95 Above Average Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of above average quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about what is normal.

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The Most Famous Above Average Quotes (Best in 2024)

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No exceptional person ever lived like an average person. — Andrew Tate


Remember, half the people you know are below average. — Larry the Cable Guy

The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort. — Colin Powell

Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average. — Jim Rohn

The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate 'apparently ordinary' people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people. — K. Patricia Cross

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A women can make an average man great, and a great man average. — Robert Burns

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Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. — John W. Gardner

I'd like to be seen as an average Australian bloke. I can't think of... I can't think of a nobler description of anybody than to be called an average Australian bloke. — John Howard

Average talent, plus hard work and dedication, will always beat talent by itself. — Clinton Anderson

Short Above Average Quotes

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  • There is no such thing as an average runner. We are all above average. — Hal Higdon
  • While the other guy's sleeping? I'm working. While the other guy's eatin'? I'm working. — Will Smith
  • The average estimate themselves by what they do, the above average by what they are. — Friedrich Schiller
  • By definition, it is not possible to everyone to be above the average. — James C. Collins
  • Every American should have above average income, and my Administration is going to see they get it. — William J. Clinton
  • Everybody thinks their website is above average. — Matt Cutts
  • Wal-Mart hires average people but squeezes above average performance and results out of them. — Michael Bergdahl
  • Strategy is, above all else, the search for above average returns. — Gary Hamel
  • Hay fever suffers tend to be above average in intelligence. — Andrew Tobias
  • She knew how to trust people... a rare quality, revealing a character far above average. — Cardinal Jean Francois de Retz

Above Average Image Quotes

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Above average quote Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarte
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.

Being Above Average Quotes

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The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers. — Dave Barry

The man with the average mentality, but with control, with a definite goal, and a clear conception of how it can be gained, and above all, with the power of application and labor, wins in the end. — William Howard Taft

In what may as well be starkly labelled smug satisfaction, an amazing 94% [of college instructors] rate themselves as above average teachers, and 68% rank themselves in the top quarter of teaching performances. — K. Patricia Cross

Above average quote Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.

It will always be the same possibilities, in sum or on the average, that go on repeating themselves until a man comes along who does not value the actuality above idea. It is he who first gives the new possibilities their meaning, their direction, and he awakens them. — Robert Musil

In a high school, the norms act to hold down the achievements of those who are above average, so that the school's demands will be at a level easily maintained by the majority. — James S. Coleman

I loved nuns when I was growing up. I thought they were beautiful. For several years I wanted to be a nun. I saw them as really pure, disciplined, above average people. They had these serene faces. Nuns are sexy. — Madonna Ciccone

Above average quote Average is a failing formula.
Average is a failing formula.

The United States Congress, acting with large bipartisan majorities, at the urging of the President, enacted as the law of the land that all children are to be above average. — Charles A. Murray

In many parts of the Bible Belt, the divorce rate was discovered to be roughly 50 percent above the national average. — Sayings

In normal times all of us know, whether consciously or not, that there is no love which can't be bettered; nevertheless, we reconcile ourselves more or less easily to the fact that ours has never risen above the average. — Albert Camus

I'm not sure I'm the only savant with high IQ or with an above average IQ. Again, it may just be that we don't know very many of the others. — Daniel Tammet

What Is Normal Quotes

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Normality is what weak people call living, I call it death — Greg Plitt

I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it. — Alexander McQueen

Being unique is what's cool. Normal? What's normal? A setting on a washing machine. No one wants to be that. — Sayings

Above average quote Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss peo
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

When you finally accept that it's OK not to have answers and it's OK not to be perfect, you realize that feeling confused is a normal part of what it is to be a human being. — Winona Ryder

All these social media sites allow us to confuse truth and popularity. That has to be fixed. Because every normal citizen has a right to know what is factual versus what is amplified by good actors or bad actors. — Chamath Palihapitiya

So, "normal" is really what society dictates as normal and if we're born in that world, we would see that as normal. But if you think about it for a second, is it really? — Jacque Fresco

Above average quote We bury the greatness inside us when we choose to be average.
We bury the greatness inside us when we choose to be average.

Capitalism is what happens when people drop their time preference, defer immediate gratification, and invest in the future. Debt‐fueled mass consumption is as much a normal part of capitalism as asphyxiation is a normal part of respiration. — Saifedean Ammous

What makes the difference between a great player and just a normal player is dedication, work, commitment. — Thierry Henry

Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly. — Charles Addams

I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists. — Nelson Mandela

Meaning Full Quotes

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Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. — William Blake

Correcting oneself is correcting the whole world. The Sun is simply bright. It does not correct anyone. Because it shines, the whole world is full of light. Transforming yourself is a means of giving light to the whole world. — Ramana Maharshi

In giving of yourself, you will discover a whole new life full of meaning and love. — Cesar Chavez

Above average quote Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; small minds discuss peo
Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation. — Walter Scott

The silent film has a lot of meanings. The first part of the film is comic. It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films. But I think that the second part of the film is full of tenderness and emotion. — Pedro Almodovar

A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. — D. Elton Trueblood

Above average quote The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.

If my cup won't hold but a pint and yourn holds a quart, wouldn't ye be mean not to let me have my little half-measure full? — Sojourner Truth

It's better to make a mistake with the full force of your being than to timidly avoid mistakes with a trembling spirit. Responsibility means recognizing both pleasure and price, action and consequence, then making a choice. — Dan Millman

I always wanted to be a full-time musician. Every television job I had was a means to buy a grand piano, or to put in a recording studio, or something like that. — John Tesh

The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, "What are you going through? — Simone Weil

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More Above Average Quotes

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Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average. — Garrison Keillor

In order to attract and keep superior staff, I paid wages and bonuses well above the market rate. This actually saved money because my employees were far more productive than average. — Edward O. Thorp

The chief distinction in the intellectual powers of the two sexes is shown by mans attaining to a higher eminence, in whatever he takes up, than the woman. Whether deep thought, reason, or imagination or merely the use of the senses and hands.....We may also infer.....The average mental power in man must be above that of woman. — Charles Darwin

Most of us form estimates of our intelligence, wisdom, and moral fiber that are considerably higher than an objective estimate would warrant; no doubt 90 percent of us think ourselves well above average along these lines. — Alvin Plantinga

I asked many friends if Australian anti-intellectualism was still a living force and they all told me it was. If you are above average intelligence, hide this embarrassing fact. — George Mikes

I welcome each new day with a hopeful expectancy that I, too, will rise above the ordinary. For I am not content to live a merely 'normal' life or settle for an average existence. No, I am destined for more - much, much more. — Melody Carlson

It just seems logical that sticking to investing in only a small number of companies that you understand well, rather than moving down the list to your thirtieth or fiftieth favorite pick, would create a much greater potential to earn above-average investment returns. — Joel Greenblatt

Investors that do the best, and have done the best, are those that stay and compound at above-average rates over the long term. — John Paulson

We've become so used to the concept as a measuring and sorting tool, that it and its correlates - below-average, above-average - are everyday speech. We don't even question the language, although the challenges we face require a different mindset. — L. Todd Rose

The fundamental basis of above-average performance in the long run is sustainable competitive advantage. — Warren Buffett

Let the average man be put to the proof on the question of who is above, and his true position will be exposed. Let him be forced into making a choice between God and money, between God and men, between God and personal ambition, God and self, God and human love, and God will take second place every time. — Aiden Wilson Tozer

In addition, California spends nearly $1 billion a year in Medi-Cal services for an average of 780,000 illegal immigrants a month, over and above emergency health services. — Elton Gallegly

All large political doctrines are rich in difficult problems - problems that are quite above the average citizen's reach. And that is not strange, since they are also above the reach of the ablest minds in the country; after all the fuss and all the talk, not one of those doctrines has been conclusively proven to be the right one and the best. — Mark Twain

I've never really viewed myself as particularly talented. I've viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. — Will Smith

I'm pretty happy. I obviously have complaints about things, but for the most part, I'm on the above-average side of happy people. — David Cross

Man will become immeasurably stronger, wiser, and subtler; his body will become more harmonious, his movements more rhythmic, his voice more musical. The forms of life will become dynamically dramatic. The average human type will rise to the heights of an Aristotle, a Goethe, or a Marx. And above these heights, new peaks will rise. — Leon Trotsky

Holidays are in no sense an alternative to the congestion and bustle of cities and work. Quite the contrary. People look to escape into an intensification of the conditions of ordinary life, into a deliberate aggravation of those conditions: further from nature, nearer to artifice, to abstraction, to total pollution, to well above average levels of stress, pressure, concentration and monotony -- this is the ideal of popular entertainment. No one is interested in overcoming alienation; the point is to plunge into it to the point of ecstasy. That is what holidays are for. — Jean Baudrillard

A particularly fine head on a man usually means that he is stupid; particularly deep philosophers are usually shallow thinkers; in literature, talents not much above the average are usually regarded by their contemporaries as geniuses. — Robert Musil

My state has the highest child poverty rate in all of New England, above the national average. — Patrick J. Kennedy

I've viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic. — Will Smith

Even a child who's above average on self-control could improve their financial outcomes in mid-life if they improved their self-control skills early on. — Terrie Moffitt

I don't know what the average income of Muslim-Americans is, but Muslim-American immigrants of recent vintage, I bet they have a very above-average representation in professional and business occupations. — Thomas Friedman

Average wages now are still just barely above poverty, and one out of three Americans cannot afford healthcare even with the insurance,with jobs. — Jill Stein

Bankruptcies increase 18 percent to 42 percent above the national average — John Warren Kindt

She knew how to trust people... a rare quality, revealing a character far above average. — Jean Francois Paul de Gondi

Basically, if you have above-average intelligence, you have common sense and you can speak in front of a camera and to a crowd, you can govern the state. — Jerry Brown

We pass for what we are. Character teaches above our wills. Men imagine that they communicate thier virtue or vice by overt actions, and do not see that virtue or vice emit a breath ever moment....One tendency unites them all. The voyage of the best ship is a zsig zag line of a hundred tacks. See the line from a sufficent distance and it straightens itslef to the average tendency. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Above average intelligence has always run in my family. Ambition, however, has always walked with a limp. — Jeff MacNelly

The beauty of America is that the average person always thinks she is above average. — Sam Levenson

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