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Inferiority Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Inferiority

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Inferiority Complex:
a name for not loving yourself enough.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Values Self Self-Esteem

I have a huge ego and a huge inferiority complex at the same time.
- Barry Gibb

Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

One of the processes of your life is to constantly
break down that inferiority,
to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody.
- Alvin Ailey

 

We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic
and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us,
no inferiority for which it cannot compensate.
- Henri Bergson

A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
- Samuel Johnson

Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.
- Elbert Hubbard

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Even schools for Negroes, then, are places where they
must be convinced of their inferiority.
- Carter G. Woodson

When I first began, the technicians,
camera and makeup men made me feel so self-conscious
that I began to have the biggest inferiority complex about my looks.
- Jessie Matthews

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
- Sun Tzu

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.
- Alfred Adler

Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong,
for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority,
and denied the privileges of a liberal education.
- Angelina Grimke

The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into
acknowledgment of inferiority.
- John C. Calhoun

Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior;
she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority.
- Simone de Beauvoir

The supposed inferiority of a constructed language
to a national one on the score of richness of connotation is,
of course, no criticism of the idea of a constructed language.
- Edward Sapir

When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority,
the fact is that he does become inferior.
- Simone de Beauvoir

Inferiority is what you enjoy in your best friends.
- Lord Chesterfield

All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority
otherwise called ambition.
- Cesare Pavese

For much of the female half of the world,
food is the first signal of our inferiority.
It lets us know that our own families may consider
female bodies to be less deserving,
less needy, less valuable.
- Gloria Steinem

The different ness of races, moreover,
is no evidence of superiority or of inferiority.
This merely indicates that each race has certain gifts
which the others do not possess.
- Carter G. Woodson

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.
- Alfred Adler

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
- Lord Chesterfield

Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior,
but then, anybody in his right mind should have an
inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.
- Alan Kay

The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The thought of' the inferiority of the Negro is drilled
into him in almost every class he enters and in almost every book he studies.
- Carter G. Woodson

I used to distinguish between my fiction and nonfiction
in terms of superiority or inferiority.
- Peter Matthiessen

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced,
the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more
violent the emotional agitation.
- Alfred Adler

A Kerry footballer with an inferiority complex is one
who thinks he's just as good as everybody else.
- John B. Keane

So I developed very early a massive inferiority complex,
and I've told the story often about how that inspired
me later in life to get involved in other things,
because I couldn't out-do my brothers in sports,
and it's a very competitive relationship.
- George J. Mitchell

Anyone determined to find another person or group inferior
can always find whole lists of grounds that demonstrate
inferiority because we are all inferior to the ideals
of humanness we have erected.
- Marilyn French

To separate children from others of similar age and
qualifications solely because of their race generates
a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the
community that may affect their hearts and minds in
a way unlikely ever to be undone.
- Earl Warren

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes
in every waking moment of their lives
to remind them that the lie of their inferiority
is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I can think of no one that my grandparents knew,
that told me stories and that I experienced myself,
had any sense of social inferiority growing up in segregated Washington.
None whatsoever.
- Ed Smith

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority
which constantly presses towards its own conquest.
The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced,
the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the
more violent the emotional agitation.
- Alfred Adler

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The superior man understands what is right;
the inferior man understands what will sell.
- Confucius

Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most
inferior believer is great in the eyes of God.
- Abu Bakr

I am fond of them, of the inferior beings of the abyss,
of those who are full of longing.
- Richard Wagner

To be a slaveholder meant one had to regard the African
American as inferior in every way.
- Stephen Ambrose

I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.
- Katharine Hepburn

The very idea of marriage is basic to recognition as equals in our society;
any status short of that is inferior,
unjust, and unconstitutional.
- Ted Olson

I think I have a superior brain and an inferior stature,
if you really want to get brutal about it.
- Paul Simon

Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have
felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
- Anthony Powell

Susan B. Anthony formed the Equal Rights Association,
refuted ideas that women were inferior to men,
and fought for a woman's right to vote.
- Louise Slaughter

Technique is the test of sincerity.
If a thing isn't worth getting the technique to say,
it is of inferior value.
- Ezra Pound

I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior,
to the conscience of mankind.
- William Butler Yeats

You had many jazz musicians who lived in the United States,
who had a hard time being accepted over here and had
to play in sort of these inferior type dives.
- Sonny Rollins

The inferior complex is now extended to all Europe,
save Nordics.
- Emanuel Celler

The superior man blames himself.
The inferior man blames others.
- Don Shula

I don't much enjoy Back and Forth.
I mean, I think it has its own particular qualities,
but I think it's inferior to any of the half-hour ones we did.
- Rowan Atkinson

I don't want to be married to someone who feels inferior
to my success or because I make more money than he does.
- Grace Kelly

The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken
as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.
- Lord Jeffrey

No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior.
All collective judgments are wrong.
Only racists make them.
- Elie Wiesel

I look upon Switzerland as an inferior sort of Scotland.
- Sydney Smith

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample underfoot.
- Horace Greeley

I certainly did feel inferior.
Because of class.
Because of strength.
Because of height.
I guess if I'd been able to hit somebody in the nose,
I wouldn't have been a comic.
- Dudley Moore

There is no more reason to believe that man descended
from some inferior animal than there is to believe
that a stately mansion has descended from a small cottage.
- William Jennings Bryan

Elegance is inferior to virtue.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

So as a prelude whites must be made to realise that they are only human,
not superior.
Same with Blacks.
They must be made to realise that they are also human,
not inferior.
- Steven Biko

The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear -
fear of the unknown,
the complex, the inexplicable.
What he wants above everything else is safety.
- H. L. Mencken

The care of a wise and good man for his only son is
inferior to the regard of the great Parent of the universe for his creatures.
- John Woolman

Accordingly, one race is neither superior nor inferior to another.
- Walter Lang

No man can ever end with being superior who will not
begin with being inferior.
- Sydney Smith

No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Never give it.
- Marian Wright Edelman

I waited and worked, and watched the inferior exalted for nearly thirty years;
and when recognition came at last,
it was too late to alter events, or to make a difference in living.
- Ellen Glasgow

To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended
by the observations of those who were much inferior
in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.
- Edmund Burke

He that is proud of riches is a fool.
For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold,
how much inferior is he to a gold mine.
- Jeremy Taylor

I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me.
Somewhere there must be a man who could be my husband and not feel inferior.
- Hedy Lamarr


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