Average Quotes

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.

Look, in particular, at the people who, like you, are making average incomes for doing average jobs – bank vice presidents, insurance salesman, auditors, secretaries of defense – and you’ll realize they all dress the same way, essentially the way the mannequins in the Sears menswear department dress. Now look at the real successes, the […]

Nothing average ever stood as a monument to progress. When progress is looking for a partner it doesn’t turn to those who believe they are only average. It turns instead to those who are forever searching and striving to become the best they possibly can. If we seek the average level we cannot hope to […]

The average person thinks he isn’t.

Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.

Say you were standing with one foot in the oven and one foot in an ice bucket. According to the percentage people, you would be perfectly comfortable.

Half the people you know are below average.

The greatest drunkards are the worst Judges of Wine. The most Insatiable Leachers the most Ignorant Criticks in Women, and the Greediest Appetites, of the best Cookery of Meats – for those that use Excess in any Thing never understand the Truth of it, which always lies in the Mean.

On the average, everybody has one testicle.

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.