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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

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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 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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete.
- Pierre de Coubertin

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

South Africa has all the tools to compete in the new global village -
an eager workforce,
ready to take on any challenge.
- Tom Peters

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

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

When you start out as a filmmaker, you do parodies,
because you can't really compete on a studio level.
- Bill Paxton

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

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

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

Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and
the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change.
- An Wang

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

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

Why can't DFW compete like San Francisco does with Oakland,
like Miami does with Fort Lauderdale,
and like Chicago O'Hare does with Midway?
- John Ensign

We all know that girls who compete in sports perform better in school,
are physically healthier and have a stronger self-esteem.
- Louise Slaughter

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

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

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

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

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

I think someone should explain to the child that it's OK to make mistakes.
That's how we learn.
When we compete, we make mistakes.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

I've been around where I knew other actors were going to steal the scene,
and I don't compete with them.
- Kevin Costner

We're all Americans trying to compete.
Magic was competing for his team and Larry for his team.
- Oscar Robertson

If anybody reads a story in a magazine or book,
different pictures compete in their minds.
- Vincente Minnelli

The difference between the more traditional sports
clubs and Congress is that Congress doesn't really
compete against another team.
- Cal Thomas

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

Also, if we take back our schools and concentrate on
improving them so our children get a better education,
they will be better trained to compete for a job locally.
- Vincent Frank

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

There's so many wonderful gospel people out there,
and I don't necessarily want to compete with those people.
- Smokey Robinson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After a few games I knew I was going to be able to compete.
The idea of being a star never crossed my mind.
- Merlin Olsen

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

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


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