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date: 15 December 2019

Charlton Ogburn Jr 1911–98
American writer 

  1. We trained hard, but it seemed that every time 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 situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
    frequently wrongly attributed to Petronius Arbiter (d. ad 65) but not found in his works
    ‘Merrill's Marauders’ in Harper's Magazine January 1957