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Quotes of the Month – October, 2008

“An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.”

Laurence J. Peter (1919 – 1988), an educator and “hierarchiologist,” best known to the general public for the formulation of The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong.

“Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.”

Bernard Berenson (1865 – 1959), an American art historian specializing in the Renaissance

“Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.”


“We cannot meet 21st Century challenges with a 20th Century bureaucracy.”

Barack Obama, US Presidential candidate, in his Nomination Acceptance Speech

“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.”

James Bovard, bestselling author and lecturer, author of the book Attention Deficit Democracy

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