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Bureaucracy Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Bureaucracy

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Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.
- Dale Dauten

Related topics: Government

If you are going to sin, sin against God,
not the bureaucracy.
God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.
- Hyman Rickover

The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they
usually die from is routine.
- John Stuart Mill

German businessmen are overwhelmed by the high cost of doing business.
Inflexible rules, enforced by a burgeoning bureaucracy,
discourage entrepreneurship.
- Suzanne Fields

 

Any plan of administration which contemplates a concentrating
of responsibility is open to the dangers which follow
the creation of a bureaucracy.
- Arthur Capper

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only
the slime of a new bureaucracy.
- Franz Kafka

Religion, to me, is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need.
- Bill Maher

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I see my job as being to facilitate the life of clinical
researchers so that they can be more productive,
and trying to keep the bureaucracy from getting in their way.
- Alastair Wood

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

We will cut programs, we will try to rein in the size of the bureaucracy.
We will bring federal pay scales that have become so
exaggerated into line with market rates.
- Eric Cantor

Twenty-first century medicine must not be confined
to a twentieth-century bureaucracy.
- Charles W. Pickering

When the TSA was established, it was never envisioned
that it would become a huge,
unwieldy bureaucracy which was soon to grow to 67,000 employees.
- John Mica

A mayor is a symbol and a public face of what a city
bureaucracy provides its citizens.
- John Hickenlooper

We need to remind our core supporters that we have
not forgotten their concern with the way our democracy
is being replaced by European bureaucracy in so many areas.
- John Redwood

Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.
- Mary McCarthy

Congress, the press, and the bureaucracy too often
focus on how much money or effort is spent,
rather than whether the money or effort actually achieves the announced goal.
- Donald Rumsfeld

I don't want a lot of bureaucracy...
I want to run state government the same way we run a campaign -
efficient,
effective and victorious.
- Charlie Crist

I've never been married and I've no more desire to
be married now than I ever have.
I hate bureaucracy and I am not religious.
- Francesca Annis

Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
- Honore de Balzac

Such schemes take money from people who can least afford
to spend it to support an unneeded bureaucracy that
eats money people thought they were providing for education.
- Jesse Helms

The minute health care becomes a huge,
unwieldy, expensive government bureaucracy it's a permanent
feature of life and there's nothing anyone can do about it.
- Mark Steyn

The bureaucracy is not great.
I don't think Rick Santorum who is not one for being
a big proponent of large bureaucracies would be as
enthusiastic a supporter of it.
- Harold Ford

The answer for healthcare is market incentives,
not healthcare by a Godzilla-sized government bureaucracy.
- Mitt Romney

Government proposes, bureaucracy disposes.
And the bureaucracy must dispose of government proposals by dumping them on us.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Too many vital education dollars that should be spent
in the classroom are bouncing around in the federal bureaucracy.
- Mark Kennedy

The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.
- Eugene McCarthy

That is why I strongly believe we should working in
Congress to make America a better place to run a business
by reducing the costly burdens of bureaucracy and red tape.
- Michael K. Simpson

Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures,
and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to
give children the education they need.
- Christopher Bond

Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an
inevitable complement to it.
- Joseph A. Schumpeter

I'm against big bureaucracy in Washington making health care decisions.
I just have an aversion to bureaucrats.
But it's not just government bureaucrats.
I don't like HMO bureaucrats and insurance company bureaucrats either.
- Gary Bauer

TSA serves as the operator, administrator and regulator
for the nation's transportation security.
But in fact, the TSA bureaucracy does all it can to
thwart any conversion to a system with more private-sector
operations and strong federal oversight and standards.
This agency cannot, and should not, do it all.
- John Mica

Bureaucracies are inherently antidemocratic.
Bureaucrats derive their power from their position in the structure,
not from their relations with the people they are supposed to serve.
The people are not masters of the bureaucracy,
but its clients.
- Alan Keyes

A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern,
scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic.
No country can be really well prepared for modern war
unless it is governed by a tyrant,
at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
- Aldous Huxley

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

When I appointed the Minister of the Environment to major cabinet status,
the Planning and Priorities committee,
the signals that that sent through Ottawa were major,
because that's what the bureaucracy understands.
- Brian Mulroney

When the TSA was established, it was never envisioned
that it would become a huge,
unwieldy bureaucracy which was soon to grow to 67,000 employees.
As TSA has grown larger, more impersonal,
and administratively top-heavy, I believe it is important
that airports across the country consider utilizing
the opt-out provision provided by law.
- John Mica

It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors,
hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can
afford to pay for doctors,
hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.
- Thomas Sowell

The challenge is to manage the Web in an open way-not too much bureaucracy,
not subject to political or commercial pressures.
The U.S.
should demonstrate that it is prepared to share control with the world.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Well, first, the situation in Afghanistan is much better than it was.
But there is no comparison between Afghanistan and Iraq.
Iraq has a bureaucracy, Iraq has wealth.
Iraq has an educated class of people who are positioned
to come in and take over.
- Peter King

Every year the Federal Government wastes billions of
dollars as a result of overpayments of government agencies,
misuse of government credit cards, abuse of the Federal entitlement programs,
and the mismanagement of the Federal bureaucracy.
- Chris Chocola

Temporary teams of trusted people are generally sent
to all Departments and to major agencies of government
to assist in planning and to acquaint the incoming
administration with the civil servants and bureaucracy
that will remain in place in the new Administration.
- Richard V. Allen

Other countries, such as Israel, successfully employ
behavior detection techniques at their airports,
but the bloated, ineffective bureaucracy of TSA has
produced another security failure for U.S.
transportation systems.
- John Mica

Health care comprises nearly 20 percent of our national economy,
but outdated bureaucracy and red tape have stifled
competition and raised costs.
As a result, today more than 45 million are without any health coverage.
- John Shadegg

Publicly, we're saying we're better at fighting terrorism.
Privately, we know that the bureaucracy has only gotten worse,
since the high-level people are scared of being held responsible for 9/11.
- David Hunt

The U.S.
government has in recent years fought what it termed wars against AIDs,
drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism.
Each of those wars has budgets, legislation,
offices, officials, letterhead - everything necessary
in a bureaucracy to tell you something is real.
- Bruce Jackson

Entrenched bureaucracies are always opposed to fundamental changes.
- Christopher Dodd

Today we know that centralization and big bureaucracies have not,
as promised, been the answer for promoting better opportunities for society.
- Carlos Salinas de Gortari

You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand
that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing.
- Thomas Sowell

We will have bigger bureaucracies, bigger labor unions,
and bigger state-run corporations.
It will be harder to be an entrepreneur because of
punitive taxes and regulations.
The rewards of success will be expropriated for the
sake of attaining greater income equality.
- Arthur C. Brooks

Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK.
The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of
social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.
- Diane Abbott

Entrenched scriptural literalism is,
in my opinion,
completely out of touch with reality.
- Malcolm Boyd

No worse fate can befall a young man or woman than
becoming prematurely entrenched in prudence and negation.
- Knut Hamsun

The target market is for people who have not been entrenched in Web culture.
- John Patrick

Texas has a lot of challenges, but if I choose to run
I will talk about opening democracy to mainstream Texans
and not just to a closed circle of entrenched ideologues.
- Chris Bell

I've never responded well to entrenched negative thinking.
- David Bowie

And that's really what's happening in this country
is a violation of the First Commandment.
We have become a country entrenched in idolatry,
and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government.
We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection
and our provision and for our daily bread,
not for our government.
- Sharron Angle

In front of us was not a line but a fortress position,
twenty miles deep, entrenched and fortified,
defended by masses of machine-gun posts and thousands of guns in a wide arc.
No chance for cavalry!
- Philip Gibbs

I think that, I'm sure there are gonna be some teachers
who are very entrenched in the system,
who are going to buy in to what they're being told,
as to what the kids are being fed.
- Morgan Spurlock

The rules have changed.
True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf,
not gun cabinet or wallet.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier
weapon than the machine-gun.
- George Orwell

I don't believe gun owners have rights.
- Sarah Brady

You can't go to a negotiating table pointing a gun,
but you've got to keep it over your shoulder.
- Joe Slovo

Don't carry a gun.
It's nice to have them close by, but don't carry them.
You might get arrested.
- John Gotti

Remember the first rule of gunfighting...
"have a gun."
- Jeff Cooper

Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.
- Ayn Rand

If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street,
that's concentration.
- Serena Williams

Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and
then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.
- Matt Groening

Religion has become so many different things.
Religion is an economic thing for some people.
Religion is a gun.
- Ziggy Marley

Money is not our primary aim.
Changing the behavior and the practice of the gun industry is.
- Marc Morial

All you need for happiness is a good gun,
a good horse, and a good wife.
- Daniel Boone

One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
- Vladimir Lenin


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