Quotes by committees
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C. Northcote Parkinson
British naval historian and author 1909-1993
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.
American politician 1941-
As a member of both the energy and environment committees, I am constantly astounded by how many of my colleagues prefer to focus on what the government can do for the nuclear or coal industries rather than why the government should support clean and sustainable energy.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
English writer 1874-1936
I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.
Australian politician 1967-
If I am elected leader, my shadow opposition team will actively incorporate the policy contributions of all our members by instituting policy action committees as recommend by the 2010 National Review.
British writer 1815-1882
It is necessary to get a lot of men together, for the show of the thing, otherwise the world will not believe. That is the meaning of committees. But the real work must always be done by one or two men.
Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers.
Alfred A. Montapert
The greatest things are accomplished by individual people, not by committees or companies.
V. S. Pritchett
British writer and literary critic 1900-1997
The State, that craving rookery of committees and subcommittees.
Finnish architect and designer 1898-1976
We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees. Every committee is dealing with just one problem and has nothing to do with the other problems.
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