Quotation Explorer - 'Incompetent'

Where would I be had I not believed I was incompetent? - Ilona Mialik
When you realize that incompetent police officers are harassing you, you need to call 911 and demand that a police supervisor be immediately dispatched to the scene. In the mean time you need to be video recording everything, as police officers are known for their blatant lies and fabrications. - Steven Magee
It is possible to be a great novelist - that is, to render a veracious account of your times - and a bad writer - that is, an incompetent practitioner of applied linguistics. - Angela Carter
Democracy: The substitution of election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. - George Bernard Shaw
The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it. - Laurence J. Peter
His view of the world was simple: there were the able and there were the incompetent; he was not concerned with the latter. - Ayn Rand
True evil is always petty and often incompetent. - Claire Chilton
Violence is the diplomacy of the incompetent. - Isaac Asimov
In my view, any government whose state is perpetually at war, and remains so in spite of initiatives to make peace, is incompetent and unfit and should resign. - Christina Engela
Until the police internal affairs system starts prosecuting and firing a substantial number of corrupt and incompetent police officers, I will not be lighting it up blue! - Steven Magee
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. - Isaac Asimov
I don't have time to distinguish between the unfortunate and the incompetent.
When it is a law abiding common person versus the police internal affairs regarding a corrupt or incompetent police officer, the statistics show that it is the common person that most frequently loses. - Steven Magee
There will be a time when loud-mouthed, incompetent people seem to be getting the best of you. When that happens, you only have to be patient and wait for them to self destruct. It never fails. - Richard Rybolt
God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, thehelpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos; He will set them above their betters. - H. L. Mencken
A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective. - Sun-tzu
An author is like an incompetent bricklayer - doesn't use mortar and keeps rearranging the bricks until someone tells him to stop. - Chris Everheart
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me. - John Cleese
Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent. - Laurence J. Peter
An incompetent attorney can delay a trial for months or years. A competent attorney can delay one even longer. - Evelle J. Younger
I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent. - Edith Sitwell
Producing laws is not an easier job than producing cars and food, so if the government is incompetent to produce cars or food, why do you expect it to do a good job producing the legal system within which you are then going to produce the cars and the food? - David D. Friedman
Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent. - John Maynard Keynes
It isn't the incompetent who destroy an organization. It is those who have achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up.
Corrupt and incompetent police officers have a long history of being protected by their colleagues, police internal affairs and the government. - Steven Magee
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. - George Bernard Shaw
Talentless and incompetent as I am, there are two things I can do, and two things only: walk, with my own two feet; compose, composing my poems. - Santōka Taneda
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