People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
Muddle is the extra unknown personality in any committee.
If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.
I've said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America!
Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined and vigorous person on it. There must be somebody who provides the flame.
One of the ideas behind doing this acoustic record is that I didn't want to have to produce it by committee.
It is necessary to get a lot of men together, for the show of the thing, otherwise the world will not believe. That is the meaning of committees. But the real work must always be done by one or two men.
I didn't serve on a committee that dealt with foreign policy.
Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
Today, everything has to be made by committee, and has to have special effects, but there's always room for good films.
Out of the agony and travail of economic America the Committee for Industrial Organization was born.
In the steel industry the corporations generally have accepted collective bargaining and negotiated wage agreements with the Committee for Industrial Organization.
A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.
In the Armed Services Committee, we endeavored to put forth proposals that would help alleviate some of that stress, both for the troops and for their families.
The committee's finding that China stole sensitive technology from U.S. weapons research labs is alarming.
In its report, the Cox Committee concludes that China is using stolen U.S. design information to speed up its deployment of a new nuclear missile force.
I became chairman of the inmates committee. Got into a lot of trouble. Was accused of fomenting a riot. Was accused of plotting to kill the warden.
Each university should have a Young Scholars' Committee. I became the chairman of this Committee, and immediately it was permitted to have this plan officially adopted.
I've never worked in politics, never been a member of an official committee or a political party.
Democracy is not about making speeches. It is about making committees work.
Referring the matter to a committee' can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.
First of all, let it be remembered that I speak as an ex-Communist and one who has not testified before Congressional Committees, nor written works on the Communist conspiracy.
Among the weeds choking out growth and good government are the hundreds of boards, commissions, and advisory committees that have sprouted over the years. They devour time, money, and energy far beyond any real contribution they make.
Much of the messy advertising you see on television today is the product of committees. Committees can criticize advertisements, but they should never be allowed to create them.
Anybody can decide if they have got the money to fight a case if they don't like a particular thing, and they complain to the watch committee, local council or whatever.
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