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  • Antony Jay
    Antony Jay
    English writer, broadcaster, and director 1930-2016
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    'Referring the matter to a committee' can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.
  • A camel is a horse designed by committee.
  • Milton Berle
    Milton Berle
    American comedian and actor 1908-2002
    Milton Berle
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    A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert Hubbard
    American writer and publisher 1859-1915
    Elbert Hubbard
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    A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
  • John le Carré
    John le Carré
    British author 1931-
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    A committee is an animal with four back legs.
  • C. Northcote Parkinson
    C. Northcote Parkinson
    British naval historian and author 1909-1993
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    A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.
  • Bernard Cornwell
    Bernard Cornwell
    British author of historical novels 1944-
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    And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because you're not a member of a team, so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee.
  • Katharine Whitehorn
    Katharine Whitehorn
    British journalist, writer, and columnist 1928-
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    Any committee that is the slightest use is composed of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for a second longer than they have to.
  • Milton Berle
    Milton Berle
    American comedian and actor 1908-2002
    Milton Berle
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    Committee-a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours.
  • George F. Will
    George F. Will
    American columnist 1941-
    George F. Will
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    Football combines the two worst features of American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
  • George F. Will
    George F. Will
    American columnist 1941-
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    Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society: violence punctuated by committee meetings.
  • Anita Hill
    Anita Hill
    American lawyer and academic 1956-
    Anita Hill
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    I have no personal vendetta against Clarence Thomas. I seek only to provide the committee with information which it may regard as relevant.
  • Arthur J. Goldberg
    Arthur J. Goldberg
    American jurist and politician 1908-1990
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    If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.
  • Ben Bernanke
    Ben Bernanke
    American economist 1953-
    Ben Bernanke
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    If I am confirmed, I am confident that my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee and I will maintain the focus on long-term price stability as monetary policy's greatest contribution to general economic prosperity and maximum employment.
  • Barney Frank
    Barney Frank
    American politician 1940-
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    If people knew of ethics violations, they should have sent them to the Ethics Committee. If you think there was serious ethics violation that ought to be looked at, you don't hold it back for retaliatory purposes.
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