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

Colin Wilson

The average golfer doesn't play golf. He attacks it

Jack Burke

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

Ed Howe

Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.

J.C. Penney

Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common

Satchel Paige

Baseball is a harbor, a seclusion from failure that really matters, a playful utopia in which virtuosity can be savored to the third decimal place of a batting average

Mark Kramer

During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball

Mickey Mantle

The mood state Americans are in, on average, when watching television is mildly depressed.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.

John B. S. Haldane

Feminism was recognized by the average man as a conflict in which it was impossible for a man, as a chivalrous gentleman ... as a highly evolved citizen of a highly civilized community, to refuse the claim of this better half to self-determination.

Wyndham Lewis

Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.

Fran Lebowitz

There is a huge difference between journalism and advertising. Journalism aspires to truth. Advertising is regulated for truth. I'll put the accuracy of the average ad in this country up against the average news story any time.

Jef I. Richards

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

Anna Freud

To aim at erxcellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service.

Oliver Goldsmith

Satire must not be a kind of superfluous ill will, but ill will from a higher point of view. Ridiculous man, divine God. Or else, hatred against the bogged-down vileness of average man as against the possible heights that humanity might attain.

Paul Klee

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