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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
  • Bjorn Lomborg
    Bjorn Lomborg
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    A review was published in Nature, very scathing, essentially calling me incompetent, though they didn't use that word. I am putting a reply on my Web site in a few days, where I go through their arguments, paragraph by paragraph.
  • Barkley was the first of many American skyjackers whose primary interest was money; by 1972, the majority of the nation's hijackings would involve demands for ransom. Barkley himself was declared incompetent to stand trial in November 1971, at which point he was committed to a psychiatric hospital in Georgia.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
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    Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.
  • For me, breastfeeding was even more painful than giving birth. And despite a lactation consultant, I felt incompetent. I forged on, barely sleeping, always either breastfeeding or pumping and never getting the hang of it.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, 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.
  • Andrew Johnson
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    I feel incompetent to perform duties... which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me.
  • If we say leaders are incompetent, we are going to fuel extremist, populist, xenophobic and ultra-nationalist parties.
  • 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
  • Aaron Allston
    Aaron Allston
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    Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.
  • Bill Buford
    Bill Buford
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    Lyon is unusual and seems to be exceptionally incompetent at publicising itself. In fact, it doesn't want visitors. It fears discovery.
  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump
    American businessman 1946-
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    Our country is being run by incompetent people.
  • L. Ron Hubbard
    L. Ron Hubbard
    American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology 1911-1986
    L. Ron Hubbard
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    The differences between a competent person and an incompetent person are demonstrated in his environment (surroundings).
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
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    The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it.
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