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Quotation of the Day

Instead of forwarding this to all of you via (by) email, here is your quotation of the day:

“What is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary.”
— (Richard Harkness, New York Herald Tribune, June 16, 1960)


unwilling = not eager to do something; don’t want to do something
unfit = not qualified; does not have the skills or ability to do something
unnecessary = not needed

~ Lucy

8 Responses to “Quotation of the Day”

  1. Monique Says:

    Thanks for that enjoyable quotation.
    The following one is good too:
    “A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.” (Allen Fred A.)

  2. Gulls Says:

    “Committee = Komm mit Tee = Come with tea” – Gulls

  3. emiliano Says:

    Unreal but unquestionably true everywhere.

  4. Grzegorz Says:

    And they earn top dollar

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  6. Fred Says:

    I like it !

    T h a n k y o u v e r y m u c h

  7. Ssidd Says:

    It’s a real true! You are right!!!

  8. Ankur Vaghela Says:

    It is as refreshing as your ESL podcasts. I enjoy every word on your site.