Top 10 superiority quotes


What are the TOP 10 quotes about superiority?


What the superior person seeks is in themselves. What the mean person seeks is in others.

Confucius, philosopher

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

Flora Tristan, activist

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, scientist

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, artist



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.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg, scientist

My father used to say superior people never make long visits.

Marianne Moore, poet

There it is: it doesn't make any difference who we are or what we are, there's always somebody to look down on! somebody to hold in light esteem, somebody to be indifferent about.

Mark Twain, author

If a person tells me he has been to the worst places I have no reason to judge him; but if he tells me it was his superior wisdom that enabled him to go there, then I know he is a fraud.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

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.

Lord Byron, poet

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, economist


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