Peter Quotes

β€œWe come from an inconceivable nothingness. We stay a while ...

β€œWe come from an inconceivable nothingness. We stay a while in something which seems equally inconceivable, only to vanish again into the inconceivable nothingness.” β€” Peter Wessel Zapffe
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 02
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"Speak when you are angry--and ...

"Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret." β€” Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 04
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"A government that robs Peter to ...

"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." β€” George Bernard Shaw
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 08
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"If the world should blow itself up, the...

"If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done." β€” Peter Ustinov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 12
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β€œIf a cluttered desk is a sign of a...

β€œIf a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” ― Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 12
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"The incompetent with noth...

"The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it." β€” Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 13
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"Against logic there ...

"Against logic there is no armor like ignorance." β€” Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 28
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"Management is doing things...

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." β€” Peter Drucker
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 01
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β€œNostalgia ain't...

β€œNostalgia ain't what it used to be.” ― Peter De Vries
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 22
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"Nostalgia isn't...

"Nostalgia isn't what it used to be." β€” Peter De Vries
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 05
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Tell me... after my head is chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a...

Tell me... after my head is chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be the pleasure to end all pleasures." -Peter KΓΌrten, right before he was executed by guillotine-
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 28
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"Arguing with someone who doesn't ...

"Arguing with someone who doesn't know how to argue is like playing chess with a squirrel." - Peter Hitchens
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 20
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"The man who says he is willing to...

"The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance." β€” Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 10
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"Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that fr...

"Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first." β€” Peter Ustinov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 08
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"Jacques the...

"Jacques the monkey tonight" - Peter Gabriel
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 24
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"America is a country that doesn't know wh...

"America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there." β€” Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 09
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"Everybody hates me b...

"Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked." β€” Peter de Vries
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 25
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"Comedy is simply a...

"Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." β€” Peter Ustinov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 17
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There may be honor among ...

There may be honor among thieves, but there's none in politicians. ...Peter O'Toole
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 05
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"If a cluttered desk is the sign of ...

"If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?" β€” Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 24
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β€œI think that’s what scares me: the randomness of ever...

β€œI think that’s what scares me: the randomness of everything. That the people who could be important to you might just pass you by. Or you pass them by.” β€” Peter Cameron
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 19
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"Why do I need a han...

"Why do I need a hand when a claw is better?" -Doctor Peter Straub
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 03
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"It is our responsibilities,...

"It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously." β€” Peter Ustinov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 14
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You have to live before ...

You have to live before you die, or you'll die before you live. ...Peter Sellers
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 05
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β€œSome problems are so complex that you have t...

β€œSome problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.” -- Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 24
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"An intelligence test sometimes show...

"An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it." β€” Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 05
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β€œHuman beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at com...

β€œHuman beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about about mission statements.” β€” Peter Gibbons
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 26
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"Sometimes you gotta play a role, even...

"Sometimes you gotta play a role, even if that means the people you love hate you for it" -Peter Joseph Randall (TWDG S2)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 01
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The best way to predict ...

The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself. - Peter Diamandis
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 30
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"Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be ...

"Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy." β€” Charles Peters
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 09
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"You'll never please everyone. Ju...

"You'll never please everyone. Just do the right thing. That's all that matters in the end." - Peter Daou
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 05
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"The presidency is also a moral office; it calls th...

"The presidency is also a moral office; it calls this nation to its highest values, and it sets the tone for the story that we tell ourselves." ~ Peter Buttigieg
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 22
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"I love being a writer. ...

"I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork." β€” Peter De Vries
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 03
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"Is there any point in public debate in a society wh...

"Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think?" --Peter Hitchens
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 16
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β€œGreat photography is ab...

β€œGreat photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.” – Peter Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 07
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"The most important thing in ...

"The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said." β€” Peter Drucker
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 28
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"I'm convinced there's a small room in the...

"I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer." β€” Peter Ustinov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 02
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"The man who is always waving...

"The man who is always waving the flag usually waives what it stands for." - Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 17
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I'm looking for a quote that goes something like "I don...

I'm looking for a quote that goes something like "I don't believe St. Peter lets anyone into heaven who simply says they followed what some George or Harry told them to do."
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 11
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The purpose of a bu...

The purpose of a business is to create a customer - Peter Drucker
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 01
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β€œWe’ve got as many liv...

β€œWe’ve got as many lives as there are points of view.” β€” Peter L. Berger
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 11
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"Humility is the embarrassment y...

"Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are." β€” Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 10
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Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at comput...

Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about mission statements! β€”Peter Gibbons, Office Space
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 04
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"Only three things happen naturally in organizat...

"Only three things happen naturally in organizations: friction, confusion, and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership." - Peter Drucker
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 13
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"My father hated radio and could not...

"My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too." β€” Peter De Vries
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 05
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"The compute...

"The computer is a moron." β€” Peter Drucker
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 26
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"The only thing we know abo...

"The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different." - Peter Drucker
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 09
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"If you want something ne...

"If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old." - Peter Drucker
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 18
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I did absolutely nothing and i...

I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be. β€”Peter Gibbons, Office Space
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 16
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"The greatest danger in times of turbu...

"The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic." - Peter Drucker
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 06
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β€œIf the rest of your brain were conscious, ...

β€œIf the rest of your brain were conscious, it would probably regard you as the pointy-haired boss from Dilbert” ― Peter Watts, Blindsight
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 04
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"Most advances in science come when ...

"Most advances in science come when a person for one reason or another is forced to change fields." β€” Peter Borden
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 27
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β€œYou load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older ...

β€œYou load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go I owe my soul to the company store” -Tennessee Ernie Ford
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 21
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β€œWrite Drunk...

β€œWrite Drunk, Edit Sober” - Peter De Vries
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 22
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β€œSmall deeds done are ...

β€œSmall deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” ~ Peter Marshall
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 04
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"There is nothing so useless as ...

"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all." - Peter Drucker
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 24
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"So much of what we call managem...

"So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work." β€” Peter Drucker
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 31
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"All too wrong to be right, the answer's there we just lack the sight. Rac...

"All too wrong to be right, the answer's there we just lack the sight. Race wars fed by prejudice and fright, the love of a nation for it's people burned through the night." ~Alan Peters, (Agnostic Front - Liberty and Justice...)
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 29
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Trying to predict the future is like trying to ...

Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window. ~ Peter Drucker
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 25
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β€œThe moment you doubt whether you ...

β€œThe moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” ― J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 27
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"Adequacy is the...

"Adequacy is the enemy of excellence." - Peter Drucker
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 21
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β€œHow can you achieve your 1...

β€œHow can you achieve your 10 year plan in the next 6 months?” - attributed to Peter Thiel
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 13
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Is it possible to love so desperately that life is unbearable? I don’t ...

Is it possible to love so desperately that life is unbearable? I don’t mean unrequited, I mean being in the love. In the midst of it and desperate. Because knowing it will end, because everything does. End. β€”Peter Heller
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 04
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"Most of what we call management con...

"Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done." - Peter Drucker
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 23
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"A government that robs Peter to ...

"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." β€” George Bernard Shaw
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 24
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"There is no stigma attached to rec...

"There is no stigma attached to recognizing a bad decision in time to install a better one." β€” Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 24
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β€œIf a nation loses its ...

β€œIf a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.” - Peter Handke
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 23
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A super abundance of dreams...

A super abundance of dreams is paid by a growing potential for nightmares- Peter Ustinov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 06
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"America is a country that doesn't know wh...

"America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there." β€” Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 05
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"Critics search for ages for the wr...

"Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find." β€” Peter Ustinov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 01
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"Against logic there ...

"Against logic there is no armor like ignorance." β€” Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 08
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"Oh, what a tangled web we ...

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to believe." β€” Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 25
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β€œWe are, quite literally, gamblin...

β€œWe are, quite literally, gambling with the future of our planetβ€”for the sake of hamburgers.” β€”Peter Singer
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 31
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If you’re not confu...

If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. Tom Peters
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 31
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"Competence, like truth, beauty ...

"Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder." β€” Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 17
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"In America, through pressure of conf...

"In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from." β€” Peter Ustinov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 10
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β€œThe most valuable businesses of coming decades wil...

β€œThe most valuable businesses of coming decades will be built by entrepreneurs who seek to empower people rather than try to make them obsolete.” – Peter Theil
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 04
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"A satirist is a man who discovers unpl...

"A satirist is a man who discovers unpleasant things about himself and then says them about other people." β€” Peter McArthur
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 17
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β€œWhat gets mea...

β€œWhat gets measured gets managed.” Peter Drucker
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 21
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People are people. Someti...

People are people. Sometimes they just can't see their own faults. β€”Peter, The Room
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 17
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Pity a man in familiar ...

Pity a man in familiar places who yet feels like a stranger - Peter Griffin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 26
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"Everyone rises to t...

"Everyone rises to their level of incompetence." β€” Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 21
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"If you don't know where you ar...

"If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else." β€” Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 07
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Leaders don’t create...

Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders. Tom Peters
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 26
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β€œThe risks that scare people ...

β€œThe risks that scare people and the risks that kill people are very different” -Peter Sandman
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 05
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There are two kinds of failures: those...

There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought. - Laurence J. Peter
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 12
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"Hire charact...

"Hire character. Train skill." --Peter Schutz
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 17
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