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The meaning and origin of the expression: Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men, have mediocrity thrust upon them

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Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men, have mediocrity thrust upon them

Meaning

Literal meaning.

Origin

From Joseph Heller's Catch-22. Paraphrase of the original 'some men are born great...' from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, 1602.

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