Posted by ESC on March 13, 2000
In Reply to: Some men are born to greatness... posted by Bob on March 13, 2000
: "Some men are born to greatness, some achive greatness,
: and some have greatness thrust upon them."
: Shakespeare, I think. But which wag came up with "Some
: men are born to mediocrity..."?
While you're waiting for an answer, you must go to Despair.com and check out some of their demotivator posters. Such as this one: Mediocrity - It takes a lot less time and most people won't notice the difference until it's too late. http://www.despair.com/demotivators/med24x30prin.html
Shakespeare, "Twelfth-Night." "Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."
Joseph Heller, "Catch-22." "Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them. With Major Major, it had been all three."