65 Incompetent Quotes On Success In Life

These incompetent quotes will inspire you. Incompetent not legally qualified or not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging incompetent quotes, incompetent sayings, and incompetent proverbs.

Best Incompetent Quotes

  1. “Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  2. “The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it.” ~ Laurence J. Peter
  3. “Problems always appear big when incompetent men are working on them.” ~ William Feather
  4. “We have politicians that are grossly incompetent. We have leaders that are incompetent and we have negotiators that are incompetent.” ~ Donald Trump

  5. “Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.” ~ Laurence J. Peter
  6. “Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  7. “Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.” ~ John Maynard Keynes
  8. “I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent.” ~ Edith Sitwell

  9. “Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.” ~ Aaron Allston
  10. “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  11. “I knew in my gut that there was something wrong with a system that couldn’t fire its incompetents, and I had my share of incompetent college teachers.” ~ Luke Ford
  12. “In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.” ~ Laurence J. Peter

  13. “I feel incompetent to perform duties…which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me.” ~ Andrew Johnson
  14. “I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.” ~ John Cleese
  15. “I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as unqualified as some of the men who are already there.” ~ Maureen Reagan
  16. “If every day a man takes orders in silence from an incompetent superior, if every day he solemnly performs ritual acts which he privately finds ridiculous, if he unhesitatingly gives answers to questionnaires which are contrary to his real opinions and is prepared to deny his own self in public, if he sees no difficulty in feigning sympathy or even affection where, in fact, he feels only indifference or aversion, it still does not mean that he has entirely lost the use of one of the basic human senses, namely, the sense of humiliation.” ~ Vaclav Havel
  17. “It has become almost a cliché 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

  18. “Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.” ~ Laurence J. Peter
  19. “The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  20. “I am, as I’ve said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.” ~ Billy Joel
  21. “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
  22. “The incompetence regarding body and vehicle armor rises almost to a level of criminal negligence.” ~ John Olver

  23. “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
  24. “In the lead-up to the Iraq war and its later conduct, I saw, at a minimum, true dereliction, negligence, and irresponsibility; at worst, lying, incompetence, and corruption.” ~ Anthony Zinni
  25. “Marriage laws, the police, armies and navies are the mark of human incompetence.” ~ Dora Russell
  26. “Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.” ~ Kingsley Amis

  27. “Burning dinner is not incompetence but war.” ~ Marge Piercy
  28. “Different people rise to the top under socialism than under capitalism. The higher on the socialist hierarchy you look, the more you will find people who are too incompetent to do the job they are supposed to do.” ~ Hans-Hermann Hoppe
  29. “The more incompetent one feels, the more eager he is to fight.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

  30. “Excuses are tools of the incompetent used to build bridges to nowhere and monuments of nothingness” ~ Barack Obama
  31. “…if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded.” ~ Noah Webster , Incompetent quotes government
  32. “Our country is being run by incompetent people.” ~ Donald Trump

  33. “It is the inescapable duty of management to fire incompetent people.” ~ David Ogilvy
  34. “The differences between a competent person and an incompetent person are demonstrated in his environment (surroundings).” ~ L. Ron Hubbard
  35. “Should a reasonable person not demand that philosophy should not be foolishly purveyed before people incompetent to see the point of it, as pearls before swine? For Nietzsche is utterly correct: philosophy is only for the healthy and whole-minded, the sick it has always only made even sicker. By means of philosophy they dig themselves even deeper into their pathetic delusions.” ~ Kenny Smith
  36. “An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher.” ~ John W. Gardner
  37. “Government is inherently incompetent, and no matter what task it is assigned, it will do it in the most expensive and inefficient way possible.” ~ Charley Reese

  38. “Unhappy voters thought the anemic economy, Obamacare, the collapse of U.S. foreign policy, the scandals in government, and the incompetent handling of everything from the Islamic State to Ebola were the only real issues. Democrats’€™ refusal to acknowledge them did not make these failures go away.” ~ Victor Davis Hanson
  39. “An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.” ~ John Gardner
  40. “On the roads of failure, it is not uncommon to see the tears of the talented; and in the land of success, to hear the victorious screams of the incompetent!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  41. “If you look at the Middle East, it’s a blow-up, it’s a total disaster. We have an incompetent president [Barack Obama].” ~ Donald Trump

  42. “I have very little patience for ignorant, incompetent people who don’t care that they’re ignorant and incompetent.” ~ Tim Leffel
  43. “On an otherwise normal Tuesday evening I had the chance to live the American Dream. I was able to throw my incompetent jackass of a boss from a fourteenth-story window.” ~ Larry Correia
  44. “To start at a new place is always to feel incompetent & unwanted.” ~ Philip Larkin

  45. “Basil Fawlty was an easy character for me. For some reason, portraying a mean, uptight, incompetent bully comes naturally to me.” ~ John Cleese
  46. “The majority of problems on this planet are the result of the idea that humans are not sovereign and autonomous, but property owned by primitive Gods and incompetent governments.” ~ Christopher Hyatt
  47. “We have a president[Barack Obama] who doesn’t have a clue. I would say he’s incompetent, but I don’t want to do that because that’s not nice.” ~ Donald Trump

  48. “Gentlemen … Do you not see that so long as society says a woman is incompetent to be a lawyer, minister or doctor, but has ample ability to be a teacher, that every man of you who chooses this profession tacitly acknowledges that he has no more brains than a woman?” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  49. “I’m a creature of routine, and I hate feeling incompetent, so I avoided novelty and challenge. Making an effort to push myself in that way has brought me surprising boost.” ~ Gretchen Rubin
  50. “You should know how many incompetent men I had to compete with-in vain.” ~ Inge Lehmann

  51. “Whether Barack Obama is simply incompetent as president or has some hidden agenda to undermine this country, at home and abroad, he has nearly everything he needs to ruin America, including a fool for a vice president” ~ Thomas Sowell
  52. “I have been almost overwhelmed by the announcement of the sad event [Lincoln’s assassination] which has so recently occurred. I feel incompetent to perform duties so important and responsible as those which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me.” ~ Andrew Johnson
  53. “Reason is incompetent to answer any fundamental question about God, or morality, or the meaning of life.” ~ Carl L. Becker

  54. “You know, the cure for all this talk is really a good dose of incompetent government. You get that alternative and you’ll never put Singapore together again: Humpty Dumpty cannot be put together again… my asset values will disappear, my apartments will be worth a fraction of what they were, my ministers’ jobs will be in peril, their security will be at risk and their women will become maids in other people’s countries, foreign workers.” ~ Lee Kuan Yew
  55. “What worries me is that we are increasingly enmeshed in incompetent systems, that is, systems that exhibit pathological behavior but can’t fix themselves.” ~ John Naughton
  56. “Any dictatorship would be better than modern democracy. There cannot be so incompetent a dictator, that he would show more stupidity than a majority of the people. Best dictatorship would be one where lots of heads would roll and government would prevent any economical growth.” ~ Pentti Linkola
  57. “The more I was treated as a woman, the more woman I became. A adapted willy-nilly. If I was assumed to be incompetent at reversing cars, or opening bottles, oddly incompetent I found myself becoming. If a case was thought too heavy for me, inexplicably I found it so myself.” ~ Jan Morris
  58. “Only the incompetent wait until the last extremity to use force, and by then, it is usually too late to use anything, even prayer.” ~ H. Beam Piper

  59. “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.” ~ Charles E. Sorensen
  60. “The only weapon with which the unconscious patient can immediately retaliate upon the incompetent surgeon is hemorrhage.” ~ William Stewart Halsted
  61. “Whether the teacher is authoritarian, undisciplined, competent, incompetent, serious, irresponsible, involved, a lover of people and of life, cold, angry with the world, bureaucratic, excessively rational, or whatever else, he/she will not pass through the classroom without leaving his or her mark on the students.” ~ Paulo Freire
  62. “When you go back to your environment and you deal with employees… do you inspire people or do you make them feel fear? Do you make them feel confident or incompetent? I think that distinction really marks the leader.” ~ Liz Murray , Incompetent quotes leader
  63. “Go the extra mile. It makes your boss look like an incompetent slacker.” ~ Stephen Hawking

  64. “How do I change? If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent I will think of past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will be the master of my emotions.” ~ Og Mandino
  65. “I fear vastly more a futile, incompetent old age than I do any form of death.” ~ William Allen White

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