Quotes: incompetence

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  • Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
    Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
    Chinese political figure who was First Lady of the Republic of China 1897-2003
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    Every clique is a refuge for incompetence. It fosters corruption and disloyalty, it begets cowardice, and consequently is a burden upon and a drawback to the progress of the country. Its instincts and actions are those of the pack.
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
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    Everyone rises to their level of incompetence.
  • Laurence Peter
    Laurence Peter
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    In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.
    Source: The Peter Principle
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
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    In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
  • Billy Joel
    Billy Joel
    American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949-
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    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.
  • Kingsley Amis
    Kingsley Amis
    English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher 1922-1995
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    Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
    Laurence J. Peter
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    Man cannot live by incompetence alone.
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
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    Men now monopolize the upper levels… depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.
  • The two-party system has given this country the war of Lyndon Johnson, the Watergate of Nixon, and the incompetence of Carter. Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life-rafts.
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