Laurence J. Peter Quotes
» Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.
» Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively.
» Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
» Slump, and the world slumps with you. Push, and you push alone.
» Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
» In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
» Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.
» America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there.
» You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
» There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us.
» America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.
» Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
» Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.
» Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings.
» There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, andthose who did and never thought.
» You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.
» The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.
» A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.
» Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
» Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
» If you don't know where you're going, you will probably end up somewhere else.
» Everyone rises to their level of incompetence.
» It's better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week.
» Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car.
» When in doubt or danger, run in circles, scream and shout.
» A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street.
» Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
» Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
» Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.
» Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
» Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
» A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know.
» The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
» As a matter of fact is an expression that precedes many an expression that isn't.
» Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.
» Men now monopolize the upper levels... depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.
» The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.
» Don't believe in miracles - depend on them.
» Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object.
» If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?
» An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
» The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance.
» A man convinced against his will is not convinced.
» If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.
» Nobody can be perfect unless he admits his faults, but if he has faults how can he be perfect?
» Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.
» Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
» A censor is an expert in cutting remarks. A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.
» An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.
» Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.
» Speak when you're angry, and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
» Television has changed the American child from an irresistible force to an immovable object.
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