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Laurence J. Peter Quotes
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Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.
- Laurence J. Peter

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


 

Facts are stubborn things,
but statistics are more pliable.
- Laurence J. Peter

The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway
is usually a poor judge of distance.
- Laurence J. Peter

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


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

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

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
- Laurence J. Peter

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not
yet reached their level of incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing
our parents' shortcomings.
- 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

As a matter of fact is an expression that precedes
many an expression that isn't.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

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

It's better to have loved and lost than to have to
do forty pounds of laundry a week.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

If you don't know where you're going,
you will probably end up somewhere else.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it,
and the rest of us.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

A censor is an expert in cutting remarks.
A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.
- Laurence J. Peter

Slump, and the world slumps with you.
Push, and you push alone.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

Nobody can be perfect unless he admits his faults,
but if he has faults how can he be perfect?
- Laurence J. Peter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When in doubt or danger, run in circles,
scream and shout.
- Laurence J. Peter

The great question is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with failure.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

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

The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls;
the soldier details his wounds,
the shepherd his sheep.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street.
- Laurence J. Peter

Television has changed the American child from an irresistable
force to an immovable object.
- Laurence J. Peter

If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind,
what is the significance of a clean desk?
- Laurence J. Peter

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

Thank goodness I was never sent to school;
it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
- Beatrix Potter

Originality depends only on the character of the drawing
and the vision peculiar to each artist.
- Georges Seurat

Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology,
but not at the cost of losing your originality.
- Jackie Chan

Knowing how to paint and to use one's colors rightly
has not any connection with originality.
This originality consists in properly expressing your own impressions.
- Thomas Couture

But the French writers always had more originality
and independence than others,
and that regulator, which elsewhere was religion,
long since ceased to exist for them.
- Henryk Sienkiewicz

Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before,
but in saying exactly what you think yourself.
- James Stephens

I thought I was clever enough to write as well as these
people and I didn't realize that there is something
called originality and your own voice.
- Amy Tan

When I came up, it was all about originality and collective research.
There is an awful lot of imitation going on now.
- Steve Lacy

Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else and failing.
- Raymond Radiguet

The secret of all effective originality in advertising
is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures,
but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.
- Leo Burnett

The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality,
the opening of new frontiers.
- Arthur Koestler

Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.
- Thomas W. Higginson

I always try to improve, to find new ways of expressing myself,
to keep looking for truth and originality.
- Burt Lancaster

Originality is the essence of true scholarship.
Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.
- Nnamdi Azikiwe

Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms.
- Anthony Storr

The British feel of blues has been hard,
rather than emotional.
Far too much emphasis on 12 bar, too little attention to words,
far too little originality.
- Alexis Korner

True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.
- Edith Wharton

Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for,
and constantly quarrel with.
- Thomas Carlyle

All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
- John Stuart Mill

No art form points like poetry to this originality
of language as to its essential and abiding concern.
- Thomas Harrison

Originality is, for me, the most important quality in a script.
- Douglas Wood

Most people think an artist tries to be original,
but originality is the last thing that develops in the artist.
- Lukas Foss


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