
The important things are always simple; the simple things are always hard.
It is important to know you shouldn’t smoke. That’s simple. Quitting smoking is the part that is not easy. I think that is the sense of the saying.
Killing for peace is like screwing for virginity.
Oliver’s Law: Experience is something you don’t get until after you need it.
A related saying, called the Vern Sanders Law: Experience is a hard teacher because it gives the test first and then the lesson.