|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|Johnson's First Law:|
When any mechanical contrivance fails, it will do so at the
most inconvenient possible time.
|Her days were spent in a kind of slow bustle; always busy without getting|
on, always behind hand and lamenting it, without altering her ways;
wishing to be an economist, without contrivance or regularity; dissatisfied
with her servants, without skill to make them better, and whether helping, or
reprimanding, or indulging them, without any power of engaging their respect.
-- J. Austen