Quotes of Bureaucracy

“ The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility. ”

- Brooks Atkinson

“ Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy. ”

- Charles Peters

“ The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty. ”

- Eugene McCarthy

“ Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. ”

- Milton Friedman

“ The best way to compile inaccurate information that no one wants is to make it up. ”

- Scott Adams

“ Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses. ”

- Unknown

“ Government proposes, bureaucracy disposes. And the bureaucracy must dispose of government proposals by dumping them on us. ”

- Gandhi

“ If you're going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy; God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't. ”

- Hyman G. Rickover

“ The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty. ”

- Eugene McCarthy

“ Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies. ”

- Honore de Balzac

“ Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ German businessmen are overwhelmed by the high cost of doing business. Inflexible rules, enforced by a burgeoning bureaucracy, discourage entrepreneurship. ”

- Suzanne Fields

“ Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses. ”

- Unknown

“ The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine. ”

- John Stuart Mill

“ You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing. ”

- Thomas Sowell

“ Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy. ”

- Franz Kafka

“ Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism. ”

- Mary McCarthy

“ Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement to it. ”

- Joseph A. Schumpeter

“ We shouldn't go into one big liberal fantasy that only if we had the right bureaucracy of non-smoking with the right pamphlet, every 13-year-old in America would be convinced. ”

- Newt Gingrich

“ Religion, to me, is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need. ”

- Bill Maher

“ No one, it seems, even those at the highest level, seems to be able to break through the bureaucracy. ”

- Kathleen Blanco

“ The bureaucracy is a circle from which one cannot escape. Its hierarchy is a hierarchy of knowledge. The top entrusts the understanding of detail to the lower levels, whilst the lower levels credit the top with understanding of the general, and so all are mutually deceived. ”

- Karl Marx

“ So many signatures for such a small heart. ”

- Harold Ross

“ Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility. ”

- Brooks Atkinson

“ Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true. ”

- Sir William Blake

“ The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it. ”

- Sitting Bull

“ Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist. ”

- Richard M. Nixon

“ Endless meetings, sloppy communications and red tape steal the entrepreneur's time. ”

- James L. Hayes
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