Laurence J. Peter

Dr. Laurence J. Peter (September 16, 1919 - January 12, 1990) was an educator and "hierarchiologist," best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter Principle

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A bore is a fellow talking who can change the subject back to his topic of conversation faster than you can change it back to yours.Rate it:
A rut is a grave with the ends knocked out.Rate it:
Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.Rate it:
America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there.Rate it:
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.Rate it:
An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.Rate it:
Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.Rate it:
Cleaning anything involves making something else dirty, but anything can get dirty without something else getting clean.Rate it:
Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.Rate it:
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.Rate it:
Don't believe in miracles -- depend on them.Rate it:
Don't knock the rich. When did a poor person give you a job?Rate it:
Don't worry about middle age ?????Rate it:
Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.Rate it:
Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.Rate it:
Every man serves a useful purpose A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.Rate it:
Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.Rate it:
Everyone rises to their level of incompetence.Rate it:
Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.Rate it:
Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.Rate it:
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to the garage makes you a car.Rate it:
If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean deskRate it:
If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?Rate it:
If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again.Rate it:
If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.Rate it:
In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.Rate it:
In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.Rate it:
In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.Rate it:
It is wise to remember that you are one of those who can be fooled some of the time.Rate it:
Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.Rate it:
Man cannot live by incompetence alone.Rate it:
Men now monopolize the upper levels depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.Rate it:
Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to believe.Rate it:
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.Rate it:
Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.Rate it:
Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings.Rate it:
Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going.Rate it:
Slump, and the world slumps with you. Push, and you push alone.Rate it:
Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.Rate it:
Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.Rate it:
The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it.Rate it:
The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance.Rate it:
There are two kinds of failures those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.Rate it:
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.Rate it:

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