Spiritual superiority only sees the individual. But alas, ordinarily we human beings are sensual and, therefore, as soon as it is a gathering, the impression changes -- we see something abstract, the crowd, and we become different. But in the eyes of God, the infinite spirit, all the millions that have lived and now live do not make a crowd, He only sees each individual.
The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honour you can bestow on him. It means that you recognize his superiority to yourself.
The superior man is firm in the right way, and not merely firm.
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.
The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.
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.
The superiority of one mind over another depends on the rapidity with which experiences are thus organised.
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
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.
The man or the woman in whom resides greater virtue is the higher; neither the loftiness nor the lowliness of a person lies in the body according to the sex, but in the perfection of conduct and virtues.
Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.
Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
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.
Morally, the general superiority of women over man is, I think, unquestionable.
Friendships last when each friend thinks he has a slight superiority over the other.
Superiority -- doing things a little better than anybody else can do them.
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.
Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.
I would rather have an inferiority complex and be pleasantly surprised, than have a superiority complex and be rudely awakened.
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.
Scorn also to depress thy competitor by any dishonest or unworthy method; strive to raise thyself above him only by excelling him; so shall thy contest for superiority be crowned with honour, if not with success.
All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.
The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.
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