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Rejection of Mediocrity
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They told me, Heraclitus, they told me you were dead
They brought me bitter news to hear
and bitter tears to shed
I wept as I remembered how often you and I
Had tired the sun with talking and sent him down the sky.
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Moderation has been declared a virtue so as to curb the ambition of the great and console lesser folk for their lack of fortune and merit.
— La Rochefoucauld, Maxim 308
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I was a mere fly in the eyes of all this world, a nasty, disgusting fly - more intelligent, more highly developed, more refined in feeling than any of them, of course - but a fly that was continually making way for everyone, insulted and injured by everyone.
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Notes From Underground
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The Sailor’s Farewell -  Pompeo Mariani (1897)

The Sailor’s Farewell -  Pompeo Mariani (1897)

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Doublefaced No. 30 - Sebastian Bieniek

Doublefaced No. 30 - Sebastian Bieniek

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