Quotes by Laurence J. Peter


The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
– Laurence J. Peter
A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.
– Laurence J. Peter
A man convinced against his will is not convinced.
– Laurence J. Peter
A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know.
– Laurence J. Peter
A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street.
– Laurence J. Peter
America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.
– Laurence J. Peter
As a matter of fact is an expression that precedes many an expression that isn't.
– Laurence J. Peter
Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.
– Laurence J. Peter
Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
– Laurence J. Peter
Don't believe in miracles - depend on them.
– Laurence J. Peter
Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.
– Laurence J. Peter
Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.
– Laurence J. Peter
Everyone is in awe of the lion tamer in a cage with half a dozen lions-everyone but a school bus driver.
– Laurence J. Peter
Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively.
– Laurence J. Peter
Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car.
– Laurence J. Peter
Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
– Laurence J. Peter
If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.
– Laurence J. Peter
It's better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week.
– Laurence J. Peter
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
– Laurence J. Peter
Men now monopolize the upper levels... depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.
– Laurence J. Peter