Quotation Explorer - 'Bureaucracy'

Bureaucracy and social harmony are inversely proportional to each other. - Leon Trotsky
Shit rolls downhill. Bureaucracy rolls faster. - David Wellington
In any bureaucracy, the people devoted to the benefit of the bureaucracy itself always get in control, and those dedicated to the goals the bureaucracy is supposed to accomplish have less and less influence, and sometimes are eliminated entirely.[Pournelle's law of Bureaucracy] - Jerry Pournelle
If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't. - Hyman G. Rickover
Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work. - Albert Einstein
Jesus is great -- is there a better role model? No. It's religion, it's the people who get in between -- the bureaucracy, you know. ... It's the way people abuse Jesus. Was there ever a greater victim of name dropping? - Bill Maher
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty. - Eugene J. McCarthy
Poverty, hatred, war, police-criminals, bureaucracy, insanity, all symptoms of The Human Virus. - William S. Burroughs
Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status. - Laurence J. Peter
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency. - Eugene McCarthy
Unnecessary bureaucracy hinders creativity, growth, justice and the attainment of peace. - Widad Akreyi
Bureaucracy develops the more perfectly, the more it is 'dehumanized', the more completely it succeeds in eliminating from business love, hatred, and all purely personal, irrational, and emotional elements which escape calculation. - Max Weber
I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention. - Kenny Guinn
People don't like him (John Poindexter) for the same reason they don't like me…If you get things done in this bureaucracy you step on toes. - Oliver North
Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses. - Unknown
Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy. - Franz Kafka
To get the attention of a large animal, be it an elephant or a bureaucracy, it helps to know what part of it feels pain. Be very sure, though, that you want its full attention.
We cannot meet 21st Century challenges with a 20th Century bureaucracy. - Barack Obama
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