Quote from Marcus Tullius Cicero,
"A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?
Marcus Tullius Cicero (more quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero or books by/about Marcus Tullius Cicero)
(106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator
A Pillar of Iron, a novel based on the life of Cicero by Taylor Caldwell (1965), p. 451
Bureaucracy, Corruption, Government, History, Politics, Power, Responsibility, Socialism, Welfare