mediocrity

A Quote by Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins on love, mediocrity, people, and time

The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

Source: Still Life With Woodpecker

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A Quote by Thomas Merton on belief, faith, god, mediocrity, and selfishness

Do not be too quick to condemn the man who no longer believes in God: for it is perhaps your own coldness and avarice and mediocrity and materialism and selfishness that have chilled his faith.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

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A Quote by Stewart Emery on environment, friendship, mediocrity, suffering, and world

It is remarkable how much mediocrity we live with, surrounding ourselves with daily reminders that the average is acceptable. Our world suffers from terminal normality. Take a moment to assess all of the things around you that promote your being 'average'. These are the things that keep you powerless to go beyond a 'limit' you arbitrarily set for yourself. The first step to having what your really want is the removal of everything in your environment that represents mediocrity, removing those things that are limiting. One way is to surround yourself with friends who ask more of you than you do.

Stewart Emery

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on genius, mediocrity, and talent

I don't speak for others and they don't speak for me. Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Complete Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on genius, mediocrity, and talent

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Complete Sherlock Holmes, Valley of Fear

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on diligence, intelligence, and mediocrity

Diligence is a very great help even to a mediocre intelligence. -Diligentia maximum etiam mediocris ingeni subsidium

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Scott Alexander on cheating, death, evil, good, losing, and mediocrity

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.

Scott Alexander

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on danger, genius, and mediocrity

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on friendship, genius, mediocrity, and solitude

Solitude, the safeguard of mediocrity, is to genius the stern friend.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Conduct of Life. 1860. Culture

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on behavior, books, character, conscience, ethics, excellence, good, guidance, honesty, integrity, laws, life, mediocrity, and rules

The legal system doesn't always serve as a good guide for your conscience. You can step way over the ethical line and still be inside the law. The same thing goes for rules, policies and procedures - you know, the organization's "internal laws." You can "go by the book" and still behave unethically. Still not move beyond mediocrity. High standards-the ethics of excellence-come to life through your basic values, your character, integrity and honesty. Obeying the law is the bare minimum.

Price Pritchett

Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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