Quotation Explorer - 'Average'

The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. - Carlos Castenada
No man was ever a great success traveling an easy pre-made road. All great things REQUIRE sweat, tears and maybe even some blood spilled to be accomplished. The average man walks the easy road, the innovators CREATE the road! - Levon Peter Poe
There’s randomness and there’s the demand and supply ratio. And both of these combine to stop the average man from making it big. More it happens, more is our guy forced to believe in luck. Decades, my friend, you know what that does to a man. - Daya Kudari
People in science fiction flicks always seemed to know useful things about the places time travel took them. But what if the time traveler had been only an average history student? What then? - Tad Williams
You see yourself as very average, ordinary. And there is nothing ordinary about you, Rachel." (Something Borrowed) - Emily Giffin
I have yet to see a genius or a hero who, if stuck with a burning match, would feel less pain than his undistinguished average brother. - Ayn Rand
Do you know great people are continually quoted while the average always misquote great people? - Onyi Anyado
If I hadn't lost my hearing, I wouldn't be where I am now. It forced me to maximize my own potential. I have to be better than the average person to succeed. - Lou Ferrigno
I’m intimidated by the fear of being average. - Taylor Swift
There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence. - Henry Adams
The average man does not know what to do with his life, yet wants another one which will last forever. - Anatole France
When the highest type of men hear Tao,They diligently practice it.When the average type of men hear Tao,They half believe in it.When the lowest type of men hear Tao,They laugh heartily at it.Without the laugh, there is no Tao. - Lao-tzu
I am not your average girl. That isn't me. I want you to notice when I'm not around. I want you to remember the little things. I want you to see me for who I am. I don't want to be like everybody else. I follow my heart and never look back. I'll go on shining no matter what... Always shine. - Anonymous
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine. - Fran Lebowitz
The average American can get into the kingdom of heaven much more easily than he can get into the Boulevard St. Germain. - W. Somerset Maugham
Extraordinary storms turn average seamen into extraordinary sailors. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I knew I was different. I thought that I might be gay or something because I couldn't identify with any of the guys at all. None of them liked art or music. They just wanted to fight and get laid. It was many years ago but it gave me this real hatred for the average American macho male. - Kurt Cobain
There would definitely be way fewer instances of cheating, if the average couple did not have sex only when the woman feels like it. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
That's the news from Lake Woebegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average. - Garrison Keillor
Babbit was an average father. He was affectionate, bullying, opinionated, ignorant, and rather wistful. Like most parents he enjoyed the game of waiting till the victim was clearly wrong, then virtuously pouncing. - Sinclair Lewis
But the culture-vultures and the intellectual snobs, and the self-appointed guardians of the Muses, often frighten off the average person from the free development of this appetite. - Sydney J. Harris
Let your work speak for itself:If poor, it will remain silent.If average, it will whisper.If good, it will talk.If great, it will shout.If genius, it will sing. - Matshona Dhliwayo
cross-national studies show that the U.S. poverty rate, which stands persistently above 12 percent, is not only the highest poverty rate of any advanced industrial nation, but is more than twice the average for that group.Pursuing the American Dream, 9, 276 - Calvin C. Jillson
Settling for someone average, I want someone who makes me a better person and who makes me do the unthinkable, someone who I am painfully in love with to the point that there could never be anyone else. - Leah Land
As part of it's 'Astro' program LAPD helicopters maintain an average nineteen-hours-per-day vigil over 'high crime areas', tactically coordinated to patrol car forces, and exceeding even the British Army's aerial surveillance of Belfast.
Live your insanity and leave those who want to be normal in the average. - Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
Even when repressed, inequality grows; only the man who is below the average in economic ability desires equality; those who are conscious of superior ability desire freedom, and in the end superior ability has its way. - Will Durant
Atheists/agnostics scored an average of 6.7 out of 12 on questions specifically regarding the Bible and Christianity. This is a higher score than (Protestant) Christians (6.2) and Catholics (5.4). - Pew Report
In the average, want overcomes reason. In the magnificent, reason is the want. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter. - Sir Winston Churchill
You say that money doesn't bring happiness... but you have them... don't ya?If they don't bring happiness give them to average class and the result will be called "Bringing happiness! - Deyth Banger
Average people give up on their dreams. Don't be like average people. - Sharfaraz Ahmed
You have to do stuff that average people don't understand because those are the only good things. - Andy Warhol
What the average call excellent, the excellent call average. - Onyi Anyado
The average person will take the excuses, but the leader will always take responsibilities - Manuel Corazzari
The best argument against democracy is a five minute talk with the average voter. - Sir Winston Churchill
The average buyer in bookshop spends 8 seconds on the front cover and 15 seconds on the back cover before deciding whether to purchase the book or not. On average, he does not get past page 18. See? The odds are stacked against us writers! - Ashwin Sanghi
Science affects the average man and woman in two ways already. He or she benefits by its application driving a motor-car or omnibus instead of a horse-drawn vehicle, and being treated for disease by a doctor or surgeon rather than a witch. - J.B.S. Haldane
It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls. - Bruce Barton
Confidence is a life ingredient that is essential to success and wholeness. It is perhaps the single most important trait that enables seemingly average people to do and become all that they can. And the good news is it can be learned. No one has to suffer a lifetime of low confidence. - Steve Goodier
Give Compassion: Every day the average person fights epic battles never told just to survive. - Ken Poirot
my problem is that my body acts before my brain thinks... it sometimes brings me huge trouble, or also huge success. recently, my body and brain got come to an agreement. it may be far better to live this gambling life than living in boring average ...they at least make my art more interesting - Hiroko Sakai
The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another. - J. Frank Dobie
Life entertains humble men by giving men with below average looks (intellect, knowledge, etc.) an above average self-esteem. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Culture makes lies plausible through exposure to time. It makes prejudice seem like physics intergenerationally. It is therefore the most dangerous opponent of philosophy, because it feels the most credible to the average person. - Stefan Molyneux
If you don't succeed the first time - you're about average - Frederick L. Coxen
It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man. - H. L. Mencken
America is not a pile of goods, more luxury, more comforts, a better telephone system, a greater number of cars. America is a dream of greater justice and opportunity for the average man and, if we can not obtain it, all our otherachievements amount to nothing. - Eleanor Roosevelt
The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever. - Anatole France
Any person of average intelligence could write a better commentary than he does. He hasn't covered a story in years.
In 2008, when almost every other investor got crushed, and even the Wall Street "experts" were down by almost half, I was up 17 percent - beating the S&P Average by over 50 percent.Reminiscences of a Stock Market Flea - James J. Houts
Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune. - C.G. Jung
Do you know great minds enjoy excellence, average minds love mediocrity and small minds adore comfort zones? - Onyi Anyado
The call of distinction cannot be heard by the average, neither can the vision of distinction be seen by the eyes of the mediocre. - Onyi Anyado
When something really bad is going on in a culture, the average guy doesn’t see it. He can’t. He’s average. And is surrounded by and immersed in the cant and discourse of the status quo. - George Saunders
I know, I'm not perfect, I'm not too good, I'm an average person in everything but I also know that I'm real. And really that's enough for me and I'm very happy with it. :) - Waleed Uz Zaman Khan
The camera has always been a guide, and it's allowed me to see things and focus on things that maybe an average person wouldn't even notice. - Don Chadwick
Intelligent individuals learn from every thing and every one; average people, from their experiences. The stupid already have all the answers. - Socrates
Good leadership consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people. - John D. Rockefeller
Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you've met your New Year's resolution. - Jay Leno
In 2008, when almost every other investor got crushed, and even the Wall Street 'experts' were down by almost half, I was up 17 percent - beating the S&P Average by over 50 percent.Reminiscences of a Stock Market Flea - James J. Houts
An average man is egoistic, proud and has strong self esteem. They always require partners who massage their ego not those who will drag their ego to the mud. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
If I were hungry and friendless today, I would rather take my chances with a saloon-keeper than with the average preacher. - Eugene V. Debs
Only the Supreme Being_Allah is Perfect!For humans intention of being a perfectionist can cause sudden downfall and disgrace even below average. - Tehreem Rahat
America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. - Evan Esar
The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other in opposite directions. - George Carlin
The average author hawks their books at many events. They are vigilant promoters, waiting for a breakthrough. They do this, or else watch their novel wither away. - Michael J. Kannengieser
Attending a funeral would leave the average person insane, if they truly believed that sooner or later they are also going to die. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
To conform is to be average. - Manoj Vaz
The average person living to age 70 has 613,000 hours of life. This is too long a period not to have fun.
Applause, mingled with boos and hisses, is about all that the average voter is able or willing to contribute to public life. - Elmer Davis
If present rates of improvement continue, however, we would expect the cruising range of electric cars, for example, to intersect with the average range demanded in the mainstream market by 2015, and electric vechicle acceleration to intersect with mainstream demands by 2020. - Clayton M Christensen
People vote their resentment, not their appreciation. The average man does not vote for anything, but against something. - William Bennet Munro
The western average human lifespan is 2.5 billion seconds (or 77 years). Here are 2 time-dilating perception strategies to enhance one's allocated living time: 1.Make choices. 2.Focus on your best qualities. - Nodas
The average adult hates being treated like a child, unless it suits them. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
If all the exposure in elevators and cafés and cars and televisions and kitchen radios was put together, the average person listens to several hours of music every day ["The Music In You," Aeon, January 8, 2015]. - Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis
She'd always been a little excitable, a little more passionate about books than your average person, but she was supposed to be -- she was a librarian, after all. - Sarah Beth Durst
The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser―in case you thought optimism was dead. - Robert Brault
Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper is like trying to play Bach's 'St. Matthew's Passion' on a ukulele. - Bagdikian's Observation
Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages. - H. L. Mencken
A great person defines himself; an average person defines others. - Debasish Mridha
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, anew continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to bereleased and channeled toward some great good. - Brian Tracy
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special. - Stephen Hawking
The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - they have preservatives. - Calvin Trillin
The average man's judgement is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
A survey of Canadian media consumption by Microsoft concluded that the average attention span had fallen to eight seconds, down from 12 in the year 2000. - Timothy Egan
Unless you have great parents or some inspirational teacher from a movie that pushes you to follow your dreams, you can't expect a kid to be smart enough to realize they can do what they want with their life before they've been pushed through the school system into having an average life. - Dan Howell
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet.It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there -buried under the 50,000 thoughtsthe average person thinks every day - Deepak Chopra
Currently, the average age of exposure to hardcore pornography is 9 years old. None of this can be good for anyone... except the sex industry. - Guy Noland
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that. - George Carlin
Personal Brand Focus: Immediately you try to reach the masses with your brand you dilute your brand's power and falls into the average zone. You cease to be remarkable - Bernard Kelvin Clive
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. - Jim Rohn
I didn't ask for average and i won't settle for it - Fearless Motivation
The average IQ in America is—and this can be proven mathematically—average. - P.J. O'Rourke
In 1994, the average person spent $79 on books as compared to $56 on recorded music. - Richard L. Brandt
The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible. - Jean Kerr
The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other going in opposite directions. - George Carlin
A hundred years ago, an average teenager knew countless authors, and, a sex position or two. Today, an average teenager knows countless sex positions, and, an author or two. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Politics: the art of using euphemisms, lies, emotionalism and fear-mongering to dupe average people into accepting--or even demanding--their own enslavement. - Larken Rose
You are not walking slow enough, when taking a walk, if you do not come across as bored or depressed (to the average sane person). - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
People of success are not going to settle for the average. - Sunday Adelaja
Religion consists in a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain of. - Mark Twain
All the taxes paid over a lifetime by the average American are spent by the government in less than a second.
The one who lives solely with the many, solely with the best, lives only as briefly as that which he owns, passes his tests. The one living by his actions, and by his deeds, will live his full life owning the average, happily having them, filling his needs. - Fabian Gustafsson
Average people have a world view that says being comfortable with who and where they are in life is the key to happiness. The great ones have a world view that says happiness is learning, growing and becoming. - Steve Siebold
Relax. Cultivate your children's capabilities. Maximize their strengths. Do not handicap their unique skills by spending too much time on making them average in everything. Help them create their own style, and appreciate your children for who God created them to be. - Tamara L. Chilver
An average person with average talent, ambition and education can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals. - Brian Tracy
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. - Andy Rooney
When dealing with writers it breaks down like this: a regular writer is your average everyday megalomaniac. Like every artist, there's a part of them that believes--nay, knows--the world turns for them. Most are harmless. Some are obnoxious. Some are Bret Easton Ellis. - Hannah Strom-Martin
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. - Henry Thomas Buckle
The average person thinks he isn't. - Father Larry Lorenzoni
It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that make the master's fame. - Orison Swett Marden
Great minds find beauties and appreciate it. Average minds find commonalities and compare. Small minds find the problems and criticize. - Debasish Mridha
Our stories always contain average, ordinary people. They are the most unsuspecting victims of all. - D.J. Weaver
In College average and numbers means everything to a guy. - Slicktor Victor Robinson
I am boring, but I'm ok with it. I'm the anchor, the shoulder...I'm an average man...with a truly extraordinary wife - Jasper Fforde
Normal, average and ordinary are not a part of my vocabulary. I am an artist after all! - Paul S. Lynch
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult. - Sigmund Freud
I would rather be average and wise than be extraordinary and imprudent. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Generally speaking, I resolve to change my life on average maybe thirty to forty times a week, usually at about two a.m, drunk, ore early the next morning, hungover. - David Nicholls
The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity. - Carlos Castaneda
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. - Winston S. Churchill
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