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

A competent and self-confident person is
incapable of jealousy in anything.
Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
- Robert A. Heinlein

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When you sign with a label, they do insist upon certain rights,
and if you have a competent attorney,
your rights will be protected.
- Tommy Shaw

I am, as I've said, merely competent.
But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.
- Billy Joel

Housework is the only activity at which men are allowed
to be consistently inept because they are thought to
be so competent at everything else.
- Letty Cottin Pogrebin

 

Why do otherwise sane, competent, strong men,
men who can wrestle bears or raid corporations,
shrink away in horror at the thought of washing a dish or changing a diaper?
- Frank Pittman

Playing acoustic and line drawings are the two things I'm most competent at.
- Robyn Hitchcock

I'm a huge Obama fan.
I think it's such an unbelievably great thing to have
a President who's competent and not insane.
- Randy Cohen

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There's Eddie's conviction and his lyrics and his ideals,
and he can just rock straight out.
His vocals are incredible.
And we all are really competent musicians.
- Mike McCready

I am constitutionally competent to contest the elections.
- Benazir Bhutto

Christine and I haven't raised our children.
A whole community of selfless Christians has contributed
to helping them become faithful,
competent adults.
- Clayton Christensen

The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull.
He therefore approaches his task with full humility,
and avoids clever tricks like the plague.
- Edsger Dijkstra

If this work seems so threatening, this is because
it isn't simply eccentric or strange,
but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction.
- Jacques Derrida

If you are any competent musician, if you have creative ideas,
ideas of songs, of arrangements, in a band like the Stones,
where these 2 people do all the things,
there is no freedom.
- Bill Wyman

I'm for absolute autonomy of the individual,
and an adult, competent woman has absolute autonomy.
It's her choice.
- Jack Kevorkian

We may seem competent, but by the end of next century
there will be new deserts,
new ruins.
- Edward Bond

Justice Ginsburg is a very competent justice,
and it is a joy to have her on the court,
but particularly for me it is a pleasure to have a
second woman on the court.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

In his 4 years in the White House, President Carter
worked to make the Federal Government more competent
and compassionate and more responsive to the American people.
- Nathan Deal

We look in...
Germany for a superstar.
We began with 10,000 people, which applied.
From these 10,000, 100 was selected.
The jury is unbelievably competent.
- Michelle Hunziker

It is sound judgment to hope that in the not too distant
future we shall be competent to understand so simple a thing as a star.
- Arthur Eddington

Any competent actor could have done what I did.
- Larry Hovis

I would rather have a competent extremist than an incompetent moderate.
- Leon Jaworski

We can teach a lot of things, but if the teacher can't
relate by talking to a group of friendly students,
he'll never be a competent teacher.
- William Glasser

All the world is competent to judge my pictures except
those who are of my profession.
- William Hogarth

I consider myself to be an inept pianist,
a bad singer, and a merely competent songwriter.
What I do, in my opinion, is by no means extraordinary.
- Billy Joel

Physiological psychology, on the other hand,
is competent to investigate the relations that hold
between the processes of the physical and those of the mental life.
- Wilhelm Wundt

If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble,
competent people on a level with dentists,
that would be splendid.
- John Maynard Keynes

But I was amazed at how organized the Palestinian election authority was,
how competent they were in setting up their polling
places and the poll workers they had.
- Joe Biden

We are to see the development of the country pushed
forward at an unprecedented rate by an aggregation of capital,
and a systematic application of it under the direction of competent men.
- William Graham Sumner

America does not need gorgeous halls and concert rooms
for its musical development,
but music schools with competent teachers,
and many, very many, free scholarships for talented
young disciples who are unable to pay the expense of study.
- Anton Seidl

There is a curious relationship between a candidate
and the reporters who cover him.
It can be affected by small things like a competent press staff,
enough seats, sandwiches and briefings and the ability to understand deadlines.
- Ronald Steel

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

Everything about it worked, and I don't mean just the movie,
but in our experience, we realized there's also a component
of luck involved in this business.
We had absolutely the most competent people in the
studio working on the release and ad campaign.
- David Zucker

Let us not say that we will decide on a political basis
at the national level that no State is competent to
regulate the practice of medicine in that State if
they decide to allow a doctor to prescribe marijuana,
because that is what we are talking about.
- Barney Frank

Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not
devote a considerable amount of time to studying just
how slowly he can work and still convince his employer
that he is going at a good pace.
- Frederick W. Taylor

You basically have a group of four spies who are chosen
for a mission they feel for the fact of how competent
they are and how their expertise and they're the right one for the job.
But ultimately they find out they've been actually
chosen for their incompetence.
- Matt LeBlanc

Most of us take it for granted that the person performing
our radiologic procedures is a competent professional.
But the fact is, poorly trained individuals examine
and treat thousands of patients in this country every day.
- Charles W. Pickering

Proceeding further, to inquire whether the facts related
by the Four Evangelists are proved by competent and satisfactory evidence,
we are led, first, to consider on which side lies the
burden of establishing the credibility of the witnesses.
- Simon Greenleaf

While the President leads his potential adversaries in almost every state,
his support is soft.
He is seen as honest, sincere, just,
and friendly but gets mediocre or relatively poor ratings being competent strong,
intelligent, and a forceful leader.
- Robert Teeter

By competent evidence, is meant such as the nature
of the thing to be proved requires;
and by satisfactory evidence,
is meant that amount of proof, which ordinarily satisfies an unprejudiced mind,
beyond any reasonable doubt.
- Simon Greenleaf

At the same time, the Reagan Administration assured
that the main elements of policymaking were in the
hands of competent loyalists,
thus assuring a successful launch and a highly successful first year.
- Richard V. Allen

There is surely no contradiction in saying that a certain
section of the community may be quite competent to
protect the persons and property of the rest,
yet quite unfit to direct our opinions,
or to superintend our private habits.
- Thomas Babington

Men are very competent in their workplace -
and this is going to sound sexist -
women are better at running households and juggling lots of things,
kids and scheduling and that kind of thing.
- Patricia Heaton

That in affairs of very considerable importance men
should deal with one another with satisfaction of mind,
and mutual confidence, they must receive competent
assurances concerning the integrity,
fidelity, and constancy each of other.
- Isaac Barrow

Because of the nature of Moore's law,
anything that an extremely clever graphics programmer
can do at one point can be replicated by a merely competent
programmer some number of years later.
- John Carmack

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that,
once it is competently programmed and working smoothly,
it is completely honest.
- Isaac Asimov

I shall state silences more competently than ever a
better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.
- Samuel Beckett

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

And it was a great experience, you know,
to travel the world and compete at a certain level.
It teaches you discipline, focus, and certainly keeps you out of trouble.
- Jason Statham

Groups like The Mountain Brothers just have to keep
on doing what they're doing -
just make it dope and just make it different.
And not try to compete with other people of color.
- Chad Hugo

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

Where we can compete on merit, we do very well.
- Jim Barksdale

If image is everything, how can the Democratic presidential
hopefuls compete with a President fresh from a war victory.
- Judy Woodruff

Well, you can't compete with a six foot five man in a wig.
- Shemar Moore

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

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

I don't think there are really enough meetings in Britain
for our athletes to compete properly,
and because of this a lot of the talent we have has been stunted.
- Linford Christie

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

One of the first things I learned about acting was,
the only person you compete against is yourself.
- Ed Harris

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

Persian social manners are well known,
and there is no other society that can compete with them.
- Moshe Katsav

The rich don't exploit the poor.
They just out-compete them.
- David Brooks

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

The only thing I want to be able to do is come in and learn the offense,
go out there and compete, show what I am capable of
doing and try to get better as a football player.
- Brian Griese

Fashion is a tool...
to compete in life outside the home.
People like you better, without knowing why,
because people always react well to a person they like the looks of.
- Mary Quant

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

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

I don't compete with other discus throwers.
I compete with my own history.
- Al Oerter

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

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


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