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Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.
Joseph Heller, US author (1923-1999)
Only the mediocre are always at their best.
John Giradoux, French author, diplomat (1882-1944)
The world is full of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.
Jacob Bronowski, British mathematician, scientist (1908-1974)
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.
Henry David Thoreau, US essayist, poet (1817-1862)