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It is cruel to discover one's mediocrity only when it is too late. (Quote by - W Somerset Maugham)

Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike. (Quote by - Margot Fonteyn)

Mediocrity would always win by force of numbers, but it would win only more mediocrity. (Quote by - Ellen Glasgow)

The success of many books is due to the affinity between the mediocrity of the author's ideas and those of the public. (Quote by - Nicolas Chamfort)

Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating. (Quote by - Icelandic Proverb)

Mediocrity obtains more with application than superiority without it. (Quote by - Balthasar Gracian)

There are certain things in which mediocrity is intolerable: poetry, music, painting, public eloquence. What torture it is to hear a frigid speech being pompously declaimed, or second-rate verse spoken with all a bad poet's bombast! (Quote by - Jean de la Bruyere)

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. (Quote by - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon)

Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe. (Quote by - Benjamin Disraeli)

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. (Quote by - Robert Louis Stevenson)

The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb. (Quote by - Rene Magritte)

Mechanization best serves mediocrity. (Quote by - Frank Lloyd Wright)

One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me. (Quote by - Harriet Beecher Stowe)

We shouldn't accept mediocrity as the best a politician can do. (Quote by - Joe Manchin)

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent. (Quote by - Sorphia Loren)

The idea for which this nation stands will not survive if the highest goal free man can set themselves is an amiable mediocrity. Excellence implies striving for the highest standards in every phase of life. (Quote by - John W. Gardner)

Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice. (Quote by - Rutherford B. Hayes)

The real antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary mediocrity and colossal stupidity. Otherwise, it was great. (Quote by - Mikhail Baryshnikov)

Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox; they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good. (Quote by - George Will)

Go for the gold: better one great column and some undistinguished ones than constant mediocrity. (Quote by - Allan Sloan)

A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius. (Quote by - Charles Horton Cooley)

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. (Quote by - Andrew Carnegie)

It is mediocrity which makes laws and sets mantraps and spring-guns in the realm of free song, saying thus far shalt thou go and no further. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised. Greatness is not needed. (Quote by - Hans Magnus Enzensberger)


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