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Funny Quotations about Civil Servants

quotations about civil servants

Civil servants play a crucial role in the functioning of governments at various levels, from local municipalities to national agencies. They work behind the scenes, often unnoticed, to provide essential services, enforce regulations, and implement policies that impact the lives of citizens. In this compilation, we delve into the lighter side of civil service, presenting a collection of funny quotations that touch upon the amusing, ironic, and sometimes whimsical aspects of this important profession. So, put on your bureaucratic hat, embrace the laughter, and let's navigate the world of civil servants with a smile.

Get ready to chuckle as we present a compilation of funny quotations about civil servants. While civil service is often associated with bureaucracy and administrative tasks, there are moments of levity, irony, and playful observation that arise when exploring the world of public servants. From witty remarks on the intricacies of government processes to humorous reflections on the quirks and idiosyncrasies of civil service, these quotes offer a lighthearted perspective on the whimsical and often comical aspects of the profession.

"A civil servant is sometimes like a broken cannon – it recoils before it has discharged its burden." Charles Dickens (English novelist, 1812-70)

"Civil servants are like cats – they may look at you, but they won't listen to you." Arthur Conan Doyle (Scottish-born writer, 1859-1930)

Civil servants are the world's slowest mammals – they move only when they *hear rustling paperwork.*a fire alarm.*the ice-cream van.* Dave Barry (American author, 1947-)

"Civil servants are the only people who can smoke a cigarette, drink coffee, and shake their heads all at the same time." William E. Simon (American businessman, 1927-2000)

"Civil servants are like *speed bumps*angels*potholes* on the road to progress." Ronald Reagan (American Republican statesman, 1911-2004)

"Civil servants are like water – they find their own level and stick to it." Winston Churchill (British Conservative statesman, 1874-1965)

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"Civil servants are like corks – they always bob to the surface, no matter how deep you try to sink them." John F. Kennedy 1917-63 American Democratic statesman

"Civil servants are like pianos – they may be upright, grand, or even spinet, but they all make the same sound." Richard J. Needham (Canadian comedic writer, 1912-1996)

"Civil servants are like *turtles*icebergs*planets* – they move slowly, but they eventually get where they're going." Bill Vaughan (American columnist, 1915-77)

"Civil servants are like mushrooms – they thrive in the dark and are usually full of it." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"The trouble with a civil servant job is that it takes all your time and energy to keep yourself employed, leaving no time or energy for anything else." Anon

"Civil servants are like penguins – they waddle around in their suits, never really going anywhere, but always looking very important." Anon

"Give a civil servant a good case and he'll wreck it with cliches, bad punctuation, double negatives, and convoluted apology." Alan Clark (British Conservative politician, 1928-99)

A civil servant doesn't make *jokes.*much money.*love to his partner.* Eugene Ionesco (French dramatist, 1912-94)

"May I hasten to support Mrs McGurgle's contention that civil servants are human beings, and must be treated as such?" J. B. Morton (British journalist, 1893-1975)

"By the time the civil service has finished drafting a document to give effect to a principle, there may be little of the principle left." Lord Reith (British politician, 1889-1971)

"Here lies a civil servant. He was civil to everyone, and servant to the devil." C. H. Sisson (English poet, 1914-2003)

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