So who is this Murphy fellow? Does he have a first name? Is that hsi first name, and if so, does he have a last name? What is/was ( I assume was) his station in life? Murphy doesn’t sound like the name of a Greek philosopher…
From ‘The official explanations’ by Paul Dickson, ISBN 0 09 926650 4
'Capt. Ed Murphy announced the basic Law in 1949… Many people believe the real author was Ambassador Robert Murphy. He served 40 years in the US Foreign Service…In the late 1920’s Murphy and Mgr Pacelli, Apostolic Delegate to Bavaria, reported that Hitler was unlikely to have any significant effect on Germany…Some years later, after Pacelli became Pope, Murphy reminded him of their consensus. ‘Ah, yes’ replied his Holiness, ‘that was before I became infallible.’
Also from the book:
Mrs. Murphy’s Law - anything that can go wrong, will go wrong WHILE HE IS OUT OF TOWN.
Murphy’s constant - All constants are variables.
Murphy’s Law of Product Geography - The extent of problems with any new product varies directly with the distance between buyer and seller.
If you look like your passport photo, you aren’t well enough to travel.
You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word.
Why doesn’t the sun come out at night when the light would be more useful? (Pratchett)