Citizens are not born, but made.
Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof they were busy.
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucrat is the greatest threat to liberty.
Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles away from the corn field.
The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility.
The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau.
It's all papers and forms, the entire Civil Service is like a fortress made of papers, forms, and red tape.
To be great is to be misunderstood.
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.