Inferiority Quotes

One of the best methods of rendering study agreeable is to live with able men, and to suffer all those pangs of inferiority which the want of knowledge always inflicts. - Sydney Smith

 

The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others. - Cicero [Marcus Tullius Cicero]

 

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. - Mark Twain

 

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority. - Alfred Adler

 

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation. - Alfred Adler

 

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends. - Lord Chesterfield

 

To separate (children) from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone. - Earl Warren

 

For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable. - Gloria Steinem

 

People hate those who make them feel their own inferiority. - Lord Chesterfield

 

An inferiority complex would be a blessing, if only the right people had it. - Alan Reed

 

To be human means to feel inferior. - Alfred Adler

 

Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority. - Jose Ortega y Gasset

Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.-Alan Kay

 

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

 

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.-Alfred Adler

 

The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others.-Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

The supposed inferiority of a constructed language to a national one on the score of richness of connotation is, of course, no criticism of the idea of a constructed language.-Edward Sapir

 

The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.-John C. Calhoun

 

The thought of' the inferiority of the Negro is drilled into him in almost every class he enters and in almost every book he studies.-Carter G. Woodson

 

There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.-Samuel Johnson

 

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.-Alfred Adler

 

To separate children from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone.-Earl Warren

 

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.-Alfred Adler

 

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

 

When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior.-Simone de Beauvoir

 

When I first began, the technicians, camera and makeup men made me feel so self-conscious that I began to have the biggest inferiority complex about my looks.-Jessie Matthews

 

Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education.-Angelina Grimke

 

A Kerry footballer with an inferiority complex is one who thinks he's just as good as everybody else.-John B. Keane

 

A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.-Samuel Johnson

 

All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition.-Cesare Pavese

 

Anyone determined to find another person or group inferior can always find whole lists of grounds that demonstrate inferiority because we are all inferior to the ideals of humanness we have erected.-Marilyn French

 

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.-Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Even schools for Negroes, then, are places where they must be convinced of their inferiority.-Carter G. Woodson

 

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.-Alfred Adler

 

Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.-Elbert Hubbard

 

For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable.-Gloria Steinem

 

I can think of no one that my grandparents knew, that told me stories and that I experienced myself, had any sense of social inferiority growing up in segregated Washington. None whatsoever.-Ed Smith

 

I have a huge ego and a huge inferiority complex at the same time.-Barry Gibb

 

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

 

Inferiority is what you enjoy in your best friends.-Lord Chesterfield

 

It's always at the back of my mind that acting might come to an end for me when Harry Potter finishes. I don't know if I'm good enough to have a long career. I've got a bit of an inferiority complex about my acting. My self-esteem is quite low in that sense.-Rupert Grint

 

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.-Philip Stanhope

 

One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody.-Alvin Ailey

 

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.-Sun Tzu

 

Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority.-Jose Ortega y Gasset

 

So I developed very early a massive inferiority complex, and I've told the story often about how that inspired me later in life to get involved in other things, because I couldn't out-do my brothers in sports, and it's a very competitive relationship.-George J. Mitchell

 

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

 
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