Quotes by 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.


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.


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


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


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


Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.


Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are.


If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?


If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.