The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.
Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the "naturals," the ones who somehow know how to teach.
Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people
The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead.
Great minds discuss ideas,average minds discuss events,small minds discuss people.
Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
Applause, mingled with boos and hisses, is about all that the average voter is able or willing to contribute to public life
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It's a way of entering into the quiet that's already thereóburied under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day
Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average
Mediocrity doesn't mean average intelligence, it means an average intelligence that resents and envies its betters.
“Applause, mingled with boos and hisses, is about all that the average voter is able or willing to contribute to public life.”
I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler.
There is plenty of room at the top because very few people care to travel beyond the average route. And so most of us seem satisfied to remain within the confines of mediocrity.
The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.
The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe.
To aim at erxcellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service.
To aim at excellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service.
Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to be the average man
There is a huge difference between journalism and advertising. Journalism aspires to truth. Advertising is regulated for truth. I'll put the accuracy of the average ad in this country up against the average news story any time.
There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
On average, global warming is not going to harm the developing world.
The mood state Americans are in, on average, when watching television is mildly depressed.
Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.