Bureaucracy Quotes

Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible.

Javier Pascual Salcedo

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

Brooks Atkinson

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

Richard M. Nixon

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

Hyman Rickover

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

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

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

John Hickenlooper

Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.

Dale Dauten

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
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