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Mediocrity quotes

Benjamin Disraeli
Mediocrity can talk but it is for genius to observe

James Russell Lowell
It is mediocrity which makes laws and sets mantraps and spring-guns in the realm of free song, saying thus far shalt thou go and no further.

Chet Atkins
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.

John Stuart Mill
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.

Joseph Heller
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.

William Ewart Gladstone
Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous, commonly fatal, to the poet but among even the successful writers of prose, those who rise sensibly above it are the very rarest exceptions

Blaise Pascal
Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.

Margaret Mead
Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.

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