The best Quotations


An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter

Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
- Laurence J. Peter

Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
- Laurence J. Peter

Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
- Laurence J. Peter

Don't believe in miracles - depend on them.
- Laurence J. Peter

Don't knock the rich. when did a poor person give you a job?
- Laurence J. Peter

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.
- Laurence J. Peter

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
- Laurence J. Peter

Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.
- Laurence J. Peter

Everyone rises to their level of incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter

If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again.
- Laurence J. Peter

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter

Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.
- Laurence J. Peter

Man cannot live by incompetence alone.
- Laurence J. Peter

Men now monopolize the upper levels? depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter

Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to believe.
- Laurence J. Peter

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- Laurence J. Peter

Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.
- Laurence J. Peter

Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents shortcomings.
- Laurence J. Peter

Reality is for people who can't face drugs.
- Laurence J. Peter

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.
- Laurence J. Peter

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.
- Laurence J. Peter

The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it.
- Laurence J. Peter

Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter.
- Laurence J. Peter

When i want your opinion i'll give it to you.
- Laurence J. Peter


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