"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."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."C. Northcote Parkinson on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."C. Northcote Parkinson on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."C. Northcote Parkinson on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."C. Northcote Parkinson on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."C. Northcote Parkinson on Abraham Lincoln
"In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want."
"Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married."
"The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom."
"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."