There are few things more dangerous than a mixture of power, arrogance and incompetence.
Useful men, who do useful things, don't mind being treated as useless.
But the useless always judge themselves as being important and hide all their incompetence behind authority.
The problem with incompetence is its inability to recognize itself.
Incompetence is the true crisis.
Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
When success and incompetence meet, disaster is not far away.
Incompetence is often highly regarded in governmental circles.
Our government has become incompetent, unresponsive, corrupt. And that incompetence, ineptitude, lack of accountability is now dangerous.
Authoritarianism and secrecy breed incompetence; the two feed on each other. It's a vicious cycle. Governments with authoritarian tendencies point to what is in fact their own incompetence as the rationale for giving them yet more power.
Incompetence plus incompetence equals incompetence.
Always assume incompetence before looking for conspiracy.
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.
Everyone rises to their level of incompetence.
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.
As coercive monopolies that spend other people's money taken by force, governments are uniquely unqualified to solve problems. They are riddled by ignorance, perverse incentives, incompetence and are self-serving.
A certain combination of incompetence and indifference can cause almost as much suffering as the most acute malevolence.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Secrecy breeds incompetence because where there is failure, failure is kept secret.
The price of loyalty is incompetence.
Incompetence is certainty in the absence of expertise. Overconfidence is certainty in the presence of expertise.
I don't know what I'm doing, but my incompetence has never stopped my enthusiasm.
One of the chief features of incompetence was an inability to see it in oneself.
It happens; incompetence is rewarded more often than not.
The purpose of bureaucracy is to compensate for incompetence and lack of discipline.
...because knowledge rapidly deteriorates unless it is used constantly, maintaining within an organization an activity that is used only intermittently guarantees incompetence.
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