1. 10

    Little things affect little minds.

  2. 9

    The thinker without a paradox is like a lover without a feeling: a paltry mediocrity.

  3. 8

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

  4. 7

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

  5. 6

    It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.

  6. 5

    Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity.

  7. 4

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

  8. 3

    Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.

  9. 2

    Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

  10. 1

    There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.