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Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing
by Laurence J. Peter

Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing
our parents' shortcomings.
- Laurence J. Peter

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter PHOTO

Facts are stubborn things,
but statistics are more pliable.
- Laurence J. Peter

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

 

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not
yet reached their level of incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why
the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
- Laurence J. Peter

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You can always tell a real friend: when you've made
a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
- Laurence J. Peter

The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway
is usually a poor judge of distance.
- Laurence J. Peter

America is a country that doesn't know where it is
going but is determined to set a speed record getting there.
- Laurence J. Peter

A censor is an expert in cutting remarks.
A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.
- Laurence J. Peter

Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively.
- Laurence J. Peter

Everyone rises to their level of incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter

In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter

Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian
than going to the garage makes you a car.
- Laurence J. Peter

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.
- Laurence J. Peter

Slump, and the world slumps with you.
Push, and you push alone.
- Laurence J. Peter

A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street.
- Laurence J. Peter

Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will
establish a reputation as an expert.
- Laurence J. Peter

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses,
is in the eye of the beholder.
- Laurence J. Peter

The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls;
the soldier details his wounds,
the shepherd his sheep.
- Laurence J. Peter

Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.
- Laurence J. Peter

Democracy is a process by which people are free to
choose the man who will get the blame.
- Laurence J. Peter

If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind,
what is the significance of a clean desk?
- Laurence J. Peter

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly
intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.
- Laurence J. Peter

Don't believe in miracles - depend on them.
- Laurence J. Peter

There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it,
and the rest of us.
- Laurence J. Peter

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.
- Laurence J. Peter

It's better to have loved and lost than to have to
do forty pounds of laundry a week.
- Laurence J. Peter

A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know.
- Laurence J. Peter

A man convinced against his will is not convinced.
- Laurence J. Peter

The great question is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with failure.
- Laurence J. Peter

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell,
and advertise.
- Laurence J. Peter

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
- Laurence J. Peter

As a matter of fact is an expression that precedes
many an expression that isn't.
- Laurence J. Peter

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.
- Laurence J. Peter

Men now monopolize the upper levels...
depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees
have to be appointed to do the work.
- Laurence J. Peter

An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart
he would have been not to have taken it.
- Laurence J. Peter

Television has changed the American child from an irresistable
force to an immovable object.
- Laurence J. Peter

If you don't know where you're going,
you will probably end up somewhere else.
- Laurence J. Peter

When in doubt or danger, run in circles,
scream and shout.
- Laurence J. Peter

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
- Laurence J. Peter

Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before
Father Time takes it away.
- Laurence J. Peter

America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.
- Laurence J. Peter

Education is a method whereby
one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
- Laurence J. Peter

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you
hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- Laurence J. Peter

Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time
when the quo has lost its status.
- Laurence J. Peter

Nobody can be perfect unless he admits his faults,
but if he has faults how can he be perfect?
- Laurence J. Peter

Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it,
as well as contributing to the need for it.
- Alfred Hitchcock

If you do jot feel equal to the headaches that psychiatry induces,
you are in the wrong business.
It is work - work the like of which I do not know.
- Harry Stack Sullivan

Psychiatry causes so much death.
- Kate Millett

There is no fun in psychiatry.
If you try to get fun out of it, you pay a considerable
price for your unjustifiable optimism.
- Harry Stack Sullivan

This is how psychiatry has functioned-as a kind of
property arm of the government,
who can put you away if your husband doesn't like you.
- Kate Millett

Everybody believes in psychiatry; it's supposed to be for our own good.
Let psychiatry prove that anybody has an illness,
and I'd concede, but there is no physical proof.
- Kate Millett

I don't like psychiatry.
I don't believe it works.
I believe psychiatrists are neurotic or psychotic,
for the most part.
- Kirstie Alley

The American temptation is to believe that foreign
policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
- Henry A. Kissinger

The other thing that happened was my last military assignment -
this was in the air force; I had enlisted in order
to avoid being drafted as a private,
and of course I only practiced medicine or psychiatry
in the air force so I was never in any kind of violent combat.
- Robert Jay Lifton

Physical nature lies at our feet shackled with a hundred chains.
What of the control of human nature? Do not point to
the triumphs of psychiatry,
social services or the war against crime.
Domination of human nature can only mean the domination of every man by himself.
- Johan Huizinga

But I spent just two calendar years at Cornell University,
though it was covering more than three years of work,
and then went to medical school and did become interested in psychiatry,
and even helped form a kind of psychiatry club in medical school.
- Robert Jay Lifton

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise
in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
- Ambrose Bierce

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
- Thomas Merton

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts.
If you don't control what you think,
you can't control what you do.
Simply, self-discipline enables you
to think first and act afterward.
- Napoleon Hill

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
- Franklin P. Jones

Since coming to Harwell I have met English people of all kinds,
and I have come to see in many of them a deep rooted
firmness which enables them to lead a decent way of life.
- Klaus Fuchs

Minor league umpires are evaluated in their respective
leagues each year and rated numerically.
This enables umpires to know where they stand and helps
them make prudent career decisions.
- Jim Evans

The susceptibility of the average modern to pictorial
suggestion enables advertising to exploit his lessened power of judgment.
- Johan Huizinga

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human
being to do the impossible.
- Marion C. Garretty

Our company has to be a company that enables its people.
- Steve Ballmer

Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success,
it enables you to ignore the minor hurts,
the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.
- Vince Lombardi

The miniskirt enables young ladies to run faster,
and because of it, they may have to.
- John Lindsay


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