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Committees

  • The psychology of committees is a special case of the psychology of mobs.

  • The more committees you belong to, the less of ordinary life you will understand. When your daily round becomes nothing more than a daily round of committees you might as well be dead.

  • ... a committee, of course, exists for the purpose of damping enthusiasms.

  • The only good thing ever done by a committee was the King James version.

  • Any committee that is the slightest use is composed of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for a second longer than they have to.

  • Committee meetings are always held at inconvenient times and usually take place in dark, dusty rooms the temperatures of which are unsuited to the human body.

  • Beware of conformity, committees, and insurance policies.

  • ... the best committee's a committee of one!

  • ... any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined and vigorous person on it. There must be somebody who provides the flame ...

  • You'll find in no park or city / A monument to a committee.

  • No committee ever has, or ever will, run a revolution.