We trained hard, but it seemed that everytime we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. 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.
This is an aphorism from Aphorisms Galore!'s official collection. It was the Aphorism of the Day for 2023-12-20.
The quote a fake? · posted 2000 by Johannes Hamre
See http://www.research.att.com/~reeds/petronius.html for a critical review