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Laurence J. Peter Quotes

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

A man convinced against his will is not convinced.

A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know.

A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street.

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.

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

America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.

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

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

As a matter of fact is an expression that precedes many an expression that isn't.

Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

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

Don't believe in miracles - depend on them.

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.

Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.

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

Everyone rises to their level of incompetence.