Peter Principles

A few quotes from Canadian educator Laurence Johnston Peter who was a best known for the Peter principle.

In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.

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

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent
and well informed just to be undecided about them.

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.

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

If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.

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

If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.

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.


  1. Yes, these are great! I've missed you! Hope all is well with you. I really don't have room to talk, or type. It's been AGES since I've posted anything.

  2. Thanks Linda! Hope your summer is off to a great start.

    Have not posted here for a while.

    I still post daily at my With Devotion blog.

    Have a great week!

  3. I have long believed that the first of these is correct and explains why mediocrity prevails in most corporate endeavors.

  4. I hear you vanilla. I was once a poster child for that mediocrity. ツ


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