Be fearful of Mediocrity - Jonathan Ellery

No one ever wakes up in the morning and says, “I want to be mediocre and have a mediocre day!” But so many of us allow our days to be full of mediocre thoughts, mediocre actions, mediocre planning, and mediocre relationships.

Why do you think that is?  What do you do to fight against a mediocre existence?

Here’s 10 Quotes to Help you Rise Above the Level of Mediocrity.


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

“The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.” - Nelson Boswell

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.” - Arthur Conan Doyle

“We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.” - Charles Lamb

“It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.” - Isaac D’Israeli

“There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.” - Paul Gauguin

“It’s a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.” - Roberto Benigni

“The way that I am now, I don’t want to accept mediocrity. I don’t want to accept the easy road.” - Joe Nichols

“Mediocrity scares me. It’s the fear of not being as good as you want to be. If you give over to that fear, it will sabotage you. As much as I can, I try to use that fear to guide me.” - Chris Pine

“By and large, talent is in such short supply that mediocrity can be taken for brilliance rather more than genius can go undiscovered.” - Charles Saatchi