Keyword: Committees

An original idea can never emerge from committee in the original.

A camel is a horse designed by a committee.

(1906 – 1988) Greek-British designer of cars

A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary.

(1894 – 1956) American radio comedian

A committee of three gets things done if two don’t show up.

The number one book of the ages was written by a committee, and it was called the Bible.

(1884 – 1957) Russian-born American film producer

A committee is the only life form with 12 stomachs and no brain.

To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent.


Those most opposed to serving on committees are made chairmen.

A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing but together can decide that nothing can be done.

(1894 – 1956) American radio comedian

Committee reports dealing with wages, salaries, fringe benefits, facilities, computers, employee parking, libraries, coffee breaks, secretarial support, etc., always call for dramatic expenditure increases.

A committee can make a decision that is dumber than any of its members.


The efficiency of a committee meeting is inversely proportional to the number of participants and the time spent on deliberations.

A decision is what a man makes when he can’t get anyone to serve on a committee.

(1911 – 1993) columnist & novelist

A committee is twelve men doing the work of one.

(1932 – 2009) U.S. senator (Massachusetts)

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

(1874 – 1936) English author & mystery novelist

If you leave the room, you're elected.

Of all possible committee reactions to any given agenda item, the reaction that will occur is the one which will liberate the greatest amount of hot air.

Those who express random thoughts to legislative committees are often surprised and appalled to find themselves the instigators of law.

There is a tendency for the person in the most powerful position in an organization to spend all his time serving on committees and signing letters.

If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.

An original idea can never emerge from committee in the original.













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