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Superiority Proverbs

Sayings about Superiority

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

Make sure to be in with your equals if you’re going to fall out with your superiors. ~ Jewish Proverbs

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

The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness. ~ Traditional Proverb

Whatever you teach, be brief; what is quickly said the mind readily receives and faithfully retains, while everything superfluous runs over as from a full container. Who knows much says least. ~ Traditional Proverb

A man’s wealth may be superior to him. ~ Cameroonian Proverb

Quotations about Superiority

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior. ~ Socrates

Permanent superiority has never been realized by any nation in history. After the rise comes the fall. ~ Paul Harris

The object of the superior man is truth. ~ Confucius

It is a great art to be superior to others without letting them know it. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw

Superior people never make long visits. ~ Marianne Craig Moore

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

The superior man is firm in the right way, and not merely firm. ~ Confucius

No two men can be half an hour together but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other. ~ Samuel Johnson

A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility. ~ Lawrence G. Lovasik

A solitary laugh is often a laugh of superiority. ~ Graham Greene

The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality. ~ Ashley Montagu

No man can ever end with being superior who will not begin with being inferior. ~ Sydney Smith

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

If you wish to make a man look noble, your best course is to kill him. What superiority he may have inherited from his race, what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with, comes out in death. ~ Alexander Smith

The scarcity of the music not only makes the music itself enjoyable but it also gives the collector a strange sense of superiority. ~ Henry Rollins

The superiority of one man’s opinion over another’s is never so great as when the opinion is about a woman. ~ Henry James

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

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

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

There are a lot of people who are doing wonderful things, quietly, with no motive of greed, or hostility toward other people, or delusions of superiority. ~ Charles Kuralt

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

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him. ~ Romain Gary

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

The superiority of one mind over another depends on the rapidity with which experiences are thus organised. ~ George Henry Lewes

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

The faults of the superior man are like the eclipses of the sun and moon. He has his faults, and all men see them; he changes, and all men look up to him. ~ Confucius

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

There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance. ~ John C. Maxwell

A man who prides himself on being better than his fellow-men thinks it a disgrace if he does not do something more than they do, whereby his superiority may be apparent. ~ Saint Bernard

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

International Conflict and Cyberspace Superiority: Theory and Practice. ~ Book preview

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