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The Most Famous Superior Quotes (Best in 2024)

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There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. — Proverbs

When a woman is allowed to become a man's equal, she becomes his superior. — Socrates

The Superior Man has nothing to compete for. But if he must compete, he does it in an archery match, wherein he ascends to his position, bowing in deference. Descending, he drinks the ritual cup. — Confucius

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self. — Elijah Wood

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. — Ernest Hemingway

Court the society of a superior, and make much of the opportunity; for in the company of an equal thy good fortune must decline. — Saadi Shirazi

Nothing is so high and above all danger that is not below and in the power of God. [Lat., Nihil ita sublime est, supraque pericula tendit Non sit ut inferius suppositumque deo.] — Ovid

The Superior Man is all-embracing and not partial. The inferior man is partial and not all-embracing. — Confucius

The stars are the jewels of the night, and perchance surpass anything which day has to show. — Henry David Thoreau

The superior man does what is proper to the station in which he is; he does not desire to go beyond this. — Confucius

Short Superior Quotes

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  • The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. — Confucius
  • In free governments the rulers are the servants, and the people their superiors and sovereigns. — Benjamin Franklin
  • An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality. — Brian Tracy
  • A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility. — Lawrence G. Lovasik
  • The only title in our democracy superior to that of President is the title of citizen. — Louis D. Brandeis
  • What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. — Confucius
  • Two things cause people to be destroyed: fear of poverty and seeking superiority through pride. — Ali ibn Abi Talib
  • The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. — Marva Collins
  • The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world. — Leonard Cohen
  • Bulldogs have been known to fall on their swords when confronted by my superior tenacity. — Margaret Halsey

Top 10 Superior Quotes

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The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. — Confucius

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

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

Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future. — Maria Montessori

I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been. — William Golding

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 certainly strikes the beholder with astonishment, to perceive what vast difficulties can be overcome by the pigmy arms of little mortal man, aided by science and directed by superior skill. — Henry Tudor

There is only one winning strategy. It is to carefully define the target market and direct a superior offering to that target market. — Philip Kotler

Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable. You are you, I am I. — Osho

In free governments the rulers are the servants, and the people their superiors and sovereigns. — Benjamin Franklin

Superior Image Quotes

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Superior quote by Brian Tracy

An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality. — Brian Tracy

Superior quote by Don Shula

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

Superior quote Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal
Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, uncomparable. You are You, I am I.
Superior quote by Heinz Guderian

It is sometimes tougher to fight my superiors than the French. — Heinz Guderian

Superior quote by The Weeknd

Happiness exist when you don't know a thing — The Weeknd

Superior quote Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are s
Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable.

You Are Not Superior Quotes

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The envious are not satisfied with equality; they secretly yearn for superiority and revenge. In the French Revolution of 1848, a woman coal-heaver is said to have remarked to a richly dressed lady: 'Yes, madam, everything's going to be equal now; I shall go in silks and you'll carry coal.' — Henry Hazlitt

Employees who are controlled cannot respond caringly, you need superior knowledge and real leadership, not management. Because of this we specifically developed a selection process for leaders; we don't hire managers. — Horst Schulze

You know, it's not fair. Women are judged inferior until we prove ourselves, and men are judged superior until they prove what assholes they are. — Sidney Sheldon

Superior quote In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.

First and foremost, be faithful to your superiors, keep all promises, refuse the friendship of all who are not like you; and if you have made a mistake, do not be afraid of admitting the fact and amending your ways. — Confucius

You are not only a man, you are a superior man: a man who does his best to live as love in the world and in his intimacy, a man whose heart remains open and whose truth remains strong. — David Deida

Man, do not pride yourself on your superiority to the animals, for they are without sin, while you, with all your greatness, you defile the earth wherever you appear and leave an ignoble trail behind you -- and that is true, alas, for almost every one of us! — Fyodor Dostoevsky

Superior quote The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demo
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self control is the rule. Anger is an uncontrollable feeling that betrays what you are when you are not yourself. Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason. Know this to be the enemy: it is anger, born of desire. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer. — William P. Alford

I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience. — Charlotte Bronte

I like the idea that you would participate in mainstream culture, especially for young girls and young kids who are looking for an alternative. It's not that I'm superior, but I know that my heart is in it more than people who get into music for other reasons. — Emily Haines

Being Superior Quotes

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Be calm and strong and patient. Meet failure and disappointment with courage. Rise superior to the trials of life, and never give in to hopelessness or despair. In danger, in adversity, cling to your principles and ideals. Aequanimitas! — William Osler

Men have such a good opinion of themselves, of their mental superiority and intellectual depth; they believe themselves so skilled in discerning the true from the false, the path of safety from those of error, that they should be forbidden as much as possible the perusal of philosophic writings. — Al-Ghazali

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. — Moli

Superior quote An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.

The whole plan of extermination was nothing less than a cold blooded, calculated political measure, having for its object the annihilation of a superior element in the population, which might prove troublesome, and to this must be added the motive of greed. — Fridtjof Nansen

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

If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth - beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals - would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals? — George Bernard Shaw

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The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

People get addicted to feeling offended all the time because it gives them a high; being self-righteous and morally superior feels good. — Mark Manson

There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. — Indian Proverbs

The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule. — Samuel Adams

Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any. — Mark Twain

Superior Man Quotes

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A woman who is perfectly woman is superior to a man who is imperfectly man, just as a farmer who is faithful to his land and performs his work perfectly is superior to a king who cannot do his own work. — Julius Evola

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

I admire men of character and I judge character not by how men deal with their superiors, but mostly how they deal with their subordinates. And that, to me, is where you find out what the character of a man is. — Norman Schwarzkopf

Superior quote There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is be
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

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

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble. — Albert Einstein

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

Among the blind, a one-eyed man is king. — English Proverbs

In archery we have something like the way of the superior man. When the archer misses the center of the target, he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself. — Confucius

There is no one who is without faults, and who is not in some way a burden to others, whether he is a superior or a subject, an old man or a young one, a scholar or a dunce. — Robert Bellarmine

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Happiness exist when you don't know a thing — The Weeknd

Superior Inferior Quotes

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The great World Champions Morphy, Steinitz, and Lasker were past masters in the art of Pawn play; they had no superiors in their handling of endgames. The present World Champion has not the strength of the other three as an endgame player, and is therefore inferior to them. — Jose Raul Capablanca

Islam's borders are bloody and so are its innards. The fundamental problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilisation whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power. — Samuel P. Huntington

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

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

There are very many characteristics which go into making a model civil servant. Prominent among them are probity, industry, good sense, good habits, good temper, patience, order, courtesy, tact, self-reliance, many deference to superior officers, and many consideration for inferiors. — Chester A. Arthur

Treat your superior as a father, your equal as a brother, and your inferior as a son. — Proverbs

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, another is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. — Henry C. Link

A person who talks about his inferiors hasn’t any. — American Proverbs

As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying. — Arthur C. Clarke

To strive with an equal is dangerous; with a superior, mad; with an inferior, degrading. — Seneca

Feeling Superior Quotes

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Arrogance is despised by God because no one has the right to feel superior to another when all are equally dependent on Him for everything. — Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

All the girls in the world were divided into two classes: one class included all the girls in the world except her, and they had all the usual human feelings and were very ordinary girls; while the other class -herself alone- had no weaknesses and was superior to all humanity. — Leo Tolstoy

Feeling superior doesn't make one superior. Hubris does not humble others. — Guy R. McPherson

In civil and political affairs, American women take no interest or concern, except so far as they sympathize with their family and personal friends; but in all cases, in which they do feel a concern, their opinions and feelings have a consideration, equal or even superior, to that of the other sex. — Catharine Beecher

All you need to know and observe in yourself is this: Whenever you feel superior or inferior to anyone, that's the ego in you. — Eckhart Tolle

Only that which points the human spirit beyond its own limitations into what is universally human gives the individual strength superior to his own. Only in suprahuman demands which can hardly be fulfilled do human beings and peoples feel their true and sacred measure. — Stefan Zweig

Some build their sense of personal worth by comparing themselves to others. That approach can lead to feelings of inadequacy or superiority. It is preferable to look directly to our Father for our sense of self-worth. — Quentin L. Cook

Don't feel superior just because you go to church, it doesn't make you a Christian. — Unknown

Lack of harmony comes when I feel that I know how to do something better than you. Lack of harmony is the song and dance of superiority. Because everybody feels superior, disharmony at every moment is entering into our lives. — Sri Chinmoy

Those who show pity and are always ready to help during times of trouble are seldom the same ones who rejoice in our joy: when others are happy they have nothing to do, they become superfluous and lose their feeling of superiority, and so they easily show their displeasure. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Superior Performance Quotes

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So the first thing I learned about how to get superior performance is not to buy stocks that are near their lows, but to buy stocks that are coming out of broad bases and beginning to make new highs. — William O'Neil

Over the long run, superior performance depends on superior learning. — Peter Senge

Both renunciation of action and the performance of action lead to Nirvana (Liberation); but these performance of action is superior to renunciation of action. The action of today becomes the destiny of tomorrow. — Chinmayananda Saraswati

The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them. — Harold S. Geneen

The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them. — Harold Geneen

Operational effectiveness and strategy are both essential to superior performance. — Michael Porter

I have become increasingly convinced that the past records of mutual fund managers are essentially worthless in predicting future success. The few examples of consistently superior performance occur no more frequently than can be expected by chance. — Burton Malkiel

I suppose it's unfair, tricks of argument that leave wounds, but with this sort of thing that (C.S.) Lewis does, what I feel is a craftsman's joy at the sight of a superior performance. — Joy Davidman

So is man's heart. The desire to perform a work which will endure, which will survive him, is the origin of his superiority over all other living creatures here below. It is this which has established his dominion, and this it is which justifies it, over all the world. — Jules Verne

It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something very different. — John Templeton

Superior Intelligence Quotes

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Second-level thinkers know that, to achieve superior results, they have to have an edge in either information or analysis, or both. — Howard S. Marks

Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence. Of course superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage. — Elizabeth Zimmermann

This sense of wonder leads most scientists to a Superior Being - der Alte, the Old One, as Einstein affectionately called the Deity - a Superior Intelligence, the Lord of all Creation and Natural Law. — Abdus Salam

One always begins with the simple, then comes the complex, and by superior enlightenment one often reverts in the end to the simple. Such is the course of human intelligence. — Voltaire

True intelligence very readily conceives of an intelligence superior to its own; and this is why truly intelligent men are modest. — Andre Gide

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

During my long investigation of these strange objects, I have seen many reports verified by Air Force Intelligence, detailed accounts by Air Force pilots, radar operators, and other trained observers proving the UFOs are high-speed craft superior to anything built on Earth. — Donald Keyhoe

The harmony of natural law reveals an Intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection. — Albert Einstein

A superior man may be made to go to the well, but he cannot be made to go down into it. He may be imposed upon, but he cannot be fooled. — Confucius

Laws, in their most general signification, are the necessary relations arising from the nature of things. In this sense all beings have their laws: the Deity His laws, the material world its laws, the intelligences superior to man their laws, the beasts their laws, man his laws. — Baron de Montesquieu

No One Is Superior Quotes

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No one man is superior to the game. — A Bartlett Giamatti

No art is superior to another one, but every art looks for expertise and perfection. This is life, which continues; this is why there is no death. There is continuation. There is no silence. There is a continuation of thought. — Marcel Marceau

No one man is superior to the game. — A. Bartlett Giamatti

Learn to get in touch with the innermost essence of your being. This true essence is beyond the ego. It is fearless; it is free; it is immune to criticism; it does not fear any challenge. It is beneath no one, superior to no one, and full of magic, mystery, and enchantment. — Deepak Chopra

Among real friends there is no rivalry or jealousy of one another, but they are satisfied and contented alike whether they are equal or one of them is superior. — Plutarch

It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be together for even a half an hour without one acquiring an evident superiority over the other. — Samuel Johnson

The one thing about program television that's absolutely incompatible with any concept of art is that all decisions have to be made by program directors, whereas art is autonomous. It may be dependent, but it knows no superiors. — Alexander Kluge

This divine Compassion is spontaneous Delight. In it there is no feeling of separativity, no feeling that one is superior and the other is inferior. No! It is a feeling of oneness. — Sri Chinmoy

There's no dishonor in being forced by a superior power into slavery, but it is an eternal disgrace to voluntarily surrender one's liberty for a filthy bowl of oatmeal and promise of security by liars. — Charley Reese

So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other. — Samuel Johnson

Superiority Quotes

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To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature; contumely to God, a thing most contrary to his revealed will and approved ordinance; and finally, it is the subversion of good order, of all equity and justice. — John Knox

Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed. — Marva Collins

Racism is not dead, but it is on life support -- kept alive by politicians, race hustlers and people who get a sense of superiority by denouncing others as 'racists' — Thomas Sowell

Nobody should have any illusion about the possibility of gaining military superiority over Russia. We will never allow this to happen. — Vladimir Putin

Tradition, in its essence, is something simultaneously meta-historical and dynamic: it is an overall ordering force in the service of principles that have the chrism of a superior legitimacy (we may even call them 'principles from above'). — Julius Evola

Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity. — Frank Lloyd Wright

If we maintain our faith in God, love of freedom, and superior global air power, the future looks good. — Curtis LeMay

Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down. Respect for one's superiors; care for one's crew. — Grace Hopper

They do not depend upon mere legends and myths. They are not predicated on the false conception that the Emperor is divine and that the Japanese people are superior to other races. — Hirohito

The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion […] but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do. — Samuel P. Huntington

Inferior Quotes

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Nobody is more inferior than those who insist on being equal. — Friedrich Nietzsche

What you base your happiness around? Material, women, and large paper? That means you inferior, not major. — Nas

Violence is a cleansing force. It frees the native from his inferiority complex and from his despair and inaction; it makes him fearless and restores his self-respect — Frantz Fanon

If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. — J. K. Rowling

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. — Plato

If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. — J. K. Rowling

Not everything that steps out of line, and thus "abnormal", must necessarily be "inferior". — Hans Asperger

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

Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority. — Arthur Schopenhauer

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The Bauhaus fights imitation, inferior craftsmanship and artistic dilettantism — Walter Gropius

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We are still conditioning people in this country and, indeed, all over the globe to the myth of white superiority. We are constantly being told that we don't have racism in this country anymore, but most of the people who are saying that are white. White people think it isn't happening because it isn't happening to them. — Jane Elliott

It is said slavery is all we are fighting for, and if we give it up we give up all. Even if this were true, which we deny, slavery is not all our enemies are fighting for. It is merely the pretense to establish sectional superiority and a more centralized form of government, and to deprive us of our rights and liberties. — Patrick Cleburne

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. — Noah Webster

Life, faculties, production- in other words, individuality, liberty, property- this is man. And in spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place. — Fr

Mediocrity is the most effective mask a superior spirit can wear, because to the great majority, which is to say, to the mediocre,it will not suggest a disguise:--and yet it is precisely for their sake that he puts it on--so as not to arouse them, and, indeed, not infrequently to avoid this out of pity and benevolence. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent. — Sophia Loren

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