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Average Quotes

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Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves.
But deep down below the surface of the average conscience
a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
- Carl Jung

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr

Think of how stupid the average person is,
and realize half of them are stupider than that.
- George Carlin

 

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant
intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
- Sigmund Freud

Under the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program,
homes are independently verified to be measurably more
energy efficient than average houses.
- Melissa Bean

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American
recently passed each other in opposite directions.
- George Carlin

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Half the people you know are below average.
- Anonymous

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys
on a minor planet of a very average star.
But we can understand the Universe.
That makes us something very special.
- Stephen Hawking

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

America believes in education: the average professor
earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
- Evan Esar

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
- Andy Rooney

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him
and what she thinks of him a year afterward,
and you will have the truth about him.
- H. L. Mencken

The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
- Herbert Croly

A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far
better company than the average adult.
- John B. S. Haldane

It is even harder for the average ape to believe that
he has descended from man.
- H. L. Mencken

I am regularly asked what the average Internet user
can do to ensure his security.
My first answer is usually 'Nothing;
you're screwed'.
- Bruce Scheneier

The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries
and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
- Colin Wilson

The first trip of the Pony Express was made in ten days -
an average of two hundred miles a day.
But we soon began stretching our riders and making better time.
- Buffalo Bill

I'm an average enough person to point to the things
I've gotten to see that are awe-inspiring.
- Laurie Anderson

I just want to be treated like an average guy.
- John Fahey

Some days I'm lucky to squeeze out a page of copy that pleases me,
but I get as many as six or seven pages on a very good day;
the average is probably three pages.
- Dean Koontz

I'm an average person.
- Jim Hodges

The average man's judgment is so poor,
he runs a risk every time he uses it.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will.
Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of
your spiritual environment.
- Arthur Helps

I've learned that getting what you want gives you a
pretty high batting average,
and leaves you plenty to struggle for.
- Loretta Young

What have we achieved since the end of the Second World
War? We have allowed petty,
bourgeois regimes in which everything is average,
mediocre.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

My grandmother and I saw an average of eight movies a week,
double features, second run.
- Carol Burnett

A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
- Herbert Spencer

In New York alone, there was an average of more than
300 campus fires per year between 1997 and 2000,
with roughly 160 of them annually in dormitories.
- Vito Fossella

Unquestionably, there is progress.
The average American now pays out twice as much in
taxes as he formerly got in wages.
- H. L. Mencken

In how many lives does love really play a dominant
part? The average taxpayer is no more capable of a
'grand passion' than of a grand opera.
- Israel Zangwill

A $1.7 billion average increase in electricity costs
is estimated to result in a $1.3 billion decrease in
personal income and a loss of 13,000 more jobs in the region.
- Greg Walden

I've never professed to be anything but an average student.
- Dan Quayle

Refuse to be average.
Let your heart soar as high as it will.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

Every time the guys were knocked out by my guitar playing
and the girls were knocked out by the type of songs I did.
That set us apart from the average blues band.
- George Thorogood

The average music-lover hears only the production under prevailing conditions.
- John Philip Sousa

Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering
what average opinion believes average opinion to be.
- John Maynard Keynes

It was a perfectly average well- adjusted childhood,
not a bit unlike that of millions of other individuals.
- DeForest Kelley

The professionals are going to be joined by the average Joe.
Everybody's a publisher.
- Eric Brown

As far as dramas are concerned, it's considered passe
for playwrights to turn out anything the average person can understand.
- Ethel Merman

In one century, we've added 28 years to our average life span -
a change so rapid that our brains couldn't possibly
have evolved to accommodate it.
- Martha Beck

A jury is a group of twelve people of average ignorance.
- Herbert Spencer

On the average, five times as many people read the
headline as read the body copy.
When you have written your headline,
you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.
- David Ogilvy

Climatologists are all agreed that we'd be lucky to
see the end of this century without the world being
a totally different place,
and being 8 or 9 degrees hotter on average.
- James Lovelock

Personally, I can't see why it would be any less romantic
to find a husband in a nice four-color catalogue than
in the average downtown bar at happy hour.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

How do you win? By getting average players to play
good and good players to play great.
That's how you win.
- Bum Phillips

Actually, I think the average voice is like 70 percent
tone and 30 percent noise.
My voice is 95 percent noise.
- Harvey Fierstein

If you know what you are going to write when you're writing a poem,
it's going to be average.
- Derek Walcott

The upward course of a nation's history is due in the
long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
- Elizabeth II

There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
- Henry B. Adams

I don't do drugs anymore...
than, say, the average touring funk band.
- Bill Hicks

Over the past few years special interests have had
a larger and larger say over who gets what in America,
and the voices of average citizens are being shut out.
- Marty Meehan

The hardest struggle of all is to be something different
from what the average man is.
- Robert H. Schuller

Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average
Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.
- Germaine Greer

Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student.
At least they can find Kuwait.
- A. Whitney Brown

What this loss means will be appreciated from the statement
that one bushel of wheat contains sufficient energy
to support the average working man for 15 days.
- David F. Houston

I'm your average Joe guy.
I don't really care for politicians.
- John Mellencamp

I, uh, don't think I'm, y'know, so different than your average,
y'know, average.
- Jeff Goldblum

It is the rank and file - the average woman -
for whom the world has opened up so astonishingly.
- Mary A. Ward

The healthiest competition occurs when average people
win by putting above average effort.
- Colin Powell

The one thing that unites all human beings,
regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background,
is that we all believe we are above-average drivers.
- Dave Barry

The Queen is usually reckoned equal,
in average situations,
to two Rooks and a Pawn, but towards the end of a game
she is hardly so valuable as two Rooks.
- Howard Staunton

I always felt good about myself.
I was just an average person.
I always felt I could do anything anyone else could.
If an average person makes up their mind to do something,
they can.
- Larry Holmes

Startling, and alarming to many, is the conclusion
that follows from these data that if all people were treated the same,
most average race differences would not disappear.
- J. Philippe Rushton

A novel must be exceptionally good to live as long as the average cat.
- Lord Chesterfield

Do a little bit more than average and from that point
on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in.
- Paul J. Meyer

The average housewife goes to the restaurant to relax and enjoy the food.
But when Eva walks in, she becomes the center of attention.
- Eva Gabor

The average European does not seem to feel free until
he succeeds in enslaving and oppressing others.
- Bernard Berenson

The average estimate themselves by what they do,
the above average by what they are.
- Charles Edwards

Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers.
Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers.
The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.
- Edward de Bono


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