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C. Northcote Parkinson Quotes

No king or minister could have instructed Newton to discover the law of gravity, for they did not know and could not know that there was such a law to discover. No Treasury official told Fleming to discover penicillin. Nor was Rutherford instructed to split the atom by a certain date ...
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Delay is the deadliest form of denial.

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The man whose life is devoted to paperwork has lost the initiative. He is dealing with things that are brought to his notice, having ceased to notice anything for himself.

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Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

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Expenditures rise to meet income.

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The Law of Triviality ... briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.

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In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want.

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Make the people sovereign and the poor will use the machinery of government to dispossess the rich.

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Expansion means complexity and complexity decay.

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Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married.

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Expenditure rises to meet income.

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The void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel and misrepresentation.

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If there is a way to delay an important decision, the good bureaucracy, public or private, will find it.

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It is the busiest man who has time to spare.

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The basic quality for the diplomat is not intelligence but loyalty.

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Imagination is essential and it comes first, for without imagination we are aimless.

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