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Laurence J. Peter Quotes

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Laurence J. Peter quotes

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

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

If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?

It's better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week.

Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.

A censor is an expert in cutting remarks. A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.

The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.

A man convinced against his will is not convinced.

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.

A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know.

Don't believe in miracles - depend on them.

Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.

Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object.

Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car.

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.

America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.

The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.