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Competence Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Competence.

The end of education is to see men made whole,
both in competence and in conscience.
- John S. Dickey

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses,
is in the eye of the beholder.
- Laurence J. Peter

Indeed, the woes of Software Engineering are not due to lack of tools,
or proper management, but largely due to lack of sufficient technical competence.
- Niklaus Wirth

If you improve education by teaching for competence,
eliminating schooling, and connecting with students,
the test scores will improve.
- William Glasser

 

There's a lot more to competence than a law degree
and a modicum of courtroom skill.
- Fred Thompson

But then acting is all about faking.
We're all very good at faking things that we have no competence with.
- John Cleese

I have no idols.
I admire work, dedication and competence.
- Ayrton Senna

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Our all-volunteer force continues to prove itself with
a great level of professionalism,
personal commitment and a technical competence that is quite remarkable.
- Geoff Davis

No human being will work hard at anything unless they
believe that they are working for competence.
- William Glasser

It is undeniable that a woman's ability to stretch
and pursue her total competence outside the home and
get paid what she's worth for it makes for happier
and more fulfilled women.
- Kyle D. Pruett

It does not matter what party you are a member of in
this great Nation of ours.
Accountability and competence are characteristics that
Americans value throughout our great land.
- Jim Costa

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence,
because it's so rare.
- Daniel P. Moynihan

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest
aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise...
specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
- Allan Bloom

To create the power of competence without creating
a corresponding direction to guide the use of that power is bad education.
- John S. Dickey

Sincerity and competence is a strong combination.
In politics, it is everything.
- Peggy Noonan

Under-representation of women and other inequality
among researchers is a problem that will not solve
itself as women acquire competence.
- Tarja Halonen

You can't fake creativity, competence,
or sexual arousal.
- Doug Coupland

If you look at the 19 hijackers who came to the United States in Sept.
11 to commit those acts, if you'd looked at them before they got onto a plane,
you could probably say the same thing.
There were various levels of expertise,
various levels of competence.
- Robert Mueller

Told that the passing grade is a B or competence and
that we will help you to get there,
students do competent work.
The lowest passing grade in the real world is competence.
Why do schools accept so much less?
- William Glasser

To address questions of scientific responsibility does
not necessarily imply that one needs technical competence
in a particular field (e.g.
biology) to evaluate certain technical matters.
- Serge Lang

The Commission has five commissioners from each side,
plus three alternates, so all together sixteen members,
people who are independent from the two governments,
who have a lot of integrity, professional competence,
and who have credibility in their respective countries.
- Jose Ramos-Horta

The U.N.
has been so disappointing to date on the whole Rwanda
issue that despite the people they've sent through,
and I have no doubt their competence,
in the end, the decision is going to be made by other people and not by them.
- Tony Greig

To many a man, and sometimes to a youth,
there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable
competence and tainted wealth.
The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable,
holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success.
- Orison Swett Marden

That has always seemed to me one of the stranger aspects of literary fame:
you prove your competence as a writer and an inventor of stories,
and then people clamour for you to make speeches and
tell them what you think about the world.
- J. M. Coetzee

Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which
we have not yet developed tools that make an average
person capable of competence and performance.
In teaching we rely on the "naturals,"
the ones who somehow know how to teach.
- Peter Drucker

The criteria for serving one's country should be competence,
courage and willingness to serve.
When we deny people the chance to serve because of
their sexual orientation,
we deprive them of their rights of citizenship,
and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.
- Diane Feinstein

There are, it is true, at present no great prizes in
literature such as are offered by the learned professions,
but there are quite as many small ones -
competences; while,
on the other hand, it is not so much of a lottery.
- James Payn

It is to be feared that those who emigrate to New South Wales,
generally anticipate too great facility in their future
operations and certainty of success in conducting them;
but they should recollect that competency cannot be obtained without labour.
- Charles Sturt

Be simply yourself and don't compare or compete.
- Lao Tzu

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

The marketers can compete with free;
it just has to be better.
Look at bottled water if you don't believe me.
- Jonathan Potter

The networks found themselves having to compete for
an increasingly Balkanized audience.
- Roger Mudd

People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present.
I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them.
There's no future in it.
- Sparky Anderson

When I go in to compete, whether it's gymnastics or anything else,
I do my own thing.
I compete with myself.
- Shannon Miller

So our problem is not Labour, it is us,
is making us attractive enough to gain disillusioned
Labour support and to compete effectively with the
Lib Dems for those loose votes.
- Francis Maude

Groups like The Mountain Brothers just have to keep
on doing what they're doing -
just make it dope and just make it different.
And not try to compete with other people of color.
- Chad Hugo

We're all Americans trying to compete.
Magic was competing for his team and Larry for his team.
- Oscar Robertson

I don't think there are really enough meetings in Britain
for our athletes to compete properly,
and because of this a lot of the talent we have has been stunted.
- Linford Christie

I had no new ideas on the physics we might learn,
and I could not compete with the younger generation.
- Jack Steinberger

American workers won't be able to compete fairly for
jobs until companies have to pay higher wages in countries like China and India.
- Andy Stern

Don't compete with me: firstly, I have more experience,
and secondly, I have chosen the weapons.
- Edsger Dijkstra

I think someone should explain to the child that it's OK to make mistakes.
That's how we learn.
When we compete, we make mistakes.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and
the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change.
- An Wang

If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group,
they can compete in piety.
A chilling thought.
Or funny.
- Mary Douglas

I wear my Peggy Fleming T-shirt when I go to sleep
every night before I compete,
and for the past four years, it's brought me incredible good luck.
- Sarah Hughes

While no one railroad can completely duplicate another line,
two or more may compete at particular points.
- John Moody

The rich don't exploit the poor.
They just out-compete them.
- David Brooks

The difference between the more traditional sports
clubs and Congress is that Congress doesn't really
compete against another team.
- Cal Thomas

Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete,
women should try and give their best qualities to men -
bring them softness,
teach them how to cry.
- Joan Baez

Our championship committee pledged to review entry
conditions and to assess how women golfers might compete
on equal terms with men for a place in the Open.
- Peter Dawson

Education levels the playing field, allowing everyone to compete.
- Joyce A. Myers

Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try
out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant.
To my surprise, I won - and was sent to New York City to compete nationally.
- Donna Rice

We all know that girls who compete in sports perform better in school,
are physically healthier and have a stronger self-esteem.
- Louise Slaughter

Thankfully, it became clear to me that when I compete,
I lose my connection to the passion I have for my work.
- Olympia Dukakis

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

I've been around where I knew other actors were going to steal the scene,
and I don't compete with them.
- Kevin Costner

The ultimate would be to compete in a couple more Olympics,
hopefully break some world records and wind up my sports
career with a couple of years in the WNBA.
- Marion Jones

I'd been ready too, because before Olympic Games,
I wasn't compete in big competition like,
World Championship, like European Championship.
I just competed in national competition.
- Olga Korbut

Even as a small child I never felt that I should have to compete with anyone -
even my older brother.
- Dwayne Hickman

Where we can compete on merit, we do very well.
- Jim Barksdale

In today's global economy, however, it is important
to raise the bar of excellence even higher.
Today's students must be prepared to compete effectively
on an international level.
- Kenny Marchant

Fashion is a tool...
to compete in life outside the home.
People like you better, without knowing why,
because people always react well to a person they like the looks of.
- Mary Quant

The night before I compete, I like to have steak.
Meat is especially important for female athletes because
it provides them with the nutrients they need to perform at their best.
- Sasha Cohen

Black women are programmed to define ourselves within
this male attention and to compete with each other
for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.
- Audre Lorde

With more than 67 percent of the Nation's freight moving on highways,
economists believe that our ability to compete internationally
is tied to the quality of our infrastructure.
- Dennis Hastert

When I was a child, all I wanted was to enter the Austrian
team and to compete on the World Cup tour.
I had to fight hard to reach this.
I wanted badly to win each race.
- Hermann Maier

It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global
economy without a college degree.
- Bobby Scott

A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society,
either by slavishly copying the pattern of man's advance in the professions,
or by refusing to compete with man at all.
- Betty Friedan

And it was a great experience, you know,
to travel the world and compete at a certain level.
It teaches you discipline, focus, and certainly keeps you out of trouble.
- Jason Statham

There's so many wonderful gospel people out there,
and I don't necessarily want to compete with those people.
- Smokey Robinson


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