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Competence Quotes

Marlene Dietrich
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.
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William Shakespeare
Superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longer.
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Daniel Moynihan
The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare.
Daniel Moynihan Permalink
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Competence is not a partisan issue. (T)here is growing concern among Republicans that they could lose their grip on both chambers if the midterm election turns into a referendum on a president with approval ratings in the thirties or worse.
Alan Abramowitz Permalink
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Robert A. Heinlein
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
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Napoleon Bonaparte
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
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Michael Palin
I mistrust total competence. I've always felt life is a series of small disasters we try to get through.
Michael Palin Permalink
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The dialogue has shifted from being about his insensitive and inappropriate statement to questions about his competency.
Silas Lee Permalink
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George W. Bush
Competence is a narrow ideal. Competence makes the trains run on time but doesn't know where they're going.
George W. Bush Permalink
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men and women known for their honesty, integrity and competence.
Lakhdar Brahimi Permalink
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I would rather have five energetic and competent enemies than one fool friend.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Permalink
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Being competent means the ability to control and operate the things in the environment and the environment itself.
Ron Hubbard Permalink
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Will Smith
Competence is first and foremost. You want to be seen doing something well.
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No one has her competence and expertise.
David Martin Permalink
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He has shown enormous personal attributes and the professional competence which is needed to do the job well, so I think he would be an outstanding choice if they can convince him to do the job. But he either wants to do the job or not and I don't think you can force people to go down that road.
David Parkin Permalink
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In any place work is done, you cannot accept anything less than competence if you want high quality.
William Glasser Permalink
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I think voters are seeing each and every day that this governor just doesn't have the competence and the credibility to govern.
Phil Angelides Permalink
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We do deal with massive amounts of data on a regular basis, and we have a high degree of competence. But sometimes, one of the cats you're herding to the barn gets away from you.
Brian Duffy Permalink
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The decision of competency is not one for a jury to decide, but for a judge to decide.
Craig Hedric Permalink
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to get a better feel for her intellectual capacity and judicial philosophy, core competence issues.
Norm Coleman Permalink
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Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence
Kingsley Amis Permalink
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Mark Twain
Obscurity and competence - that is the life that is best worth living
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Margaret Thatcher
[Her supporters call her] The Iron Lady, ... have brought equal competence, strength and courage to everything that they do.
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The differences between a competent person and an incompetent person are demonstrated in his environment (surroundings).
Ron Hubbard Permalink
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Patrick Leahy
This is not over competence, ... He certainly is competent. This is the whole issue of ideology, and if the ideology is one that you go in with a predetermined agenda? Then I don't care if they are a Democrat or a Republican, they don't belong on the Supreme Court.
Patrick Leahy Permalink
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You might question his competence as district attorney, ... but I don't think you could question his motivations as being overly partisan.
Jim Mattox Permalink
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Our core competence is making beautiful and creative space that makes people feel special. So they took that care and put it in a medical setting. Everybody was motivated by a personal experience. We tried our best to put ourselves in the shoes of the patients and families and how they might feel.
Jim Murren Permalink
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We know that there are different paths to competence, and we believe there are fundamental differences in how male and female brains end up getting organized. Our next studies will give us some insight into where these processing differences are occurring.
Stephen Camarata Permalink
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When I arrived I was well received, and we learned together. Over the years, the students' abilities and competence improved greatly.
Randy Willis Permalink
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Personality traits have nothing to do with competence or integrity. Investors should not trust a friendly advisor to the exclusion of performing an objective evaluation process.
Jack Waymire Permalink
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