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Engrave this Quote A conference is a gathering of people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.
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-Fred A. Allen
Engrave this Quote Committee--a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours.
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-Milton Berle
Engrave this Quote A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
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-Milton Berle
Engrave this Quote A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.
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-Heywood Broun
Engrave this Quote A committee is an animal with four back legs.
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-John Le Carre
Engrave this Quote I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.
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-G. K. Chesterton
Engrave this Quote We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.
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-Frank Moore Colby
Engrave this Quote The real process of making decisions, of gathering support, of developing opinions, happens before the meeting or after.
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-Terrence Deal
Engrave this Quote Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.
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-Peter Drucker
Engrave this Quote Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
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-John Kenneth Galbraith
Engrave this Quote Meetings are a great trap. Soon you find yourself trying to get agreement and then the people who disagree come to think they have a right to be persuaded. However, they are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
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-John Kenneth Galbraith
Engrave this Quote Whoever invented the meeting must have had Hollywood in mind. I think they should consider giving Oscars for meetings: Best Meeting of the Year, Best Supporting Meeting, Best Meeting Based on Material from Another Meeting.
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-William Goldman
Engrave this Quote Committee: A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit to do the unnecessary.
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-Richard Harkness
Engrave this Quote I hate being placed on committees. They are always having meetings at which half are absent and the rest late.
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-Oliver Wendell Holmes
Engrave this Quote A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
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-Elbert Hubbard
Engrave this Quote One of the reasons why the Ten Commandments are so short and to the point is the fact they were given direct and did not come out of committees.
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-H. G. Hutcheson
Engrave this Quote A collection of a hundred Great brains makes one big fathead.
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-Carl Gustav Jung
Engrave this Quote The heaping together of paintings by Old Masters in museums is a catastrophe; likewise, a collection of a hundred Great Brains makes one big fathead.
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-Carl Gustav Jung
Engrave this Quote If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.
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-Charles Franklin Kettering
Engrave this Quote The ideal committee is one with me as the chairman, and two other members in bed with the flu.
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-Lord Milverton
Engrave this Quote A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.
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-C. Northcote Parkinson
Engrave this Quote The State, that craving rookery of committees and subcommittees.
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-V. S. Pritchett
Engrave this Quote A committee of one gets things done.
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-Joe Ryan
Engrave this Quote Muddle is the extra unknown personality in any committee.
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-Anthony Sampson
Engrave this Quote When committees gather, each member is necessarily an actor, uncontrollably acting out the part of himself, reading the lines that identify him, asserting his identity. We are designed, coded, it seems, to place the highest priority on being individuals, and we must do this first, at whatever cost, even if it means disability for the group.
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-Lewis Thomas

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