„The average man don't like trouble and danger.“

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„What is troubling us is the tendency to believe that the mind is like a little man within.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
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„I am only an average man, but by George, I work harder at it than the average man.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

„He maintains in effect that the gulf separating Plato from the average man is greater than the cleft between the average man and a chimpanzee.“

—  Walter Kaufmann, book Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist
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„The fact is that the average man's love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth.“

—  H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956
1920s, Context: The fact is that the average man's love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. He is not actually happy when free; he is uncomfortable, a bit alarmed, and intolerably lonely. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty — and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies. Baltimore Evening Sun (12 February 1923)

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„Don't cross a river if it is four feet deep on average.“

—  Nassim Nicholas Taleb Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician, former trader and risk analyst 1960
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„If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.“

—  Bill Cosby American actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist 1937
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„Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
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