What is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary.
A company’s business would increase 50% if you cleared the conference room of chairs.
A committee is an animal with four back legs.
The length of a meeting rises with the square of the number of people present.
No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
On Soviet bureaucrats: They don’t ask much of you. They only want you to hate the things you love and to love the things you hate.
A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.
There’s nothing which cannot be made a mess of again by officials.
Bureaucracies are designed to perform public business. But as soon as a bureaucracy is established, it develops an autonomous spiritual life and comes to regard the public as its enemy.
Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.