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Laurence J. Peter – 21 Quotes

 

21 Quotes by Laurence J. Peter

 

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.

– Laurence J. Peter


Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.

– Laurence J. Peter


Men now monopolize the upper levels… depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.

– 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


Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.

– Laurence J. Peter


Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.

– Laurence J. Peter


Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.

– Laurence J. Peter


An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.

– Laurence J. Peter


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

– Laurence J. Peter


A man doesn’t know what he knows until he knows what he doesn’t know.

– Laurence J. Peter


Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object.

– Laurence J. Peter


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.

– Laurence J. Peter


The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.

– Laurence J. Peter


Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.

– 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


An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.

– Laurence J. Peter


The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.

– Laurence J. Peter


Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

– Laurence J. Peter


Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.

– Laurence J. Peter


Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.

– Laurence J. Peter


Slump, and the world slumps with you. Push, and you push alone.

– Laurence J. Peter