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All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Fulton J. Sheen
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority.
Orison Swett Marden
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.
James F. Cooper
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.
Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
Warren G. Bennis
Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.
In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
A common danger tends to concord. Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak. In Communism, inequality comes from placing mediocrity on a level with excellence.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
John Stuart Mill
The idea for which this nation stands will not survive if the highest goal free man can set themselves is an amiable mediocrity. Excellence implies striving for the highest standards in every phase of life.
John W. Gardner
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Arthur Conan Doyle
We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.
The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.
Mechanization best serves mediocrity.
Frank Lloyd Wright
There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity.
I try to keep an open mind but I'm so tired of the mediocrity.
There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.
It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.
Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.
Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox; they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good.
The only sin is mediocrity.
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