Facts about C. Northcote Parkinson

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C. Northcote Parkinson was a famous Historian from United Kingdom, who lived between June 30, 1909 and March 9, 1993.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 17 quotes who is written / told by Northcote Parkinson, under the main topic Work.

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Famous quotes by C. Northcote Parkinson (17)


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"When any organizational entity expands beyond 21 members, the real power will be in some smaller body"
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"Time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved"
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"The smaller the function, the greater the management"
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"The man whose life is devoted to paperwork has lost the initiative. He is dealing with things that are brought to his notice, having ceased to notice anything for himself"
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"The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take"
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"The Law of Triviality... briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved"
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"The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom"
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"Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse"
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"Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married"
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"Make the people sovereign and the poor will use the machinery of government to dispossess the rich"
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"It is better to be a has-been than a never-was"
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"In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want"
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"Expenditures rise to meet income"
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"Expansion means complexity and complexity decay"
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"Delay is the deadliest form of denial"
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"A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn"
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"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion"


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