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.

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?

It is wise to remember that you are one of those who can be fooled some of the time.

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

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

The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it.