Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
Franz Kafka, Czechoslovakian author (1883-1924)
The only thing that saves us from bureaucracy is its inefficiency.
Eugene McCarthy, US author, senator (1916-2005)
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.
Charles Peters, US editor, author (b. 1926)
The government is extremely fond of amassing great quantities of statistics. These are raised to the nth degree, the cube roots are extracted, and the results are arranged into elaborate and impressive displays. What must be kept ever in mind, however, is that in every case, the figures are first put down by a village watchman, and he puts down anything he damn well pleases.
Josiah Stamp, British economist, businessman (1880-1941)
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
Charles de Secondat Montesquieu, French philospher, jurist (1689-1755)