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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.
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.
Mediocrity would always win by force of numbers, but it would win only more mediocrity.
The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.
If you stick with a vision, it might not all work, but some of it will be absolute genius. To me, 15 minutes worth of absolute genius in a film is so much better than two hours of mediocrity. I would rather pay to see something different like that.
Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for 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
Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
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.
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
Jean de la Bruyere
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
Any corporate policy and plan which is typical of the industry is doomed to mediocrity. Where this is not so, it should be possible to demonstrate that all other competitors are at a distinct disadvantage.
Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous, commonly fatal, to the poet; but among even the successful writers of prose, those who rise sensibly above it are the very rarest exceptions.
William E. Gladstone
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
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.
In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice.
Rutherford B. Hayes
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.
Media, the plural of mediocrity.
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
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