The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it.
By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
So many signatures for such a small heart.
If you're going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy;
God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.
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Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.
Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true.
Those who can, do, those who can't teach; and those who can do neither, administer.
Endless meetings, sloppy communications and red tape steal the entrepreneur's time.
Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.
The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine.
Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
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.
In the US we find the label requirements are crazy.
It is almost as if we had to label a bookcase with the warning 'do not eat this bookcase -- it can be harmful to your health'.
Poor fellow, he suffers from files.
Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.
The longer the title, the less important the job.
If you're going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy;
God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won t.
We cannot meet it the threat of dictatorship if we turn this country into a wishy-washy imitation of totalitarianism, where every mans hand is out for pabulum and virile creativeness has given place to the patronizing favor of swollen bureaucracy.
I always get back to the question, is it really necessary that men should consume so much of their bodily and mental energies in the machinery of civilized life? The world seems to me to do much of its toil for that which is not in any sense bread. Again, does not the latent feeling that much of their striving is to no purpose tend to infuse large quantities of sham into men's work?
A bureaucracy is sure to think that its duty is to augment official power, official business, or official members, rather than to leave free the energies of mankind; it overdoes the quantity of government, as well as impairs its quality. The truth is, that a skilled bureaucracy is, though it boasts of an appearance of science, quite inconsistent with the true principles of the art of business.
A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office a Republican wants.
A multitude of little superfluous precautions engender here a population of deputies and sub-officials, each of whom acquits himself with an air of importance and a rigorous precision, which seemed to say, though everything is done with much silence, Make way, I am one of the members of the grand machine of state.
If the copying machines that came along later had been here during the war, I'm not sure the allies would have won. We'd all have drowned in paper.
It seems to me that there must be an ecological limit to the number of paper pushers the earth can sustain, and that human civilization will collapse when the number of, say, tax lawyers exceeds the world's total population of farmers, weavers, fisherpersons, and pediatric nurses.
The inventor of the Xerox machine will, I am sure, find a special place reserved for him on one of the inner circles of Dante's Inferno.
A bureaucrat is a person who cuts red tape sideways.
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency.
An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.
Government proposes, bureaucracy disposes.
And the bureaucracy must dispose of government proposals by dumping them on us.
If we did not have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create something the size of N.A.S.A. to make one.
In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size.
Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!
Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement to it.
There is something about a bureaucrat that does not like a poem.
The art of government is the organization of idolatry.
The bureaucracy consists of functionaries; the aristocracy, of idols; the democracy, of idolaters. The populace cannot understand the bureaucracy: it can only worship the national idols.
We are for aiding our allies by sharing some of our material blessings with those nations which share in our fundamental beliefs, but we are against doling out money government to government, creating bureaucracy, if not socialism, all over the world. We set out to help 19 countries. We are helping 107 We spent $146 billion. With that money, we bought a 2-million-dollar yacht for Haile Selassie. We bought dress suits for Greek undertakers, extra wives for Kenya government officials. We bought a thousand TV sets for a place where they have no electricity.
Gays have become the unpaid secretaries of desire, filing and cataloguing human weakness. Promiscuity is now a form of bureaucracy. Tedious, eye-straining, number-crunching slave work
Without general elections, without unrestricted freedom of press and assembly, without a free struggle of opinion, life dies out in every public institution, becomes a mere semblance of life, in which only the bureaucracy remains as the active element. Public life gradually falls asleep, a few dozen party leaders of inexhaustible energy and boundless experience direct and rule. Such conditions must inevitably cause a brutalization of public life: attempted assassinations, shootings of hostages, etc.
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.
We say that word [bureaucracy] with such contempt.
But it's that contempt that keeps this thing that we own and we pay for as something that's working against us.
Any plan of administration which contemplates a concentrating of responsibility is open to the dangers which follow the creation of a bureaucracy.
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.
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.
The answer for healthcare is market incentives, not healthcare by a Godzilla-sized government bureaucracy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.