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Quotes About Average

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Jarod Kintz
“On average, women are better liars than men. But the best liars are men, because politicians are still predominantly men.
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Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible

Portia de Rossi
“Average. It was the worst, most disgusting word in the English language. Nothing meaningful or worthwhile ever came from that word.”
Portia de Rossi, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

Tom Robbins
“But why diminish your soul being run-of-the-mill at something? Mediocrity: now there is ugliness for you. Mediocrity's a hairball coughed up on the Persian carpet of Creation.”
Tom Robbins, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

Albert Einstein
“I am not more gifted than the average human being. If you know anything about history, you would know that is so--what hard times I had in studying and the fact that I do not have a memory like some other people do… I am just more curious than the average person and I will not give up on a problem until I have found the proper solution. This is one of my greatest satisfactions in life--solving problems--and the harder they are, the more satisfaction do I get out of them. Maybe you could consider me a bit more patient in continuing with my problem than is the average human being. Now, if you understand what I have just told you, you see that it is not a matter of being more gifted but a matter of being more curious and maybe more patient until you solve a problem.”
Albert Einstein

Gillian Flynn
“...and you drink a little too much and try a little too hard. And you go home to a cold bed and think, 'That was fine'. And your life is a long line of fine.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Jim Collins
“By definition, it is not possible to everyone to be above the average.”
Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

“The average mind requires a change of environment before he can change his thought. He has to go somewhere or bring into his presence something that will suggest a new line of thinking and feeling. The master mind, however, can change his thought whenever he so desires. A change of scene is not necessary, because such a mind is not controlled from without. A change of scene will not produce a change of thought in the master mind unless he so elects.”
Christian D. Larson

Shane Koyczan
“To discover the thing you're brilliant at you first have to endure realizing all the things you're average at.”
Shane Koyczan

“I will never be normal. Normal is just another word for average.”
Jeffrey Fry

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Somebody is born.
Somebody goes to school.
Somebody learns to conform.
Somebody types a CV.
Somebody gets a job.
Somebody follows orders.
Somebody gets a golden watch.
And then, eventually,
Somebody dies.
And, a Nobody is buried.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Confessions of a Misfit

Elizabeth George
“A godly woman is beyond average because she keeps her word. She honors her vows. She exhibits great faith. She overcomes great obstacles. And she affects her family, her community, even the world.”
Elizabeth George, A Woman's Daily Walk with God

Israelmore Ayivor
“What will make you great today will never make you great tomorrow! The airplane that Wilbur and Orville Wright invented in 1906 would be seen as a scrap today. It becomes valueless with time.”
Israelmore Ayivor

“I don't think there's too much normal out there anymore. Though there's still plenty of average to go around. ”
John David Anderson, Standard Hero Behavior

“The average person is in the habit of saying, “The older I get;”’ and he thereby calls the attention of his mind to the idea that he is getting older. In brief, he compels his mind to believe that he is getting older and older, and thereby directs the mind to produce more and more age. The true expression in this connection is, “The longer I live.” This expression calls the mind’s attention to the length of life, which will, in turn, tend to increase the power of that process in you that can prolong life. When people reach the age of sixty or seventy, they usually speak of “the rest of my days,” thus implying the idea that there are only a few more days remaining. The mind is thereby directed to finish life in a short period of time, and accordingly, all the forces of the mind will proceed to work for the speedy termination of personal existence. The correct expression is “from now on,” as, that leads thought into the future indefinitely without impressing the mind with any end whatever.”
Christian D. Larson

Israelmore Ayivor
“If you are not angry with your average performance, you can't effect a change! You must get upset to grab the energy to break the fence confining you!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“For shows too thoroughly average to start with to do anything as dramatic as jumping the shark, the author suggests "slipping off the treadmill" for the decline from average.”
Josh Kurp

Israelmore Ayivor
“Good leaders always bring about transformation... Bad leaders only maintain and preserve long standing mediocrity!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Jarod Kintz
“I wish everyone were as smart as my boss. It would be nice to get the average IQ to move from 100 to 101.”
Jarod Kintz, Sleepwalking is restercise

“To the average mathematician who merely wants to know his work is securely based, the most appealing choice is to avoid difficulties by means of Hilbert's program. Here one regards mathematics as a formal game and one is only concerned with the question of consistency ... . The Realist position is probably the one which most mathematicians would prefer to take. It is not until he becomes aware of some of the difficulties in set theory that he would even begin to question it. If these difficulties particularly upset him, he will rush to the shelter of Formalism, while his normal position will be somewhere between the two, trying to enjoy the best of two worlds.”
Paul Cohen

Adolphe Quetelet
“The determination of the average man is not merely a matter of speculative curiosity; it may be of the most important service to the science of man and the social system. It ought necessarily to precede every other inquiry into social physics, since it is, as it were, the basis. The average man, indeed, is in a nation what the centre of gravity is in a body; it is by having that central point in view that we arrive at the apprehension of all the phenomena of equilibrium and motion.”
Adolphe Quetelet, Treatise on Man & the Development of His Faculties

Jarod Kintz
“Yesterday it was a hundred outside. It was fifty degrees, but the air was saturated with average and smog-like intellect.
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Jarod Kintz, If you bring the booze and food, I'll bring the thirst and hunger

Israelmore Ayivor
“Start lifting your brand off the ground with an excelling mentality becoming best at what you do. You can't afford to be an average person although you may have begun from a level below average”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Israelmore Ayivor
“Excellence is making a rubber shoe initially; later making a leather shoe; then later making a leather shoe with gold medal on top and then making a golden shoe with diamond medal on top; going to make a real diamond shoe!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Israelmore Ayivor
“People with inferiority intentions do not go after their dreams not because they can't go; but because their passion is not strong enough to turn the wheels of success...and there they go, becoming losers, defeated by their obstacles!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Israelmore Ayivor
“Don’t be retarded; excellence is “status quo discarded”. Look ahead and don’t see the little things you do now as the final products to ever stand out of your personal actions!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Israelmore Ayivor
“Retaliation retards your excellence. Nelson Mandela would not have been named as a great man if not for his courage to forgive those who schemed and plotted it for him to spend those 10000 bitter days in prison.”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Heather Choate Davis
“Our own egos are so fragile we cannot bear to give our lives to the raising of children only to have them become ordinary people. There, I said it. The worst thing a 21st-century child of interesting parents could be: ordinary. Like us.”
Heather Choate Davis, Elijah & the SAT: Reflections on a hairy old desert prophet and the benchmarking of our children's lives

Israelmore Ayivor
“Superiority complex does not mean "pride" although it appears to be so in the eyes of those who want to see it so. When you feel a higher esteem over the obstacles you desire to surmount, you highly overcome them and can still count a reserved energy to spare!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Sol Luckman
“Your average person is an exception to the rule.”
Sol Luckman, Beginner's Luke

Donna Lynn Hope
“I'm drawn to unusual, even freakish people. Why? They are far more engaging than the ordinary, which the world has too much of.”
Donna Lynn Hope

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