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Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.
A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
Charles Horton Cooley
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.
Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary mediocrity and colossal stupidity. Otherwise, it was great.
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.
The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.
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.
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.
I could've just walked away but I never could have forgiven myself to allow Starbucks to drift into mediocrity or not be relevant. I just couldn't be a bystander.
Media, the plural of mediocrity.
The way that I am now, I don't want to accept mediocrity. I don't want to accept the easy road.
In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are the two most interesting food towns. In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli. There's no mediocrity accepted.
In any area of human endeavour, there is going to be mediocrity. You're going to find people who get money that they shouldn't get.
By and large, talent is in such short supply that mediocrity can be taken for brilliance rather more than genius can go undiscovered.
I have a horror of not rising above mediocrity.
We shouldn't accept mediocrity as the best a politician can do.
Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity.
Low standards are a tactic that takes pressure off teachers' unions by accepting mediocrity and failure for kids.
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?
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.
Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.
Natalie Clifford Barney
Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised. Greatness is not needed.
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
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
Everything about mediocrity kills me.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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