The best Quotes by Laurence J. Peter

The best Quotes by Laurence J. Peter

Laurence Johnston Peter (September 16, 1919 – January 12, 1990) was a Canadian educator and "hierarchiologist" who is best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter principle.

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.
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Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.

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California has officially announced that jaywalking is now no longer a crime. So congratulations to the Californians who like walking places. This is great news for the six of you.
Trevor Noah in The Daily Show - October 2022
New Mexico. It's another state. I mean, it's like California, just less traffic.
Lalo Salamanca in Better Call Saul - Season 6 Episode 5
We all have our little faults. Mine's in California.
All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.
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Helsinki may not be as cold as you make it out to be, but California is still a lot nicer. I don't remember the last time I couldn't walk around in shorts all day.
The apparent ease of California life is an illusion, and those who believe the illusion real live here in only the most temporary way.
Things are tough all over, cupcake. An' it rains on the just an' the unjust alike... except in California.
Silk Spectre in Watchmen -
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I read the Life magazine articles about free love and free dope in California. At age 20 I drove to Los Angeles.
That's the great thing about California, you can almost go to the mountains and almost go to the beach on the same day.
Leonard Hofstadter in The Big Bang Theory - Season 11 Episode 11
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You know what's remarkable? That England looks in no way like Southern California.
Austin Powers in Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me
It's the edge of the world
And all of Western civilization
The sun may rise in the east
At least it's settled in a final location
It's understood that Hollywood sells Californication
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I drank when I was pregnant with you, you turned out fine. There's everybody saying 'don't drink, don't smoke'. I swear - Texas is turning into California.
In California, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to California - and that's pretty much the same thing.
Vancouver is home. I spent a huge amount of time here as a kid growing up with my mom, with my grandparents who lived here.
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I have a lot of Japanese friends: I grew up in Vancouver, and there's this huge Japanese population over there.
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You can leave Vancouver, but it will never leave you.
They say money can't buy happiness. But it can book your flight to Vancouver - which is kinda the same.
If one of the Vancouver Canucks walked in here, my panties would drop so hard, there would be a hole in the floor halfway to China.
Robin Scherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother - Season 5 Episode 14
A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 1 Episode 2
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Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
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I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being - forgive me - rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.
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The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
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They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
I think sometimes the best training is to rest.
I've always liked quiet people. You never know if they're dancing in a daydream or if they're carrying the weight of the world.
John Green (Author)
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You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
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"There's perfect men around every corner", said God an made the Earth round.
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Working out makes people more comfortable with their naked bodies. So does Tequila.
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Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.
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Act on inspiration when it strikes.
Success is one part inspiration, nine parts desperation.
Magic: The Gathering () - Crude Rampart
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Coming up with ideas is the easiest thing on earth. Putting them down is the hardest.
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Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses.
Just overwhelmed with gratitude. What an honor it is to run alongside President Donald J. Trump. He delivered peace and prosperity once, and with your help, he'll do it again.
J. D. Vance - Juli 2024

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