It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.
A committee is a body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
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Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
A camel looks like a horse that was planned by a committee.
Committee--a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours.
A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.
I hate being placed on committees. They are always having meetings at which half are absent and the rest late.
If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.
When you talk about changing the rules, that takes time, and it always involves more than just a committee.
If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.
Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee.
I hope your committee will not permit doubts as to constitutionality, however reasonable, to block the suggested legislation.
A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
A conference is a gathering of people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.
A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.
We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.
A committee is a group of the unwilling chosen form the unfit, to do the unnecessary.
dump a good idea on a meeting table. It will belong to the meeting.
Democracy is not about making speeches. It is about making committees work.
I'm a member of the US committee o the United Nations.
Could Hamlet have been written by a committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club? Could the New Testament have been composed as a conference report? Creative ideas do not spring from groups. They spring from individuals. The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer.
If the estimate of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs is correct, then Russia has lost the cold war in western Europe.
Ive said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America!
A committee is an animal with four back legs.
The real process of making decisions, of gathering support, of developing opinions, happens before the meeting or after.
Meetings are a great trap. Soon you find yourself trying to get agreement and then the people who disagree come to think they have a right to be persuaded. However, they are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
Whoever invented the meeting must have had Hollywood in mind.
I think they should consider giving Oscars for meetings: Best Meeting of the Year, Best Supporting Meeting, Best Meeting Based on Material from Another Meeting.
Committee: A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit to do the unnecessary.
One of the reasons why the Ten Commandments are so short and to the point is the fact they were given direct and did not come out of committees.
A collection of a hundred Great brains makes one big fathead.
The heaping together of paintings by Old Masters in museums is a catastrophe;
likewise, a collection of a hundred Great Brains makes one big fathead.
The ideal committee is one with me as the chairman, and two other members in bed with the flu.
A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.
The State, that craving rookery of committees and subcommittees.
A committee of one gets things done.
Muddle is the extra unknown personality in any committee.
When committees gather, each member is necessarily an actor, uncontrollably acting out the part of himself, reading the lines that identify him, asserting his identity. We are designed, coded, it seems, to place the highest priority on being individuals, and we must do this first, at whatever cost, even if it means disability for the group.
A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but who, as a group, can meet and decide that nothing can be done.
Any committee that is the slightest use is composed of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for a second longer than they have to.
I know, of course, how important it is not to keep a business engagement, if one wants to retain any sense of the beauty of life.
One day Donald Trump will discover that he is owned by Lutheran Brotherhood and must re negotiate his debt load with a committee of silent Norwegians who don't understand why anyone would pay more than $120.00 for a suit.
Decision: Something a man makes when he cannot get anyone to serve on a committee.
A camel is a horse designed by committee.
VolunteersMany will be shocked to find, When the day of judgement nears,That there's a special place in HeavenSet aside for volunteers.Furnished with big recliners,Satin Couches and footstools,Where ther are no committee chairmen,Nor yard sale or rest area coffee to serve.No library duty or bulletin assembly,There will be nothing to print and staple.Not one thing to fold and mail,Telephone lists will be outlawed.But a finger snap will bringCool drinks and gourmet dinnersAnd rare treats fit for a king.You ask,Who'll serve these privileged fewAnd work for all the're worth?Why, all those who reaped the benifits,And not once volunteered on Earth.
In inner-party politics, these methods lead, as we shall yet see, to this: the party organization substitutes itself for the party, the central committee substitutes itself for the organization, and, finally, a dictator substitutes himself for the central committee.