Laurence J. Peter

Canadian educator and hierarchiologist

Lived from: 1919-1990

Quotes: Laurence J. Peter

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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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    Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
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    Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
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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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    Don't believe in miracles - depend on them.
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    Don't knock the rich. When did a poor person give you a job?
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    Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.
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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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    Everyone rises to their level of incompetence.
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    If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again.
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    In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
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    Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.
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    Man cannot live by incompetence alone.
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    Men now monopolize the upper levels… depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.
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