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“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
“The function of genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions - which time and mediocrity can solve.”
“Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating”
“Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre”
“Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best”
“Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.”
“The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness;”
“Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike”
“There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.”
“The very minute a thought is threatened with publicity it seems to shrink towards mediocrity”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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