A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
I would rather have five energetic and competent enemies than one fool friend.
Avoid competency traps. Do not stay only where you are good at things, Go out and be challenged.
The real tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort-he never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature
The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
A competent portraitist knows how to imply the profile in the full face.
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.
I don't have time to distinguish between the unfortunate and the incompetent.
If a leader demonstrates competency, genuine concern for others, and admirable character, people will follow.
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.
Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.
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