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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1539
AUTHOR: Petronius (died c. 66)
QUOTATION: I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to PETRONIUS ARBITER.—Robert Townsend, Up the Organization, p. 162 (1970). Unverified.
SUBJECTS: Progress