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Terms Of Service
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Arthur Conan Doyle
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
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Excellence is the accumulation of hundreds of minute decisions; it is execution at the most granular level. Once you accept the idea that you should give in to things that make no sense because other people do those things and you want to appear reasonable, you are on a path towards mediocrity.
I try to keep an open mind but I'm so tired of the mediocrity.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Fulton J. Sheen
When you have had a taste of excellence, you cannot go back to mediocrity.
It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.
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.
There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.
A plate of food hits the table, lands right in front of you. One of two things happens. Either you sit up and look at it and react to it, or nothing happens. If nothing happens then that restaurant is stuck in mediocrity forever.
A common danger tends to concord. Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak. In Communism, inequality comes from placing mediocrity on a level with excellence.
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
The only sin is mediocrity.
I love to be challenged, and I'm never sitting comfortable in the mediocrity chair.
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
Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.
Henry S. Haskins
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
Education in India has made monumental progress since Independence but continues to face daunting challenges at multiple levels, particularly in terms of quality, infrastructure and dropout rates. We have islands of excellence floating in a sea of mediocrity.
There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.
The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.
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 Fenimore Cooper
We must not reduce the bosom of the universal church to a nest protecting our mediocrity.
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
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