"Being realistic is the most commonly traveled path to mediocrity."
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"Mediocrity is self-inflicted and genius is self-bestowed."
"The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed."
"The best pedigree in the world won't sell a lame race horse."
"Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down."
"Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best."
"The world is a republic of mediocrities, and always was."
"Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity."
"Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe."
"Little things affect little minds."
"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all."
"Only the mediocre are always at their best."
"Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity."
"The real antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity."
"In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous."
"The world's made up of individuals who don't want to be heroes."
"If you hire mediocre people, they will hire mediocre people."
"A man trying to sell a blind horse always praises its feet."
"They are good furniture pictures, unworthy of praise, and undeserving of blame."
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