"The world is a republic of mediocrities, and always was." (Thomas Carlyle) "Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way." (Blaise Pascal) "Quand on essaie, c'est difficile. Quand on n'essaie pas, c'est impossible" (Guess Who ?) "I am never wrong. Once I thought I was, and that was a mistake."