Quotes: mediocrity

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  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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    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.
  • Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
    French politician anarchist, economist and sociologist 1809-1865
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
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    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.
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
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    A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
  • Patrick Kavanagh
    Patrick Kavanagh
    Irish poet and novelist 1904-1967
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    Actors are loved because they are unoriginal. Actors stick to their script. The unoriginal man is loved by the mediocrity because this kind of ''artistic'' expression is something to which the merest five-eighth can climb.
  • Scott Alexander
    Scott Alexander
    American professional baseball pitcher 1989-
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    All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
  • Bruce Henderson
    Bruce Henderson
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    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.
  • Alfred P. Sloan
    Alfred P. Sloan
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    Go for the gold: better one great column and some undistinguished ones than constant mediocrity.
  • Henry S. Haskins
    Henry S. Haskins
    American stockbroker and man of letters 1875-1957
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    Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
    Robert Green Ingersoll
    American lawyer, a Civil War veteran and politician 1833-1899
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    In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
  • Charles Edward Jerningham
    Charles Edward Jerningham
    English aphorist 1854-1921
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    It is a sign of mediocrity to have settled opinions on unsettled subjects.
    Source: The maxims of Marmaduke
  • Isaac Disraeli
    Isaac Disraeli
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    It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
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    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.
  • Herman Melville
    Herman Melville
    American author 1819-1891
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    Let America first praise mediocrity even, in her children, before she praises... the best excellence in the children of any other land.
  • Patrick Kavanagh
    Patrick Kavanagh
    Irish poet and novelist 1904-1967
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    Malice is only another name for mediocrity.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
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