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We live in an age of mediocrity.

Tags: Age  ✍ Author: Lauren Bacall

I have a horror of not rising above mediocrity.

Tags: Above, Horror  ✍ Author: Robert Baldwin

Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.

Tags: Success, Virtue  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.

Tags: Excellent, Lies  ✍ Author: Isaac D\'Israeli

Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.

Tags: Genius, Talk  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

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

Tags: Genius, Talent  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

The bar is so low in rap - mediocrity is king!

Tags: King, Rap  ✍ Author: Jay Electronica

There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.

Tags: Fresh, Generation  ✍ Author: Paul Gauguin

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.

Tags: Dangerous, Successful  ✍ Author: William E. Gladstone

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.

Tags: Dangerous, Genius  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

We have no Arab intellectuals of international stature because we live in a state of generalized mediocrity. We are suspended in the pit without touching the bottom.

Tags: State, Touching  ✍ Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

Malice is only another name for mediocrity.

Tags: Another, Name  ✍ Author: Patrick Kavanagh

We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.

Tags: Another, Men  ✍ Author: Charles Lamb

The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb.

Tags: Bomb, Present  ✍ Author: Rene Magritte

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.

Tags: Activity, Group  ✍ Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Mediocrity is underrated.

Tags: Underrated  ✍ Author: Mary-Louise Parker

Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.

Tags: Either, Whatever  ✍ Author: Blaise Pascal

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.

Tags: Between, Real  ✍ Author: Norman Vincent Peale

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.

Tags: Discourage, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Mechanization best serves mediocrity.

Tags: Best, Serves  ✍ Author: Frank Lloyd Wright

Literature is air, and I'm suffocating in mediocrity.

Tags: Air, Literature  ✍ Author: Armand Assante

Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.

Tags: Heroism  ✍ Author: Natalie Clifford Barney

Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.

Tags: Best, Trusted  ✍ Author: Max Beerbohm

It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.

Tags: Gratitude, Sign  ✍ Author: Roberto Benigni

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.

Tags: Found, Teacher  ✍ Author: Warren Bennis
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Only mediocrity of enjoyment is allowed to man.

Tags: Allowed, Enjoyment  ✍ Author: Hugh Blair

Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.

Tags: Fame, Men  ✍ Author: David Bowie

Media, the plural of mediocrity.

Tags: Media  ✍ Author: Jimmy Breslin

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

Tags: Matter, Themselves  ✍ Author: Andrew Carnegie

A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.

Tags: Genius, Talent  ✍ Author: Tre Cool

The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity.

Tags: Tendency  ✍ Author: James F. Cooper

There's so much in the 21st century that is stymied by bureaucracy and mediocrity and committee.

Tags: Century, Committee  ✍ Author: Benedict Cumberbatch

What compromises women - babies, domesticity, mediocrity - compromises writing even more.

Tags: Women, Writing  ✍ Author: Henry Ian Cusick

Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity.

Tags: Dignity, Preserve  ✍ Author: Charles G. Dawes

Every orientation presupposes a disorientation.

Tags: Greatness, Politics  ✍ Author: Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.

Tags: Art, Life  ✍ Author: Margot Fonteyn

Mediocrity would always win by force of numbers, but it would win only more mediocrity.

Tags: Force, Win  ✍ Author: Ellen Glasgow

The only sin is mediocrity.

Tags: Sin  ✍ Author: Martha Graham

Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.

Tags: Good, Last  ✍ Author: Colleen Haskell

Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice.

Tags: Either, Virtue  ✍ Author: Rutherford B. Hayes

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

Tags: Achieve, Born  ✍ Author: Joseph Heller

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

Tags: Born, Men  ✍ Author: Joseph Heller

Any corporate policy and plan which is typical of the industry is doomed to mediocrity. Where this is not so, it should be possible to demonstrate that all other competitors are at a distinct disadvantage.

Tags: Plan, Possible  ✍ Author: Arthur Henderson

Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity.

Tags: Famous, Successful  ✍ Author: William Hurt

We shouldn't accept mediocrity as the best a politician can do.

Tags: Accept, Best  ✍ Author: Joe Manchin

The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.

Tags: General, Power  ✍ Author: John Stuart Mill

Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity.

Tags: Best, Good  ✍ Author: Stuart Pearce

There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.

Tags: Stuff, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Sean Penn

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.

Tags: Strong, Weak  ✍ Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

The world doesn't need any more mediocrity or hedged bets.

Tags: Bets  ✍ Author: Anne Rice

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.

Tags: Genius, Jealousy  ✍ Author: Fulton J. Sheen

Go for the gold: better one great column and some undistinguished ones than constant mediocrity.

Tags: Gold, Great  ✍ Author: Alfred P. Sloan

Everything about mediocrity kills me.

 ✍ Author: Ivanka Trump

Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox; they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good.

Tags: Good, Public  ✍ Author: Steve Wilkos
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