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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.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
I react very badly when mediocrity throws a tantrum of entitlement.
There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity.
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.
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
Mechanization best serves mediocrity.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Fulton J. Sheen
Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them.
Anyone in the humor business isn't thinking clearly if he doesn't surround himself with idea people. Otherwise, you settle for mediocrity - or you burn yourself out.
As far as I'm concerned, it's a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.
Hunter S. Thompson
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Arthur Conan Doyle
When you have had a taste of excellence, you cannot go back to mediocrity.
One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.
My problem with unions is they breed mediocrity.
I have a horror of not rising above mediocrity.
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
There's so much in the 21st century that is stymied by bureaucracy and mediocrity and committee.
Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.
Henry S. Haskins
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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