Nobody rises above mediocrity unless they use the brains of other people. Napoleon Hill

You will never see an eagle of distinction flying low with pigeons of mediocrity. Onyi Anyado

Only mediocrity escapes criticism. John Steinbeck

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent easily recognizes genius. Arthur Conan Doyle

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Albert Einstein

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities. Oscar Wilde

The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people. Colin Powell