Mediocrity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old mediocrity quotes, mediocrity sayings, and mediocrity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Highly developed spirits often encounter resistance from mediocre minds. Albert Einstein
Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity. Charles G. Dawes
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Albert Einstein
If any of you have a desire to be mediocre, you will probably find that you have already achieved your ambition. Hugh B. Brown
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. James Russell Lowell
The way that I am now, I don't want to accept mediocrity. I don't want to accept the easy road. Joe Nichols
Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down. William M. Winans
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities. Oscar Wilde
Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre. Albert Camus
When you tolerate mediocrity, you get more of it. Frank Sonnenberg
The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake. Nelson Boswell
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. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Over and over again mediocrity is promoted because real worth isn't to be found. Kathleen Norris
The world doesn't need any more mediocrity or hedged bets. Anne Rice
Step out of the crowd of average people. Enter that game and change the values on the scoreboard. Israelmore Ayivor
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity. Napoleon Bonaparte