Good Advice?

No debemos utilizar como documento histórico las obras maestras, sino las mediocres.
Lo que diferencia a las épocas es su manera de fracasar.

For historical evidence, we should not use the masterpieces but the mediocre works.
What distinguishes epochs is their style of failure.

(Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Escolios a un Texto Implícito, 1.372)

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