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Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Georges St-Pierre
#1. As Aristotle wrote a long, long time ago, and I'm paraphrasing here, the goal is to avoid mediocrity by being prepared to try something and either failing miserably or triumphing grandly. Mediocrity is not about failing, and it's the opposite of doing. Mediocrity, in other words, is about not trying. The reason is achingly simple, and I know you've heard it a thousand times before: what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. #Quote by Georges St-Pierre
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Georges St-Pierre
#2. The goal is to avoid mediocrity by being prepared to try something and either failing miserably or triumphing grandly. #Quote by Georges St-Pierre
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Miriam A. Walker
#3. It is vital to avoid mediocrity - living a life of deadness in someone else's threadbare world. #Quote by Miriam A. Walker
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Akhenaton
#4. Say not unto thyself, Behold, truth breedeth hatred, and I will avoid it; dissimulation raiseth friends, and I will follow it. Are not the enemies made by truth, better than the friends obtained by flattery? #Quote by Akhenaton
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by William E. Gladstone
#5. The errors of former times are recorded for our instruction in order that we may avoid their repition. #Quote by William E. Gladstone
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Alain-Fournier
#6. We said to him: here is your happiness, here is what you spent your whole youth looking for, here is the girl you saw in all your dreams!
How could anyone, pushed by the shoulders like that, avoid a reaction of indecision, then fear, then dismay--how could he resist the temptation to escape? #Quote by Alain-Fournier
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Rumi
#7. I don't regret how much I love, and I avoid those who repent their passion. #Quote by Rumi
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Richard Rohr
#8. We cannot avoid the globalization of knowledge and information. When I was a boy growing up in Kansas, I could never think about a Buddhist, or a Hindu, or Muslim, or even a Protestant - I grew up in such a Catholic ghetto. That's not possible anymore, unless you live in a cave or something. So either we have knowledge of what the other religions and other denominations are saying, and how they tie into the common thread, or we end up just being dangerously ignorant of other people and therefore prejudiced. #Quote by Richard Rohr
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Tara Brown
#9. You have one chance in life to make it something special. Why would you waste it on mediocrity? Safe and easy is for pussies. Be amazing and different. Be grateful for the uniqueness in you. #Quote by Tara Brown
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
#10. This much is certain ... No initiative put in place starting today can have a substantial effect on the peak production year. No Caspian Sea exploration, no drilling in the South China Sea, no SUV replacements, no renewable energy projects can be brought on at a sufficient rate to avoid a bidding war for the remaining oil. #Quote by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Linus Torvalds
#11. Every once in a while an issue comes up where I have to make a statement. I can't totally avoid all political issues, but I try my best to minimize them. When I do make a statement, I try to be fairly neutral. #Quote by Linus Torvalds
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Seth Godin
#12. The industrial age brought compliance and compliance brought fear and fear brought us mediocrity. #Quote by Seth Godin
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Ben Aaronovitch
#13. Why would a young man like you be interested in history?"
"So I can avoid repeating it."
"Then stay away from men who talk about the fatherland," he said. "That's my advice. #Quote by Ben Aaronovitch
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Dallin H. Oaks
#14. Don't accommodate any degree of temptation. Prevent sin and avoid having to deal with its inevitable destruction. So, turn it off! Look away! Avoid it at all costs. Direct your thoughts in wholesome paths. Remember your covenants and be faithful in temple attendance. #Quote by Dallin H. Oaks
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
#15. Disaster falls on those who try hardest to avoid it. #Quote by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Elle Casey
#16. Luceo non uro means I shine, not burn. To me, though, it means that I have a choice. I need to balance the bad with the good, make sure to avoid the things that could burn or scar me but get close enough to the heat that I feel life and really experience it. Until I met you, I'd never really embraced that idea. I walked around my life just being there, but not really feeling it or being actively involved in making it worthwhile. Then there was you, and suddenly it all made sense. I grabbed onto what Fortune was offering me that night and ran with it. I was shining that night, for sure. Brighter than the Vegas strip. #Quote by Elle Casey
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle
#17. THREE DAYS LATER A MESSAGE WAS LEFT UNDER A PEBBLE UPON THE SUNDIAL." "'If it really annoys you, Hilton, we might go and travel, you and I, and so avoid this nuisance.' "'What, be driven out of our own house by a practical joker? #Quote by Arthur Conan Doyle
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Vidya Balan
#18. It's never been difficult for me to say no. I have never given excuses like I don't have dates. I have never over-quoted to avoid a project. I simply say that while the script might be good, I can't connect with it. My strategy is that while I wouldn't want anyone to waste my time, I shouldn't be doing that, either, with others. #Quote by Vidya Balan
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
#19. a young person wants to learn philosophy these days, he or she would be better advised to become immersed in the domain directly and avoid the field altogether: "I'd tell him to read the great books of philosophy. And I would tell him not to do graduate study at any university. I think all philosophy departments are no good. They are all terrible." By and large, however, jurisdiction over a given domain is officially left in the hands of a field of experts. These may range from grade school teachers to university professors and include anyone who has a right to decide whether a new idea or product is "good" or "bad." It is impossible to understand creativity without understanding how fields operate, how they decide whether something new should or should not be added to the domain. #Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Baltasar Gracian
#20. Attain and maintain a reputation, for it is the usufruct of fame. A stiff climb, for it is the issue of excellence, as rare as mediocrity is common. #Quote by Baltasar Gracian
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Umberto Eco
#21. The "thesis neurosis" has begun: the student abandons the thesis, returns to it, feels unfulfilled, loses focus, and uses his thesis as an alibi to avoid other challenges in his life that he is too cowardly to address. This student will never graduate. #Quote by Umberto Eco
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by William Faulkner
#22. And George Farr had the town, the earth, the world to himself and his sorrow. Music came faint as a troubling rumor beneath the spring night, sweetened by distance: a longing knowing no ease. (Oh God, oh God!)
At last George Farr gave up trying to see her. He had 'phoned vainly and time after time, at last the telephone became the end in place of the means: he had forgotten why he wanted to reach her. Finally he told himself that he hated her, that he would go away; finally he was going to as much pains to avoid her as he had been to see her. So he slunk about the streets like a criminal, avoiding her, feeling his his very heart stop when he did occasionally see her unmistakable body from a distance. And at night he lay sleepless and writhing to think of her, then to rise and don a few garments and walk past her darkened house, gazing in slow misery at the room in which he knew she lay, soft and warm, in intimate slumber, then to return to home and bed to dream of her brokenly. #Quote by William Faulkner
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by James Hollis
#23. The search for fusion regularly gives rise to various symptoms. Our own psyche knows what is right for us, knows what is developmentally demanded. When we use the Other to avoid our own task, we may be able to fool ourselves for awhile, but the soul will not be mocked. It will express its protest in physical ailments, activated complexes and disturbing dreams. The soul wishes its fullest expression; it is here, as Rumi expressed it, 'for its own joy.'
Let's continue the fantasy of finding an Other willing to carry our individuation task for us. Well, in time, that Other would grow to resent us, even though he or she was a willing signatory to the silent contract. That resentment would leak into the relationship and corrode it. No one is angrier that someone doing 'the right thing' and secretly wishing for something else. #Quote by James Hollis
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Elbert Hubbard
#24. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. #Quote by Elbert Hubbard
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Radclyffe Hall
#25. The world hid its head in the sands of convention, so that by seeing nothing it might avoid Truth. #Quote by Radclyffe Hall
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Simon Pegg
#26. It's why I get miffed at all the dashing around in recent zombie films. It completely misses the point; transforms the threat to a straightforward physical danger from the zombies themselves, rather than our own inability to avoid them and these films are about us, not them. There's far more meat on the bones of the latter, far more juicy interpretation to get our teeth into. The first zombie is by comparison thin and one dimensional and ironically, it is down to all the exercise. #Quote by Simon Pegg
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Laila Ibrahim
#27. speak to young men about the weather, meals, clothing, and their relatives. Avoid conversation concerning politics, finance, or religion. Though a gentleman may bring up such topics, and a lady must follow where a gentleman leads, a skilled lady will return the conversation to an appropriate topic. #Quote by Laila Ibrahim
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Bijou Hunter
#28. What the fuck was that about?" Vaughn said, standing over me.
"I pissed him off."
Dark blue eyes flicking to the restroom, Vaughn reached back and scratched at his shoulder. "All I know is when Judd came back from Texas, he was all hollowed out. Like a ghost, I guess. This morning before his bitch fit, he looked alive again. Whatever you said or did, can't be that big a deal compared to the shit mood he's been in lately."
Glancing at the restroom, I wanted to go back to before I said the words. My honesty ruined our happy morning.
"You can't take it personally," Vaughn added when I just stared at the restroom. "You know how moody Judd is. Always crying and bitching about something. A freaking drama queen."
Grinning, I looked up at him. "Thank you."
"Men like us aren't used to pretty girls looking at them like you look at Judd. He's not sure what to do with you and you're just gonna have to be patient while he figures shit out."
"Okay," I said, studied him. Whereas Judd hid a deep sorrow and iced heart behind his walls, I sensed Vaughn concealed a barely contained rage. He smiled easily enough, but it was a ruse. Just like Judd who acted like the world didn't touch him, Vaughn faked his exterior to avoid showing anything to the world.
"Why do they call you Outlaw?" I asked.
Vaughn sighed. "Because it's better than calling me dead man walking."
"I don't understand."
"You don't need to, darlin. The drama queen ret #Quote by Bijou Hunter
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#29. We want to 'write in' our plan and 'write out' the consequence. When we do that, we're headed 'right back' to what we foolishly thought we could 'write out. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by John Green
#30. The thing about Margo Roth Spiegelman is that really all I could ever do was let her talk, and then when she stopped talking encourage her to go on, due to the facts that 1. I was incontestably in love with her, and 2. She was absolutely unprecedented in every way, and 3. She never really asked me any questions, so the only way to avoid silence was to keep her talking. #Quote by John Green
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Michael Shaara
#31. Longstreet stayed up talking, as long as there was company, as long as there was a fire. Because when the fire was gone and the dark had truly come there was no way he could avoid the dead faces of his children. #Quote by Michael Shaara
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by John Armstrong
#32. Your friends avoid you, brutishly transform'd
They hardly know you, or if one remains
To wish you well, he wishes you in heaven. #Quote by John Armstrong
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Brene Brown
#33. When we pretend that we can avoid vulnerability we engage in behaviors that are often inconsistent with who we want to be. #Quote by Brene Brown
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Elle Luna
#34. We unconsciously imprison ourselves to avoid our most primal fears. We choose Should because choosing Must is terrifying, incomprehensible. #Quote by Elle Luna
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Plato
#35. Now the worst part of the punishment is that he who refuses to rule is liable to be ruled by one who is worse than himself. And the fear of this, as I conceive, induces the good to take office, not because they would, but because they cannot help - not under the idea that they are going to have any benefit or enjoyment themselves, but as a necessity, and because they are not able to commit the task of ruling to any one who is better than themselves, or indeed as good. For there is reason to think that if a city were composed entirely of good men, then to avoid office would be as much an object of contention as to obtain office is at present; then we should have plain proof that the true ruler is not meant by nature to regard his own interest, but that of his subjects; and every one who knew this would choose rather to receive a benefit from another than to have the trouble of conferring one. So far am I from agreeing with Thrasymachus that justice is the interest of the stronger. #Quote by Plato
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Craig Ferguson
#36. Gillette
The best a man can get.
I stared at the screen. What happened to me? I was meant to be one of those guys, vigorous and athletic and successful and, most of all, American. I was going to walk on the moon, be a movie star or a rock got or a comedian. I was going to have an amazing life and kids with Helen and die like Chaplin a thousand years from now in my Beverly Hills mansion surrounded by my adoring family, with the grieving world media standing by. Instead, I was just another show-business mediocrity. A drunk who shat his pants and ran for help.
My life had been careless and selfish. Pleasure in the moment was my only thought, my solitary motivation. I had disappointed whoever had been foolish enough to love me, and left them scarred.
I was a very long way from being the best a man can get. #Quote by Craig Ferguson
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Brooklyn Ann
#37. I vowed never to condemn anyone to this life, especially without a choice, as happened to me. No matter how politely we behave, we are still fallen demons, as the legends say. I could never do that to her." Rafe's gaze softened. "Just because you were Changed without a choice does not mean it would be so bad for your duchess. Perhaps she wants to spend eternity at your side." Ian laughed as he pictured an eternity with the vexing, mischievous woman, then he sobered. "I do not think so. She fought with all her tiny being against marriage to me. She nearly ran away to avoid being shackled to my side." "I would not be so certain of this," Rafe said softly. "Feelings change, after all." As #Quote by Brooklyn Ann
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by George Orwell
#38. Reality only exerts its pressure through the needs of everyday life - the need to eat and drink, to get shelter and clothing, to avoid swallowing poison or stepping out of top-storey windows, and the like. #Quote by George Orwell
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Silvia Hartmann
#39. People spend entire lifetimes trying to avoid the things that have already happened. #Quote by Silvia Hartmann
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Zygmunt Bauman
#40. Avoid the crowd, avoid mass audiences, keep your own counsel, which is the counsel of philosophy of wisdom you can acquire and make your own. #Quote by Zygmunt Bauman
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Neale Donald Walsch
#41. Be a light unto the world, and hurt it not. Seek to build not destroy. Bring My people home.


By your shining example. Seek only Godliness. Speak only in truthfulness. Act only in love.
Live the Law of Love now and forever more. Give everything require nothing.
Avoid the mundane.
Do not accept the unacceptable.
Teach all who seek to learn of Me.
Make every moment of your life an outpouring of love.
Use every moment to think the highest thought, say the highest word, do the highest deed. In this, glorify your Holy Self, and thus too, glorify Me.
Bring peace to the Earth by bringing peace to all those whose lives you touch. Be peace. Feel and express in every moment your Divine Connection with the All, and with every person, place, and thing.
Embrace every circumstance, own every fault, share every joy, contemplate every mystery, walk in every man's shoes, forgive every offense (including your own), heal every heart, honor every person's truth, adore every person's God, protect every person's rights, preserve every person's dignity, promote every person's interests, provide every person's needs, presume every person's holiness, present every person's greatest gifts, produce every person's blessing, pronounce every person's future secure in the assured love of God.
Be a living, breathing example of the Highest Truth that resides within you. Speak humbly of yourself, lest someone mistake your Highes #Quote by Neale Donald Walsch
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by David Michie
#42. When we think of other beings with compassion, this makes us happiest. When we consider how to help others avoid suffering and give them contentment, we, ourselves, are the first to benefit. #Quote by David Michie
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#43. You and I have formerly seen warm debates and high political passions. But gentlemen of different politics would then speak to each other and separate the business of the Senate from that of society. It is not so now. Men who have been intimate all their lives, cross the streets to avoid meeting, and turn their heads another way, lest they should be obliged to touch their hats. This may do for young men with whom passion is enjoyment. But it is afflicting to peaceable minds. Tranquility is the old man's milk. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Ernie Els
#44. Spin is a tricky thing. When you're trying to avoid it - say, on a tee shot, where sidespin puts you in the trees - it's easy to make it happen. #Quote by Ernie Els
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by M. Scott Peck
#45. If your goal is to avoid pain and escape suffering, I would not advise you to seek higher levels of consciousness or spiritual evolution. #Quote by M. Scott Peck
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Pliny The Younger
#46. It is better to excel in any single art than to arrive only at mediocrity in several, so moderate skill in several is to be preferred where one cannot attain to perfection in any. #Quote by Pliny The Younger
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Gabrielle Zevin
#47. Despite the fact that he loves books and owns a bookstore, A.J. does not particularly care for writers. He finds them to be unkempt, narcissistic, silly, and generally unpleasant people. He tries to avoid the ones who've written books he loves for fear that they will ruin their books for him. #Quote by Gabrielle Zevin
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Robert Reich
#48. Community colleges are great bargains. They avoid the fancy amenities four-year liberal arts colleges need in order to lure the children of the middle class. #Quote by Robert Reich
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Clifford Geertz
#49. As a religious problem, the problem of suffering is, paradoxically, not how to avoid suffering but how to suffer, how to make of physical pain, personal loss, worldly defeat, or the helpless contemplation of others' agony something bearable, supportable- something as we say, sufferable. #Quote by Clifford Geertz
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Matt Mullenweg
#50. In the morning, I have certain aspirations. One of my goals is to avoid looking at the computer or checking e-mail for at least an hour after I wake up. I also try to avoid alarm clocks as much as possible, because it's just nice to wake up without one. #Quote by Matt Mullenweg
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Neal Stephenson
#51. The important thing is, Hiro, that you have to understand the Mafia way. And the Mafia way is that we pursue larger goals under the guise of personal relationships. So, for example, when you were a pizza guy you didn't deliver pizzas fast because you made more money that way, or because it was some kind of a fucking policy. You did it because you were carrying out a personal covenant between Uncle Enzo and every customer. This is how we avoid the trap of self-perpetuating ideology. Ideology is a virus. So getting this chick back is more than just getting a chick back. It's the concrete manifestation of an abstract policy goal. And we like concrete - right, Vic? #Quote by Neal Stephenson
Avoid Mediocrity quotes by Caesar Lincoln
#52. All lies fall somewhere into these five categories. These are to: avoid hurting someone; avoid feeling guilt or shame; avoid conflict and stress (minor to major); gain a social advantage; avoid a significant loss. #Quote by Caesar Lincoln

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