115 Mediocre Life Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of mediocre life quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about life.

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The Most Famous Mediocre Life Quotes (Best in 2024)

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To the mediocre, mediocrity is a form of happiness. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Mediocrity is underrated. — Mary-Louise Parker

Mediocrity is excellent to the eyes of mediocre people. — Joseph Joubert

Only the mediocre are always at their best. — Jean Giraudoux

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

Be content with an ordinary life. — Lao Tzu

I lead a very boring life. — Catherine McCormack

I don't want to be mediocre, this is the fear of my soul and my body. — Mircea Eliade

Mediocrity is the elephant in the room. — Kevin Spacey

I didn't like mundane life. — Jeanne Calment

Short Mediocre Life Quotes

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  • Don't fear failure. That shit is powerful. Fear mediocrity. That will waste your entire life. — Tom Bilyeu
  • Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity, but with it you can accomplish miracles. — Og Mandino
  • Comfort can lead to a life of mediocrity and missed opportunities. — Michael Easter
  • Many people are cruising through life doing precisely zero hours of deliberate practice. — Angela Duckworth
  • Let others lead small lives, but not you — Jim Rohn
  • What I will no longer accept is the mediocre life of a modest little gentleman. — Joan Miro
  • Excellence implies striving for the highest standards in every phase of life. — John W. Gardner
  • Cherish your friends and family as if your life depended on it. Because it does. — Ann Richards
  • Go after what you want as if your life depended on it. Because it Does! — Les Brown
  • Mediocrity always attacks excellence. — Michael Beckwith
Mediocre life quote For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope yo
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.

Life Quotes

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One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life. — Kahlil Gibran

Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you're not ready for judgment. The Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you. — Bob Marley

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. — Bill Watterson

Mediocre life quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. — Omar Khayyam

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. — Les Brown

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. — Marie Curie

Mediocre life quote There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's bo
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them. — Dalai Lama

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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. — Robert Frost

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. — Confucius

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. — George Washington Carver

Mediocrity Quotes

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Mediocre people hate high achievers, and high achievers hate mediocre people. — Nick Saban

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. — William Arthur Ward

Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly. — Albert Einstein

Mediocre life quote Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

We create a standard for how we want to do things and everybody's got to buy into that standard or you really can't have any team chemistry. Mediocre people don't like high-achievers and high-achievers don't like mediocre people. — Nick Saban

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. — Margot Fonteyn

Making mistakes is the privilege of the active. It is always the mediocre people who are negative, who spend their time proving that they were not wrong. — Ingvar Kamprad

Mediocre life quote Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choi
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.

Mediocrity is my biggest fear. I'm not afraid of total failure because I don't think that will happen. I'm not afraid of success because that beats the hell out of failure. It's being in the middle that scares me. — Robert Downey, Jr.

it is the nature of human beings, and especially of the mediocre ones, to wish to change everything. They desire it all the more because they know popularity will accrue rather to those who disturb than to those who maintain order. — Marie Antoinette

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No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. — Alan Turing

The greatest danger to Christianity is, I contend, not heresies, not heterodoxies, not atheists, not profane secularism - no, but the kind of orthodoxy which is cordial drivel, mediocrity served up sweet. There is nothing that so insidiously displaces the majestic as cordiality. — Soren Kierkegaard

Not Mediocre Quotes

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You will not experience all life has to offer you or begin to experience life at its fullest as long as you are satisfied with mediocrity. You have to be disgusted with your current circumstances before your circumstances can change. — Eric Thomas

No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. — Alan Turing

I cannot live in mediocrity, content with merely knowing that there is more of God to experience and explore -and then do nothing about it. Truths that are not experienced are, in effect, more like theories than truths. Whenever God reveals truth to us He is inviting us into a divine encounter. — Bill Johnson

Mediocre life quote The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.

If you have not consciously made the decision to be rich, excellent, and healthy, then you have unconsciously made the decision to be poor, mediocre, and unhealthy. — Wallace D. Wattles

The sun rises not to be mediocre, but to shine; so should you. — Matshona Dhliwayo

There is no greatness apart from self control. Development that does not include self government will only guarantee our mediocrity. — Graham Cooke

Mediocre life quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.

It is not that we had any unfair knowledge that other people didn't have, it is just that we did our homework. People just don't want to believe that anyone can break away from the crowd and rise above mediocrity. — Paul Tudor Jones

Pessimists are second rate people. They do not believe in life. ... All they want to do is drag you down and appease their own feelings of mediocrity and fear. — Uell Stanley Andersen

It’s not like I’m trying not to be worse! I’m trying to be gooder! — Markiplier

Do not be too quick to condemn the man who no longer believes in God: for it is perhaps your own coldness and avarice and mediocrity and materialism and selfishness that have chilled his faith. — Thomas Merton

Don't Be Mediocre Quotes

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It's true he was a sinner. But don't pass so final a judgement. Have pity in your heart and don't forget that he may yet be an Augustine, while you remain just another mediocrity. — Josemaria Escriva

I don't have any special passion for politics, it being a never-ending merry-go-round of bosses big and small, all generally mediocre. I actually find it boring. — Elena Ferrante

I like to be loved or hated - I don't like mediocre. So I'd rather have the entire crowd hate me than to have 90% hate me. — Patrice O'Neal

Mediocre life quote Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.

But when we get enough people who don't care, and who don't accept personal responsibility for high ethical standards, our organization gets the "M" disease. Mediocrity. Anybody in the place can be a carrier. By the same token, every individual can carry the cure: the ethics of excellence. — Price Pritchett

Don't settle for mediocrity; never let good enough be good enough. — Joel Osteen

Be great at what you do, and don't ever settle for mediocrity or else you will always wonder how great you could have been. — Debbi Fields

Mediocre life quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.

The #2 cause of mediocrity and unfulfilled potential is that 'most people' never dedicate time each day to learning, growing, and developing themselves into who they need to create the life they want. DON'T BE LIKE 'MOST PEOPLE.' — Hal Elrod

It is very difficult to be like the other guy, to be ordinary. Mediocrity takes a great deal of energy. But to be ourselves is very easy. You don't have to do a thing. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

You don't have enough time to be both unhappy & mediocre. It's not just pointless; it's painful. — Seth Godin

If you don't have passion, everything you do will ultimately fizzle out or, at best, be mediocre. Is that how you want to live your life? — Donald Trump

No Mediocre Quotes

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It's a disease. Nobody thinks or feels or cares any more; nobody gets excited or believes in anything except their own comfortable little God damn mediocrity. — Richard Yates

There is no academic virtue in playing mediocre football and no academic vice in winning a game that by all odds one should lose...There has indeed been a surrender at Notre Dame, but it is a surrender to excellence on all fronts, and in this we hope to rise above ourselves with the help of God. — Theodore Hesburgh

The person who stops studying merely because he has finished school is forever hopelessly doomed to mediocrity, no matter what may be his calling. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge. — Napoleon Hill

Mediocre life quote Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. — Andrew Carnegie

Human justice is very prolix, and yet at times quite mediocre; divine justice is more concise and needs no information from the prosecution, no legal papers, no interrogation of witnesses, but makes the guilty one his own informer and helps him with eternity's memory. — Soren Kierkegaard

All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity. — James F. Cooper

Mediocre life quote Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.

In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are the two most interesting food towns. In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli. There's no mediocrity accepted. — Mario Batali

Mediocrity has no greater consolation than in the thought that genius is not immortal. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The ordinary American voter does not object to mediocrity. He likes his candidate to be sensible, vigorous, and, above all, what he calls 'magnetic,' and does not value, because he sees no need for, originality or profundity, a fine culture or a wide knowledge. — James Bryce

With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him; either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great, or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed. — Simone Weil

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More Mediocre Life Quotes

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The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people. — Colin Powell

Life gives to all the choice. You can satisfy yourself with mediocrity if you wish. You can be common, ordinary, dull, colorless, or yyou can channel your life so that it will be clean, vibrant, useful, progressive, colorful, and rich. — Spencer W. Kimball

Every subject is much easier than the people who wish to make money teaching it would have you know. So, for every single subject that can be systematized, there is a systematization that allows you to get 80% percent of the power with probably 5 or 10% of the effort. So the key question is that you have to prove that you have the superpower to rearrange the subject, to disintermediate the people who get paid for teaching it – which will always push you towards mastery, which is a question of getting the last 2 or 3% out of the system. And so the good news is that you can rearrange any subject to learn most of it very, very quickly. The bad news is that it will feel terrible because you will be told that you are doing the wrong thing and dooming yourself to a life of mediocrity as a jack of many trades, master of none – but in fact, the problem is that the jack of one trade is the connector of none. Good luck! — Eric Weinstein

All technical refinements discourage me. Perfect photography, larger screens, hi-fi sound, all make it possible for mediocrities slavishly to reproduce nature; and this reproduction bores me. What interests me is the interpretation of life by an artist. The personality of the film maker interests me more than the copy of an object. — Jean Renoir

A mediocre person tells. A good person explains. A superior person demonstrates. A great person inspires others to see for themselves. — Harvey Mackay

I have a low tolerance for mediocrity in music and life. I'm into pain and joy and the in-between doesn't interest me. — Steve Earle

Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself and to American tradition. — George S. Patton

Dear young people, let us not be satisfied with a mediocre life. Be amazed by what is true and beautiful, what is of God! — Pope Francis

Today I begin a new life. Today I shed my old skin which hath, too long, suffered the bruises of failure and the wounds of mediocrity. Today I am born anew and my birthplace is a vineyard where there is fruit for all. — Og Mandino

Let us not underestimate the privileges of the mediocre. As one climbs higher, life becomes ever harder, the coldness increases, responsibility increases. — Friedrich Nietzsche

There are too many mediocre things in life to deal with. Love shouldn't be one of them. Anything less than extraordinary is a waste of my time. — Jill Robinson

There is nothing more vulgar than a petty bourgeois life with its halfpence, its victuals, its futile talk, and its useless conventional virtue. — Anton Chekhov

Anything less than mad, passionate, extraordinary love is a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life to deal with and love shouldn't be one of them. — Tiffanie DeBartolo

We must see that we are afraid of the thing we most desire, and so we live a mediocre life, never bringing to consummation the primary impulse of our heart. — David Deida

We pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats. Go ahead and fail. But fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success. — Bruce Barton

Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don't accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness. — Robin Sharma

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. — John W. Gardner

Punk rock and skateboarding took the 'school' out of living your life, and I related to learning as I went, doing a lot of different things that I liked, when I liked. Consequently, I'm mediocre at all of the above, but still stoked on being a lifetime student of music, skating, painting, writing, etc. — Jeff Ament

Rich men are neither better nor worse than all other humans. They contribute to greatness or mediocrity, strength of character or weakness in exactly the same proportion as persons in all other walks of life do. — Julius Rosenwald

What is normal? Normal is only ordinary; mediocre. Life belongs to the rare, exceptional individual who dares to be different. — V.C. Andrews

At every turn you have to find a new kind of self-sovereignty over your environment. Every kid I see is at the mercy of Periscope, Twitter, or an Angry Bird of some description. People are shackled to their mediocrity by companies and businesses who want to consume your life with theirs. — Daniel Gillies

A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success. Embrace failure! Seek it out. Learn to love it. That may be the only way any of us will ever be free. — Tom Robbins

America became a great civilization thanks to a culture based on the value of having to earn almost everything an American got in life. As it abandons this value, it will become a mediocre civilization. And eventually it will not be America. It will be a large Sweden, and just as influential as the smaller one. — Dennis Prager

Everyone chooses one of two roads in life - the old and the young, the rich and the poor, men and women alike. One is the broad, well-traveled road to mediocrity, the other road to greatness and meaning. — Stephen Covey

There is a certain hidden mediocrity in those who are stationed above us in life, an ability to take liberties in their pursuit of pleasures and diversions, without injuring the honor and respect we owe to them. — Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable

Life is too short to do mediocre work and it is definitely too short to build shitty things. — Stewart Butterfield

The maxim of Cleobulus, "Mediocrity is best," has been long considered a universal principle, extending through the whole compass of life and nature. The experience of every age seems to have given it new confirmation, and to show that nothing, however specious or alluring, is pursued with propriety or enjoyed with safety beyond certain limits. — Samuel Johnson

Cooking saved my life! Sure, there were some miserable moments, but that was sort of the point, to find something challenging and consuming enough to take a place in the center of my life into which was creeping a horrible feeling of stasis and the doom of mediocrity. — Julie Powell

Beware the mediocrity that threatens middle age, its limitation of thought and interest, its dullness of fancy, its too external life, and mental thinness. — Margaret Fuller

Dear Young People, do not be mediocre; the Christian life challenges us with great ideals! — Pope Francis

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