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Superiority Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Superiority

Please enjoy these Superiority Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Wit is a weapon.
Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority.
But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin,
usually in solitude.
- Frank Muir

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

My success is not due to any personal superiority over other people.
- John Philip Sousa

 

The sun as the expression of old world energy is torn
down from the heavens by modern man,
who by virtue of his technological superiority creates his own energy source.
- El Lissitzky

A solitary laugh is often a laugh of superiority.
- Graham Greene

Essentially this promise before curse,
this superiority of God's love in Christ,
must come from the Bible.
- Walter Lang

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The most perfect ape cannot draw an ape;
only man can do that; but,
likewise, only man regards the ability to do this as a sign of superiority.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

There was no instruction to be thankful that the Christians were special people,
chosen people.
There was no nationalistic, political or ethnic superiority to be thankful for.
- John Clayton

The superiority of one man's opinion over another's
is never so great as when the opinion is about a woman.
- Henry James

What a sense of superiority it gives one to escape
reading some book which everyone else is reading.
- Alice James

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

The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile;
intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
- Sallust

Permanent superiority has never been realized by any nation in history.
After the rise comes the fall.
- Paul Harris

Pretensions to moral superiority are devastatingly destructive.
- Mary Douglas

Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism,
for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
- Sydney J. Harris

In fact, there is clear evidence of black intellectual superiority:
in 1984,
92 percent of blacks voted to retire Ronald Reagan,
compared to only 36 percent of whites.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can
be cured only by the honesty of humility.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it.
We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his
superiority whenever we lie to him.
- Samuel Butler

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

Nothing can be more hurtful to the service,
than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline,
more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.
- George Washington

The natural superiority of women is a biological fact,
and a socially acknowledged reality.
- Ashley Montagu

What a revolting contrast exists in England between
the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers.
- Flora Tristan

People of small caliber are always carping.
They are bent on showing their own superiority,
their knowledge or prowess or good breeding.
- Van Wyck Brooks

Confidence and superiority: It's the usual fundamentalist stuff:
I've got the truth,
and you haven't.
- Jeanette Winterson

All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact:
in suffering the animals are our equals.
- Peter Singer

One must change one's tactics every ten years if one
wishes to maintain one's superiority.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life,
and if Virtue is not its own reward,
I don't know any other stipend annexed to it.
- George Byron

Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority:
envy our uneasiness under it.
- William Shenstone

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

Look in the mirror, and don't be tempted to equate
transient domination with either intrinsic superiority
or prospects for extended survival.
- Stephen Jay Gould

There are a lot of people who are doing wonderful things,
quietly, with no motive of greed, or hostility toward other people,
or delusions of superiority.
- Charles Kuralt

The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.
- Leonard Cohen

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of
man's superiority to all that befalls him.
- Romain Gary

The superiority of one mind over another depends on
the rapidity with which experiences are thus organised.
- George Henry Lewes

There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right,
between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority.
- Orison Swett Marden

Great ambition, the desire of real superiority,
of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man,
and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
- Adam Smith

Otherwise, we will not be able to defeat the U.S.
imperialists who boast of their technological superiority.
- Kim Il-sung

It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness,
the high superiority which he holds over the other
animals who inhabit the earth with him,
and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him,
no error without evil.
- James Smithson

A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to
get along with is to remember that this person is striving
to assert his superiority;
and you must deal with him from that point of view.
- Alfred Adler

It is not in giving life but in risking life that man
is raised above the animal;
that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity
not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.
- Simone de Beauvoir

Many characters in the novel are representative of
types that exist in India.
He represents the caste system in India with an air of superiority,
the caste system in India and the people thinking that
western things are better.
- Anita Desai

If you wish to make a man look noble,
your best course is to kill him.
What superiority he may have inherited from his race,
what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with,
comes out in death.
- Alexander Smith

The Jesuits had learned that a Christian mission to
China could never succeed if it were not in a position
to show and convince the Chinese intelligentsia of
the superiority of the European culture.
- Hu Shih

The French were generous in giving us assistance in
corps and army artillery,
with its personnel, and we were confident from the
start of our superiority over the enemy in guns of all calibers.
- Kelly Miller

All sensible Army people turned gas warfare down as
being utterly insane since,
in view of your superiority in the air,
it would not be long before it would bring the most
terrible catastrophe upon German cities,
which were completely unprotected.
- Albert Speer

It should seem, then, that the nature of society dictates another,
a higher branch, whose superiority arises from its
being the interested and natural conservator of the universal interest.
- Ezra Stiles

What is the thread of western civilization that distinguished
its course in history? It has to do with the preoccupation
of western man with his outward command and his sense of superiority.
- Arthur Erickson

Women are systematically degraded by receiving the
trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex,
when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

The most important thing in our war preparations is
to teach all our people to hate U.S.
imperialism.
Otherwise, we will not be able to defeat the U.S.
imperialists who boast of their technological superiority.
- Kim Il Sung

The principal axiom in their theory was:
Everything can be proved,
and everything can be disproved; and in the process,
one must profit as much from the folly of others,
and from his own superiority, as he can.
- Moses Mendelssohn

Great minds are to make others great.
Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude
to intellectual vassalage,
not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny,
but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.
- William Ellery Channing

And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready
to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" -
a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals.
I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs
and wishes of those outside the power structure.
And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic
party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.
- Camille Paglia

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

My religion consists of a humble admiration
of the illimitable superior spirit
who reveals himself in the slight details we are able
to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
- Albert Einstein

He who can take advice is sometimes superior
to him who can give it.
- Erica Jong

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence
than to be surprised at nothing.
- Josh Billings

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

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

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him,
and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
- Moliere

I have studied many philosophers and many cats.
The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
- Hippolyte Taine

Each nation feels superior to other nations.
That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the
part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
- Honore de Balzac

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The truth of things is the chief nutriment
of superior intellects.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.
- Ouida

Superior people never make long visits.
- Marianne Moore

Capo, my first golden retriever, so loved to swim she
once jumped off a cliff to get into Lake Superior.
- Sara Paretsky


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