To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
— William Arthur Ward

The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe commonplace quote

Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.
— Elbert Hubbard

Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting.
— Gertrude Stein

Nothing is so commonplace has the wish to be remarkable.
— commonplace quotation by Oliver Wendell Holmes