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.
When success and incompetence meet, disaster is not far away.
Incompetence is often highly regarded in governmental circles.
Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
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.
Our government has become incompetent, unresponsive, corrupt. And that incompetence, ineptitude, lack of accountability is now dangerous.
A certain combination of incompetence and indifference can cause almost as much suffering as the most acute malevolence.
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.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
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.
Carelessness with details sinks more careers than anyone will admit.
One of the chief features of incompetence was an inability to see it in oneself.
I have little tolerance for incompetence, sloppy thinking, and laziness.
Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.
I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.
A bad workman quarrels with the man who calls him that.
Every clique is a refuge for incompetence. It fosters corruption and disloyalty, it begets cowardice, and consequently is a burden upon and a drawback to the progress of the country. Its instincts and actions are those of the pack.
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