Quotes by Laurence J. Peter

Laurence J. Peter

Laurence J. Peter

Canadian educator and hierarchiologist

Alive from: 1919-1990

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    Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.
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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 ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.
    Source: The Peter Principle
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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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