Bureaucracy Quotes

Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible.

Javier Pascual Salcedo

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

Mary McCarthy

Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.

Honore de Balzac

The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility.

Brooks Atkinson

Bureaucrats are the only people in the world who can say absolutely nothing and mean it.

James H Boren

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

John Stuart Mill

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

Laurence J. Peter

The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.

Eugene McCarthy

Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.

Dale Dauten

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

Joseph A. Schumpeter

A bureaucrat is a person who cuts red tape sideways.

J. Mccabe

A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office a Republican wants.

Alben W. Barkley

Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy.

Charles Peters

Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work

Albert Einstein

Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist.

Richard M. Nixon

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.

Franz Kafka

Strive to make proposed solutions as self-executing as possible. As the degree of discretion increases, so too does bureaucracy, delay, and expense.

Donald Rumsfeld

Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise -- bureaucrats.

Alvin Toffler

The best way to deal with bureaucrats is with stealth and sudden violence.

Butros Butros-Ghali

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

Hyman Rickover

Government proposes, bureaucracy disposes. And the bureaucracy must dispose of government proposals by dumping them on us.

P. J. O'Rourke

More harm was done in the 20th century by faceless bureaucrats than tyrant dictators.

Dennis Prager

A mayor is a symbol and a public face of what a city bureaucracy provides its citizens.

John Hickenlooper

Religion, to me, is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need.

Bill Maher

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Updated On : September 25, 2009
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