Bureaucracy Quotes

The uninspected deteriorates.

If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won’t.

In a bureaucratic system, useless work drives out useful work.

Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible.

You see, what really distinguishes American capitalism from most other countries’ is not that we don’t have C.E.O. crooks, but others do, or that we never have bogus accounting, bribery, corruption or other greedy excesses, but others do. No, we have all the same excesses that other capitalist nations have, because fear and greed are […]

The engineer breaks a large problem into many small problems, each of which he can solve. The bureaucrat takes many small problems and rolls them together to form a large problem that no one can solve.

Over-seriousness is a warning sign for mediocrity and bureaucratic thinking. People who are seriously committed to mastery and high performance are secure enough to lighten up.

It’s a poor bureaucrat who can’t stall a good idea until even its sponsor is relieved to see it dead and officially buried.

An official man is always an official man, and he has a wild belief in the value of reports.

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.