I heard this on a radio programme many years ago. It was a very serious panel discussion about a major corporation that was in crisis. The discussion got pretty heated and intense and towards the end of it one panel member announced in a calm, authoritative voice:
The trouble with this institution is (Tiny pause. A whiff of scandal?) that it is riddled, from top to bottom, (you could sense the other panellists sitting forward on their seats) with human beings.
Made me laugh then and it makes me laugh now.