Laurence J. Peter
The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.
Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.
If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?
A man doesn’t know what he knows until he knows what he doesn’t know.
An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.
Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.
Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object.
Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.
The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.
Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.