“Over-seriousness is a warning sign for mediocrity and bureaucratic thinking. People who are seriously committed to mastery and high performance are secure enough to lighten up.”
Michael J. Gelb
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
“The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.”
William Arthur Ward
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.”
“The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness;”
“Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.”
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