We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. Presumably the plans for our employment were being changed. I was to learn later in life that, perhaps because we are so good at organizing, we tend as a nation 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.
by:
Charlton Ogburn, Jr.
(1911-1998) American writer
Source:
Harper's Magazine, "Merrill's Marauders: The truth about an incredible adventure" (Jan 1957)
http://www.harpers.org/archive/1957/01/0007289
Often attributed to Gaius Petronius Arbiter
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