Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
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.
Bureaucratic time, which is slower than geologic time but more expensive than time spent with Madame Claude’s girls in Paris.
Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.
The only thing that saves us from bureaucracy is its inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to freedom.
One of the enduring truths of the nation’s capital is that bureaucrats survive.
Remove the document, and you remove the man.