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Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making.
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
Let America first praise mediocrity even, in her children, before she praises... the best excellence in the children of any other land.
It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.
Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.
There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.
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
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
Jean de la Bruyere
A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
Charles Horton Cooley
Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.
Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary mediocrity and colossal stupidity. Otherwise, it was great.
Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them.
I have a horror of not rising above mediocrity.
We must not reduce the bosom of the universal church to a nest protecting our mediocrity.
Pope Francis I
The way that I am now, I don't want to accept mediocrity. I don't want to accept the easy road.
My problem with unions is they breed mediocrity.
We live in an age of mediocrity.
There's so much in the 21st century that is stymied by bureaucracy and mediocrity and committee.
Well, teachers have been profoundly demoralized in recent years and are often treated with contempt by politicians. There's a great deal of reckless rhetoric in Washington about the mediocrity of the teaching profession - and I don't find that to be true at all.
Media, the plural of mediocrity.
Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity.
We shouldn't accept mediocrity as the best a politician can do.
You can always spot a 'television personality', even when they aren't actually on television, because they carry their 'made-up' persona in front of them, like some sort of baffler, or Ready Brek force field. Their reach for notoriety predicated on that fulsome mediocrity of talent detailed above has become frozen in their faces.
The world doesn't need any more mediocrity or hedged bets.
The thing is, I don't believe in most of what's done. The amount of financial and imaginative energy that's put into mediocrity is just amazing which I find to be fundamentally offensive as a human being.
What compromises women - babies, domesticity, mediocrity - compromises writing even more.
My biggest concern is that America is drifting towards mediocrity and that people don't recognize - and by people I'm meaning Washington - don't recognize the sense of urgency and the fact that I don't think this is a crisis anymore. I think it's an emergency.
I think there is probably no better person to aspire to emulate than Steve Jobs and what he has done at Apple in terms of his leadership, his innovation, not settling for 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.
Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice.
Rutherford B. Hayes
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