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Commenttiny.ag/g6oi3hzo  ·   Fair (1079 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  ·  2 comments

We trained hard, but it seemed that everytime we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.

Unknown, (sometimes incorrectly attributed to Petronius Arbiter), in Work and Recreation

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CommentThe quote a fake?  ·  posted 2000 by Johannes Hamre

See http://www.research.att.com/~reeds/petronius.html for a critical review

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