Mediocre Quotes

Idleness is only fatal to the mediocre.

Albert Camus

To have time was at once the most magnificent and the most dangerous of experiments. Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.

Albert Camus

The quickest way to kill the human spirit is to ask someone to do mediocre work.

Ayn Rand

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

Tragic paradox of freedom: the mediocre men who alone make its exercise possible cannot guarantee its duration.

Emil Cioran

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.

Robert Louis Stevenson

In this country we encourage "creativity" among the mediocre, but real bursting creativity appalls us. We put it down as undisciplined, as somehow "too much.".

Pauline Kael

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.

Sorphia Loren

We must overcome the notion that we must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.

Uta Hagen

Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.

Margaret Mead

Absence weakens mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and kindles fires.

FranÁois de la Rochefoucauld

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds

Albert Einstein

Mediocre men often have the most acquired knowledge.

Claude Bernard

Only the mediocre are always at their best.

Jean Giraudoux

Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.

Joseph Heller

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