45 Quotes About Being Mediocre


Living life to a low standard to what your potential is can be saddening. The quotes about being mediocre will help to motivate you to try a little more.

“A life of mediocrity is a waste of life.”

“And they talked about the mediocrity of provincial life, so suffocating, so fatal to all noble dreams.”

“Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself.”

“Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.”

“Believe in unrealistic goals, because it’s the realistic thinking that keeps society mediocre.”

“Beware the mediocrity that threatens middle age, its limitations of thought and interest, it’s dullness of fancy, it’s too external life, and mental thinness.”

“But why diminish your soul being run-of-the-mill at something? Mediocrity: now there is ugliness for you. Mediocrity’s a hairball coughed up on the Persian carpet of Creation.”

“Confidence is the prize given to the mediocre.”

“Creative people are often found either disagreeable or intimidating by mediocrities.”

“Don’t follow the crowd into a life of mediocrity. Take the road less traveled and live your dreams.”

“Don’t settle for mediocrity. Take a chance. Take a risk. Find that passion. Rekindle it. Fall in love all over again. It’s really worth it.”

“Don’t waste your life. No one chooses mediocrity but many settle for it. Never settle.”

“Everyone, either from modesty or egotism, hides away the best and most delicate of his soul’s possessions; to gain the esteem of others, we must only ever show our ugliest sides; this is how we keep ourselves on the common level.”

“Everything I’ve ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.”

“He probably was mediocre after all, though in a very honorable sense of that word.”

“Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.”

“In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.”

“It’s a disease. Nobody thinks or feels or cares any more; nobody gets excited or believes in anything except their own comfortable little God damn mediocrity.”

“Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.”

“Let the fear of being average push you to a status above the average fear. Refuse to accept mediocrity.”

“Mediocre men work at their best; men seeking excellence strive to do better.”

“Mediocrity is excellent to the eyes of mediocre people.”

“Mediocrity is self-inflicted and genius is self-bestowed.”

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent easily recognizes genius.”

“Mediocrity will never do. You are capable of something better.”

“More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.y”

“No serious-minded man should have time for the mediocre in any phase of his living.”

“Nobody rises above mediocrity unless they use the brains of other people.”

“Nothing is more expensive than mediocrity.”

“Only the mediocre are always at their best.”

“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.”

“Something deep in the human heart breaks at the thought of a life of mediocrity.”

“Stop letting your fear condemn you to mediocrity.”

“Stupidity lies in wanting to draw conclusions.”

“The difference between mediocrity and excellence is often a matter of effort.”

“The highest level than can be reached by a mediocre but experienced mind is a talent for uncovering the weaknesses of those greater than itself.”

“The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.”

“The only sin is mediocrity.”

“The only way to get out of mediocrity is to keep shooting for excellence.”

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

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

“We don’t want to think about our weaknesses. We don’t want to talk about them, and we certainly don’t want anyone else to point them out.”

“You are born into genius. But have you resigned yourself to mediocrity?”

“You did not wake up today to be mediocre.”

“You will never see an eagle of distinction flying low with pigeons of mediocrity.”

Not using your full potential in life is more of an insult and harmful to yourself than anyone else.

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