Laurence J. Peter Quotes

An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.

Laurence J. Peter

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

Laurence J. Peter

There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.

Laurence J. Peter

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

Laurence J. Peter

Don't believe in miracles, depend on them.

Laurence J. Peter

Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object.

Laurence J. Peter

Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.

Laurence J. Peter

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

Laurence J. Peter

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

Laurence J. Peter

Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental counduct 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.

Laurence J. Peter

Don't believe in miracles - depend on them.

Laurence J. Peter

Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.

Laurence J. Peter

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

Laurence J. Peter

America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.

Laurence J. Peter

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.

Laurence J. Peter
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