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#1. Two can live as cheaply as one - if they both have good jobs. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#2. Middle age is when it takes longer to rest than to get tired. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#3. When in doubt or danger, run in circles, scream and shout. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#4. Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#5. The cave-dweller's wife complained that he hadn't dragged her anywhere in months. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#6. There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#7. The problem with temptation is that you may not get another chance. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#8. Employees in a hierarchy do not really object to incompetence (Peter's Paradox): they merely gossip about incompetence to mask their envy of employees who have Pull. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#9. If the outcome is good, what's the difference between motives that sound good and good, sound motives? - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#10. If at first you don't succeed, you may be at your level of incompetence already. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#11. If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#12. The advantage of modern means of communication is they enable you to worry about things in all of the world - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#13. Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#14. An optimist is one who makes the best of it when he gets the worst of it. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#15. Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#16. Any government, whether it is a democracy, a dictatorship, a communistic or free enterprise bureaucracy, will fall when its hierarchy reaches an intolerable state of maturity. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#17. Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#18. He laughs best whose laugh lasts. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#19. We hate to have some people give us advice because we know how badly they need it themselves. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#20. A lawyer is a man who helps you get what is coming to him. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#21. A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#22. If two wrongs don't make a right, try three. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#23. Everyone is in awe of the lion tamer in a cage with half a dozen lions-everyone but a school bus driver. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#24. All science is concerned with the relationship of cause and effect. Each scientific discovery increases man's ability to predict the consequences of his actions and thus his ability to control future events. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#25. The efficiency of a hierarchy is inversely proportional to its Maturity Quotient, M.Q. MQ = No. of employees at level of incompetence x 100 Total no. of employees in hierarchy Obviously, when MQ reaches 100, no useful work will be accomplished at all. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#26. Nobody understands how the incessant pressure from above and the incurable incompetence below make it utterly impossible for me to do an adequate job and keep a clean desk. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#27. Bore : A fellow who can change the subject back to his topic of conversation faster than you can change it back to yours. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#28. A man convinced against his will is not convinced. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#29. An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#30. A bureaucrat's idea of cleaning up his files is to make a copy of every paper before he destroys it. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#31. Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#32. Ignorance is the mother of research. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#33. In time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#34. A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there. A theologian is the man who finds it. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#35. A censor is an expert in cutting remarks. A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#36. There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#37. In the country of the blind, the one-eyed king can still goof up. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#38. The man who is always waving the flag usually waives what it stands for. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#39. The habitually punctual make all their mistakes right on time. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#40. Ignorance once dispelled is difficult to reestablish. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#41. Don't knock the rich. When did a poor person give you a job? - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#42. Man's First Mistake: The Wheel - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#43. Men now monopolize the upper levels ... depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#44. Against logic there is no armor like ignorance. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#45. America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#46. We are members of a strange species that devotes its energies to climbing the ladder of success in order to make money to buy things we don't like. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#47. It's strange that men should take up crime when there are so many legal ways to be dishonest. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#48. All, from police forces to armed forces, are rigid hierarchies of salaried employees, and all are necessarily cumbered with incompetents who cannot do their existing work, cannot be promoted, yet cannot be removed. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#49. Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#50. The more conceited members of the race think in terms of an endless ascent - or promotion ad infinitum. I would point out that, sooner or later, man must reach his level of life-incompetence. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#51. Middle age is when anything new in the way you feel is most likely a symptom. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#52. Many a man, under the old and the new systems, has made the upward step from candidate to legislator, only to achieve his level of incompetence. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#53. Incompetence," he argued, "knows no barrier of time or place. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#54. Many live by their wits but few by their wit. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#55. The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#56. The surest sign that you haven't any sense is to argue with one who hasn't. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#57. A staff increase may produce a temporary improvement, but the promotion process eventually produces its effect on the newcomers and they, too, rise to their levels of incompetence. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#58. Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#59. The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#60. Marriage is a good deal like taking a bath-not so hot once you get accustomed to it. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#61. Home is where the college student home for the holidays isn't. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#62. It is wise to remember that you are one of those who can be fooled some of the time. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#63. Do it now. There may be a law against it tomorrow. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#64. An optimist expects his dreams to come true; a pessimist expects his nightmares to. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#65. America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#66. When you see yourself quoted in print and you're sorry you said it, it suddenly becomes a misquotation. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#67. Middle age is when you stop criticizing the older generation and start criticizing the younger one. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#68. If you can't keep up, drag them down to your level. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#69. Don't believe in miracles - depend on them. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#70. As the farmer said, I'm not greedy, all I want is the land next to mine. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#71. Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#72. Poetry is that which is lost in translation. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#73. They lead only as the carved wooden figurehead leads the ship. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#74. If you can tell the difference between good advice and bad advice, you don't need advice. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#75. Middle age is when the best exercise is one of discretion. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#76. You shouldn't punish others for your own choices. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#77. Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#78. A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#79. Computers can solve all kinds of problems except the unemployment problem they create. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#80. Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#81. Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#82. 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. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#83. Lead, follow or get of the way - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#84. Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#85. There is no stigma attached to recognizing a bad decision in time to install a better one. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#86. Give a child enough rope and he will trip you up. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#87. Prejudice is one of the world's greatest labor-saving devices; it enables you to form an opinion without having to dig up the facts. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#88. Only mediocrities rise to the top in a system that won't tolerate wave making. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#89. Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#90. A free press is one that prints a dictator's speech but doesn't have to. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#91. There are more pretty photographs of women than there are photographs of pretty women. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#92. If we lacked imagination enough to foresee something better, life would indeed be a tragedy. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#93. The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#94. When a New Yorker looks like he has a suntan, it's probably rust. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#95. Every man serves a useful purpose: a miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#96. The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#97. He must examine his objectives and see that true progress is achieved through moving forward to a better way of life, rather than upward to total life incompetence. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#98. I inherited my ability from both parents; my mother's ability for spending money, and my father's ability for not earning it. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#99. Cleaning anything involves making something else dirty, but anything can get dirty without something else getting clean. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#100. There are some men who in a fifty-fifty proposition insist on getting the hyphen too. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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