I react very badly when mediocrity throws a tantrum of entitlement. Lee Siegel
I want to add something worthwhile rather than just chucking loads of stuff into the world. I don't want to feel responsible for adding to the soup of mediocrity. Bat for Lashes
Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity. Nancy Pearcey
All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy. Scott Alexander
It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us. Isaac D'Israeli