Great Quote on Mediocrity and Excellence

michael-beckwith.jpg On the Feb. 16th Oprah show (last Friday), Michael Beckwith said something that prompted an “a-ha” moment in many people. A women essentially asked how she should deal with people who seemed to be jealous of her and her success.

Michael Beckwith looked her in the eye and said, “Mediocrity always attacks excellence.”

So true!


February 19, 2007. life, Passion, personal, Personal Development, Work.


  1. dailymuse replied:

    My father always told it to me this way… “Jealousy is the tribute that Mediocrity pays to Genius”… same gist… great quote either way.

  2. Richard replied:

    Great quote, reminds me of Einstien’s quote “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

  3. Loukas Koufodontes replied:

    It’s awesome that I found this quote. I was at a training seminar today with Gerry Tchir, author of “Dare to be Great”, and he said the same quote.
    I loved it and had to come home and search it.

    Loukas Koufodontes

  4. Charity replied:

    wow…thank you for sharing this… i love it…

  5. Linda Zander replied:

    Who is to judge who or what mediocrity is?
    Linda Zander

  6. Linda Zander replied:

    To determine mediocrity is to judge and to separate ourselves from each other. This is not an act of love.

  7. Crystal replied:

    I’m the guest on the show who prompted this response!!!

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