Average Quotes

Baseball is a harbor, a seclusion from failure that really matters, a playful utopia in which virtuosity can be savored to the third decimal place of a batting average

Mark Kramer

During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball

Mickey Mantle

The mood state Americans are in, on average, when watching television is mildly depressed.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.

John B. S. Haldane

Feminism was recognized by the average man as a conflict in which it was impossible for a man, as a chivalrous gentleman ... as a highly evolved citizen of a highly civilized community, to refuse the claim of this better half to self-determination.

Wyndham Lewis

Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.

Fran Lebowitz

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.

Jef I. Richards

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult

Anna Freud

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.

Oliver Goldsmith

Satire must not be a kind of superfluous ill will, but ill will from a higher point of view. Ridiculous man, divine God. Or else, hatred against the bogged-down vileness of average man as against the possible heights that humanity might attain.

Paul Klee

Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.

John D. Rockefeller

Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.

Jim Rohn

There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.

Henry Adams

The average man gets his living by such depressing devices that boredom becomes a sort of natural state to him.

H. L. Mencken

Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to be the average man

W. R. Inge

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.

Oliver Goldsmith

The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead.

Robert Brault

The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe.

H. L. Mencken

Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain

Mark Twain

The average man plays to the gallery of his own self - esteem

Elbert Hubbard

Great minds discuss ideas,average minds discuss events,small minds discuss people.

Hyman Rickover

Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.

John D. Rockefeller

The average man does not get pleasure out of an idea because he thinks it is true; he thinks it is true because he gets pleasure out of it.

H L Mencken

The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.

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