We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees. Every committee is dealing with just one problem and has nothing to do with the other problems.
My feeling has always been that 'Good Eats' would have never happened had it been left to a committee.
Students of American history will recall that the important place where work gets done in the legislative body, almost without exception, is in the committees, more so than on the floor although sometimes more attention is paid to the floor.
As Mayor, I will fully support my Arts Commission and its professional selection committees so that they can commission a full range of public art that is daring and, when appropriate, daringly traditional
During the presidential primaries of 1940, I received a request from the Democratic National Committee to sing God Bless America before the speeches.
In 1975 I was among a group of blacks who formed the Black Americans in Support of Israel Committee.
A surprising number of government committees will make important decisions on fundamental matters with less attention than each individual would give to buying a suit.
Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee.
The optimum committee has no members.
A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but who, as a group, can meet and decide that nothing can be done.
A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary.
Last week in the Homeland Security Committee, Republicans were against port security; and today, one week after Democrats unveiled our Real Security Agenda, they're for it
A decision is what a man makes when he can't find anybody to serve on a committee.
Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
I've searched all the parks in all the cities - and found no statues of Committees.
If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.
A committee is an animal with four back legs.
If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.
Referring the matter to a committee' can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.
A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined and vigorous person on it. There must be somebody who provides the flame.
Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers.
A camel looks like a horse that was planned by a committee.
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.'
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