Authors - Laurence J. Peter

Brief Biography

Dr. Laurence Johnston Peter (September 16, 1919 - January 12, 1990) was an educator and "hierarchiologist", best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter Principle. - Wikipedia

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Quote 17by Anonymous on 07/12/2010

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
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    Quote 322by Anonymous on 27/12/2010

    Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
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      Quote 998by Anonymous on 09/01/2011

      Everyone is in awe of the lion tamer in a cage with half a dozen lions -- everyone but a school bus driver.
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        Quote 1131by Anonymous on 10/01/2011

        A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.
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          Quote 1309by Anonymous on 12/01/2011

          Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
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            Quote 1694by Anonymous on 15/01/2011

            A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street.
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              Quote 2059by Anonymous on 21/01/2011

              America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.
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                Quote 2203by Anonymous on 24/01/2011

                If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?
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                  Quote 2391by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

                  There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
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                    Quote 2754by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                    There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us.
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                      Quote 3041by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                      Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
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                        Quote 3191by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                        Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car.
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                          Quote 3494by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                          A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know.
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                            Quote 3702by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                            America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there.
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                              Quote 3887by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                              The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance.
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                                Quote 4087by Anonymous on 15/02/2011

                                Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.
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                                  Quote 4725by Anonymous on 26/02/2011

                                  Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
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                                    Quote 4760by Anonymous on 27/02/2011

                                    An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.
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                                      Quote 5555by Anonymous on 16/07/2011

                                      It is wise to remember that you are one of those who can be fooled some of the time.
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                                        Quote 8369by Anonymous on 07/05/2012

                                        Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
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                                          Quote 8568by Anonymous on 18/05/2012

                                          Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.
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                                            Quote 11968by Anonymous on 06/02/2013

                                            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.
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                                              Quote 12014by Anonymous on 14/02/2013

                                              Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
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                                                Quote 13776by Anonymous on 31/08/2013

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