Mediocre Quotes

Quotes tagged as "mediocre" (showing 1-30 of 90)
Steve Maraboli
“Today is a new day. Don't let your history interfere with your destiny! Let today be the day you stop being a victim of your circumstances and start taking action towards the life you want. You have the power and the time to shape your life. Break free from the poisonous victim mentality and embrace the truth of your greatness. You were not meant for a mundane or mediocre life!”
Steve Maraboli

Michael Bassey Johnson
“To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Criss Jami
“Creative people are often found either disagreeable or intimidating by mediocrities.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

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

Robert Cormier
“He hated to think of his own life stretching ahead of him that way, a long succession of days and nights that were fine - not good, not bad, not great, not lousy, not exciting, not anything.”
Robert Cormier, The Chocolate War

Joseph Heller
“Major Major had been born too late and too mediocre. 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. Even among men lacking all distinction he inevitably stood out as a man lacking more distinction than all the rest, and people who met him were always impressed by how unimpressive he was.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

Israelmore Ayivor
“To a hungry person, every bitter food is sweet. When the preferable is not available, the available becomes preferable!”
Israelmore Ayivor

Israelmore Ayivor
“Step out of the crowd of average people. Enter that game and change the values on the scoreboard.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

Ryan Lilly
“Get off the treadmill of consumption, replication, and mediocrity. Begin lifting the weights of creativity, originality, and success.”
Ryan Lilly

Pawan Mishra
“Talented minds have always been stealthily targeted by mediocre ones.”
Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

“Life is too precious and short to dare to waste it on mediocre dreams.”
Edmond Mbiaka

R.F. Kuang
“Great danger is always associated with great power. The difference between the great and the mediocre is that the great are willing to take the risk.”
R.F. Kuang, The Poppy War

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Risk is the clue that our dreams are both real and great.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Israelmore Ayivor
“If you are not going to divorce the status quo, you will give birth to mediocrity.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

Toba Beta
“There is no trivia in a strategic mind.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The idea is to always be attempting things that are greater than who I am. Otherwise I will never be more than who I am. That is why I prefer the call of God over the plans of men, for the former is a call to the impossible and the latter is a summons to what I did yesterday.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“When my vision is numbed by apathy and narrowed by mediocrity, I can stand in the presence of great things and fail to see even the smallest of things.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Be strategic about productivity—do less exceptionally well, instead of doing more in an average way.”
Laurie Buchanan, PhD

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To simply survive appears to be the choice of the plodding hoards that wander all around me. Therefore, I’ve adamantly committed to never hoard hoards.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“As I contemplate a relationship with God, I find that I’m afraid to ride on the coattails of the infinite. But what I fear more than that is spending my life in the coat closet.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Mediocre people don’t like high achievers, and high achievers don’t like mediocre people.”
Nick Saban

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Not being impressed by anyone or anything is one of the surest paths to a life of mediocrity.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I have no interest in being safe. I do however, have every interest in being wise. The former is averse to going forward, while the latter is averse to anything but going forward.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Wallace Stevens
“Was he to bray this in profoundest brass
Arointing his dreams with fugal requiems?
Was he to company vastest things defunct
With a blubber of tom-toms harrowing the sky?
Scrawl a tragedian's testament? Prolong
His active force in an inactive dirge,
Which, let the tall musicians call and call,
Should merely call him dead? Pronounce amen
Through choirs infolded to the outmost clouds?
Because he built a cabin who once planned
Loquacious columns by the ructive sea?
Because he turned to salad-beds again?”
Wallace Stevens, Harmonium

“Against every great and noble endeavor stand a thousand mediocre minds.”
George S. Robinson, Envoys of Mankind: A Declaration of First Principles for the Governance of Space Societies

Israelmore Ayivor
“I trust that you are aware that today’s success is tomorrow’s mediocrity. This means anything appealing today will be appalling tomorrow.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

Steven Magee
“I would not purchase health care insurance in the USA, as it is a mediocre health care system at best.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Many people from the UK have the impression that the USA medical profession is the best in the world. After a decade of treatment from them, I had concluded that it is a very expensive system that is riddle with incompetence and delivers mediocre care.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“It pays to be really poor or really rich in the USA and it really sucks if you are in the middle earning a mediocre salary.”
Steven Magee

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The vast majority of people are each the greatest only at being them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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