Laurence J Peter Quotes (49 quotations)

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1. A bore is a fellow talking who can change the subject back to his topic of conversation faster than you can change it back to yours. - Laurence J Peter

2. A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to. - Laurence J Peter

3. A man convinced against his will is not convinced. - Laurence J Peter

4. A pessimist is a man who looks both ways before crossing a one way street. - Laurence J Peter

5. Against logic there is no armor like ignorance. - Laurence J Peter

6. All science is concerned with the relationship of cause and effect. Each scientific discovery increases man's ability to predict the consequences of his actions and thus his ability to control future events. - Laurence J Peter

7. America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there. - Laurence J Peter

8. America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation. - Laurence J Peter

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

10. An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it. - Laurence J Peter

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

12. Cleaning anything involves making something else dirty, but anything can get dirty without something else getting clean. - Laurence J Peter

13. Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work. - Laurence J Peter

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

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

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

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

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

19. Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away. - Laurence J Peter

20. Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor. - Laurence J Peter

21. Everyone is in awe of the lion tamer in a cage with half a dozen lions-everyone but a school bus driver. - Laurence J Peter

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

23. Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively. - Laurence J Peter

24. Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. - Laurence J Peter

25. Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car. - Laurence J Peter

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