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Peter, Dr. Laurence J.
Born: 1919-09-16
Died: 1990-01-12

US educator & writer.

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Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

It is wise to remember that you are one of those who can be fooled some of the time.
- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

A rut is a grave with the ends knocked out.
- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.
- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to the garage makes you a car.
- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

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.
- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

Ever since man invented the wheel, he has been the confused victim of the miracles he has wrought.
- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.
- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

It's better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week.
- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

 


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