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Incompetence Quotes

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

Never ascribe to malice that which is
adequately explained by incompetence.
- Napoleon

Related topics: Wisdom Cynical

Everyone rises to their level of incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not
yet reached their level of incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter

The way I understand it, the Russians are sort of a
combination of evil and incompetence...
sort of like the Post Office with tanks.
- Emo Philips

 

The Republicans are running wild with our tax dollars
and it's been a mistake to let this administration
continue a policy of incompetence when it comes to Iraq.
- Sherrod Brown

Burning dinner is not incompetence but war.
- Marge Piercy

The problem is with men.
I know I shouldn't say this, but they've shrouded and
hidden women to hide their incompetence.
- John Galliano

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For four years, I listened to stories of intelligence failures,
and it wasn't due to incompetence of anyone in the system,
but that the system is so arcane.
- Charles F. Bass

In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter

The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home,
and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
- Elbert Hubbard

Marriage, laws, the police, armies and navies are the
mark of human incompetence.
- Dora Russell

In an age of incompetence, I've been able to last in this crazy business.
I actually know how to play my ax and write a song.
That's my job.
- Billy Joel

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties.
A father can do neither.
If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
- Marlene Dietrich

Man cannot live by incompetence alone.
- Charlotte Whitton

The utter incompetence of the U.N.
is literally incomprehensible.
- Malcolm Wallop

Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism,
displacing incompetence.
- Kingsley Amis

The incompetence regarding body and vehicle armor rises
almost to a level of criminal negligence.
- John Olver

In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct,
I saw at a minimum, true dereliction,
negligence and irresponsibility, at worse,
lying, incompetence and corruption.
- Anthony Zinni

Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.
- James Cash Penney

Men now monopolize the upper levels...
depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter

I am, as I've said, merely competent.
But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.
- Billy Joel

Is puppy love the reason so many Americans are blind
to the incompetence and waste of Republicans -
who at a minimum are supposed to be good money managers -
running Iraq reconstruction?
- Margaret Carlson

You basically have a group of four spies who are chosen
for a mission they feel for the fact of how competent
they are and how their expertise and they're the right one for the job.
But ultimately they find out they've been actually
chosen for their incompetence.
- Matt LeBlanc

But the technology was accessible, which suggests incompetence
on the part of our counterintelligence community and
the Clinton Administration,
and may in fact rise to the level of treason.
- Charles Foster Bass

It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody
boasts of ignorance of literature,
but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of
science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
- Richard Dawkins

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

I find it rather easy to portray a businessman.
Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
- John Cleese

Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.
- Aaron Allston

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
- Isaac Asimov

It often happens that when a person possesses a particular
ability to an extraordinary degree,
nature makes up for it by leaving him or her incompetent
in every other department.
- Robert Shea

I knew in my gut that there was something wrong with
a system that couldn't fire its incompetents,
and I had my share of incompetent college teachers.
- Luke Ford

I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect
to office women who are as incompetent as some of the
men who are already there.
- Maureen Reagan

I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent.
- Edith Sitwell

I feel incompetent to perform duties...
which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me.
- Andrew Johnson

Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.
- Laurence J. Peter

I would rather have a competent extremist than an incompetent moderate.
- Leon Jaworski

One should fight like the devil the temptation to think well of editors.
They are all, without exception - at least some of the time,
incompetent or crazy.
- John Gardner

Besides, I'm fairly incompetent.
I can't play that fast.
- Benmont Tench

Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible
into the indifferent by the incompetent.
- John Maynard Keynes

Government is inherently incompetent,
and no matter what task it is assigned,
it will do it in the most expensive and inefficient way possible.
- Charley Reese

The conduct of President Bush's war of choice has been
plagued with incompetent civilian leadership decisions
that have cost many lives and rendered the war on and
occupation of Iraq a strategic policy disaster for the United States.
- John Olver

The thing is helicopters are different from airplanes
An airplane by it's nature wants to fly,
and if not interfered with too strongly by unusual
events or incompetent piloting,
it will fly.
- Harry Reasoner

Most enlightened men now recognize that General Jackson
is not fitted to fill the office of President;
his limited experience of anything to do with civil
government and his great age make him incompetent.
- Jared Sparks

A review was published in Nature, very scathing,
essentially calling me incompetent, though they didn't use that word.
I am putting a reply on my Web site in a few days,
where I go through their arguments, paragraph by paragraph.
- Bjorn Lomborg

New Labour was the most short-sighted,
self-serving, incompetent, useless, and ineffective
government that Britain has ever known.
Make no mistake, Labour's economic policies were a
national security liability.
- Liam Fox

There is a power in public opinion in this country -
and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers -
which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy
man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and
fortunes of his fellow-citizens.
- Martin Van Buren

I believe that the American administration of Iraq has been arrogant,
has pursued policies that are illegal in international
law and has been ignorant and incompetent.
I said this very forthrightly to the senators.
- Juan Cole

We are angry about paying the highest income taxes
and property taxes in the nation and getting less and less for it.
We are angry about our incompetent, dysfunctional government
that pays no attention to the desires of the people.
We are angry about the cesspool of corruption and conflicts
of interests and self-dealing that is Albany.
- Carl Paladino

Whatever one thinks of President George W. Bush and
his unilateralist crew, most of the people laughing
at us do not think we are evil.
What they think is that we are naive and incompetent.
- Richard Reeves

These are my friends, my family.
It would be hell on earth to spend the rest of my life
leading them into situations where some of them are going to get killed...
but it would be worse watching someone well-meaning
but incompetent or untrained double those deaths.
- Mercedes Lackey

War is something Arafat sends others to do for him.
That is, the poor souls who believe in him.
This pompous incompetent caused the failure of the Camp David negotiations,
Clinton's mediation.
- Oriana Fallaci

You just need to be honest with how you're feeling.
But, a lot of women are afraid of it because they think,
'Oh, they are going to take my baby away.
They're gonna call me incompetent.
I'm going to lose my job.
I've got to be tough, it's a man's world.'
- Marie Osmond

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
I See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Do what you feel in your heart to be right.
You'll be criticized anyway.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger
we have already ceased striving for the truth,
and have begun striving for ourselves.
- The Buddha

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is saying "I feel differently,"
instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous


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