51 Total Quotes

Mediocrity Quotes

Over-seriousness is a warning sign for mediocrity and bureaucratic thinking. People who are seriously committed to mastery and high performance are secure enough to lighten up.
Michael Gelb
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Henry David Thoreau
The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed.
Henry David Thoreau
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Mediocrity - It takes a lot less time and most people won't notice the difference until it's too late.
Larry Kersten
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Jim Rohn
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Jim Rohn
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Napoleon Bonaparte
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
Napoleon Bonaparte
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Andrew Carnegie
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Andrew Carnegie
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Harriet Stowe, ,
One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me.
Harriet Stowe, ,
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quickly go from quality to mediocrity.
Scott Phillips
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George Will
Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox; they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good.
George Will
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If you hire mediocre people, they will hire mediocre people.
Tom Murphy
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Embracing mediocrity is not the way to improve schools.
Edwin Eisendrath
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Mediocrity is self-inflicted and genius is self-bestowed.
Walter Russell
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Take back the beauty and wit you bestow upon me; leave me my own mediocrity of agreeableness and genius, but leave me also my sincerity, my constancy, and my plain dealing; 'tis all I have to recommend me to the esteem either of others or myself.
Mary Montagu
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Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous, commonly fatal, to the poet; but among even the successful writers of prose, those who rise sensibly above it are the very rarest exceptions
William Gladstone
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Any corporate policy and plan which is typical of the industry is doomed to mediocrity. Where this is not so, it should be possible to demonstrate that all other competitors are at a distinct disadvantage.
Bruce Henderson
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Beware the lollipop of mediocrity; lick it once and you'll suck forever.
Brian Wilson
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There's a perception that British pies suffer from mediocrity, and historically they have. We're trying to re-educate people about what pie is.
James Robertson
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He won't settle for mediocrity. He says we've got five freshmen on the team and things like that, but over and over in the locker room he's telling us that we're going to be a good team. We can't settle for any less than that.
Marcus Ginyard
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The only sin is mediocrity.
Martha Graham
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Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them.
Joseph Heller
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Max Beerbohm
Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best
Max Beerbohm
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Malice is only another name for mediocrity.
Patrick Kavanagh
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There's just a lot of mediocrity out there. It's going to be real tough year for the committee.
Jerry Palm
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Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.
Henry Haskins
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To the mediocre, mediocrity appears great
Indian Proverb
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The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb.
Rene Magritte
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I have a horror of not rising above mediocrity.
Robert Baldwin
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It's a season with few highs and few lows, but the general level of mediocrity is higher than it has been.
Robert Bianco
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We didn't get involved with the Reds to wallow in mediocrity. If that's all we have to offer, we shouldn't be hanging around. We're going to give it 110 percent to put a contender on the field.
Robert Castellini
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We shouldn't accept mediocrity as the best a politician can do,
Joe Manchin
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