65 Dominance Quotes On Success In Life

These dominance quotes will inspire you. Dominance, the state or fact of being in control of or having more power than another or power and influence over others.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging dominance quotes, dominance sayings, and dominance proverbs.

Best Dominance Quotes

  1. “It is the law of nature that woman should be held under the dominance of man.” ~ Confucius
  2. “Like many works of literature, Hollywood chooses for its villains people who strive for social dominance through the pursuit of wealth, prestige, and power. But the ordinary business of capitalism is much more egalitarian: It’s about finding meaning and enjoyment in work and production.” ~ Alex Tabarrok
  3. “State capitalism is about more than emergency government spending, implementation of more intelligent regulation, or a stronger social safety net. It’s about state dominance of economic activity for political gain.” ~ Ian Bremmer
  4. “Africa suffered under European dominance for centuries.” ~ Jacob Zuma

  5. “Unlike all other founders of a religious faith, Christ had no selfishness, no desire of dominance; and His system, unlike all other systems of worship, was bloodless, boundlessly beneficent, and–most marvelous of all–went to break all bonds of body and soul, and to cast down every temporal and every spiritual tyranny.” ~ Alfred William Howitt
  6. “Love, joy, and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  7. “There is a strange kind of human being in whom there is an eternal struggle between body and soul, animal and god, for dominance. In all great men this mixture is striking, and in none more so than in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.” ~ Alfred Einstein
  8. “Pornography is about dominance. Erotica is about mutuality.” ~ Gloria Steinem

  9. “The notion of a neutral, mainstream national media gained dominance only in World War II and in its aftermath, when what turned out to be a temporary moderate consensus came to govern the country.” ~ Howard Fineman
  10. “Whatever Scotland was, it was not a matriarchy; whereas the United States was a profoundly matriarchal society – and much more feminine than would be suggested by all that male bravado. That was a front, and a misleading one at that; underneath the male swagger lay a passive acceptance of female dominance – a fact not always appreciated by outsiders.” ~ Alexander McCall Smith
  11. “The United States has made a massive effort since the end of the Second World War to secure the dominance of its films in foreign markets – an achievement generally pushed home politically, by writing clauses into various treaties and aid packages.” ~ Fredric Jameson
  12. “My father’s generation gave to my generation a land of wealth and purpose and world economic dominance.” ~ Paul Tsongas

  13. “It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all.” ~ Betty Friedan
  14. “Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards.” ~ James S. Coleman
  15. “‘Beauty’ is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact.” ~ Naomi Wolf
  16. “Germany is in favor of integration precisely because we don’t want dominance.” ~ Gerhard Schroder

  17. “I think we can rule out ‘mixed brain dominance’ as a cause of your poor performance at school, Charlie Brown” “Have you ruled out stupidity?” “Peanuts”, Charles M” ~ Charles M. Schulz
  18. “I’ve had lengthy discussions with European farm leaders. It is clear they have an agricultural strategy to support their producers and gain dominance in world agricultural trade. They’re gaining markets the old-fashioned way – they’re buying them.” ~ Kent Conrad
  19. “The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love.” ~ James A. Baldwin
  20. “Iraq is a manufactured conflict for the sake of geopolitical dominance in the area.” ~ Janeane Garofalo

  21. “A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level of consciousness might be the only real hope we have in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance of the Western mechanistic paradigm.” ~ Stanislav Grof
  22. “I am very sad for men and women trapped in any relationship where there is cruelty, dominance, inequity. I long for the liberation of all people.” ~ Jasmine Guy
  23. “Sadomasochism is an institutionalized celebration of dominant/subordinate relationships. And, it prepares us either to accept subordination or to enforce dominance. Even in play, to affirm that the exertion of power over powerlessness is erotic, is empowering, is to set the emotional and social stage for the continuation of that relationship, politically, socially, and economically.” ~ Audre Lorde
  24. “I think for the U.S. government the Sandinistas represented a threat to their dominance of Latin America.” ~ Bianca Jagger

  25. “People who feel insecure in social situations never miss a chance to exhibit their dominance over close, submissive friends, whomthey put down publicly, in front of everyone–by teasing, for example.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  26. “Dominance in an adaptation to anarchy and it serves no purpose in a society that has undergone a civilising process or in an international system regulated by agreements and norms. Anything that deflates the concept of dominance is likely to drive down the frequency of fights between individuals and wars.” ~ Steven Pinker
  27. “I think the basic culture of this country is European and Christian and I think that if we lose that, we lost America…I don’t think we should suppress other races, but I think if we lose that White – what’s the word for it – that White dominance in America, with it we lose America.” ~ David Duke
  28. “Beauty’ is a currency system like the gold standard.” ~ Naomi Wolf

  29. “I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group” ~ Peggy McIntosh
  30. “If one would discern the centers of dominance in any society, one need only look to its definitions of “virtue” and “vice” or “legal” and “criminal,” for, in the strength to set standards, resides the strength to maintain control.” ~ Freda Adler
  31. “My Father taught me how to be a man – and not by instilling in me a sense of machismo or an agenda of dominance. He taught me that a real man doesn’t take, he gives; he doesn’t use force, he uses logic; doesn’t play the role of trouble-maker, but rather, trouble-shooter; and most importantly, a real man is defined by what’s in his heart, not his pants.” ~ Kevin Smith
  32. “Living in this world, under the dominance of the ego mind, is difficult. That’s the struggle.” ~ Marianne Williamson

  33. “Hegemony is not defined by rivers or conventional borders – it’s dominance, it’s influence. So we get to decide in our hearts, are we in Iraq to help restore something, or are we there to establish dominance? How can you torture people and say, well, that’s just a few bad apples in our culture?” ~ Dar Williams
  34. “Violence within the context of policing has a sense of control and power to it, whether it is dominance, getting what you want, or acting out of emotion. At the same time, it is not ultimately satisfying and [you are] trapped in the cycle.” ~ Keanu Reeves
  35. “Masculinity cannot exist without femininity. On its own, masculinity has no meaning, because it is but one half of a set of power relations. Masculinity pertains to male dominance as femininity pertains to female subordination.” ~ Sheila Jeffreys
  36. “I’m suggesting that, ironically, the secret to becoming a world ‘hyperpower’ is tolerance. If you look at history, you see great powers being very tolerant in their rise to global dominance.” ~ Amy Chua

  37. “We’ve tended in our cosmologies to make things familiar. Despite all our best efforts, we’ve not been very inventive. In the West, Heaven is placid and fluffy, and Hell is like the inside of a volcano. In many stories, both realms are governed by dominance hierarchies headed by gods or devils. Monotheists talked about the king of kings. In every culture we imagined something like our own political system running the Universe. Few found the similarity suspicious.” ~ Carl Sagan
  38. “The State is not the nation, and the State can be modified and even abolished in its present form, without harming the nation. On the contrary, with the passing of the dominance of the State, the genuine life-enhancing forces of the nation will be liberated.” ~ Randolph Bourne , Life dominance quotes
  39. “The bonding of women that is woman-loving, or Gyn/affection, is very different from male bonding. Male bonding has been the glue of male dominance. It has been based upon recognition of the difference men see between themselves and women, and is a form of the behaviour, masculinity, that creates and maintains male power… Male comradeship/bonding depends upon energy drained from women.” ~ Sheila Jeffreys
  40. “The dominance of conclusions over arguments is most pronounced where emotions are involved.” ~ Daniel Kahneman

  41. “Pornography is not egalitarian and gender-free. It is predicated upon the inequality of women and is the propaganda that makes that inequality sexy. For women to find passive, objectified men sexy in large enough numbers to make a pornography industry based upon such images viable, would require the reconstruction of women’s sexuality into a ruling-class sexuality. In an egalitarian society objectification would not exist and therefore the particular buzz provided by pornography, the excitement of eroticised dominance for the ruling class, would be unimaginable.” ~ Sheila Jeffreys
  42. “Not even the lichen of the tundra is at peace. All is struggle, all is war for dominance. Those who lose, vanish. -And we’re no different you’re saying- We are, soldier. We possess the privilege of choice. The gift of foresight. Though often we come too late in acknowledging responsibilities….” ~ Steven Erikson
  43. “Male dominance in society always means that out of public sight, in the private, ahistorical world of men with women, men are sexually dominating women.” ~ Andrea Dworkin , Male dominance quotes
  44. “The single biggest threat to man’s continued dominance on the planet is the virus.” ~ Joshua Lederberg

  45. “The entire principle of a blind taste test was ridiculous. They shouldn’t have cared so much that they were losing blind taste tests with old Coke, and we shouldn’t at all be surprised that Pepsi’s dominance in blind taste tests never translated to much in the real world. Why not? Because in the real world, no one ever drinks Coca-Cola blind.” ~ Malcolm Gladwell
  46. “He should have no further trouble from her, he thought in satisfaction. Surely by now she knew his dominance over her. She would submit as easily in all matters as she had in this one. He frowned then. She had submitted, hadn´t she?” ~ Lora Leigh
  47. “The hallway led me to the stairway of a million steps. My leg screamed in protest. I sighed and started climbing. I just had to keep from limping. Limping showed weakness, and I didn’t need any enterprising, career-motivated shapeshifters trying to challenge me for dominance right about now. I had once mentioned my desire for an elevator, and His Majesty asked me if I would like a flock of doves to carry me up to my quarters so my feet wouldn’t have to touch the ground. We were sparring at the time and I kicked him in the kidney in retaliation.” ~ Ilona Andrews
  48. “Oh, I’m sorry. Did I interrupt some sort of dominance foreplay?” ~ Kim Harrison

  49. “As a general rule of biology, migratory species are less ‘aggressive’ than sedentary ones. There is one obvious reason why this should be so. The migration itself, like the pilgrimage, is the hard journey: a ‘leveller’ on which the ‘fit’ survive and stragglers fall by the wayside. The journey thus pre-empts the need for hierarchies and shows of dominance. The ‘dictators’ of the animal kingdom are those who live in an ambience of plenty. The anarchists, as always, are the ‘gentlemen of the road’.” ~ Bruce Chatwin
  50. “It was no ape, neither was it a man. It was some shambling horror spawned in the mysterious, nameless jungles of the south, where strange life teemed in the reeking rot without the dominance of man, and drums thundered in temples that had never known the tread of a human foot.” ~ Robert E. Howard
  51. “Elizabeth A. Johnson explains that including divine female symbols and images not only challenges the dominance of male images but also calls into question the structure of patriarchy itself.” ~ Sue Monk Kidd
  52. “People are becoming more and more aware of how the dominance of development and business is altering their lives and, in particular, their own heritage.” ~ Robert Redford

  53. “Commerce, trade and exchange make other people more valuable alive than dead, and mean that people try to anticipate what the other guy needs and wants. It engages the mechanisms of reciprocal altruism, as the evolutionary biologists call it, as opposed to raw dominance.” ~ Steven Pinker
  54. “There needs to be an order of office, but in every single office that is presented in the Scriptures there is the personal emphasis within that legal concept. In the Church the elder is an office-bearer. But both the preaching elders and the ruling elders are “ministers,” and the word “minister” is a personal relationship, it does not speak of dominance. There is to be order in the Church, but the preaching elder or the ruling elder is to be a minister, with a loving personal relationship with those who are before him, even when they are wrong and need admonition.” ~ Francis Schaeffer , Relationship dominance quotes
  55. “The dominance of [an ideology] is shown by the fact that the dominated classes live their conditions of political existence through the forms of dominant political discourse: this means that often they live even their revolt against domination of the system within the frame of reference of the dominant legitimacy.” ~ Nicos Poulantzas
  56. “We’re living through the twilight of American economic dominance.” ~ Shia LaBeouf

  57. “Yes, everyone in the districts will be watching me to see how I handle this death sentence, this final act of President Snow’s dominance. They will be looking for some sign that their battles have not been in vain. If I can make it clear that I’m still defying the Capitol right up to the end, the Capitol will have killed me…but not my spirit. What better way to give hope to the rebels?” ~ Suzanne Collins
  58. “You’ve been told that you’re broken, that you’re damaged goods and should be labeled victims. I don’t buy it. The truth, instead, is that you are the only folks with the skills, determination, and values to ensure American dominance in this chaotic world.” ~ James Mattis
  59. “Japan lives with drastic segregation between the sublime, the ugly, and the utterly without qualities. Dominance of the last 2 categories makes mere presence of the first stunning: when beauty ‘happens’, it is absolutely surprising.” ~ Rem Koolhaas
  60. “The dominance of short-term perspectives has led to routine decisions in the markets that sacrifice the long-term buildup of genuine value in pursuit of artificial, short-term gains.” ~ Al Gore

  61. “The idea of man as the dominant mammal of the earth whose whole behaviour tends to be dominated by his own desire for dominance gripped me. It seemed to explain almost everything, and I applied it to everything.” ~ Frank Macfarlane Burnet
  62. “American society is very like a fish society. . . . Among certain species of fish, the only thing which determines order of dominance is length of time in the fishbowl. The oldest resident picks on the newest resident, and if the newest resident is removed to a new bowl, he, as oldest resident, will pick on the newcomers.” ~ Margaret Mead
  63. “I think we’re in an era of unprecedented dominance by corporations. I think people understand that deeply; I don’t think that’s even questioned.” ~ Josh Fox

  64. “The Russians are bent on world dominance, and they are rapidly acquiring the means to become the most powerful imperial nation the world has seen. The men in the Soviet Politburo do not have to worry about the ebb and flow of public opinion. They put guns before butter, while we put just about everything before guns.” ~ Margaret Thatcher
  65. “We all have demons inside us, Nick. The Tsalagi have an old saying—every heart holds two wolves. One is the white wolf, who is made up of love, kindness, respect, decency, compassion, and all the things that are good in life. The black wolf is born of jealousy, hatred, pettiness, prejudice, vindictiveness, and all the poisons of the human personality. The two constantly war with each other for dominance. And one day, one wolf will overtake and devour the other.” – Acheron” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon

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