65 Superiority Quotes On Success In Life

These superiority quotes will inspire you. Superiority is the quality or state of being high or higher in quality or a supercilious manner or attitude.

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

Best Superiority Quotes

  1. “The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.” ~ Leonard Cohen
  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. “All the arguments to prove man’s superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering, the animals are our equals.” ~ Peter Singer
  4. “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
  5. “A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.” ~ Alfred Adler

  6. “And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the ‘mob’ – a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.” ~ Camille Paglia
  7. “Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority; you have none.” ~ Giuseppe Mazzini
  8. “It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir
  9. “Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  10. “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” ~ Confucius

  11. “A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.” ~ Moliere
  12. “Superiority and inferiority are individual, not racial or national.” ~ Philip Wylie
  13. “Be kind; you’re only here for a while. No sense of superiority, just do things for others. It’s really fun.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  14. “Wit is a weapon. Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority. But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin, usually in solitude.” ~ Frank Muir
  15. “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

  16. “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
  17. “Whoever rises above those who once pleased themselves with equality, will have many malevolent gazers at his eminence.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  18. “The most important thing in our war preparations is to teach all our people to hate U.S. imperialism. Otherwise, we will not be able to defeat the U.S. imperialists who boast of their technological superiority.” ~ Kim Il-sung
  19. “Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft
  20. “What a revolting contrast exists in England between the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers.” ~ Flora Tristan

  21. “I used to distinguish between my fiction and nonfiction in terms of superiority or inferiority.” ~ Peter Matthiessen
  22. “The highest summits and those elevated above the level of other things are mostly blasted by envy as by a thunderbolt.” ~ Lucretius
  23. “The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honor you can bestow on him. It means that you recognize his superiority to yourself.” ~ Joseph Sobran
  24. “The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.” ~ Sallust
  25. “To me one man is worth ten thousand if he is first-rate.” ~ Heraclitus

  26. “Pride attaches undue importance to the superiority of one’s status in the eyes of others; and shame is fear of humiliation at one’s inferior status in the estimation of others. When one sets one’s heart on being highly esteemed, and achieves such rating, then he or she is automatically involved in fear of losing status.” ~ Laozi
  27. “The principal axiom in their theory was: Everything can be proved, and everything can be disproved; and in the process, one must profit as much from the folly of others, and from his own superiority, as he can.” ~ Moses Mendelssohn
  28. “Man’s characteristic privilege is that the bond he accepts is not physical but moral; that is, social. He is governed not by a material environment brutally imposed on him, but by a conscience superior to his own, the superiority of which he feels. Because the greater, better part of his existence transcends the body, he escapes the body’s yoke, but is subject to that of society.” ~ Emile Durkheim
  29. “Be more than man, or thou’rt less than an ant.” ~ John Donne
  30. “Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.” ~ George Washington

  31. “Look in the mirror, and don’t be tempted to equate transient domination with either intrinsic superiority or prospects for extended survival.” ~ Stephen Jay Gould
  32. “What is the thread of western civilization that distinguished its course in history? It has to do with the preoccupation of western man with his outward command and his sense of superiority.” ~ Arthur Erickson
  33. “One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  34. “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 , Male superiority quotes
  35. “Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.” ~ Socrates

  36. “The suggestion that Jews were selected from among all nations of the earth to be God’s chosen people suggested a kind of group arrogance, especially when the good news was first reported by Jews. However, the choice was interpreted not as tribute to superior virtue but as divine challenge.” ~ Israel Shenker
  37. “Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him.” ~ Romain Gary
  38. “We can all perceive the difference between ourselves and our inferiors, but when it comes to a question of the difference between us and our superiors we fail to appreciate merits of which we have no proper conceptions.” ~ James F. Cooper
  39. “My success is not due to any personal superiority over other people.” ~ John Philip Sousa
  40. “It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be together for even a half an hour without one acquiring an evident superiority over the other.” ~ Samuel Johnson

  41. “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
  42. “A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility.” ~ Lawrence G. Lovasik , Superiority quotes complex
  43. “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
  44. “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
  45. “The superiority of one man’s opinion over another’s is never so great as when the opinion is about a woman.” ~ Henry James

  46. “My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.” ~ Albert Einstein
  47. “Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.” ~ William Ellery Channing
  48. “The sun as the expression of old world energy is torn down from the heavens by modern man, who by virtue of his technological superiority creates his own energy source.” ~ El Lissitzky
  49. “The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality.” ~ Ashley Montagu
  50. “There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority.” ~ Orison Swett Marden

  51. “In fact, there is clear evidence of black intellectual superiority: in 1984, 92 percent of blacks voted to retire Ronald Reagan, compared to only 36 percent of whites.” ~ Barbara Ehrenreich
  52. “Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.” ~ Sydney J. Harris
  53. “I would rather have an inferiority complex and be pleasantly surprised, than have a superiority complex and be rudely awakened.” ~ Vanna Bonta
  54. “Superiority is always detested.” ~ Baltasar Gracian
  55. “Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.” ~ William Shenstone

  56. “Perhaps no sin so easily besets us as a sense of self-satisfied superiority to others.” ~ William Osler
  57. “The superiority of some men is merely local. They are great because their associates are little.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  58. “What sense of superiority it gives one to escape reading some book which everyone else is reading.” ~ Alice James
  59. “Friendships last when each friend thinks he has a slight superiority over the other.” ~ Honore de Balzac
  60. “We are wrong to fear superiority of mind and soul; this superiority is very moral, for understanding everything makes a person tolerant and the capacity to feel deeply inspires great goodness.” ~ Bill Vaughan

  61. “Confidence and superiority: It’s the usual fundamentalist stuff: I’ve got the truth, and you haven’t.” ~ Jeanette Winterson
  62. “The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.” ~ Confucius
  63. “Pretensions to moral superiority are devastatingly destructive.” ~ Mary Douglas

  64. “Spiritual superiority only sees the individual. But alas, ordinarily we human beings are sensual and, therefore, as soon as it is a gathering, the impression changes – we see something abstract, the crowd, and we become different. But in the eyes of God, the infinite spirit, all the millions that have lived and now live do not make a crowd, He only sees each individual.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard
  65. “The critics can say stupid things and we can enjoy them, if we have the legitimate feeling of superiority – the satisfaction of a duty accomplished.” ~ Paul Gauguin

Comment Your Favorite Superiority Quotes Below!

OM Team

We love to write about our experiences to motivate and inspire the lives of people we touch. We believe when you succeed we succeed with you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.