Murphy's Law and Clausewitz (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Fri Jan 25 21:55:05 UTC 2008

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 Stumbled across this in Google Books:

The Natives are Always Restless By Gerald Raftery, 1964
"When General Karl von Clausewitz said, "If a thing can happen, it will
happen," he could have been ruminating on amateur theatricals as well as
the art of war. . . " [snippet view, rest is truncated]

Note:  This is more or less how George Nichols said he originally stated
what is now known as Murphy's Law.

My question is, does anyone recognize this quote as being really from
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The American Dialect Society -

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