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    "Mediocrity" doesn't mean average intelligence, it means an average intelligence that resents and envies its betters.

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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

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Over and over again mediocrity is promoted because real worth isn't to be found.

Over and over again mediocrity is promoted because real worth isn't to be found.

by Kathleen Norris Found in: Mediocrity Quotes,
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Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.

Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.

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In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous

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People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.

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The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities.

The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities.

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Mediocrity would always win by force of numbers, but it would win only more mediocrity.

Mediocrity would always win by force of numbers, but it would win only more mediocrity.

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Mediocrity is self-inflicted. Genius is self-bestowed.

Mediocrity is self-inflicted. Genius is self-bestowed.

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Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.

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