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The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all,
by A. E. Housman

The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all,
is a conservative critic.
- A. E. Housman

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live
and shame the land from which we sprung.
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose;
but young men think it is,
and we were young.
- A. E. Housman

The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.
- A. E. Housman

 

Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.
- A. E. Housman

I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word.
- A. E. Housman

That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain,
the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.
- A. E. Housman

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The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity,
and shall not fail.
Bear them we can, and if we can we must.
Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
- A. E. Housman

The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can;
not I: let God and man decree laws for themselves and not for me.
- A. E. Housman

Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think,
has endowed him with the ability to write.
- A. E. Housman

Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning,
to keep watch over my thoughts, because,
if a line of poetry strays into my memory,
my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
- A. E. Housman

In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence,
which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.
- A. E. Housman

If a line of poetry strays into my memory,
my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
- A. E. Housman

Who made the world I cannot tell; 'Tis made,
and here am I in hell.
My hand, though now my knuckles bleed,
I never soiled with such a deed.
- A. E. Housman

And malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.
- A. E. Housman

Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
- A. E. Housman

Great literature should do some good to the reader:
must quicken his perception though dull,
and sharpen his discrimination though blunt,
and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
- A. E. Housman

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves.
But deep down below the surface of the average conscience
a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
- Carl Jung

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr

Think of how stupid the average person is,
and realize half of them are stupider than that.
- George Carlin

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
- Andy Rooney

It is even harder for the average ape to believe that
he has descended from man.
- H. L. Mencken

The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
- Herbert Croly

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant
intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
- Sigmund Freud

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him
and what she thinks of him a year afterward,
and you will have the truth about him.
- H. L. Mencken

America believes in education: the average professor
earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
- Evan Esar

Half the people you know are below average.
- Anonymous

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys
on a minor planet of a very average star.
But we can understand the Universe.
That makes us something very special.
- Stephen Hawking

Under the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program,
homes are independently verified to be measurably more
energy efficient than average houses.
- Melissa Bean

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American
recently passed each other in opposite directions.
- George Carlin

A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far
better company than the average adult.
- John B. S. Haldane

I am regularly asked what the average Internet user
can do to ensure his security.
My first answer is usually 'Nothing;
you're screwed'.
- Bruce Scheneier

For me the writing, when I'm going to direct it myself,
is really just the first draft, and I don't change it very much;
I only change it on average about two lines per movie.
- John Sayles

Refuse to be average.
Let your heart soar as high as it will.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

It takes a real storm in the average person's life
to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.
- Bruce Barton

I was stranded in Disco.
I went to dozens of darkened places with enough flashing
lights to drive the average person mad.
I felt lost in the pulse of sheer panic.
- Martha Reeves

The professionals are going to be joined by the average Joe.
Everybody's a publisher.
- Eric Brown

In reality, serial killers are of average intelligence.
- Pat Brown

I probably spend more time with my kids than the average stay-at-home mother.
- Kirstie Alley

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.
- Arthur Helps

Working mothers do an hour more per day than working
fathers do and working mothers do on average an hour
more per day with the kids than working fathers do.
- James Levine

In my first season I took 76 wickets at an average of less than 5 runs.
- Harold Larwood

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists,
who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding
in prison caused by the Drug War.
- Michael Badnarik

The average person's ear weighs what you are,
not what you were.
- Francis Quarles

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Right now I'm 185, which is really good for me yet
very hard for me to maintain.
My weight seems high for the average woman,
but I've got big bones and I'm maintaining muscle.
- Lisa Leslie

An average working day begins at 8 or 9 am,
includes an hour for lunch, and ends at 5 or 6 pm.
- Peter Straub

Each of the seventeen tribunals during a long period burned annually,
on an average, ten miserable beings!
- John Foxe

I've always said when I broke in I was an average player.
I had an average arm, average speed and definitely an average bat.
I am still average in all of those.
- Brooks Robinson

Whatever the difference between brilliant and average brains,
we are all creative.
And through practice and study we can enhance our skills and talents.
- Jeff Hawkins

The average music-lover hears only the production under prevailing conditions.
- John Philip Sousa

I, uh, don't think I'm, y'know, so different than your average,
y'know, average.
- Jeff Goldblum

In one century, we've added 28 years to our average life span -
a change so rapid that our brains couldn't possibly
have evolved to accommodate it.
- Martha Beck

In New York alone, there was an average of more than
300 campus fires per year between 1997 and 2000,
with roughly 160 of them annually in dormitories.
- Vito Fossella

I've never professed to be anything but an average student.
- Dan Quayle

I'm also looking for gems that the average reader might have missed.
- Terri Windling

The healthiest competition occurs when average people
win by putting above average effort.
- Colin Powell

The average housewife goes to the restaurant to relax and enjoy the food.
But when Eva walks in, she becomes the center of attention.
- Eva Gabor

The hardest struggle of all is to be something different
from what the average man is.
- Robert H. Schuller

The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries
and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
- Colin Wilson

Over the past few years special interests have had
a larger and larger say over who gets what in America,
and the voices of average citizens are being shut out.
- Marty Meehan

The first trip of the Pony Express was made in ten days -
an average of two hundred miles a day.
But we soon began stretching our riders and making better time.
- Buffalo Bill

I average 25 with three guys on me and they are just
looking at stats I guess.
- Shaquille O'Neal

He was the average guy.
Maurice, I think, reflected every man.
- Barry Gibb

On average, Australians watch more than three hours of television a day,
compared with 12 minutes a day spent by the average
couple talking to each other.
- Hugh Mackay

When you're average, you're just as close to the bottom as you are the top.
- Alfred North Whitehead

There is no method by which an average citizen can
effectively fight the White House in the media.
- Linda Tripp

The average estimate themselves by what they do,
the above average by what they are.
- Charles Edwards

My idea at this time, which was slowly developing,
was to create a comedie humaine with little people,
average people - samples from every period in American life.
- Douglas Sirk


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