Facts about Laurence J. Peter

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Laurence J. Peter was a famous Writer from Canada, who lived between September 16, 1919 and January 12, 1990. He/she became 70 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 43 quotes who is written / told by Laurence, under the main topics: Business, Friendship, Teen.

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Famous quotes by Laurence J. Peter (43)


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"In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence"
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"Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively"
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"A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street"
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"A censor is an expert in cutting remarks. A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to"
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"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes"
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"Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent"
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"Don't believe in miracles - depend on them"
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"As a matter of fact is an expression that precedes many an expression that isn't"
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"When in doubt or danger, run in circles, scream and shout"
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"There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us"
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"The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance"
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"If you don't know where you're going, you will probably end up somewhere else"
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"Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car"
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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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"The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep"
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"Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings"
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"It's better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week"
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"If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?"
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"Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience"
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"Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away"
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"Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices"
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"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"
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"Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence"
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"Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it"
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"Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other"
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"Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise"
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"Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame"
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"America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there"
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"The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure"
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"If two wrongs don't make a right, try three"
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"Everyone rises to their level of incompetence"
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"Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status"
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"An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it"
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"A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know"
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"Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them"
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"Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder"
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"Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work"
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"America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation"
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"Against logic there is no armor like ignorance"
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"A man convinced against his will is not convinced"
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"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"
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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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"Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other"


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