Best 122 of Mediocre quotes - MyQuotes
Some people are troubled by their mediocrity. Some, by their greatness.
Wayne Gerard Trotman
Not being impressed by anyone or anything is one of the surest paths to a life of mediocrity.
Fear, safety, and conformity make you mediocre and average
Morality is: the mediocre are worth more than the exceptions ... I abhore Christianity with a deadly hatred.
What does it profit man if he allows a nonentity to make him look irrelevant just because he wants to indirectly have him become a life member of the nonentity club? No man can make you less valuable except you enter into agreement with such man. Not all birds with wings have the mastery of soaring high....
Mediocrity is a choice. I hope you choose to say ‘NO!
I don't like being mediocre. I won't be.
Logan Pearsall Smith
A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent
M. Night Shyamalan
For instance, The Sixth Sense had mediocre to bad reviews. Slowly, the audience pushed it and it received critical attention.
I marvel at the placidity of the Utopian who imagines that man is perfectible. There is no denying that the human creature is born selfish, abusive, vile. Just look around you and see. Society cynical and ferocious, the humble heckled and pillaged by the rich traffickers in necessities. Everywhere the triumph of the mediocre and unscrupulous, everywhere the apotheosis of crooked politics and finance. And you think you can make any progress against a stream like that? No, man has never changed. His soul was corrupt in the days of Genesis and is not less rotten at present. Only the form of his sins varies. Progress is the hypocrisy which refines the vices.
Talented minds have always been stealthily targeted by mediocre ones.
The exquisitely bad is as satisfying to the soul as the exquisitely good. Only the mediocre is unendurable.
Mediocre men often have the most acquired knowledge
Major Major had been born too late and too mediocre. Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them. With Major Major it had been all three. Even among men lacking all distinction he inevitably stood out as a man lacking more distinction than all the rest, and people who met him were always impressed by how unimpressive he was.
It's hard to build community around mediocre and mundane writing.
I am not a success if all I do is fit into somebody's prescription; its better to stand out and be celebrated for being a definition. The world would prefer to take the bitter pills of an achiever than the sweet chocolates of a mediocre.
If you are not going to divorce the status quo, you will give birth to mediocrity.
Be strategic about productivity—do less exceptionally well, instead of doing more in an average way.
I trust that you are aware that today’s success is tomorrow’s mediocrity. This means anything appealing today will be appalling tomorrow.
Good leaders always bring about transformation... Bad leaders only maintain and preserve long standing mediocrity!
What will make you great today will never make you great tomorrow! The airplane that Wilbur and Orville Wright invented in 1906 would be seen as a scrap today. It becomes valueless with time.
Accept not a mediocre effort but any end result of a super effort
Describing the USA health care system as mediocre is being generous.
Only mediocre ideas can be tested.
Alexis De Tocqueville
To remain silent is the most useful service that a mediocre speaker can render to the public good.
It pays to be really poor or really rich in the USA and it really sucks if you are in the middle earning a mediocre salary.
There is no trivia in a strategic mind.
To the mediocre, mediocrity is a form of happiness.
The vast majority of people are each the greatest only at being them.
Neil Patrick Harris
I think when dance is mediocre, it's painful. But when dance is really impressive, it destroys.
Mediocrity is a pit that swallows people who have rested on seats of complacency for long.
We are on the track of something absolutely mediocre.
Mediocre founders spend a lot of time talking about grand plans, but they never quite make a decision.
Most people are each just another human being.
I'm not afraid to fail. I'm afraid to be mediocre.
Teachers loved to say people had potential; that's what teachers did to keep themselves from getting canned. What were they supposed to say-I'm sorry, your kid has no promise whatsoever? She's utterly mediocre in every way?
There are no intermediaries when it comes to matters of change. Anyone who is not for change is against it. Anyone who is against change is an enemy of nature!
Timidness in life only yield mediocre outcomes.
For me, a really radical position for journalism to take is to stop being cynical. Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.
Do not get a job for a living. Rather, get work
There is no future in the past. Any tour into the past is perhaps courage to live at the average level as you did; old and cold, blind and blunt! Come out! Out of the past and change position. You matter, your future matters
My God, there are so many mediocre screenplays out there.
I watch mediocre shows that have been on for three or four seasons, and feel angry at them.
A mediocre response often is what achieves mediocre results.
To become a better you, be diligent and never let the charms of procrastination and excuses seduce you to fall for mediocrity.
Start lifting your brand off the ground with an excelling mentality becoming best at what you do. You can't afford to be an average person although you may have begun from a level below average
No one is mediocre who has good sense and good sentiments.
Excellence is making a rubber shoe initially; later making a leather shoe; then later making a leather shoe with gold medal on top and then making a golden shoe with diamond medal on top; going to make a real diamond shoe!
A mediocre season for Nelson Piquet as he is now known and always has been.
A high church for the true mediocre.