Bureaucracy Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Alain De Botton” float=”none” width=”100%”]The true nature of bureaucracy may be nowhere more obvious to the observer than in a developing country, for only there will it still be made manifest by the full complement of documents, files, veneered desks and cabinets which convey the strict and inverse relationship between productivity and paperwork.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Alan Keyes” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bureaucracies are inherently antidemocratic. Bureaucrats derive their power from their position in the structure, not from their relations with the people they are supposed to serve. The people are not masters of the bureaucracy, but its clients.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Brooks Atkinson” float=”none” width=”100%”]The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Charles Peters” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chris Fussell” float=”none” width=”100%”]In any bureaucracy, there’s a natural tendency to let the system become an excuse for inaction.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dale Dauten” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Darrell Issa” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bureaucracies tend to grow and to brag about their growth based on how many individuals they have and how much money they spend.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dejan Stojanovic” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bureaucracy is a huge beast; deeply rooted, it exists even among artists; it’s an almost losing battle against it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Eugene J. McCarthy” float=”none” width=”100%”]The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Evan Esar” float=”none” width=”100%”]A bureaucrat is an official who is clothed with power and whom it doesn’t fit.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Franz Kafka” float=”none” width=”100%”]Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”HonorĂ© de Balzac” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jaime Lerner” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bureaucracy is like a fungus that contaminates everything.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”James Boren” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bureaucracy is the epoxy that greases the wheels of progress.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”James Cook” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bureaucracy by its nature resists change and nullifies progress.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Javier Pascual” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jerry Pournelle” float=”none” width=”100%”]In any bureaucracy, the people devoted to the benefit of the bureaucracy itself always get in control, and those dedicated to the goals the bureaucracy is supposed to accomplish have less and less influence, and sometimes are eliminated entirely.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joseph A. Schumpeter” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement to it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joseph A. Schumpeter” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy, but an inevitable complement to it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Karl Marx” float=”none” width=”100%”]The bureaucracy is a circle from which no one can escape. Its hierarchy is a hierarchy of knowledge.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Karl Marx” float=”none” width=”100%”]The bureaucracy takes itself to be the ultimate purpose of the state.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Laurence J. Peter” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mary Mccarthy” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Max Weber” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bureaucracy develops the more perfectly, the more it is dehumanized, the more completely it succeeds in eliminating from business love, hatred, and all purely personal, irrational, and emotional elements which escape calculation.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Oscar Wilde” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bureaucracy expands to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Oscar Wilde” float=”none” width=”100%”]The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Pobert Meltzer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Paperwork is the embalming fluid of bureaucracy, maintaining an appearance of life where none exists.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Terry Gross” float=”none” width=”100%”]There’s so much kind of bureaucracy involved with the whole concept of net neutrality and like technical stuff.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Walter Bagehot” float=”none” width=”100%”]A bureaucracy is sure to think that its duty is to augment official power, official business, or official members, rather than to leave free the energies of mankind; it overdoes the quantity of government, as well as impairs its quality. The truth is, that a skilled bureaucracy is, though it boasts of an appearance of science, quite inconsistent with the true principles of the art of business.[/wpsm_quote]