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43 Mediocrity Quotes

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

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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

Ayn Rand Quotes

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Egotism is nature's compensation for mediocrity.

L.A. Safian Quotes

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

Mary Kay Ash Quotes

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

Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr. Quotes

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

Theodor Reik Quotes

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In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.

Robert G. Ingersoll Quotes

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Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.

William M. Winans Quotes

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

Joseph Heller Quotes

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Over and over again mediocrity is promoted because real worth isn't to be found.

Kathleen Norris Quotes

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

Scott Alexander Quotes

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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 Quotes

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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 Quotes

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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 Quotes

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

Norman Vincent Peale Quotes

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

Theodor Reik Quotes

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Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.

Lily Tomlin Quotes

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Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.

Chet Atkins Quotes

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