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Committees And Meetings Quotes

A conference is a gathering of people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.

Author: Fred A. Allen (1894-1957)

Profession: American Radio Comic

A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.

Author: Milton Berle (1908)

Profession: American Actor, Entertainer

Committee--a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours.

Author: Milton Berle (1908)

Profession: American Actor, Entertainer

A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.

Author: Heywood Broun (1888-1939)

Profession: American Journalist, Novelist

A committee is an animal with four back legs.

Author: John Le Carre

Profession:

I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.

Author: Barnett Cock

Profession: British Scientist

We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.

Author: Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925)

Profession: American Editor, Essayist

The real process of making decisions, of gathering support, of developing opinions, happens before the meeting or after.

Author: Terrence Deal

Profession:

Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.

Author: Peter F. Drucker (1909)

Profession: American Management Consultant, Author

Committee: A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit to do the unnecessary.

Author: Richard Harkness

Profession:

A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.

Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)

Profession: American Author, Publisher

One of the reasons why the Ten Commandments are so short and to the point is the fact they were given direct and did not come out of committees.

Author: H. G. Hutcheson

Profession:

A collection of a hundred Great brains makes one big fathead.

Author: Carl Jung (1875-1961)

Profession: Swiss Psychiatrist

The heaping together of paintings by Old Masters in museums is a catastrophe; likewise, a collection of a hundred Great Brains makes one big fathead.

Author: Carl Jung (1875-1961)

Profession: Swiss Psychiatrist