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Competence Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Competence

Please enjoy these Competence Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

If you improve education by teaching for competence,
eliminating schooling, and connecting with students,
the test scores will improve.
- William Glasser

No human being will work hard at anything unless they
believe that they are working for competence.
- William Glasser

There's a lot more to competence than a law degree
and a modicum of courtroom skill.
- Fred Thompson

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence,
because it's so rare.
- Daniel P. Moynihan

 

I have no idols.
I admire work, dedication and competence.
- Ayrton Senna

It does not matter what party you are a member of in
this great Nation of ours.
Accountability and competence are characteristics that
Americans value throughout our great land.
- Jim Costa

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses,
is in the eye of the beholder.
- Laurence J. Peter

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You can't fake creativity, competence,
or sexual arousal.
- Doug Coupland

The end of education is to see men made whole,
both in competence and in conscience.
- John S. Dickey

Under-representation of women and other inequality
among researchers is a problem that will not solve
itself as women acquire competence.
- Tarja Halonen

To create the power of competence without creating
a corresponding direction to guide the use of that power is bad education.
- John S. Dickey

It is undeniable that a woman's ability to stretch
and pursue her total competence outside the home and
get paid what she's worth for it makes for happier
and more fulfilled women.
- Kyle D. Pruett

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest
aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise...
specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
- Allan Bloom

Sincerity and competence is a strong combination.
In politics, it is everything.
- Peggy Noonan

Our all-volunteer force continues to prove itself with
a great level of professionalism,
personal commitment and a technical competence that is quite remarkable.
- Geoff Davis

But then acting is all about faking.
We're all very good at faking things that we have no competence with.
- John Cleese

Indeed, the woes of Software Engineering are not due to lack of tools,
or proper management, but largely due to lack of sufficient technical competence.
- Niklaus Wirth

If you look at the 19 hijackers who came to the United States in Sept.
11 to commit those acts, if you'd looked at them before they got onto a plane,
you could probably say the same thing.
There were various levels of expertise,
various levels of competence.
- Robert Mueller

The U.N.
has been so disappointing to date on the whole Rwanda
issue that despite the people they've sent through,
and I have no doubt their competence,
in the end, the decision is going to be made by other people and not by them.
- Tony Greig

To address questions of scientific responsibility does
not necessarily imply that one needs technical competence
in a particular field (e.g.
biology) to evaluate certain technical matters.
- Serge Lang

That has always seemed to me one of the stranger aspects of literary fame:
you prove your competence as a writer and an inventor of stories,
and then people clamour for you to make speeches and
tell them what you think about the world.
- J. M. Coetzee

Told that the passing grade is a B or competence and
that we will help you to get there,
students do competent work.
The lowest passing grade in the real world is competence.
Why do schools accept so much less?
- William Glasser

The criteria for serving one's country should be competence,
courage and willingness to serve.
When we deny people the chance to serve because of
their sexual orientation,
we deprive them of their rights of citizenship,
and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.
- Diane Feinstein

Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which
we have not yet developed tools that make an average
person capable of competence and performance.
In teaching we rely on the "naturals,"
the ones who somehow know how to teach.
- Peter Drucker

The Commission has five commissioners from each side,
plus three alternates, so all together sixteen members,
people who are independent from the two governments,
who have a lot of integrity, professional competence,
and who have credibility in their respective countries.
- Jose Ramos-Horta

To many a man, and sometimes to a youth,
there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable
competence and tainted wealth.
The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable,
holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success.
- Orison Swett Marden

There are, it is true, at present no great prizes in
literature such as are offered by the learned professions,
but there are quite as many small ones -
competences; while,
on the other hand, it is not so much of a lottery.
- James Payn

It is to be feared that those who emigrate to New South Wales,
generally anticipate too great facility in their future
operations and certainty of success in conducting them;
but they should recollect that competency cannot be obtained without labour.
- Charles Sturt

Be simply yourself and don't compare or compete.
- Lao Tzu

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present.
I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them.
There's no future in it.
- Sparky Anderson

Until the Chinese decide to compete fairly it will
be up to us to do what we can to further protect our manufacturing base,
and ensure we keep the good paying jobs we already have.
- Mike Rogers

Education levels the playing field, allowing everyone to compete.
- Joyce A. Myers

You have to compete with others in the field.
Sometimes the competition gets pretty fierce because
you're competing for funds or grants to do your work,
the financial work.
- Clyde Tombaugh

Black women are programmed to define ourselves within
this male attention and to compete with each other
for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.
- Audre Lorde

We're the only dance in town.
We don't compete with any professional teams for the entertainment dollar.
- Hayden Fry

Even as a small child I never felt that I should have to compete with anyone -
even my older brother.
- Dwayne Hickman

We've been raised to compete, to want more!
More!
More!
It's a way of life.
It's about greed.
- Sandy Duncan

I become more seasoned, it's less interesting to try
and compete in the pop market.
- Sheryl Crow

I had to gain weight until I looked like a seal so
I could compete with the real whores who played the other roles.
I was fat as a barrel.
- Victoria Abril

Thankfully, it became clear to me that when I compete,
I lose my connection to the passion I have for my work.
- Olympia Dukakis

I wish I could compete again, but my good feeling is,
these competitions are better as exhibitions.
- Oksana Baiul

I'm a musician at heart, I know I'm not really a singer.
I couldn't compete with real singers.
But I sing because the public buys it.
- Nat King Cole

My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction
in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

The night before I compete, I like to have steak.
Meat is especially important for female athletes because
it provides them with the nutrients they need to perform at their best.
- Sasha Cohen

The most important part of this is to prepare the athlete
for life in general and then be able to compete.
- Alberto Juantorena

I write the vocals last, because I wanted to invent
the music first and push the music to the level that
I had to compete against it.
- Axl Rose

It is U.S.
workers who lose out when employers cannot get the
high-tech graduates they need to compete with foreign
companies in the 21st century economy.
- Kit Bond

I'd been ready too, because before Olympic Games,
I wasn't compete in big competition like,
World Championship, like European Championship.
I just competed in national competition.
- Olga Korbut

So our problem is not Labour, it is us,
is making us attractive enough to gain disillusioned
Labour support and to compete effectively with the
Lib Dems for those loose votes.
- Francis Maude

I'm a catalogue artist: I compete with Bob Dylan.
- Courtney Love

American workers won't be able to compete fairly for
jobs until companies have to pay higher wages in countries like China and India.
- Andy Stern

If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group,
they can compete in piety.
A chilling thought.
Or funny.
- Mary Douglas

A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society,
either by slavishly copying the pattern of man's advance in the professions,
or by refusing to compete with man at all.
- Betty Friedan

The merit of a democratic regime rests on one's continual
willingness to exchange views,
and to compete on the basis of individual merit and capacities.
- Jose Eduardo Dos Santos

When you compete with Wal-Mart, even if you think you've
found a niche don't ever become complacent.
- Michael Bergdahl

Women in New York have to work much harder to compete
with the supermodels for attention.
- Jessica Culter

But I know somebody who has a bedside urinal.
How do I compete with that?
- Lara Flynn Boyle

As an example, one of the schools I have been studying
is too small to compete effectively in most sports,
but participates with vigor each year in the state music contests.
- James S. Coleman

While no one railroad can completely duplicate another line,
two or more may compete at particular points.
- John Moody

Just as the Red Sox proved the critics wrong,
Maine can compete and can win.
- John Baldacci

As an actor, I felt I couldn't compete.
I wasn't as cute as the leading man;
I wasn't as brilliant as Robin Williams.
- Phil Hartman

We can't compete with Mel Gibson, but we figured we could do our part.
- Garry Marshall

Yeah, I do feel badly sometimes, not for whose coming
up and getting roles I'm not right for anymore but
the people I compete with,
who range from Uma Thurman on up.
- Kelly Lynch

I had no new ideas on the physics we might learn,
and I could not compete with the younger generation.
- Jack Steinberger

When I go in to compete, whether it's gymnastics or anything else,
I do my own thing.
I compete with myself.
- Shannon Miller

Don't compete with me: firstly, I have more experience,
and secondly, I have chosen the weapons.
- Edsger Dijkstra

It's been very hard for the guitar as a serious synthesizer
to compete with keyboards.
- Andy Summers

To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that
all compete for so beautiful a death.
- Pierre Corneille

Steroids can seem necessary to compete at the highest levels,
and the quick rewards can outweigh the long term consequences to the user's health.
- Howard Berman


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