mediocrity

A Quote by James Hillman on mediocrity, violence, and humor

Mediocrity is no answer to violence. In fact, it probably invites violence. At least the mediocre and the violent appear together as in the old Western movies - the ruffian outlaw band shooting up main street and the little white church with the little white schoolteacher wringing her hands. To cool violence you need rhythm, humor, tempering; you need dance and rhetoric. Not therapeutic understanding.

James Hillman

Source: Hillman, James and Michael Ventura, We’ve Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy and the Worls’s Getting Worse, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1993.

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A Quote by Warren Bennis on excellence, teacher, mediocrity, and lessons

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.

Warren Bennis

Source: My diary

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A Quote by Warren G. Bennis on excellence, teacher, mediocrity, and lessons

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.       

Warren G. Bennis (1925 -)

Source: My diary

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, science, essence, mediocrity, and modernity

Modern science, e.g. Darwinism etc., has a profound and nearly (to itself) unutterable metaphysical fallacy in terms of which it tries to think:  all law is to it inherently extrinsic, there is no kind of intrinsic or essential or "internal" lawfulness as such (and therefore there is no demand, no place and no tolerance for attempts to think essentially, intrinsically, in a cultured and self-reflective or profoundly critical/a-priori way).  Extrinsicalism has made both "science" and "capitalism" into exoteric and pedestrian pursuits in which one not only does not have to be any kind of extraordinary genius, but it may well be a preeminent advantage to be a mediocrity, to have as little culture and depth and critical strategy as possible.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Dan Millman on compromise, confusion, death, devil, fear, happiness, laughter, mediocrity, moderation, and world

Moderation? It's mediocrity, fear, and confusion in disguise. It's the devil's dilemma. It's neither doing nor not doing. It's the wobbling compromise that makes no one happy. Moderation is for the bland, the apologetic, for the fence-sitters of the world afraid to take a stand. It's for those afraid to laugh or cry, for those afraid to live or die. Moderation...is lukewarm tea, the devil's own brew.

Dan Millman

Source: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Albert Einstein on intelligence, mediocrity, understanding, prejudice, and thought

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thoughts in clear form.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on mediocrity

Only a mediocre person is always at his best.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Arthur Ward on good, mediocrity, superiority, and teachers

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

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A Quote by W. Russell Bowie on contentment, danger, mediocrity, talent, and world

The virtues which keep this world sweet and the faithfulness which keeps it steadfast are chiefly those of the average man. The danger of the two-talent man is that he will be content with mediocrity.

W. Russell Bowie

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on attitude, commitment, excellence, mediocrity, and pride

Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity.

unknown

Contributed by: Zaady

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