65 Superior Quotes On Success In Life

These superior quotes will inspire you. Superior one who is above another in rank, station, or office especially or having or showing an overly high opinion of oneself; supercilious.

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

Best Superior Quotes

  1. “The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.” ~ Don Shula
  2. “To be humble to superiors is a duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  3. “The truly proud man knows neither superiors or inferiors. The first he does not admit of – the last he does not concern himself about.” ~ William Hazlitt
  4. “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” ~ Confucius
  5. “The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.” ~ Confucius

  6. “The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.” ~ Confucius
  7. “Defense is superior to opulence.” ~ Adam Smith
  8. “I’ll tell you what’s at the bottom of it. If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
  9. “One always begins with the simple, then comes the complex, and by superior enlightenment one often reverts in the end to the simple. Such is the course of human intelligence.” ~ Voltaire
  10. “The best soldier does not attack. The superior fighter succeeds without violence. The greatest conqueror wins without struggle. The most successful manager leads without dictating. This is intelligent non-aggressiveness.” ~ Laozi

  11. “Europeans still read rather than watching TV or listening to their clergyman tell them how to vote. The European magazines are far superior to American magazines in content and readership, but TV is taking a bite out of circulation now even in Europe.” ~ Peter Menzel
  12. “He who calls in the aid of an equal understanding doubles his own; and he who profits by a superior understanding raises his powers to a level with the height of the superior standing he unites with.” ~ Edmund Burke
  13. “I think that the desire to be cruel and to hurt (with words because any other way might be dangerous to ourself) is part of human nature. Parties are battles (most parties), a conversation is a duel (often). Everybody’s trying to hurt first, to get in the dig that will make him or her feel superior, feel triumph.” ~ Jean Rhys , Feeling superior quotes
  14. “Our first and most pressing problem is how to do away with warfare as a method of solving conflicts between national groups or between groups within a society who have different views about how the society is to be run. If you look back, you will see that warfare was an invention, just as ways of handling government or taxes are inventions. You will see, too, that once people use an invention they go on using it until they find another which they think is superior.” ~ Margaret Mead
  15. “All you need to know and observe in yourself is this: Whenever you feel superior or inferior to anyone, that’s the ego in you.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

  16. “It is not for us to hold ourselves above the position of grateful people. We have to be able to accept. Anything else shows an unwillingness to grant someone else the superior place.” ~ Ivy Compton-Burnett
  17. “It is the admirer of himself, and not the admirer of virtue, that thinks himself superior to others.” ~ Plutarch
  18. “Among real friends there is no rivalry or jealousy of one another, but they are satisfied and contented alike whether they are equal or one of them is superior.” ~ Plutarch
  19. “Men who marry wives very much superior to themselves are not so truly husbands to their wives as they are unawares made slaves to their position.” ~ Plutarch
  20. “It is a matter of the simplest demonstration, that no man can be really appreciated but by his equal or superior.” ~ John Ruskin

  21. “There is no such thing as a ‘superior’ or ‘inferior’ culture, there are only various cultural patterns which make up this beautiful, multicolored mosaic.” ~ Taslima Nasrin
  22. “I learned early in life not to judge others. We outcasts are very happy and content to leave that job to our social superiors.” ~ Ethel Waters
  23. “Sunsets in themselves are generally superior to sunrises; but with the sunset we appreciate images drawn from departed peace and faded glory.” ~ George Stillman Hillard
  24. “To dislocate the functioning of a city without destroying it can be more effective than a riot because it can be longer-lasting, costly to the society but not wantonly destructive, moreover, it is more difficult for Government to quell it by superior force.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  25. “If thou hast no inferiors, have patience awhile, and thou shalt have no superiors. The grave requires no marshal.” ~ Francis Quarles

  26. “I would rather be the author of one original thought than conqueror of a hundred battles. Yet moral excellence is so much superior to intellectual, that I ought to esteem one virtue more valuable than a hundred original thoughts.” ~ William Benton Clulow
  27. “Intelligence is derived from two words – inter and legere – inter meaning ‘between’ and legere meaning ‘to choose’. An intelligent person, therefore, is one who has learned ‘to choose between’. He knows that good is better than evil, that confidence should supersede fear, that love is superior to hate, that gentleness is better than cruelty, forbearance than intolerance, compassion than arrogance, and that truth has more virtue than ignorance.” ~ J. Martin Klotsche
  28. “In this thing one man is superior to another, that he is better able to bear adversity and prosperity.” ~ Philemon
  29. “The rich and powerful want to believe in their right to be rich and powerful, so they justify it by saying they are inherently superior to the poor and lowly.” ~ Gwen Bristow
  30. “once a policy, like a set of steel rails, had been laid down for him by his superiors, his obedience ran along it unswerving.” ~ Kylie Tennant

  31. “Without wishing in the slightest degree to disparage the skill and labour of breadmakers by trade, truth compels us to assert our conviction of the superior wholesomeness of bread made in our own homes.” ~ Eliza Acton
  32. “[Virginity is] a cultural ideology that conflates passivity – the act of not having sex – with superior morality.” ~ Jessica Valenti
  33. “Socialists do not merely want a welfare state, they absolutely must have one. They must have a grovelling dependent class from which to obtain their daily opiate: an hallucinogenic euphoria which comes from the delusion of being superior to and more altruistic than all others. They must have ‘the poor, huddled masses’ in much the same manner as vampires must have the blood of their victims.” ~ Edward Britton
  34. “If I had to fault President [Barack] Obama, I would say that sometimes governs like a visitor from a morally superior civilization.” ~ David Brooks

  35. “Weak men often from the very principle of their weakness derive a certain susceptibility; delicacy and taste which render them, in those particulars, much superior to men of stronger and more consistent minds, who laugh at them.” ~ Sir Fulke Greville
  36. “We laugh heartily to see a whole flock of sheep jump because one did so. Might not one imagine that superior beings do the same, and for exactly the same reason?” ~ Sir Fulke Greville
  37. “I have often thought that the nature of women was interior to that of men in general, but superior in particular.” ~ Sir Fulke Greville
  38. “men have been in charge of according value to literature, and … they have found the contributions of their own sex immeasurably superior.” ~ Dale Spender
  39. “Freedom of conscience is a natural right, both antecedent and superior to all human laws and institutions whatever; a right which laws never gave and a right which laws can never take away.” ~ John Goodwin

  40. “A thought has no size in the physical sense but is vast as compared to the physical acts and objects into which it is later precipitated. The power of a thought is enormous and superior to all the successive physical acts, objects, and events that body forth its energy. A thought often endures for a time much greater than the whole life of the man who thought it.” ~ Harold Percival
  41. “A filmmaker should never assume he’s superior to his subject. I often find that even the simplest topic remains an enigma. The best film portraits not only evoke that enigma but ingest it in a process that renders what’s invisible visible.” ~ Damian Pettigrew
  42. “Mind does dominate body. We are superior to the house in which we dwell.” ~ Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
  43. “A gentleman can always be told by the way he speaks to those that he thinks are his inferiors in some respect. His equals he does not wish to offend, his superiors he does not dare to offend, and of those whom he considers his inferiors he would be all the more considerate.” ~ Fanny Jackson Coppin
  44. “We are not such fools as to pay for reading inferior books, when we can read superior books for nothing.” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

  45. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  46. “I had huge fun with Chris Evans, as Captain America, because super-soldier though he may be, he’s still a man, up against a God who in his own mind is infinitely superior. Then, in the ring with The Hulk, we’ve got this silver tongued, lightening quick mind up against the embodiment of rage..Loki has this mercurial, transformative ability, not just physically but intellectually, so not all the fights are purely physical. Mind games? Maybe.” ~ Tom Hiddleston
  47. “Every man is prompted by the love of himself to imagine that he possesses some qualities superior, either in kind or degree, to those which he sees allotted to the rest of the world.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  48. “Whoever wants to be a leader should educate himself before educating others. Before preaching to others he should first practice himself. Whoever educates himself and improves his own morals is superior to the man who tries to teach and train others.” ~ Ali ibn Abi Talib
  49. “Ripe bananas are the mark of a good produce section. A good produce section is the mark of a superior grocery store. A superior grocery store is the mark of a good man.” ~ Stanley Tucci

  50. “All my life I have had the utmost admiration for suicides. I have always considered them superior to me in every way.” ~ Thomas Bernhard
  51. “The Middle Ages were an era of mysticism, ruled by blind faith and blind obedience to the dogma that faith is superior to reason. The Renaissance was specifically the rebirth of reason, the liberation of man’s mind, the triumph of rationality over mysticism – a faltering, incomplete, but impassioned triumph that led to the birth of science, of individualism, of freedom.” ~ Ayn Rand
  52. “When you start to look at Native American history, you realize that, very far from being a peaceful, morally superior people, Native Americans were not that different from Europeans.” ~ Philipp Meyer
  53. “I repeat that superior races have a right [to establish colonies], because they have a duty. They have the duty to civilize inferior races.” ~ Jules Ferry
  54. “A superior man is one who is free from fear and anxieties” ~ Confucius

  55. “I think private ownership is generally superior to public because you care about the land more and it doesnt get trashed.” ~ John C. Malone
  56. “Remember. You are a physician. You are not a policeman nor are you a minister of religion. You must take people as they come. Remember, too that though you will generally know more about the condition than the patient, it is the patient who has the condition and this if nothing else bestows on him or her a kind of wisdom. You have the knowledge but that does not entitle you to be superior. Knowledge makes you the servant not the master.” ~ Alan Bennett
  57. “Such men alone are my readers, my proper readers, my preordained readers. Of what account are the rest? The rest are simply… humanity. One must be superior to humanity in power, in loftiness of soul- in contempt.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  58. “A mediocre music teacher tells. A good music teacher explains. A superior music teacher demonstrates. A great music teacher inspires.” ~ William Arthur Ward

  59. “The work environment is very important in determining how enjoyable work is. It is very important to work with smart guys who have a superior level of intellectual bandwidth and still have softer skills as well.” ~ Kumar Mangalam Birla
  60. “The superior man does what is proper to the station in which he is; he does not desire to go beyond this.” ~ Confucius , Superior quotes man
  61. “The superior man accords with the course of the Mean. Though he may be all unknown, unregarded by the world, he feels no regret – It is only the sage who is able for this.” ~ Confucius
  62. “I am resolved to rise superior to every obstacle. With whom need I be afraid of measuring my strength? I will take Fate by the throat. It shall not overcome me. O how beautiful it is to be alive – would that I could live a thousand times!” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  63. “Remembering is the most overrated thing. Forgetting is far superior.” ~ Tom Rachman

  64. “The law… dictated by God Himself is, of course, superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times. No human laws are of any validity if contrary to this.” ~ Alexander Hamilton
  65. “In a sense, evolution adheres to the classic twelve-step program: it takes things one day at a time. It does not strive for perfection; it does not strive at all. There is no progress, no plans, no scala natura, or scale of nature, that ranks organisms from lowly to superior, primitive to advanced.” ~ Natalie

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