|Duck Law No. 1||If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck,|
looks like a duck and cooks like a duck, it's a duck.
Restatement: All things are known by their attributes.
|Duck Law No. 2||Even under ideal circumstances, no duck, no matter how
noble or well-intentioned, can be an eagle.|
Restatement: All things must be what they are.
|Duck Law No. 3|| A duck can pretend to be an eagle except in times of
Restatement: Pretense and adversity are inversely proportional; adversity reveals the true nature of all things.
|Duck Law No. 4
No duck may be an eagle until it abandons its webbed
feet and bill for talons and a beak.|
Restatement: All things remain as they are until the attributes that define them are abandoned. Then, and only then, can they evolve.
|Duck Law No. 5
Ducks are noble creatures. They shall not be penalized
in the eyes of other creatures because they are not eagles.|
Restatement: All things are honorable if they are what they are honestly, even if they are different from you.
|Duck Law No. 6
The greatest duck that ever was cannot fly as
high as even a modest eagle.|
Restatement: If one would soar with eagles, do not swim with ducks.
|DuckLaw No. 7
Ducks flock. Eagles fly alone. Ducks and eagles never
Restatement: Choose company wisely.
|DuckLaw No. 8
A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.|
Restatement: Sometimes there is no answer.
|Actually, a duck's quack does echo. Why folklore insists that
it doesn't is a mystery. Thus, Duck Law No. 8 still applies.|