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The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
~ John Stuart Mill

 

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The real antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.
~ Eric Hoffer

 

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The world is a republic of mediocrities, and always was.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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The world's made up of individuals who don't want to be heroes.
~ Brian Moore

 

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There are certain things in which mediocrity is intolerable: poetry, music, painting, public eloquence. What torture it is to hear a frigid speech being pompously declaimed, or second-rate verse spoken with all a bad poet's bombast!
~ Jean De La Bruyere

 

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There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
~ Peter F. Drucker

 

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They are good furniture pictures, unworthy of praise, and undeserving of blame.
~ John Ruskin

 

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

 

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