Laurence J. Peter
1919 – 1990
Who was Laurence J. Peter?
- Don't believe in miracles -- depend on them.
- Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.
- Men now monopolize the upper levels depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.
- Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
- Man cannot live by incompetence alone.
- Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.
- If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again.
- Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
- Don't knock the rich. When did a poor person give you a job?
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- Sep 16, 1919
- Also known as
- Laurence Peter
- Dr. Laurence Johnston Peter
- Lawrence Peter
- United States of America
- Washington State University
- Jan 12, 1990
on July 23, 2013
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