When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.
Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.
You’re afraid? So what. Everybody’s afraid. Fear is the common ground of humanity. The question you must wrestle to the ground is, ‘Will I allow my fear to bind me to mediocrity?’
Fulton J. Sheen
Jealousy is the tribute which mediocrity pays to genius.
Henry David Thoreau
The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed.
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