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All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
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
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.
Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Fulton J. Sheen
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them.
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
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Arthur Conan Doyle
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.
I react very badly when mediocrity throws a tantrum of entitlement.
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
Jean de la Bruyere
There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.
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.
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
When you have had a taste of excellence, you cannot go back to 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.
The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.
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.
It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.
Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox; they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good.
It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.
The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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