Quotes of Committee

“ A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but who, as a group, can meet and decide that nothing can be done. ”

- Fred A. Allen

“ To get something done a committee should consist of no more than three people, two of whom are absent. ”

- Robert Copeland

“ We've got to go back to the drawing board and get some home cooking. ”

- Vince Carter

“ Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers. ”

- Edward Shepherd Mead

“ There is no monument dedicated to the memory of a committee. ”

- Lester J. Pourciau

“ A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ A committee can make a decision that is dumber than any of its members. ”

- David Coblitz

“ Committee: A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit to do the unnecessary. ”

- Richard Harkness

“ A camel looks like a horse that was planned by a committee. ”

- Unknown

“ A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled. ”

- Barnett Cock

“ A committee is an animal with four back legs. ”

- John le Carré

“ A committee of one gets things done. ”

- Joe Ryan

“ Any committee that is the slightest use is composed of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for a second longer than they have to. ”

- Katharine Whitehorn

“ If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it. ”

- Charles F. Kettering

“ I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees. ”

- Gilbert K. Chesterton

“ Muddle is the extra unknown personality in any committee. ”

- Anthony Sampson

“ The ideal committee is one with me as the chairman, and two other members in bed with the flu. ”

- Lord Milverton

“ The State, that craving rookery of committees and subcommittees. ”

- V. S. Pritchett

“ We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist. ”

- Frank Moore Colby

“ You can't build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be able to make decisions on your own. ”

- Rupert Murdoch

“ Memory is the cabinet of the imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and, the council chamber of thought. ”

- St. Basil

“ And God said, 'Let there be light' and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected. ”

- Spike Milligan

“ No turbots dignify my boards;But gudgeons, flounders — what my Thames affords. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ Night is the mother of counsels. ”

- George Herbert

“ We are here to protest Britain's role in sending us to the U.N. Security Council. We must defend our right to nuclear technology. ”

- Mohammad Ali

“ We're seeing the legislative process go down in this Senate. ”

- Robert Byrd

“ In the absence of serious Syrian cooperation on substantive matters, the mission can't get to the ultimate truth. That is what is seems to me the focus the U.N. Security Council should be. ”

- John Bolton

“ If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman. ”

- Luther Burbank

“ I think we need to do a little more all-weather testing. ”

- Pete Conrad

“ I took a list of when they (council members) came in. We started just before 10:15. ”

- John Bolton
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