The man whose life is devoted to paperwork has lost the initiative. He is dealing with things that are brought to his notice, having ceased to notice anything for himself.
Delay is the deadliest form of denial.
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
It is better to be a has-been than a never-was.
The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take.