Quotes of Competence

“ Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves. ”

- Larry McMurtry

“ Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ Everyone rises to their level of incompetence. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power. ”

- J. G. Holland

“ Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress. ”

- Herbert Hoover

“ Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities. ”

- Napoleon Bonaparte

“ It could potentially be a very competitive race. ”

- Bill Luther

“ I think both teams are evenly matched, ... Both teams played real well. This is a typical game between the two schools. ”

- James Monroe

“ I write the vocals last, because I wanted to invent the music first and push the music to the level that I had to compete against it. ”

- Axl Rose

“ Obscurity and competence: That is the life that is worth living. ”

- Mark Twain

“ First and foremost, I consider myself a songwriter. ”

- Kenny Chesney

“ The sufficiency of merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient. ”

- Francis Quarles

“ The use we make of our fortune determines its sufficiency. A little is enough if used wisely, and too much if expended foolishly. ”

- Christian Nestell Bovee

“ Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperatelly? I say that what we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down. ”

- Russell Baker

“ Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperately? I say what we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down. ”

- George Carlin

“ All those capabilities have been crippled. They are very restricted, very limited now. ”

- Pervez Musharraf

“ I mistrust total competence. I've always felt life is a series of small disasters we try to get through. ”

- Michael Palin

“ Competence is a narrow ideal. Competence makes the trains run on time but doesn't know where they're going. ”

- George W. Bush

“ Competence is first and foremost. You want to be seen doing something well. ”

- Will Smith

“ It is a good idea to "shop around" before you settle on a doctor. Ask about the condition of his Mercedes. Ask about the competence of his mechanic. Don't be shy! After all, you're paying for it. ”

- Dave Barry

“ The more efficient a force is, the more silent and the more subtle it is. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ You must improve the efficiency of your vehicles? ”

- John King

“ Just as with cars, it's critical to know the fuel efficiency of black holes. Without this information, we cannot figure out what is going on under the hood, so to speak, or what the engine can do. ”

- Steve Allen

“ A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity. ”

- Robert Anson Heinlein

“ Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence. ”

- Napoleon Bonaparte

“ I would rather have five energetic and competent enemies than one fool friend. ”

- Edward Bulwer Lytton

“ It is a good idea to be ambitious, to have goals, to want to be good at what you do, but it is a terrible mistake to let drive and ambition get in the way of treating people with kindness and decency. The point is no that they will then be nice to you… ”

- Robert Solow
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