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  1. Picture quote by Roberto Benigni about gratitude

    It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation. ⏤ Roberto Benigni

  2. Picture quote by Tim Fargo about compromise

    Compromise is a sign you'll pass on the road to mediocrity. ⏤ Tim Fargo

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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.

Max Beerbohm

The real antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.

Eric Hoffer

The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.

John Stuart Mill

Little things affect little minds.

Benjamin Disraeli

The world's made up of individuals who don't want to be heroes.

Brian Moore

Everything about mediocrity kills me.

Ivanka Trump

Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.

Benjamin Disraeli

Only the mediocre are always at their best.

Jean Giraudoux

They are good furniture pictures, unworthy of praise, and undeserving of blame.

John Ruskin

A man trying to sell a blind horse always praises its feet.


When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Mediocrity would always win by force of numbers, but it would win only more mediocrity.

Ellen Glasgow

We shouldn't accept mediocrity as the best a politician can do.

Joe Manchin

The function of a genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions which time and mediocrity can resolve.

Hugh Trevor-Roper

Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.

Ambrose Bierce

Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.

Blaise Pascal

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.

Nelson Boswell

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.

Joseph Heller

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.

Robert G. Ingersoll

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.

James Russell Lowell

If you hire mediocre people, they will hire mediocre people.

Tom Murphy

Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity.

Charles G. Dawes

The world is a republic of mediocrities, and always was.

Thomas Carlyle

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.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed.

Henry David Thoreau

The best pedigree in the world won't sell a lame race horse.


Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.

William M. Winans

I sometimes make pictures which are not up to my standard, but then it can only be said of a mediocrity that all his work is up to his standard.

Ernst Lubitsch

Go for the gold: better one great column and some undistinguished ones than constant mediocrity.

Allan Sloan

Anyone in the humor business isn't thinking clearly if he doesn't surround himself with idea people. Otherwise, you settle for mediocrity - or you burn yourself out.

Hank Ketcham

There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.

Paul Gauguin

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.

Warren G. Bennis

We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.

Charles Lamb

Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.

Henry S. Haskins

Mediocrity is self-inflicted and genius is self-bestowed.

Walter Russell

I have a horror of not rising above mediocrity.

Robert Baldwin

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

Andrew Carnegie

To those whose talents are above mediocrity, the highest subjects may be announced. To those who are below mediocrity, the highest subjects may not be announced.


As far as I'm concerned, it's a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.

Hunter S. Thompson

We must not reduce the bosom of the universal church to a nest protecting our mediocrity.

Pope Francis

Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.

Jim Rohn

It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.

Roberto Benigni

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.

Bruce Henderson

Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making.

Fred Allen

I hope this series is good work, but it is in the half-hour medium, which is limited to a kind of mediocrity that sponsors are just dying to have right now, and the public, for some reason, is unconsciously demanding.

Jackie Cooper

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

There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.

Sean Penn

The thing is, I don't believe in most of what's done. The amount of financial and imaginative energy that's put into mediocrity is just amazing which I find to be fundamentally offensive as a human being.

William Hurt

Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity.

William Hurt

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!

Jean De La Bruyere

Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous, commonly fatal, to the poet; but among even the successful writers of prose, those who rise sensibly above it are the very rarest exceptions.

William E. Gladstone

Mechanization best serves mediocrity.

Frank Lloyd Wright

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.

Scott Alexander

There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority.

Orison Swett Marden

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.

Fulton J. Sheen

Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox; they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good.

George Will

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

Averageness is a quality we must put up with. Men march toward civilization in column formation, and by the time the van has learned to admire the masters the rear is drawing reluctantly away from the totem pole.

Frank Moore Colby

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