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My problem with unions is they breed mediocrity.
I have a horror of not rising above mediocrity.
Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.
I try to keep an open mind but I'm so tired of the mediocrity.
In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.
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
I'm an intensely competitive guy who is driven by the idea that accepting mediocrity or accepting defeat is not the way you succeed in life.
John W. Thompson
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
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
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.
It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.
Media, the plural of mediocrity.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
John Stuart Mill
Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity.
I am uncompromising to the point of huge dissension in the studio. And it's served me very well. My theory and my philosophy is, 'Compromise breeds mediocrity.' Obviously, you have to pick your battles, and the more success an artist has, the more they want to be involved in their own career, which is not necessarily a good thing.
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.
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.
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.
The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb.
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?
Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.
Natalie Clifford Barney
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
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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