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“Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.”
Warren G. Bennis
“The function of genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions - which time and mediocrity can solve.”
“Some men are born Mediocre men, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them”
“The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness;”
“Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.”
“Only with absolute fearlessness can we slay the dragons of mediocrity that invade our gardens.”
“A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.”
Charles Horton Cooley
“The very minute a thought is threatened with publicity it seems to shrink towards mediocrity”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them.”
“Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre”
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