Quotation Explorer - 'Mediocrity'

Do you know great minds enjoy excellence, average minds love mediocrity and small minds adore comfort zones? - Onyi Anyado
You can either follow your dreams or adjust with your society's expectations... Either way, consequences are uncertain... the path to glory or the boulevard of mediocrity, both lead to the grave... Choose what's worthwhile, for the end is the same. - K Hari Kumar
Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them. - Joseph Heller
My mediocrity is no secret; My battles with it are - Karan Patade
Too often, we put up with mediocrity, telling ourselves that later in life we’ll do what we want. - Daniel Willey
Mediocrity is not allowed to poets, either by the gods or man. - Horace
Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making. - Fred Allen
the lack of money is the ruler of purpose where mediocrity is the king of the mind - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Do no drown me with mediocrity, give me passion, desire, make me inhale breaths of lust and love in the dark hours that tingle down my spine... - Virginia Alison
The only sin is mediocrity. - Martha Graham
The world admires wealth and velocity—these are the things for which everyone strives. Railroads, the post, steamboats, and all possible modes of communication are the means by which the world overeducates itself and freezes itself in mediocrity. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth
All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying,losing, cheating, and mediocrity are easy. Stay away from easy.
Turn down mediocrity in all its forms! - Michael J. Schiemer
Those who do not continuously seek knowledge are content to settle for mediocrity. - Keith Allan Moore
Write or perish in the banality of mediocrity! - Thomas K. Matthews
Negotiation is permissible for mediocrity not for excellence. - Amit Kalantri
Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself and to American tradition. - George S. Patton Jr.
It is cruel to discover one's mediocrity only when it is too late. - W. Somerset Maugham
It is better to fail at perfection than it is to succeed at mediocrity. - Eric Robert Morse
God doesn't call us to mediocrity. He calls us to a greater standard that doesn't teach us to tear people down to reach him, but to lift others up. Be the type of person that when people walk away from you, they know who you represent! - Shannon L. Alder
I am incapable of mediocrity. - Serge Gainsbourg
It is only in pain that a woman is capable of rising above mediocrity. Her resistance to pain is infinite; one can use and abuse it without any fear that she will die, as long as some childish physical cowardice or some religious hope keeps her from the suicide that offers her a way out. - Colette
He had not even the self-complacency that enables stupid people to accept their mediocrity with unction; he had on the contrary an engaging modesty. - W. Somerset Maugham
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch. - Pope John Paul II
The thorny path to greatness is better than the rosy path to mediocrity. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Do not go for conformity that breeds mediocrity! Choose instead to stand for transformation that does not only transforms lives, but true purpose and living as well. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
When I think of normality I think of mediocrity - Gillian Anderson
There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. - Norman Vincent Peale
Any system which allows men to choose their own future will end by choosing safety and mediocrity, and in such a Reality the stars are out of reach. - Isaac Asimov
[He] was a brilliant man. People tend to become wary of individuals like him because their brilliance reminds them of their own mediocrity. Envy is a blind man who wants to pull out your eyes. - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
In the republic of mediocrity genius is dangerous.
Life without madness is mediocrity. - Nelou Keramati
If I am always standing at the bottom of the mountain longingly looking up, in all probability it is because I have heeded the pillaging dogma of mediocrity which persistently tells me that the dream is not worth the climb. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
If you want to avoid emotional mediocrity, be on time for every present moment. - Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D, MBA
Everyone wants a prodigy to fail; it makes our mediocrity more bearable. - Harold Bloom
Only God understands how incredibly far we’ve fallen, and only God understands how incredibly far we can rise. And only we can determine if we’re going to wallow in the mediocrity that is born of the refusal to understand either. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Often we don’t see the majesty of God’s design because we’re caught up in the mediocrity of our own designs. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Mediocrity does not see higher than itself. But talent instantly recognizes the genius. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The high cost of greatness is better than the low cost of mediocrity. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Stumbling towards greatness is better than sprinting towards mediocrity. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If you learned to live in mediocrity, you have never learned to live.if you still need introduction, you still need to work hard.If you want a short cut to success, try your WILL POWER.If you want a successful life, then take chances and make changes - Harsh Malik
Greatness begins where mediocrity ends. - Debasish Mridha
We are not built for mediocrity, but we build it into our lives nonetheless. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
In you is the ability that will move you from nonentity and mediocrity to an entity of meteority. Take responsiblity now! - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Excellence in obscurity is better than mediocrity in the spotlight. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Mediocrity in life is acceptable only when one excels at it. - ShyWriter
Solitude, the safeguard of mediocrity. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When we are honest about the limitations we are self imposing it becomes necessary to cry out with determination and state you’ve had enough of the mediocrity of stagnation. - Heidi Reagan
Until you go and grow ‎MAD‬ with and in your true passion and purpose, you cannot enter the realm of meteority which is enemical to mediocrity. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Individual talent is an obstruction principally among teams that employ the facade of a synergy to diminish the majorities mediocrity. - Anthony Corlisatra
The lonely road to greatness is better than the crowded road to mediocrity. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Forget the mediocrity, live an extraordinary life. - Debasish Mridha
Mediocrity is ‘purpose’ left to rot in minds ensnared in the deluded rationalization that vision is nothing more than a collection of fanciful dreams constructed by an imaginary God. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
In truth, I am nothing but a plodding mediocrity please observe, a plodding mediocrity for a mere mediocrity does not go very far, but a plodding one gets quite a distance. There is joy in that success, and a distinction can come from courage, fidelity and industry. - Benjamin N. Cardozo
Don't Settle for Mediocrity. Strive for Excellence - Mac James
Mediocrity is a path cleared by fear, leveled by apathy and paved by comfort. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
We are born winners, but we are hypnotized by the society to succumb to mediocrity and moulded into self-victimization. It is for each one of us to regain our self-geniusness. - Vishwas Chavan
Only with absolute fearlessness can we slay the dragons of mediocrity that invade our gardens. - George Lois
Anybody who accepts mediocrity - in school, on the job, in life - is a person who compromises, and when the leader compromises, the whole organization compromises.
NOTORIETY, n. The fame of one's competitor for public honors. The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity. A Jacob's-ladder leading to the vaudeville stage, with angels ascending and descending. - Ambrose Bierce
Excellent people are those, who choose to separate themselves from mediocrity. - Mark F. LaMoure
When all that's left mediocrity and each day just bleeds into the next. - Andy Carrington
You don't want to just get by, you want to get ahead. You don't want to settle for mediocrity, you want to strive for greatness. You don't want to get lost in the crowd, you want to stand out and lead the charge. Pushing the limits of your potential isn't easy, but it will be worth it. - Michael J. Schiemer
If people institute wrong institutions, wrong institutions do not just produce wrong people, but wrong people who understand and accept mediocrity as an institution - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Get off the treadmill of consumption, replication, and mediocrity. Begin lifting the weights of creativity, originality, and success. - Ryan Lilly
Vision is the code that decodes every mediocrity out of life. - Auliq Ice
I believe that we are all born for greatness yet most of us mire in the mediocrity of life. We become complacent or worse, discouraged and stagnate. We damn ourselves by not progressing. - Toni Sorenson
Mediocrity is always in a rush; but whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with consideration. For genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly. - Amelia E. Barr
Awards are merely the badges of mediocrity.
It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation. - Roberto Benigni
Egotism is nature's compensation for mediocrity.
If you surround yourself with the good and righteous, they can only raise you up. If you surround yourself with the others, they will drag you down into the doldrums of mediocrity, and they will keep you there, but only as long as you permit it. - Mark Glamack
Mediocrity is the companion of passivity and will not heed the call of great things. Courage is the companion of sacrifice and cannot help but heed the call of great things. And we are left of our own accord to choose one or the other. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Pursuing your dreams in spite of opposition is a revolution against mediocrity. By challenging yourself, you transform those around you. - M.J. Stoddard
In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous. - Robert G. Ingersoll
There is time to compromise. There is time to absolutely abhor d word. Most times it is the latter. Compromise is mediocrity. Compromise is cheap. - Uneñ Ameji
You can follow others into mediocrity, or you can create something that will be remembered - Candice Galek
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. - Fulton J. Sheen
The tendencies of democracies are, in all things, to mediocrity, since the tastes, knowledge and principles of the majority form the tribunal of the appeal. - James Fenimore Cooper
Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best. Genius must always have lapses proportionate to its triumphs. - Max Beerbohm
When you lower the definition of success to such a level that any person can reach it, you don’t teach people to have big dreams; instead you inspirit mediocrity and nurture people’s inadequacies. - Shannon L. Alder
the apostles of mediocrity shall always stand to defend mediocrity out of mediocrity - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
External signs of wealth and success are often cheap storefronts that hide internal mediocrity or even incompetence. - Gordon Atkinson
lessons of medicrity, to a great extent, produce students of mediocrity - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Mediocrity is Death. - Suleman Abdullah
All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than any existence of mediocrity. - James Fenimore Cooper
Commitment to excellence is a great habit; unfortunately commitment to mediocrity is also a habit. - Debasish Mridha
Comfort, though can be a real reason for mediocrity and conformity, improves speed and enhances mind power greatly! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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