65 Inferiority Quotes On Success In Life

These inferiority quotes will inspire you. Inferiority, the quality or state of being lesser or lower in rank, position, quality, etc., or the condition of being lower in status or quality than another or others.

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

Best Inferiority Quotes

  1. “One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody.” ~ Alvin Ailey
  2. “The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.” ~ Mark Twain
  3. “The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.” ~ Don Shula
  4. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

  5. “Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  6. “Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.” ~ Alfred Adler
  7. “While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” ~ Henry C. Link
  8. “I would rather have an inferiority complex and be pleasantly surprised, than have a superiority complex and be rudely awakened.” ~ Vanna Bonta

  9. “Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.” ~ Sun Tzu
  10. “The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  11. “A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  12. “We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.” ~ Alfred Adler

  13. “You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself and how little I deserve it.” ~ William Gilbert
  14. “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
  15. “Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority.” ~ Jose Ortega y Gasset
  16. “The only inequalities that matter begin in the mind. It is not income levels but differences in mental equipment that keep people apart, breed feelings of inferiority.” ~ Jacquetta Hawkes

  17. “Even schools for Negroes, then, are places where they must be convinced of their inferiority.” ~ Carter G. Woodson
  18. “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 , Inferiority quotes complex
  19. “The mere idea of marriage, as a strong possibility, if not always nowadays a reasonable likelihood, existing to weaken the will by distracting its straight aim in the life of practically every young girl, is the simple secret of their confessed inferiority in men’s pursuits and professions to-day.” ~ William Bolitho
  20. “Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” ~ Marianne Williamson

  21. “Too many photographers try too hard. They try to lift photography into the realm of Art, because they have an inferiority complex about their craft. You and I would see more interesting photography if they would stop worrying, and instead, apply horse-sense to the problem of recording the look and feel of their own era.” ~ Jessie Tarbox Beals
  22. “When an individual (or a group of individuals) is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he is inferior.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir
  23. “Inferiority is what you enjoy in your best friends.” ~ Lord Chesterfield
  24. “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

  25. “I used to distinguish between my fiction and nonfiction in terms of superiority or inferiority.” ~ Peter Matthiessen
  26. “A Kerry footballer with an inferiority complex is one who thinks he’s just as good as everybody else.” ~ John B. Keane
  27. “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
  28. “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.

  29. “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
  30. “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
  31. “I love women. They’re the best thing ever created. If they want to be like men and come down to our level, that’s fine.” ~ Mel Gibson
  32. “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

  33. “Those individuals who give moral considerations a much greater weight than considerations of expediency represent a comparatively small minority, five percent of the people perhaps. But, In spite of their numerical inferiority, they play a major role in our society because theirs is the voice of the conscience of society.” ~ Leo Szilard
  34. “The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized in the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment, and in the uninterrupted struggle both of individuals and humanity.” ~ Alfred Adler , Sense of inferiority quotes
  35. “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 , Feeling inferiority quotes
  36. “I have a huge ego and a huge inferiority complex at the same time.” ~ Barry Gibb

  37. “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
  38. “The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  39. “Color had been made the mark of enslavement and was taken to be also the mark of inferiority; for prejudice does not reason, or it would not be prejudice… If prejudice could reason, it would dispel itself.” ~ William Pickens
  40. “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

  41. “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
  42. “Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.” ~ Lord Chesterfield
  43. “The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.” ~ John C. Calhoun
  44. “All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition.” ~ Cesare Pavese

  45. “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
  46. “Wherever an inferiority complex exists, there is a good reason for it.” ~ Carl Jung
  47. “All this pitting of sex against sex, of quality against quality; all this claiming of superiority and imputing of inferiority belong to the private-school stage of human existence where there are sides, and it is necessary for one side to beat another side.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  48. “Quotation confesses inferiority.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  49. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” ~ Marianne Williamson
  50. “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
  51. “Talk to them about things they don’t know. Try to give them an inferiority complex. If the actress is beautiful, screw her. If she isn’t, present her with a valuable painting she will not understand. If they insist on being boring, kick their asses or twist their noses. And that’s about all there is to it.” ~ John Huston
  52. “It is a fact capable of amiable interpretation that ladies are not the worst disposed towards a new acquaintance of their own sex, because she has points of inferiority.” ~ George Eliot

  53. “The Spaniards are perfectly right to govern these barbarians of the New World and adjacent islands; they are in prudence, ingenuity, virtue, and humanity as inferior to the Spaniards as children are to adults and women are to men, there being as much difference between them as that between wild and cruel and very merciful persons, the prodigiously intemperate and the continent and tempered, and I daresay from apes to men” ~ Juan Gines de Sepulveda
  54. “As one might expect in a society with mass communications and mass markets, the pseudo-ethic says that whatever is popular, is right. Where the traditional ethic derives its sanction from the superiority of a few, the pseudo-ethic derives its sanction from the inferiority of a great many. The pseudo-ethic is keyed, not to the spiritually gifted, but to the spiritually ungifted.” ~ Margaret Halsey
  55. “Man seems to be a rickety poor sort of thing, any way you take him; a kind of British Museum of infirmities and inferiorities. He is always undergoing repairs. A machine that was as unreliable as he is would have no market.” ~ Mark Twain
  56. “For cultural invasion to succeed, it is essential that those invaded become convinced of their intrinsic inferiority.” ~ Paulo Freire

  57. “Nowhere is woman treated according to the merit of her work, but rather as a sex. It is therefore almost inevitable that she should pay for her right to exist, to keep a position in whatever line, with sex favors. Thus it is merely a question of degree whether she sells herself to one man, in or out of marriage, or to many men!… The economic and social inferiority of woman is responsible for prostitution.” ~ Emma Goldman
  58. “My brother used to say some people have an “inferiority simplex.” It’s not that they’re under the delusion that they’re inferior; they actually are inferior and they secretly know it.” ~ Gregory Heisler
  59. “If I could only fancy myself clever, it would be better, but to be a failure of Nature and to know it is not a comfortable lot. It is the last lesson one learns, to be contented with one’s inferiority — but it must be learned.” ~ George Eliot
  60. “The vice of envy is not only a dangerous, but a mean vice; for it is always a confession of inferiority. It may promote conduct which will be fruitful of wrong to others, and it must cause misery to the man who feels it.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

  61. “It is just like man’s vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made he (man) is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one…that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.” ~ Mark Twain
  62. “The idea of racial inferiority or superiority is foreign to me. I can’t feel inferior or superior to another man because of race, or in any way antagonistic to him. I judge by the individual, not by his race, and have always done so. I would rather have one of my children marry into a good family of any race than into a bad family of any other race.” ~ Charles Lindbergh
  63. “Jealousy is the suspicion of one’s own inferiority.” ~ Emily Post

  64. “I leave at half-time; by then you can see which way it’s going. If you ask me to name five of our team, I couldn’t. There’s that guy who scores goals – Taarabt. Routledge I’ve heard of. All bloody nice guys but I don’t mix with them so I don’t know them well. I don’t go in the dressing room. They can walk out of the showers and I feel I’ve got an inferiority complex.” ~ Bernie Ecclestone
  65. “I have an inferiority complex, but it’s not a very good one.” ~ Steven Wright

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