Quotation Explorer - 'Mediocre'

Societies are mediocre, individuals are excellent. - Amit Kalantri
It's better to do something with quality, no matter how long it takes you rather than do something mediocre, with constant quantity. - Auliq Ice
The sinful nature of man is the same in every generation. Man naturally moves towards entropy. We are driven towards the carnal, mundane and the mediocre. We need a higher power, force and truth to deliver us from this entropic movement to self-destruction and pull us higher to greater values. - Sunday Adelaja
Bad books on writing tell you to "WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW", a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery. - Joe Haldeman
Of all the things in the world, I'm particularly amazed at, is the conviction with which the MIND, endorses an Idea, which is phenomenal, as it differentiates the Genius from Mediocre, or not to forget the human stupidity in particular! - Ramana Pemmaraju
The world needs more dreamers, more peak performers, more people who aren’t content settling for mediocre. It’s time to stand up and create the future and life you love. - Michelle McCullough
With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him; either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great, or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed. - Simone Weil
Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read. - Frank Zappa
He has been called a mediocre man; but this is unwarranted flattery. He was a politician of monumental littleness. - Richard M. Nixon
Don’t let mediocre people talk you out of your dreams; lions have little in common with sheep. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Only the mediocre artist is always at his best. - Victor J. Banis
Mediocre men often have the most acquired knowledge. - Claude Bernard
You are beautiful, brilliant, perceptive and pure beyond compare. Your folly lies in being unaware of your inner power and living a mediocre existence. - Pooja Ruprell
When people talk about their great past they're usually trying to excuse the mediocre present. - Terry Pratchett
Fate would never permit happiness to a man of such talent-a content poet is a mediocre one, a happy poet is insufferable. - Rabih Alameddine
I have discovered that even the mediocre can have adventures and even the fearful can achieve. - Edmund Hillary
Only the mediocre are always at their best. - Jean Giraudoux
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent. - Sophia Loren
Drop out of school before your mind rots from our mediocre educational system. - Frank Zappa
No sense in settling for mediocre minions - A. Dalcourt
Where a mediocre mind finds adversity, a great mind finds great opportunity. - Debasish Mridha
Humanity is mediocre. The majority of women are neither superior nor inferior to the majority ofmen. They are all equal. They all merit the same scorn. - Valentine de Saint-Point
A first-rate laboratory is one in which mediocre scientists can produce outstanding work. - P.M.S. Blackett
Confidence is the prize given to the mediocre - Robert Hughes
death is a joyous journey for the purposeful life and a melancholy for the mediocre life - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The sun rises not to be mediocre, but to shine; so should you. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly. - Albert Einstein
Superior poets say what they really feel. Mediocre poets say what they decide to feel. Inferior poets say what they think they should feel. - Álvaro de Campos
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
The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. - Tom Robbins
Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to become as mediocre as possible. - Margaret Mead
Luck is a tag given by the mediocre to account for the accomplishments of genius.
What I will no longer accept is the mediocre life of a modest little gentleman. - Joan Miró
Only the mediocre want to die of old age. Suffer, then, drink pleasure to its last dregs, cry or laugh, scream in despair or with joy, sing about death or love, for nothing will endure! Morality can only make life a long series of missed opportunities. - Emil Cioran
Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. - Lily Tomlin
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. - Mary Kay Ash
When you are convinced that what you offer is yours, whether it be mediocre or of standard quality, your originality will make people love you in a way you did not expect. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Enriched vocabularies someone had (and used) are produced by a boundless wondrous mind. Sometime with a non mediocre experience also. - Nin
Social conditioning, accompanied by moral and mental constraints, now serve to render the mediocre mind nearly incapable of unbiased assessment. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them. - Joseph Heller
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein
You would rather opt for death than give up. Because, what a way to live a mediocre life by choice? - Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana
A worthy failure is more valuable than a mediocre success. - Kuo Pao Kun
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William Arthur Ward
Women want mediocre men, and men are working to become as mediocre as possible. - Margaret Mead
Only a mediocre person is always at his best. - W. Somerset Maugham
Time is the friend of the wonderful business, the enemy of the mediocre. - Rusty solomon
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