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When [Servius Galba] was a commoner he seemed too big for his station, and had he never been emperor, no one would have doubted his ability to reign. ~ Tacitus
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Three Observations 1) The computer may be incompetent in itself - that is, unable to do regularly and accurately the work for which it was designed. This kind of incompetence can never be eliminated, because the Peter Principle applies in the plants where computers are designed and manufactured. 2) Even when competent in itself, the computer vastly magnifies the results of incompetence in its owners or operators. 3) The computer, like a human employee, is subject to the Peter Principle. If it does good work at first, there is a strong tendency to promote it to more responsible tasks, until it reaches its level of incompetence. ~ Laurence J. Peter
Peter Principle quotes by Laurence J. Peter
I worry that humanity has been "advanced" to its present level of incompetency because evolution works on the Peter Principle. ~ Jane Wagner
Peter Principle quotes by Jane Wagner
Lately ... the Peter Principle has given way to the "Dilbert Principle." The basic concept of the Dilbert Principle is that the most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management. ~ Scott Adams
Peter Principle quotes by Scott Adams
Maybe your empathy's just a comforting lie, you ever think of that? Maybe you think you know how the other person feels but you're only feeling yourself, maybe you're even worst than me. Or maybe we're all just guessing. ~ Peter Watts
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Watts
I need to tell you a story.'

What about?

Zachariah, Zachariah, my foundling boy. 'A boy. A boxer, a fighting man. A brother. No. About brothers, sisters. Foundlings, laid-in-the-streets. Fights, fighting. A boy, it all begins with the boy. My love. A wolf. Peter and the Wolf! Oh dear! I am very crazy! Let me - I must tell you this story.'


'I'm frightened.'


'Fractals. Patterns.'

Ah, says the fish, looking at Rachel with his wise eyes. Chaos!

'Yes,' thinks Rachel. 'Chaos. Fearful symmetry.'

Go home, says the fish, flipping over, flashing in light, and diving down into the great blue sea. ~ Emma Richler
Peter Principle quotes by Emma Richler
Peter," she whispered. "I don't suppose this place has a bedroom."
He laughed softly in her ear. "Twelve of them, actually. Which one do you want to use?"
She laughed back and bit his neck teasingly. "How about all of them? You just pick where we'll start. ~ Deborah Blake
Peter Principle quotes by Deborah Blake
Some goin' east; and-a some goin' west,
Some stand aside to try their best.
Some livin' big, but the most is livin' small.
They just can't even find no food at all. ~ Peter Tosh
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Tosh
Marveling at his own boldness, he said softly, I would enter your sleep if I could, and guard you there, and slay the thing that hounds you, as I would if it had the courage to face me in fair daylight. But I cannot come in unless you dream of me. ~ Peter S. Beagle
Peter Principle quotes by Peter S. Beagle
We are all united by the phenomenon that we have a body and that body is universally the same, more or less. If we lose sight of that perspective, everything can desperately suffer. ~ Peter Greenaway
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Greenaway
More business decisions occur over lunch and dinner than at any other time, yet no MBA courses are given on the subject. ~ Peter Drucker
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Drucker
The basic principle, rarely violated, is that what conflicts with the requirements of power and privilege does not exist. ~ Noam Chomsky
Peter Principle quotes by Noam Chomsky
Do what you love and the necessary resources will follow. ~ Peter McWilliams
Peter Principle quotes by Peter McWilliams
I inherited my ability from both parents; my mother's ability for spending money, and my father's ability for not earning it. ~ Laurence J. Peter
Peter Principle quotes by Laurence J. Peter
Kings will be tyrants from policy when subjects are rebels from principle," Burke writes. ~ Yuval Levin
Peter Principle quotes by Yuval Levin
Apparently, Stephen Hunter does a fantastic barbecue lamb. ~ Peter Hambleton
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Hambleton
The world over, give a guy money and it goes to drinking, gambling, and women. When you give a woman money, it goes to feeding, clothing, helping people. ~ Peter Buffett
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Buffett
Our ancestors lived in groups of no more than a few hundred people, and those on the other side of a river or mountain range might as well have been living in a separate world. We developed ethical principles to help us to deal with problems within our community, not to help those outside it. The harms that it was considered wrong to cause were generally clear and well defined. We developed inhibitions against, and emotional responses to, such actions, and these instinctive or emotional reactions still form the basis for much of our moral thinking. ~ Peter Singer
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Singer
When you are creating your character there are a lot of questions and sometimes you doubt if you are making the right choices. ~ Peter Facinelli
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Facinelli
I do not believe indeed, I deem it a comic blunder to believe that the exercise of reason is sufficient to explain our condition and where necessary to remedy it, but I do believe that the exercise of reason is at all times necessary ... ~ Peter Medawar
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Medawar
That metre itself forms an essential part of all true poetry is a principle which not even the assertions of an Aristotle or the pronouncements of a Plato can disestablish. ~ H.P. Lovecraft
Peter Principle quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
One never knows whether people have principles on principle or whether for their own personal satisfaction. ~ Karel Capek
Peter Principle quotes by Karel Capek
If the idea is really new and unique and big, other people will all think it is bad and is going to fail. ~ Peter Diamandis
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Diamandis
When I first came to California, it was fun and exciting to get any part in any movie and get paid for it. Because of my size and my background, it seemed like I was right for just about anything. ~ Kevin Peter Hall
Peter Principle quotes by Kevin Peter Hall
On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock. ~ Thomas Jefferson
Peter Principle quotes by Thomas Jefferson
People get used to having experts who can solve their problems for them; people can then easily lose motivation to develop their own capacities. ~ Peter M. Senge
Peter Principle quotes by Peter M. Senge
Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help. ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Peter Principle quotes by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
What do you find in the average middle-aged man of woman? You're likely to see disharmony and unequal spin rates in the chakras. The slower ones would be causing parts of the body to deteriorate, while the faster ones would be causing nervousness, anxiety, and exhaustion. In short, chakras spinning either too quickly or too slowly produce ill health. From this we gather that the Five Rites coordinate, even enhance, the spinning of the seven energy centers of the human body; they help distribute pure life force energy to the endocrine glands and in turn to the body's organs and processes. When this happens, the result is longevity and rejuvenation. ~ Peter Kelder
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Kelder
Working for Peter was like sticking your head in a lion's mouth: thrilling, but not particularly safe. ~ Anonymous
Peter Principle quotes by Anonymous
Peter was a gentle, red-haired bear of a man. Standing at six-four in his socks, he moved everywhere with a slight and nautical sway, but even though he was broad across the chest there was something centered and reassuring about him, like an old ship's mast cut from a single timber. ~ Graham Joyce
Peter Principle quotes by Graham Joyce
What use is magic if it can't save a unicorn? ~ Peter S. Beagle
Peter Principle quotes by Peter S. Beagle
34Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritismf 35but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.g ~ Anonymous
Peter Principle quotes by Anonymous
The uncontrolled increase of the euro rate vis-a-vis the dollar threatens employment growth in the euro area. ~ Peter Bofinger
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Bofinger
I'm a fan of supersymmetry, largely because it seems to be the only route by which gravity can be brought into the scheme. It's probably not even enough, but it's a way forward to get gravity involved. If you have supersymmetry, then there are more of these particles. That would be my favourite outcome. ~ Peter Higgs
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Higgs
Equal justice under law is a spiritual as well as a civic principle. ~ Max Anders
Peter Principle quotes by Max Anders
It does not follow from the separation of planning and doing in the analysis of work that the planner and the doer should be two different people. It does not follow that the industrial world should be divided into two classes of people: a few who decide what is to be done, design the job, set the pace, rhythm and motions, and order others about; and the many who do what and as they are told. ~ Peter Drucker
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Drucker
Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships. ~ Stephen R. Covey
Peter Principle quotes by Stephen R. Covey
Humility, humility, humility, and humility. ~ Peter Kreeft
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Kreeft
Ronald Reagan was not a god. He himself would have said that. Don't follow people. Follow principle. ~ Ben Shapiro
Peter Principle quotes by Ben Shapiro
I have a friend who teaches yoga (or is it pilates?), and she said that I don't seem to live in the moment. And I said, "Exactly!" I'd go nuts if I lived in the moment. ~ Peter Orner
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Orner
the more I see of the 'honoured, famed, and great,' the more I see of the littleness, the unsatisfactoriness of all created good; and that no earthly pleasure can fill up the wants of the immortal principle within."20 Now the truth of this was even more apparent. ~ Karen Swallow Prior
Peter Principle quotes by Karen Swallow Prior
The Golf Hall of Fame is full of players with unusual looking swings. Some of the prettiest swings you've ever seen in your life are made on the far end of the public driving range by guys who couldn't break an egg with a baseball bat. ~ Peter Jacobsen
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Jacobsen
The model today is that as much as 70 percent of the financing of the picture would come from overseas. Now we're beginning to run out of suckers, because there are not that many people overseas who are willing to put up more than half the money for a movie. ~ Peter Bart
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Bart
Maybe the most real thing the end. To realize when it's too late. ~ Peter Heller
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Heller
In the ruling, Justice Roberts, who wrote the decision, referred to cell phones as not just phones but, quote, "cameras, video players, rolodexes, calendars, tape recorders, libraries, and diaries," unquote. Plus, he went on, best friends, lovers ... ~ Peter Sagal
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Sagal
The ancient liturgy, with its poignant symbols and innumerable subtleties, is a prolonged courtship of the soul, enticing and drawing it onwards, leading it along a path to the mystical marriage, the wedding feast of heaven. ~ Peter Kwasniewski
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Kwasniewski
National and regional governments were committing vast resources into combating the biosphere breakdown. Social welfare, infrastructure administration, health care, and security - the fields government used to devote its efforts to - were all slowly being starved of tax money and sold off to private industry. It ~ Peter F. Hamilton
Peter Principle quotes by Peter F. Hamilton
No matter what side of the spectrum you're on, you like to see your team fighting for the principle. ~ Bob McDonnell
Peter Principle quotes by Bob McDonnell
Whether you call the principle of existence "God," "matter," "energy," or anything else you like, you have created nothing; you have merely changed a symbol.
Eastern and Western Thinking, 1938 ~ C. G. Jung
Peter Principle quotes by C. G. Jung
My work would have the impact of my unreality - my doubts ... ~ Joel-Peter Witkin
Peter Principle quotes by Joel-Peter Witkin
I don't really like to play live. I don't like to be on stage. I feel very self-conscious. ~ Peter Steele
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Steele
Construction is the art of making a meaningful whole out of many parts. Buildings are witnesses to the human ability to construct concrete things. I believe that the real core of all architectural work lies in the act of construction. At the point in time concrete materials are assembled and erected, the architecture we have been looking for becomes part of the real world. ~ Peter Zumthor
Peter Principle quotes by Peter Zumthor
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