Mediocre Quotes

In the dark room a cloud of yellow dust flew from beneath the tool like a scatter of sparks from under the hooves of a galloping horse. The twin wheels turned and hummed. Binet was smiling, his chin down, his nostrils distended. He seemed lost in the kind of happiness which, as a rule, accompanies only those mediocre occupations that tickle the intelligence with easy difficulties, and satisfy it with a sense of achievement beyond which there is nothing left for dreams to feed on.

Gustave Flaubert

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to

George Herbert Allen

A best seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent

Logan Pearsall Smith

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.

George E. Allen

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.

Mary Kay Ash

Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks, glory would become the prey of mediocre minds.... I have made all the calculations; fate will do the rest.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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