Committee Quotes

All committee reports conclude that “it is not prudent to change the policy. (or procedure, or organization, or whatever) at this time.”

Any simple problem can be made insoluble if enough meetings are held to discuss it.

Occasionally, perhaps twice a week, he (Winston) went to a dusty, forgotten-looking office in the Ministry of Truth and did a little work, or what was called work. He had been appointed to a sub-committee of a sub-committee which had sprouted from one of the innumerable committees dealing with minor difficulties that arose in the […]

Deliberative bodies become decreasingly effective after they pass five to eight members.

You’ll find in no park or city, a monument to a committee.

If you see a snake, just kill it – don’t appoint a committee on snakes.

There is no monument dedicated to the memory of a committee.

If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.

If you live in a country run by committee, be on the committee.

Wherever and whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty by close application thereto, it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.