Laurence J. Peter Quotes

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Born: September 16, 1919, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Birth Country: Canada
Died: Palos Verdes Estates, California, USA, January 12, 1990
Occupation: Author

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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