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Poor fellow, he suffers from files. Aneurin Bevan

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Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement to it. Joseph Schumpeter

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Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism. Mary McCarthy

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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. Walter Bagehot

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Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true. William Blake

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Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.

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Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held. Aldous Huxley

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No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth! Ronald Reagan

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So many signatures for such a small heart. Mother Teresa

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There is something about a bureaucrat that does not like a poem. Gore Vidal

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The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine. John Stuart Mill

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It seems to me that there must be an ecological limit to the number of paper pushers the earth can sustain, and that human civilization will collapse when the number of, say, tax lawyers exceeds the world's total population of farmers, weavers, fisherpersons, and pediatric nurses. Barbara Ehrenreich

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If we did not have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create something the size of N.A.S.A. to make one. Ross Perot

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Government proposes, bureaucracy disposes. And the bureaucracy must dispose of government proposals by dumping them on us. P. J. O'Rourke