49 Incompetence Quotes and Sayings

Incompetence is a lack of ability. Incompetence can also be interpreted as a condition of a lack of power to act with legal effectiveness. Incompetence is the inability to do something successfully. Incapacity in the philosophical context of criminal law is one of the functions of punishment, which involves sending offenders to prison or limiting freedom in society. Detention is the primary mechanism of incapacity and is used to prevent future violations. There are many collections of quotes and sayings “incompetence” that you can use as motivation.

I don’t know what I’m doing, but my incompetence has never stopped my enthusiasm. – Woody Allen

One moment of incompetence can be fatal. – Frank Herbert

Our government has become incompetent, unresponsive, corrupt. And that incompetence, ineptitude, lack of accountability is now dangerous. – Carly Fiorina

There are few things more dangerous than a mixture of power, arrogance and incompetence. – Bob Herbert

When success and incompetence meet, disaster is not far away. – Robert Kiyosaki

Incompetence is the true crisis. – Albert Einstein

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. – Billy Joel

Always assume incompetence before looking for conspiracy. – Niccolo Machiavelli

Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Sometimes incompetence is useful. It helps you keep an open mind. – Roberto Cavalli

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. – Isaac Asimov

Everyone rises to their level of incompetence. – Laurence J. Peter

Incompetence is often highly regarded in governmental circles. – William Wallace

Incompetence is a double-edged banana. – John Perry Barlow

I have little tolerance for incompetence, sloppy thinking, and laziness. – Michael E. DeBakey

Any constraint is part of the skeleton that you build the composition on – including your own incompetence. – Brian Eno

Never attribute to malevolence what is merely due to incompetence – Arthur C. Clarke

The most dangerous irony is, people are angry with others because of their own incompetence. – Amit Kalantri

The best advice I’ve ever received is, “No one else knows what they’re doing either”. — Ricky Gervais

Marriage, laws, the police, armies and navies are the mark of human incompetence. – Dora Russell

Man cannot live by incompetence alone. – Charlotte Whitton

The useless always judge themselves as being important and hide all their incompetence behind authority. – Paulo Coelho

Never attribute to malevolence what is merely due to incompetence. — Arthur Clarke

The purpose of bureaucracy is to compensate for incompetence and lack of discipline. – James C. Collins

All the ‘too close to call’ announcements are not due to incompetence … It’s caution. – Chris Matthews

A certain combination of incompetence and indifference can cause almost as much suffering as the most acute malevolence. – Bruce Catton

Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence. – James Cash Penney

When focusing only on one’s credentials one boasts his own incompetence in his capacity for discernment of the individual. – Criss Jami

The problem with incompetence is its inability to recognize itself. – Orrin Woodward

It happens; incompetence is rewarded more often than not. – Jeff Lindsay

Let me not fuss and fret at my incompetence but be still and know that Thou art God. – Emily Carr

Obscurity is usually the refuge of incompetence. – Robert A. Heinlein

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence. – Laurence J. Peter

Secrecy breeds incompetence because where there is failure, failure is kept secret. – Julian Assange

Incompetence is certainty in the absence of expertise. – Malcolm Gladwell

Adventure is a sign of incompetence. – Vilhjalmur Stefansson

One of the chief features of incompetence was an inability to see it in oneself. – Kim Stanley Robinson

Evil is a form of incompetence. – Alan Bullock

Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence. – Kingsley Amis

Carelessness with details sinks more careers than anyone will admit. – Lois Wyse

Inconsistency, incompetence, and lies are all cut short by the ground. It will stop you if you can’t stop yourself. – Mark Twight

The price of loyalty is incompetence. – Jonathan Alter

The utter incompetence of the U.N. is literally incomprehensible. – Malcolm Wallop

Ignorance is the worst liberation. To know even a few is better than knowing nothing at all. – Michael Bassey Johnson

Violence is a confession of terrible incompetence. – E.W. Hornung

Incompetence, in my books, is the failure of the critical faculties to interfere constructively with the natural flow. – Robert Genn

Incompetence is a better explanation than conspiracy in most human activity. – Peter Bergen

Incompetence plus incompetence equals incompetence. – Laurence J. Peter

Bullying consists of the least competent most aggressive employee projecting their incompetence on to the least aggressive most competent employee and winning. – Tim Field

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