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Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.

Author: Mary McCarthy (1912-1989)

Profession: American Author, Critic

The longer the title, the less important the job.

Author: George Mcgovern (1922)

Profession: American Democratic Politician

The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine.

Author: John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

Profession: British Philosopher, Economist

So many signatures for such a small heart.

Author: Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

Profession: Albanian-born Roman Catholic Missionary

If we did not have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create something the size of N.A.S.A. to make one.

Author: H. Ross Perot (1930)

Profession: American Businessman & Politician, Founder EDS

No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!

Author: Ronald Reagan (1911)

Profession: Fortieth President of the USA, Actor

If you're going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy; God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won t.

Author: Hyman G. Rickover (1900-1986)

Profession: Naval Engineering Officer

Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement to it.

Author: Joseph A. Schumpeter (1883-1950)

Profession: Austrian-American Economist

The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it.

Author: Sitting Bull (1834-1890)

Profession: American Indian Warrior and chief of the Dakota Sioux

Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.

Author: Source Unknown


There is something about a bureaucrat that does not like a poem.

Author: Gore Vidal (1925)

Profession: American Novelist, Critic