If you see a snake, just kill it don’t appoint a committee on snakes.
- Ross Perot
A camel is a horse designed by committee.
- Alec Issigonis
I also served on many government committees.
- Leo Baekeland
A committee is an animal with four back legs.
- John le Carré
Our age will be known as the age of committees.
- Ernest Benn
I am convinced that in the arts, committees are useless.
- Walter Legge
There is no monument dedicated to the memory of a committee.
- Lester J. Pourciau
A collection of a hundred Great brains makes one big fathead.
- Carl Gustav Jung
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
- Thomas Sowell
A committee should consist of three men, two of whom are absent.
- Herbert Beerbohm Tree
A committee can make a decision that is dumber than any of its members.
- David Coblitz
A decision is what a man makes when he can’t find anybody to serve on a committee.
- Fletcher Knebel
I’ve searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
Whiskey is carried into committee rooms in demijohns and carried out in demagogues.
- Mark Twain
A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
- Elbert Hubbard
If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.
- Charles F. Kettering
Even better, there were established two separate committees deciding on state film funding.
- Andrzej Wajda
A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary.
- Fred Allen
If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee that will do them in.
- Bradley’s Bromide
Football features two of the worst aspects of American life, violence and committee meetings.
- George F. Will
And in that confirmation process, I sat for 17 hours in front of a senate judiciary committee.
- Stephen Breyer
Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.
- Laurence J. Peter
To get something done a committee should consist of no more than three people, two of whom are absent.
- Robert Copeland
Committee a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.
- Fred Allen
We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.
- Frank Moore Colby
I don’t believe a committee can write a book. It can, oh, govern a country, perhaps, but I don’t believe it can write a book.
- Arnold Toynbee
Any committee that is the slightest use is composed of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for a second longer than they have to.
- Katharine Whitehorn
It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.
- H.L. Mencken
You really don’t want a president who is a football fan. Football combines the worst features of American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
- George F. Will
Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.
- John Kenneth Galbraith