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  Only time and effort bring proficiency.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Any work is always improvable, you cannot really finish the work, you can only abandon it out of tiredness or incompetence.  
 -  Amit Kalantri
  

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

  The future belongs to the competent. It belongs to those who are very, very good at what they do. It does not belong to the well-meaning.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  When you know what you're doing, efficiency and style are your only improvement opportunities.  
 -  David Allen
  

  You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.  
 -  Denis Waitley
  

  Ever notice how your senses are heightened when you are in challenging situations? You're experiencing an adrenaline rush that gives you extra energy. If you see every day as a challenge, you'd be surprised how efficient you can become, and how much can be accomplished.  
 -  Donald Trump
  

  Success will not be attributable to any one day, week or month but rather to the consistent, persistent, succession of single days. Just keep your eye on your goal and continue to grow in competence. Just concentrate on each task and do it as well as you can. One day at a time, one task at a time. One at a time in their proper order.  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

  I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent.  
 -  Edith Sitwell
  

  The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  It's nice to believe that if you find the field where you're naturally gifted, you'll be great from day one, but it doesn't happen. There's no evidence of high-level performance without experience or practice.  
 -  Geoff Colvin
  

  Asked to explain Tiger's (Woods) phenomenal success, father and son always gave the same reason: hard work.  
 -  Geoff Colvin
  

  The best people in any field are those who devote the most hours to what the researchers call 'deliberate practice.' It's activity that's explicitly intended to improve performance, that reaches for objectives just beyond one's level of competence, provides feedback on results and involves high levels of repetition.  
 -  Geoff Colvin
  

  Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Success demands a high level of logistical and organizational competence.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  The older I get the more I admire and crave competence, just simple competence, in any field from adultery to zoology.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  It's nice to believe that if you find the field where you're naturally gifted, you'll be great from day one, but it doesn't happen. There's no evidence of high-level performance without experience or practice.  
 -  Geoff Colvin
  

  Asked to explain Tiger's (Woods) phenomenal success, father and son always gave the same reason: hard work.  
 -  Geoff Colvin
  

  The best people in any field are those who devote the most hours to what the researchers call 'deliberate practice.' It's activity that's explicitly intended to improve performance, that reaches for objectives just beyond one's level of competence, provides feedback on results and involves high levels of repetition.  
 -  Geoff Colvin
  

  Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Success demands a high level of logistical and organizational competence.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  The older I get the more I admire and crave competence, just simple competence, in any field from adultery to zoology.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

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

  Competence goes beyond words. It's the leader's ability to say it, plan it, and do it in such a way that others know that you know how. And know that they want to follow you.  
 -  John C. Maxwell
  

  The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.  
 -  John Gardner
  

  A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.  
 -  John J. Pershing
  

  A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.  
 -  John J. Pershing
  

  If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.  
 -  Kurt Vonnegut
  

  Regardless of what others may tell you, it's not about your passion. As I know people who are passionately incompetent.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.  
 -  Laurence J. Peter
  

  I would rather have five energetic and competent enemies than one fool friend.  
 -  Luther Burbank
  

  It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didnt.  
 -  Martin Van Buren
  

  There is a power in public opinion in this country - and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers - which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens.  
 -  Martin Van Buren
  

  Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by incompetence.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  Just as your hand has the power to hide the sun, mediocrity has the power to hide your inner light. Do not blame others for your own incompetence.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art.  
 -  Peter F. Drucker
  

  Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.  
 -  Peter F. Drucker
  

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

  Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent.  
 -  Robert Greene
  

  A moment of choice is a moment of truth. It's the testing point of our character and competence.  
 -  Stephen R. Covey
  

  When I hire somebody really senior, competence is the ante. They have to be really smart. But the real issue for me is, are they going to fall in love with Apple? Because if they fall in love with Apple, everything else will take care of itself. They'll want to do what's best for Apple, not what's best for them, what's best for Steve, or anybody else.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.  
 -  Theodore Roosevelt
  

  Never outsource your core competency.  
 -  Tony Hsieh
  

  I'm a woman of mad competence. I'm very optimistic. l have high self-esteem. l give myself choices, and l always feel as if l belong.  
 -  Unknown
  

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

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

  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