65 Overrated Quotes On Success In Life

These overrated quotes will inspire you. Overrated is rated or valued too highly.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging overrated quotes, overrated sayings, and overrated proverbs.

Best Overrated Quotes

  1. “I think high self-esteem is overrated. A little low self-esteem is actually quite good. Maybe you’re not the best, so you should work a little harder.” ~ Jay Leno
  2. “Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.” ~ Tommy Lee Jones
  3. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” ~ Malcolm Forbes
  4. “Going outside is highly overrated.” ~ Ernest Cline

  5. “Success and failure are greatly overrated. But failure gives you a whole lot more to talk about.” ~ Hildegard Knef
  6. “I think Les Moonves is the most highly overrated person in television.” ~ Donald Trump
  7. “Misery is the only thing in the world that has no end or edge.” ~ Irving Stone
  8. “I would have ten children. I think they are the most fascinating, and it’s the only thing in the world that hasn’t been overrated.” ~ Deidre Hall

  9. “I just think Rosa Parks was overrated. Last time I checked, she got famous for breaking the law.” ~ Stephen Colbert
  10. “Winning is overrated. The only time it is really important is in surgery and war.” ~ Al McGuire
  11. “Rating systems work perfectly for players who play only in round robin closed events. I think most of them are overrated. Organizers invite same people over and over because they have the same rating and their rating stays high.” ~ Alexander Khalifman
  12. “Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

  13. “Confidence is overrated. It’s when we’re uncomfortable and looking for answers that we learn and grow the most.” ~ Barbara Corcoran
  14. “Faith is the surrender of the mind; it’s the surrender of reason, it’s the surrender of the only thing that makes us different from other mammals. It’s our need to believe, and to surrender our skepticism and our reason, our yearning to discard that and put all our trust or faith in someone or something, that is the sinister thing to me. Of all the supposed virtues, faith must be the most overrated.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  15. “This walking business is overrated: I mastered the art of doing it when I was quite small, and in any case, what are taxis for?” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  16. “I’ve been in love. It’s painful and pointless and overrated.” ~ Ian Somerhalder

  17. “I think having a great idea is vastly overrated. I know it sounds kind of crazy and counterintuitive. I don’t think it matters what the idea is, almost. You need great execution.” ~ Felix Dennis
  18. “Hard work is damn near as overrated as monogamy.” ~ Huey Long
  19. “Rome’s just a city like anywhere else. A vastly overrated city, I’d say. It trades on belief just as Stratford trades on Shakespeare.” ~ Anthony Burgess
  20. “My view of the internet is that it is way overrated in what it’s done to date but considerably underrated in what it will do.” ~ Tyler Cowen

  21. “It is possible that the malice of writers has been overrated (by myself among others). Reading their ruminations on their craft, one sees why this writer could not possibly like that one, would indeed consider him a menace. Literature is a battleground of conflicting faiths, and nobler passions than envy are involved.” ~ Wilfrid Sheed
  22. “No one could ever truly be free as long as they loved, and life wasn’t worth living without love. So freedom? Overrated.” ~ Gena Showalter , Love overrated quotes
  23. “This idea of perpetual happiness is crazy and overrated, because those dark moments fuel you for the next bright moments; each one helps you appreciate the other.” ~ Brad Pitt
  24. “Single life is so overrated. It sucks.” ~ Rihanna

  25. “Competition is overrated. In practice it is quite destructive and should be avoided wherever possible. Much better than fighting for scraps in existing markets is to create and own new ones.” ~ Peter Thiel
  26. “I think happiness is overrated. Satisfied, at peace-those would be more realistic goals.” ~ Brad Pitt
  27. “Perseverance is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall.” ~ Sydney J. Harris
  28. “Comfort zones are overrated. They make you lazy.” ~ Melina Marchetta

  29. “What is the most overrated skill for an entrepreneur? The most overrated skill is skill. Luck is more important. The entrepreneur gets credit for being this genius, when really he was just at the right place at the right time.” ~ Ken Hendricks
  30. “Instant gratification is so overrated. It’s about the process. It’s the difficulty. It’s the grind of all of it that you better enjoy. That’s what makes it great.” ~ Bob Myers
  31. “To me, everything is endless variations on other things. Like waves in the ocean. They continue to turn over on each other, and they’re all slightly different. I don’t know if originality is possible. Is it even necessary? Because everything is different than what came before, but it’s all branches from the same tree. Originality is overrated, but what you do with things is always different.” ~ Jim Jarmusch
  32. “Branding is overrated.” ~ Regis McKenna

  33. “Why live outside the US? Do you want health care or safe food products or democracy or something? They’re all overrated. Stay for the excellent cable TV.” ~ Ian McKellen
  34. “It’s hot rain and humid days and broken thermostats. It’s screaming and raging steam engines and wanting to take your clothes off just to feel a breeze. It’s the kind of kiss that makes you realize oxygen is overrated.” ~ Tahereh Mafi
  35. “The most overrated ingredients are garlic and extra-virgin olive oil. With garlic, it’s personal; I have never been that big of a fan of its flavor. As for extra-virgin olive oil, I do use it quite often but its ubiquity serves to overshadow many wonderful oils like pistachio, walnut, argan and even grapeseed.” ~ Lela Rose
  36. “I agree, intellectualism in photography is overrated. I just wish it could be replaced by common sense.” ~ Bill Jay

  37. “Happiness is good, but well-overrated: what we hate most are the very motivators that put us in gear. A man drifts along with little to contribute until something agitates him enough to make a difference, whether for himself or for his communities.” ~ Criss Jami
  38. “Cezanne was fated, as his passion was immense, to be immensely neglected, immensely misunderstood, and now, I think, immensely overrated.” ~ Walter Sickert
  39. “What is Time… That you speak of it so subserviently? Are we to be the slaves of the sun, that second-hand, overrated knob of gilt, or of his sister, that fatuous circle of silver paper? A curse upon their ridiculous dictatorship!” ~ Mervyn Peake
  40. “Originality is way overrated. To make, you need to take. All great artists do.” ~ Walter Darby Bannard

  41. “I think vision is highly overrated today. I think what really blesses a ministry is, if you want the power of God in your life, its humility and integrity. I’ll take a person who’s humble and has integrity over a person who has vision any day. A lot of people have vision just based on ego, but it’s in that dependence upon God that we get His vision and develop more trust in Him.” ~ Rick Warren
  42. “Mutual funds are an overrated investment heavily promoted by Wall Street.” ~ Peter Schiff
  43. “Admittedly, having a bit of disposable cash in the bank can give you a sense of Buddhistic calm, and despite the fallacy involved, that’s probably preferable to the bonafide adventure of robbing a bank. A better alternative, however, is to learn to be at peace even when common sense (a highly overrated virtue) would lead you to believe that someone in your situation ought to feel threatened and insecure.” ~ Tom Robbins
  44. “I’m contemplating thinking about thinking…but….it’s overrated – just get another drink in!” ~ Robbie Williams

  45. “My parents read to me a lot as a kid, and I started writing very early, probably spurred on by Aesop’s fables. Then they gave me The Lord of the Rings way too early for me to fully understand what I was reading, which was actually kind of cool. It was almost better – comprehension’s overrated when you’re reading.” ~ Jeff VanderMeer
  46. “Suffering for your art is most definitely overrated but I do get a certain, I don’t know, satisfaction from being able to deal with my paranoia and insecurity.” ~ Beth Gibbons
  47. “Verbal ability is a highly overrated thing in a guy, and it’s our pathetic need for it that gets us into so much trouble.” ~ Nora Ephron
  48. “Capital, like capitalism, seems an overrated category.” ~ Ernest Gellner

  49. “I’ll tell you an explanation that I find commonly overrated and speculative in the extreme: the idea that things that succeed in popular culture do that because they hit the temper of the times.” ~ Cass Sunstein
  50. “I think acting is overrated. I’m not sure I enjoyed it. You never get to write your own roles. It’s wonderful for some people, but I found it nerve-wracking. I was too busy worrying that no one would give me their words to speak.” ~ Nina Conti
  51. “I’m prejudiced about education altogether. I think it’s terribly overrated.” ~ Freeman Dyson
  52. “Happiness is overrated and money can’t justify it.” ~ Benjamin Clementine

  53. “It may just be because I get homesick, but I have concluded Washington’s cherry blossoms are just plain overrated.” ~ Newt Gingrich
  54. “The truth is overrated.” ~ Paul Westerberg
  55. “If you can’t say something nice… about an overrated, ungrateful European nation that would have been wiped off the face of the earth twice in the twentieth century if it weren’t for the United States and which has given nothing to the culture in the past two hundred years but whine and cheese, both of which are made better in California, then don’t say anything at all!” ~ Brad Stine
  56. “Symmetry is overrated. Overrated is symmetry.” ~ Larry Wall

  57. “I’m prejudiced about education altogether. I think it’s terribly overrated. It wastes a tremendous amount of time – especially for women, it’s particularly badly timed. If they’re doing a Ph.D., they have a conflict between raising a family or finishing the degree, which is just at the worst time – between the ages of 25 to 30 or whatever it is. It ruins the five years of their lives.” ~ Freeman Dyson
  58. “I’m proud of being British, but I think our aristocracy is overrated.” ~ Paloma Faith
  59. “I’m severely overrated. I’m just above a hack.” ~ Chris Rock
  60. “Doing is overrated, and success undesirable, but the bitterness of failure even more so.” ~ Cyril Connolly

  61. “Directors tend to be more underrated than overrated because it’s a quiet job and people don’t really understand it.” ~ Todd Phillips
  62. “I have to say that some philosophers such as the late Bernard Williams, and I would include myself in this group, would say that tranquillity is overrated as the goal of life.” ~ Catherine Wilson
  63. “Sometimes when I read about my rebellion in print it sounds a little overrated.” ~ Elisabeth Shue

  64. “I question the value of stars. I think they’re overrated. They get too much money, too much praise.” ~ Elia Kazan
  65. “I don’t really shop anymore. I only do it when I have to. I think it is very overrated.” ~ Vincent Cassel

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