"The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."C. Northcote Parkinson on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."C. Northcote Parkinson on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."C. Northcote Parkinson on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."C. Northcote Parkinson on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."C. Northcote Parkinson on Mahatma Gandhi
"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 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."
"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."