Quotation by C. Northcote Parkinson

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.
C. Northcote Parkinson (1909–1993), British historian, political scientist. "Directors and Councils," Parkinson's Law, or The Pursuit of Progress (1958).
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