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All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
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.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Fulton J. Sheen
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
There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
A strong accountability system needs to broaden, not narrow, the curriculum. That cannot happen if you only have accountability without adequate school funding. Until Tallahassee understands the need to raise the bar as well as the financial investment, Florida will continue to celebrate mediocrity at the expense of true achievement.
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.
When you have had a taste of excellence, you cannot go back to mediocrity.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
John Stuart Mill
The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.
I find mediocrity hard. I find that whole area difficult. I'm a very passionate person; I care very much about what I do. I believe I give it a lot, so it's gotta be good; otherwise, what's the point?
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
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
I react very badly when mediocrity throws a tantrum of entitlement.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their 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
The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.
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.
Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them.
John F. Kennedy
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