In time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties. Do not be fooled by apparent exceptions.
p. 36 cited in: James Ike Schaap (2011)
Some Blockett-type employees actually believe that they have received a genuine promotion; others recognize the truth. But the main function of a pseudo-promotion is to deceive people outside the hierarchy. When this is achieved, the maneuver is counted a success.
p. 38: This phenomenon is called by Peter "percussive sublimation", or "being kicked upstairs".
Never stand when you can sit; never walk when you can ride; never Push when you can Pull.
Incompetence plus incompetence equals incompetence
p. 107 (The Mathematics of Incompetence)
Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time (1977)