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Laurence J. Peter quotes: Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively. Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: The man who is always waving the flag usually waives what it stands for. The man who is always waving the flag usually waives what it stands for.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: When I want your opinion I'll give it to you. When I want your opinion I'll give it to you.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: The machinery of government is a vast series of interlocking hierarchies riddled through and through with incompetence. The machinery of government is a vast series of interlocking hierarchies riddled through and through with incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it. Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: I inherited my ability from both parents; my mother's ability for spending money, and my father's ability for not earning it. I inherited my ability from both parents; my mother's ability for spending money, and my father's ability for not earning it.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: A free press is one that prints a dictator's speech but doesn't have to. A free press is one that prints a dictator's speech but doesn't have to.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Before publishers' blurbs were invented, authors had to make their reputations by writing. Before publishers' blurbs were invented, authors had to make their reputations by writing.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: There is no stigma attached to recognizing a bad decision in time to install a better one. There is no stigma attached to recognizing a bad decision in time to install a better one.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Ignorance once dispelled is difficult to reestablish. Ignorance once dispelled is difficult to reestablish.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Home is where the college student home for the holidays isn't. Home is where the college student home for the holidays isn't.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: If two wrongs don't make a right, try three. If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter. Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence. In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Ignorance is the mother of research. Ignorance is the mother of research.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: A rut is a grave with the ends knocked out. A rut is a grave with the ends knocked out.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: The reason crime doesn't pay is that when it does, it is called a more respectable name. The reason crime doesn't pay is that when it does, it is called a more respectable name.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence. Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Bore : A fellow who can change the subject back to his topic of conversation faster than you can change it back to yours. Bore : A fellow who can change the subject back to his topic of conversation faster than you can change it back to yours.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Many a man, under the old and the new systems, has made the upward step from candidate to legislator, only to achieve his level of incompetence. Many a man, under the old and the new systems, has made the upward step from candidate to legislator, only to achieve his level of incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: It usually takes two people to make one of them angry. It usually takes two people to make one of them angry.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: A lawyer is a man who helps you get what is coming to him. A lawyer is a man who helps you get what is coming to him.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Only mediocrities rise to the top in a system that won't tolerate wave making. Only mediocrities rise to the top in a system that won't tolerate wave making.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: There are some men who in a fifty-fifty proposition insist on getting the hyphen too. There are some men who in a fifty-fifty proposition insist on getting the hyphen too.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: 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. 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.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Computers can solve all kinds of problems except the unemployment problem they create. Computers can solve all kinds of problems except the unemployment problem they create.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure. The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Slump, and the world slumps with you. Push and you push alone. Slump, and the world slumps with you. Push and you push alone.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Nobody can be perfect unless he admits his faults, but if he has faults how can he be perfect? Nobody can be perfect unless he admits his faults, but if he has faults how can he be perfect?
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent. Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are. Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Don't believe in miracles - depend on them. Don't believe in miracles - depend on them.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: He laughs best whose laugh lasts. He laughs best whose laugh lasts.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Scientists are still trying to produce life in the laboratory, but it shouldn't be difficult if the laboratory assistant is pretty and willing. Scientists are still trying to produce life in the laboratory, but it shouldn't be difficult if the laboratory assistant is pretty and willing.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Cleaning anything involves making something else dirty, but anything can get dirty without something else getting clean. Cleaning anything involves making something else dirty, but anything can get dirty without something else getting clean.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: The unexpected always happens. The unexpected always happens.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us. There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Give a child enough rope and he will trip you up. Give a child enough rope and he will trip you up.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: They lead only as the carved wooden figurehead leads the ship. They lead only as the carved wooden figurehead leads the ship.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: My problem is I say what I'm thinking before I think what I'm saying. My problem is I say what I'm thinking before I think what I'm saying.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away. Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: As the farmer said, I'm not greedy, all I want is the land next to mine. As the farmer said, I'm not greedy, all I want is the land next to mine.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Incompetence," he argued, "knows no barrier of time or place. Incompetence," he argued, "knows no barrier of time or place.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure. The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: The habitually punctual make all their mistakes right on time. The habitually punctual make all their mistakes right on time.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Good followers do not become good leaders. Good followers do not become good leaders.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: If at first you don't succeed, you may be at your level of incompetence already. If at first you don't succeed, you may be at your level of incompetence already.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object. Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there. A theologian is the man who finds it. A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there. A theologian is the man who finds it.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: If you can tell the difference between good advice and bad advice, you don't need advice. If you can tell the difference between good advice and bad advice, you don't need advice.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: You don't need to take a persons advice to make him feel good, just ask him for it. You don't need to take a persons advice to make him feel good, just ask him for it.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: In spite of warnings, nothing much happens until the status quo becomes more painful than change. In spite of warnings, nothing much happens until the status quo becomes more painful than change.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street. A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame. Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Noblest of all dogs is the hot-dog; it feeds the hand that bites it. Noblest of all dogs is the hot-dog; it feeds the hand that bites it.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Given enough time - and assuming the existence of enough ranks in the hierarchy - each employee rises to, and remains at, his level of incompetence. Given enough time - and assuming the existence of enough ranks in the hierarchy - each employee rises to, and remains at, his level of incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Don't worry about middle age: you'll outgrow it. Don't worry about middle age: you'll outgrow it.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: The devil could change. He was once an angel and may be evolving still. The devil could change. He was once an angel and may be evolving still.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: When a person puts his best foot forward and gets it stepped on, that's life. When a person puts his best foot forward and gets it stepped on, that's life.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work. Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Peter's Principle: In an organization, each person rises to the level of his own incompetence. Peter's Principle: In an organization, each person rises to the level of his own incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: An optimist is one who makes the best of it when he gets the worst of it. An optimist is one who makes the best of it when he gets the worst of it.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: Fools rush in where wise men fear to trade. Fools rush in where wise men fear to trade.
Laurence J. Peter quotes: In time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties. In time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties.