Quotes by: Laurence J. Peter
As a matter of fact is an expression that precedes many an expression that isn't.
It's better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week.
The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.
Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.
Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.
Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.
You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car.
Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.
A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know.
Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?
America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there.
Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.