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English Writer, 1909-1993
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When any organizational entity expands beyond 21 members, the real power will be in some smaller body.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. General recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase, "It is the busiest man who has time to spare."”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is better to be a has-been than a never-was.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Expenditures rise to meet income.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is not the business of the botanist to eradicate weeds. Enough for him if he can tell us just how fast they grow.”

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