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Laurence J. Peter Quotes

Man cannot live by incompetence alone.

Category: Ability

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

Category: Advertising

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

Category: Democracy

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

Category: Education

Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.

Category: Experts

Men now monopolize the upper levels… depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.

Category: Feminism

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.

Category: Friends And Friendship

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.

Category: Intelligence And Intellectuals

Don't believe in miracles -- depend on them.

Category: Miracles

When I want your opinion I'll give it to you.

Category: Opinions

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

Category: Originality

Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.

Category: Politicians And Politics

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.

Category: Power

Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter.

Category: Prejudice

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.

Category: Problems