The average person’s ear weighs what you are, not what you were.
It is the province of poetry to be more realistic and present than the artificial narratives of an outer discourse, and not afraid of the truthful difficulty of the average human life.
Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.
In a high school, the norms act to hold down the achievements of those who are above average, so that the school’s demands will be at a level easily maintained by the majority.
The average European does not seem to feel free until he succeeds in enslaving and oppressing others.
We have to judge politicians by their cumulative score. In one innings they make a great catch, in another they drop the ball. In one they score a home run, in another they strike out. But it is their cumulative batting average that we are interested in.
I think I can capture the taste buds of the average right-wing conservative who loves barbecue.
The amount of energy saved by switching off the phone charger is exactly the same as the energy used by driving an average car for one second.
Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.
The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all, is a conservative critic.