Quotation Explorer - 'First-Rate'

The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."[War With Honour, 1940] - A.A. Milne
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are. - Anna Quindlen
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking. - -A. A. Milne
A first-rate laboratory is one in which mediocre scientists can produce outstanding work. - P.M.S. Blackett
Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
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
At Group L, Stoffel oversees six first-rate programmers, a managerial challenge roughly comparable to herding cats.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else. - Judy Garland
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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