Quotations on Incompetence

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Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.
- Kingsley Amis
(Keywords: Incompetence, Journalism, Laziness)

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
(Keywords: Intelligence, Incompetence, Years)

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
(Keywords: Technology, Community, Fact, Incompetence, May, Treason)

Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Incompetence, Malice)

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
(Keywords: Mistake, Policy, Tax, Incompetence, Iraq, Republicans, Running)

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
(Keywords: Love, Money, Americans, Blind, Incompetence, Iraq, Managers, Reason, Republicans, Running, Waste)

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
(Keywords: Science, Boasts, Ignorance, Incompetence, Literature, Mathematics)

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
(Keywords: Father, Incompetence, Paradox, Sons)

The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
- Elbert Hubbard
(Keywords: Home, America, Enemies, Ignorance, Incompetence, Superstition)

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
(Keywords: Age, Business, Incompetence, Job, Play, Song)

When I really young yet feeling very old, I offered up a lot of myself to the press; I knew it was good copy.
- Matt LeBlanc
(Keywords: Expertise, Fact, Incompetence, Job, Mission, Right)

Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.
- James Cash Penney
(Keywords: Incompetence, Laziness, Luck)

Men now monopolize the upper levels... depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter
(Keywords: Men, Women, Incompetence, Now)

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
(Keywords: Evil, Incompetence, Office, Post)

Marriage, laws, the police, armies and navies are the mark of human incompetence.
- Dora Russell
(Keywords: Marriage, Incompetence, Laws, Police)

Man cannot live by incompetence alone.
- Charlotte Whitton
(Keywords: Incompetence, Man)

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
(Keywords: War, Corruption, Incompetence, Iraq, Lying)









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