65 Mediocre Quotes On Success In Life

These mediocre quotes will inspire you. Mediocre, of moderate or low quality, value, ability, or performance or of only moderate quality; not very good.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging mediocre quotes, mediocre sayings, and mediocre proverbs.

Best Mediocre Quotes

  1. “A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.” ~ Mary Kay Ash
  2. “We must overcome the notion that we must be regular… it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.” ~ Uta Hagen
  3. “Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.” ~ Albert Einstein
  4. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” ~ Albert Einstein

  5. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ~ William Arthur Ward , Mediocre quotes teacher
  6. “Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.” ~ Albert Einstein
  7. “Only the mediocre are always at their best.” ~ Jean Giraudoux
  8. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

  9. “Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  10. “Jealousy is the tribute which mediocrity pays to genius.” ~ Fulton J. Sheen
  11. “No, I’m not interested in developing a powerful brain.” ~ Alan Turing
  12. “The art of putting into play mediocre qualities often begets more reputation than is achieved by true merit.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  13. “Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them.” ~ Joseph Heller

  14. “Let us not underestimate the privileges of the mediocre. As one climbs higher, life becomes ever harder, the coldness increases, responsibility increases.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche , Mediocre quotes life
  15. “The quickest way to kill the human spirit is to ask someone to do mediocre work.” ~ Ayn Rand
  16. “Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.” ~ Sophia Loren
  17. “A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably.” ~ Jean de la Bruyere

  18. “When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even of comprehending any save the most elemental – men whose whole thinking is done in terms of emotion, and whose dominant emotion is dread of what they cannot understand. So confronted, the candidate must either bark with the pack or be lost… All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  19. “Mediocrity is excellent to the eyes of mediocre people.” ~ Joseph Joubert
  20. “Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  21. “Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.” ~ Warren Buffett

  22. “Only a mediocre person is always at his best.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
  23. “According to one influential wing of modern secular society there are few more disreputable fates than to end up being ‘like everyone else’ for ‘everyone else’ is a category that comprises the mediocre and the conformist, the boring and the suburban. The goal of all right-thinking people should be to mark themselves off from the crowd and ‘stand out’ in whatever way their talents allow.” ~ Alain de Botton
  24. “It is a terrible thought, to contemplate that an immense number of mediocre thinkers are occupied with really influential matters.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  25. “Learn something from marriage. Marriage represents the whole world in a miniature form: it teaches you many things. It is only the mediocre ones who learn nothing. Otherwise, it will teach you that you don’t know what love is, that you don’t know how to relate, that you don’t know how to communicate, that you don’t know how to commune, that you don’t know how to live with another. It is a mirror: it shows your face to you in all its different aspects. And it is all needed for your maturity. But a person who remains clinging to it forever remains immature. One has to go beyond it too.” ~ Rajneesh , Mediocre quotes love
  26. “Mediocre men often have the most acquired knowledge” ~ Claude Bernard

  27. “For the serious mediocre writer convention makes him sound like a lot of other people; for the popular writer it gives him a formula he can exploit; for the serious good writer it releases his experiences or emotions from himself and incorporates them into literature, where they belong.” ~ Northrop Frye
  28. “Mediocre people have an answer for everything and are astonished at nothing. They always want to have the air of knowing better than you what you are going to tell them; when, in their turn, they begin to speak, they repeat to you with the greatest confidence, as if dealing with their own property, the things that they have heard you say yourself at some other place. A capable and superior look is the natural accompaniment of this type of character.” ~ Eugene Delacroix
  29. “Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.” ~ Margaret Mead
  30. “I think people are dazzled by Obama’s rhetoric, and that people ought to begin to understand that Obama is going to be a mediocre president — which means, in our time, a dangerous president — unless there is some national movement to push him in a better direction.” ~ Howard Zinn
  31. “Mediocre people hate high achievers, and high achievers hate mediocre people.” ~ Nick Saban

  32. “Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself.” ~ Sophia Loren
  33. “A mediocre person tells. A good person explains. A superior person demonstrates. A great person inspires others to see for themselves.” ~ Harvey Mackay
  34. “A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent” ~ Logan Pearsall Smith
  35. “Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  36. “Everything I’ve ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.” ~ Chet Atkins

  37. “Mediocre people don’t like high achievers and high achievers don’t like mediocre people.” ~ Nick Saban
  38. “Where neither love nor hatred is in the game, a woman’s game is mediocre.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  39. “The really intelligent are as abnormal as the defective. The great masses of men are rather mediocre, and those above and below are exceptions.” ~ Clarence Darrow
  40. “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
  41. “There is nothing scarier than a mediocre man with a mission.” ~ Joel Achenbach

  42. “To the mediocre, mediocrity is a form of happiness.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  43. “It was a mixed bag pretty much all week. A lot of really, really good stuff out there, some mediocre and some bad.” ~ Tiger Woods
  44. “I’m not afraid to fail. I’m afraid to be mediocre.” ~ Junior Seau
  45. “It’s hard to build community around mediocre and mundane writing.” ~ Guy Kawasaki

  46. “I don’t think there is any such thing as a song that is completely great or good. A lot of songs becomes massive hits that are just mediocre, and other times there are incredible songs that never get anywhere and you always wonder why.” ~ Darren Fletcher
  47. “I don’t have any special passion for politics, it being a never-ending merry-go-round of bosses big and small, all generally mediocre. I actually find it boring.” ~ Elena Ferrante
  48. “A good song to one person could just be something mediocre to somebody else. It’s always strange thinking about how songs connect with people.” ~ Lauren Mayberry
  49. “Great directors turn in mediocre work and first-time directors turn in exceptional work. No matter how good a person can talk about what he wants, you never know.” ~ Thomas Jane

  50. “There are many mediocre entertainers who don’t aspire to much more than fame and glory. It’s very easy to have them as your role models because there aren’t as many greats.” ~ Carmen Ejogo
  51. “A sacred pride should grip us of not being satisfied with the mediocre but to strive (for we can do it, if we want to) with the exertion of all our strength to attain the highest. Let us scorn what is of this earth, let us ignore what is of heaven, let us leave absolutely everything worldly behind us in order to hasten to the abode out of this world, in the proximity of the sublime deity. We do not need to think of stepping back. Of being satisfied with second rank, let us strive for dignity and glory. To attain the highest.” ~ Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
  52. “I do know that the best way to make a mediocre movie is to just transcribe the book.” ~ Andy Weir
  53. “I have said this many times, that there seems to be enough room in the world for mediocre men, but not for mediocre women, and we really have to work very, very hard.” ~ Madeleine Albright
  54. “I didn’t want to play a mediocre villain. I wanted to go full-on.” ~ Casper Crump

  55. “I have painted enough to have a lot of respect for mediocre painters. It’s really hard.” ~ Peter Schjeldahl
  56. “Better to know a few things which are good and necessary than many things which are useless and mediocre” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  57. “Reward excellent failures. Punish mediocre successes.” ~ Tom Peters
  58. “A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success. Embrace failure! Seek it out. Learn to love it. That may be the only way any of us will ever be free.” ~ Tom Robbins
  59. “Still being ambitious to want to play on the record, I was a mediocre keyboard player. And uh, I seized the opportunity and played the organ.” ~ Al Kooper

  60. “A wife, a lover, can perhaps never see what the artist sees. They rarely ever do. Perhaps a really mediocre artist has more chance of success.” ~ Jacob Epstein
  61. “You must always remember, because the mediocre mind you encounter may be your own.” ~ Gilberto Hernandez
  62. “Digital photography and Photoshop have made it very easy for people to take pictures. It’s a medium that allows a lot of mediocre stuff to get through.” ~ Edward Burtynsky
  63. “Great spirits often meet violent opposition with mediocre minds.” ~ Albert Einstein

  64. “Ninety percent of films are pretty mediocre, but they have a built-in audience and open on 3,000 screens.” ~ George Clooney
  65. “The difference between the top performers and the average or mediocre performers is not a great, massive difference. It is just a tiny difference because the top performers do things just a tiny bit.” ~ Brian Tracy

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