A Quote by Gary Apple on competence

You may not know this, but I'm an impressionist. Allow me to do my impression of a competent public speaker.

Gary Apple

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A Quote by Galileo Galilei on authority, competence, doubt, god, judgment, people, senses, and world

And who can doubt that it will lead to the worst disorders when minds created free by God are compelled to submit slavishly to an outside will?  When we are told to deny our senses and subject them to the whim of others?  When people devoid of whatsoever competence are made judges over experts and are granted authority to treat them as they please?  These are the novelties which are apt to bring about the ruin of commonwealths and the subversion of the state.  [On the margin of his own copy of Dialogue on the Great World Systems].

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956, p. 733.

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A Quote by G. N. Breed Brookings on action, change, competence, heaven, ideas, learning, life, pleasure, schools, and unhappiness

During our short sojourn here we are constantly changing. There is no such a thing as remaining always the same in any particular element. Our thoughts change. Our actions are not the same today as they were yesterday. We are constantly gathering new ideas, either bettering our lives, or making ourselves more unhappy. Collecting the beauties and sweets of this life is like gathering favorite roses from among the tangled briars. We pay dearly for the pleasure of having them. Yet we are told that this is but a "preparatory school," and the lessons we learn here are to make us more competent to enter into the higher departments of heaven. Let us strive on.

G. N. Breed Brookings

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A Quote by Frederick W. Taylor on competence, good, justice, study, time, and work

Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace.

Frederick W. Taylor

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A Quote by Evelle J. Younger on competence, delay, and incompetence

An incompetent attorney can delay a trial for months or years. A competent attorney can delay one even longer.

Evelle J. Younger

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A Quote by Elton Trueblood on awareness, christianity, competence, conviction, decisions, earth, experience, facts, fatherhood, history, honesty, meditation, problems, science, scientists, service, sharing, and work

When scientists are honest, as most of them are, they are well aware of the fact that their competence in science does not give them a clue to the problem of how their science should be used in the service of man. The sensitive visitor to the mesas of Los Alamos is almost sure to meditate on the experience of that gifted man, Klaus Fuchs. Though his work in the laboratories was outstanding, his decision concerning the use of what he knew was disastrous. What if, in addition to his scientific competence, the younger Fuchs had shared something of the Christian conviction of his father, Emil Fuchs? Much of the subsequent history of our earth might then have been different.

Elton Trueblood

Source: The Incendiary Fellowship

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A Quote by Edward de Bono on art, business, competence, creativity, design, ideas, information, technology, value, and water

Water is essential for soup - but soup is more than water. Competence is essential for business - but business is more than competence. What is added to water gives the 'value' of the soup. What is added to competence gives the value delivered by business. Competence is becoming a commodity, Information is becoming a commodity. State of the art technology is becoming a commodity. So what is going to differentiate businesses? How are these commodities to be designed to deliver value? That means design. That means creativity. That means new ideas. Ideas are going to become more important in business than they have ever been.

Edward de Bono

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on church, competence, god, good, insults, life, neighbors, and religion

What the church should be telling the worker is that the first demand religion makes on him is that he should be a good workman. If he is a carpenter he should be a competent carpenter. Church by all means on Sundays - but what is the use of church if at the very center of life a man defrauds his neighbor and insults God by poor craftsmanship.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by Dr. William Mather Lewis on america, citizenship, competence, needs, people, propaganda, thinking, and world

Today the world is the victim of propaganda because people are not intellectually competent. More than anything the United States needs effective citizens competent to do their own thinking.

Dr. William Mather Lewis (1927 - 1945)

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A Quote by Dr. Laurence J. Peter & Raymond Hull on beauty, competence, and truth

Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

Dr. Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1990)

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