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.
Committees are, by nature, timid. They are based on the premise of safety in numbers; content to survive inconspicuously, rather than take risks and move independently ahead. Without independence, without the freedom for new ideas to be tried, to fail, and to ultimately succeed, the world will not move ahead, but live in fear of […]
If Columbus had had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.
A Committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but as a group decide that nothing can be done.
When it comes to facing up to serious problems, each candidate will pledge to appoint a committee. And what is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary. But it all sounds great in a campaign speech.
A group is as capable as it contains capable individual members.
A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.