Mediocrity Quotes

Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous, commonly fatal, to the poet; but among even the successful writers of prose, those who rise sensibly above it are the very rarest exceptions.

William E. Gladstone

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.

Fulton J. Sheen

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.

Oscar Wilde

Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.

Henry S. Haskins

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.

Scott Alexander

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

Margaret Mead

The middlebrow is the man, or woman, of middlebred intelligence who ambles and saunters now on this side of the hedge, now on that, in pursuit of no single object, neither art itself nor life itself, but both mixed indistinguishably, and rather nastily, with money, fame, power, or prestige.

Virginia Woolf

Egotism is nature's compensation for mediocrity.

L.A. Safian

Great innovators and original thinkers and artists attract the wrath of mediocrities as lightning rods draw the flashes.

Theodor Reik

The success of many books is due to the affinity between the mediocrity of the author's ideas and those of the public.

Nicolas Chamfort

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

The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities.

Cesare Lombroso

Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making.

Fred Allen

The only sin is mediocrity.

Martha Graham

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