Subjects — M

Meetings Quotations

A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but who, as a group, can meet and decide that nothing can be done.

Committee: a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours.

A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.

A committee is an animal with four back legs.

I’ve searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.

A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.

We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.

The real process of making decisions, of gathering support, of developing opinions, happens before the meeting or after.

Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.

No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.