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Motivational Mediocrity Quotes

May these quotes about Mediocrity inspire and motivate you.

We must not reduce the bosom of the universal church
to a nest protecting our mediocrity.
- Pope Francis

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Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Women want mediocre men,
and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
- Margaret Mead

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli


 

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
- Alexander the Great

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Those who are highly evolved,
maintain an undiscriminating perception.
Seeing everything, labeling nothing,
they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness.
Thus they are supported by it.
- Lao Tzu


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