Superiority Quotes

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

Sydney Harris

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

Morally, the general superiority of women over man is, I think, unquestionable.

William E H Lecky

Friendships last when each friend thinks he has a slight superiority over the other.

Honore de

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

Romain Gary

I would rather have an inferiority complex and be pleasantly surprised, than have a superiority complex and be rudely awakened.

Vanna Bonta

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

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.


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

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

Peter Singer

The person, who causes the downfall of a noble woman... who causes loss to his friend...who despite of his superiority is ignorant; is called a fallen man.

Atharva Veda

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

Leonard Cohen

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

William Shenstone

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

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

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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