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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. (Quote by - Victor Hugo )

Only the mediocre are always at their best. (Quote by - Jean Giraudoux)

It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation. (Quote by - Roberto Benigni)

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

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy. (Quote by - Scott Alexander)

We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself. (Quote by - Charles Lamb)

We have no Arab intellectuals of international stature because we live in a state of generalized mediocrity. We are suspended in the pit without touching the bottom. (Quote by - Tahar Ben Jelloun)

When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity. (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

Great innovators and original thinkers and artists attract the wrath of mediocrities as lightning rods draw the flashes. (Quote by - Theodor Reik)

The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity. (Quote by - James F. Cooper)

Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity. (Quote by - William Hurt)

Let America first praise mediocrity even, in her children, before she praises... the best excellence in the children of any other land. (Quote by - Herman Melville)

Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity. (Quote by - Charles G. Dawes)

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius. (Quote by - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

Wealth and speed are what the world admires, what each pursues. Railways, express mails, steamships and every possible facility for communications are the achievement in which the civilized world view and revels, only to languish in mediocrity by that very fact. Indeed, the effect of this diffusion is to spread the culture of the mediocre. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)

Mediocre men often have the most acquired knowledge. (Quote by - Claude Bernard)

Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

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. (Quote by - Joseph Heller)

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous. (Quote by - Robert Green Ingersoll)

There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. (Quote by - Norman Vincent Peale)

There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking. (Quote by - Jean de la Bruyere)

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