Quotes: bureaucracy

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  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine.
  • Arthur Capper
    Arthur Capper
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    Any plan of administration which contemplates a concentrating of responsibility is open to the dangers which follow the creation of a bureaucracy.
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
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    Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
  • Honoré de Balzac
    Honoré de Balzac
    French writer 1799-1850
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    Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
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    Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement to it.
  • Mary McCarthy
    Mary McCarthy
    American author 1912-1989
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    Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.
  • Franz Kafka
    Franz Kafka
    Chech German-speaking writer 1883-1924
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    Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
  • P. J. O'Rourke
    P. J. O'Rourke
    American journalist 1947-
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    Government proposes, bureaucracy disposes. And the bureaucracy must dispose of government proposals by dumping them on us.
  • Bill Flores
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    If our goal is to provide health care to our veterans, why does it need to be in the bricks and mortar of bureaucracy of the VA? Why can't you give them an insurance card and let them go to a health care provider of their choice?
  • If you're going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy; God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won t.
  • Part of my mandate is to curb corruption and streamline a cumbersome, graft-ridden bureaucracy, to put resources where they will provide the clearest results, and to untangle a complicated regulatory environment.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine.
  • Bernard Crick
    Bernard Crick
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    The idea of a rational bureaucracy, of skill, merit, and consistency, is essential to all modern states.
    Source: In Defence Of Politics Ch. 7, In Praise Of Politics, p. 143
  • Eugene McCarthy
    Eugene McCarthy
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    The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.
  • Bruce Jackson
    Bruce Jackson
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    The U.S. government has in recent years fought what it termed wars against AIDs, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism. Each of those wars has budgets, legislation, offices, officials, letterhead - everything necessary in a bureaucracy to tell you something is real.
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