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All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.
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
Things can change only through strong personalities. I am not very good at supporting ignorance and mediocrity, so maybe this leads to arrogant gestures and arrogant responses. So, nobody's perfect.
Education in India has made monumental progress since Independence but continues to face daunting challenges at multiple levels, particularly in terms of quality, infrastructure and dropout rates. We have islands of excellence floating in a sea of mediocrity.
I want to add something worthwhile rather than just chucking loads of stuff into the world. I don't want to feel responsible for adding to the soup of mediocrity.
Bat for Lashes
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
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.
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.
We must not reduce the bosom of the universal church to a nest protecting our mediocrity.
I try to keep an open mind but I'm so tired of the mediocrity.
Mediocrity scares me. It's the fear of not being as good as you want to be. If you give over to that fear, it will sabotage you. As much as I can, I try to use that fear to guide me.
Literature is air, and I'm suffocating in mediocrity.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Fulton J. Sheen
The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.
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.
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
Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them.
Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox; they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good.
There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.
Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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