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Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988)
US educator & writer [more author details]
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Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
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America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there.
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An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
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An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.
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Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
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Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
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Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
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Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.
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Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.
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Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are.
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If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?
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If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.
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In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.
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It is wise to remember that you are one of those who can be fooled some of the time.
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Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
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Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings.
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Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental conduct 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.
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Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
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The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it.
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The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance.
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