Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes its fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.
– Blaise Pascal
An ad hominem attack against an individual, not against an idea, is highly flattering. It indicates that the person does not have anything intelligent to say about your message.
– Nassim Taleb
And the days are not full enough
And the nights are not full enough
And life slips by like a field mouse
Not shaking the grass.
– Ezra Pound