Mediocrity Quotes

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

Mediocrity doesn't mean average intelligence, it means an average intelligence that resents and envies its betters.

Ayn Rand

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

Ayn Rand

A common danger tends to concord. Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak. In Communism, inequality comes from placing mediocrity on a level with excellence.

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority.

Orison Swett Marden

The most insidious influence on the young is not violence, drugs, tobacco, drink or sexual perversion, but our pursuit of the trivial and our tolerance of the third rate.

Eric Anderson

Mediocrity obtains more with application than superiority without it.

Balthasar Gracian

A steady salary is an invitation to mediocrity.

Anonymous

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.

Andrew Carnegie

Mediocrity inspires neither great love nor hate.

Vanna Bonta

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.

Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe

There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity.

Vladimir Nabokov

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

Peter F. Drucker

Working collectively and collaboratively is the difference between mediocrity by yourself...or success as a team. You have to share the pain... and the responsibility... and if you do then you will also share in the rewards.

Michael Bloomberg

7 Habits of Highly Resilient People

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Updated On : March 23, 2013
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