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There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority. - Orison Swett Marden

It is cruel to discover one's mediocrity only when it is too late. - W. Somerset Maugham

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. - Dame Margot Fonteyn

Perseverance: A lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce

When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them. - Joseph Heller

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous. - Robert Green Ingersoll

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. - Sir Francis Bacon

One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me. - Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe