Efficiency is intelligent laziness.
In the old world that is passing, in the new world that is coming, national efficiency has been and will be a controlling factor in national safety and welfare.
Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.
Cheating is often more efficient.
Reorganizing can be a wonderful method for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
Whenever there is a hard job to be done I assign it to a lazy man; he is sure to find an easy way of doing it.
Organizations cannot make a genius out of an incompetent. On the other hand, disorganization can scarcely fail to result in efficiency.
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.
Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.
Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage
Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
I don't like a man to be too efficient. He's likely to be not human enough.
For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency.
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