Dr. Laurence J. Peter Quotes

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Many live by their wits but few by their wit.
— Dr. Laurence J. Peter
Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
— Dr. Laurence J. Peter
In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
— Dr. Laurence J. Peter
Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.

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The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
— Dr. Laurence J. Peter

life

You don't need to take a person's advice to make him feel good—just ask for it.

advice

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
— Dr. Laurence J. Peter

ability

Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings.
— Dr. Laurence J. Peter

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It is wise to remember that you are one of those who can be fooled some of the time.
— Dr. Laurence J. Peter

wisdom

Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
— Dr. Laurence J. Peter
Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.
— Dr. Laurence J. Peter
If we lacked imagination enough to foresee something better, life would indeed be a tragedy.
— Dr. Laurence J. Peter
Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.
— Dr. Laurence J. Peter
A bore is a fellow talker who can change the subject to his topic of conversation faster than you can change it back to yours.

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