Quotes on Inferiors

Being reviewed is being condescended to by your inferiors. John Irving

He who loves the more is the inferior and must suffer. Thomas Mann

The most insupportable of tyrannies is that of inferiors. Napoleon Bonaparte

Never let your inferiors do you a favor - it will be extremely costly. H L Mencken

I've never been put down by a man, unless I deserved it, and have never felt inferior, Beryl Bainbridge

Teach the children that Africans are not one iota inferior to Europeans. Nelson Mandela

There are no inferior types of fiction, only inferior practitioners of them. David Morrell

The heaviest penalty for deciding to engage in politics is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself. Plato

People can only make you inferior with your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

In spirituality the Americans are very inferior to us. But their society is very superior to ours Swami Vivekananda

One often has need of one, inferior to himself. Jean De La Fontaine

We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us, and of whom we expect some service. Bernard De Mandeville

Elegance is inferior to virtue. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I don't understand why or how anyone ever pulled off the whole idea of 'women are inferior.' Joss Whedon

Accordingly, one race is neither superior nor inferior to another. Walter Lang

Everything without God is pathetically inferior to God without everything. Sam Storms

The halberd is inferior to the spear on the battlefield. With the spear you can take the initiative, the halberd is defensive. Miyamoto Musashi

We are in a double bind. We are expected to feel inferior not only as women, but because we are old. Elizabeth Janeway

Titles distinguish the mediocre, embarrass the superior, and are disgraced by the inferior. George Bernard Shaw

To be human means to feel inferior. Alfred Adler

Are you not justified in feeling inferior, when you seek to cover it up with arrogance and insolence? Malcolm Forbes

Sam doesn't hesitate for a minute. 'You say, "Mr and Mrs Tavish, you're making me feel inferior. Do you really think I'm inferior or is it just in my mind? Sophie Kinsella

There should be no inferiors and no superiors for true world friendship. Carlos P. Romulo

Nobody on the face of the earth can make you feel inferior without your permission. Zig Ziglar

Be obedient to your superior, and your inferior will obey you. Muhammad Ali

So it is naturally with the male and the female; the one is superior, the other inferior; the one governs, the other is governed; and the same rule must necessarily hold good with respect to all mankind. Aristotle

The most lively thought is still inferior to the dullest sensation. David Hume

Everything except God has some natural superior; everything except unformed matter has some natural inferior. C S Lewis

Thousands upon thousands of lights is inferior to a light of heart. Gautama Buddha

The craving for power is in itself a sign of inferior abilities and unfitness for responsibility. Isabel Paterson

Our pleasures are not material pleasures, but symbols of pleasure - attractively packaged but inferior in content. Alan Watts

My sexuality is not an inferior trait that needs to be chaperoned by emotionalism or morality. Alice Bag

Geniuses are justifiably contemptuous of the opinions of their inferiors. Jubal

Why should be fruit be held inferior to the flower? George Orwell

The true objection to slavery is not that it is unjust to the inferior but that it corrupts the superior. H G Wells

Judge a man not by how he treats his equals but by how he treats his inferiors. Charlie Chaplin

In literature as in life, to conform to anything is to knuckle under to your inferiors. Kenneth Patchen

The horrible pleasure of pleasing inferior people. Arthur Hugh Clough

When we have attained success, we see how inferior it is to the hope, yearning and enthusiasm with which we started forth in life's morning. John Lancaster Spalding

It is only the inferior thinker who hastens to explain the singular and the complex by the primitive shortcut of supernaturalism. H P Lovecraft

With a higher moral nature will come a restriction on the multiplication of the inferior. Herbert Spencer

Why does he have to be my boyfriend? Are you inferior if you don't have a boyfriend? Why does everybody have to be in love with somebody? Ann Brashares

I am fond of them, of the inferior beings of the abyss, of those who are full of longing. Richard Wagner

The inferior complex is now extended to all Europe, save Nordics. Emanuel Celler

One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves. Miguel De Cervantes

Husbands are an inferior class of men, who require keeping in order, George Eliot

That man scorches with his brightness, who overpowers inferior capacities, yet he shall be revered when dead. Horace

Generally our confidences move downward rather than upward; in our secret affairs, we employ our inferiors much more than our bettors. Honore De Balzac

When people find a man of the most distinguished abilities as a writer their inferior while he is with them, it must be highly gratifying to them. Samuel Johnson

I look upon Switzerland as an inferior sort of Scotland. Sydney Smith

When I look at a digitally acquired and projected image, it looks inferior against an original negative anamorphic print or an IMAX one. Christopher Nolan

Not everything that steps out of line, and thus "abnormal", must necessarily be "inferior". Hans Asperger

The love of liberty with life is given, And life itself the inferior gift of Heaven. John Dryden

The smartest people in Washington are the political reporters. They write about their inferiors. Joseph Heller

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

The guerrilla band is not to be considered inferior to the army against which it fights simply because it is inferior in fire power. Che Guevara

Every time you drink an inferior bottle, it is as if you took a fine bottle and smashed it against a wall. You can't get that bottle back! Len Evans

No one can tell the difference between a clone and a human. That's because there isn't any difference. The idea of clones being inferior is a filthy lie. Nancy Farmer

Inferior guards play on the sidelines and great guards play in the middle. Isiah, Magic, Chris Paul, all get to the middle Rick Pitino

It is a solemn thought: dead, the noblest man's meat is inferior to pork. Mark Twain

The superior man is all-embracing and not partial. The inferior man is partial and not all-embracing. Confucius

[S]exual intercourse remains a means or the means of psychologically making a woman inferior. Crystal Eastman

To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self. Publilius Syrus

Nobody wants to proclaim, 'I changed the world with my inferior products.' Murray Lender

It is only people who are lacking, or bad, or inferior, who have to be good at things. You have always been full and perfect, so you had nothing to make up for. T. H. White

Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable. You are you, I am I. Rajneesh

Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God. Abu Bakr

I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex. Katharine Hepburn

Segregation is that which is forced upon an inferior by a superior. Separation is done voluntarily by two equals. Malcolm X

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample underfoot. Horace Greeley

To be a slaveholder meant one had to regard the African American as inferior in every way. Stephen Ambrose

Degeneracy follows every autocratic system of violence, for violence inevitably attracts moral inferiors. Time has proven that illustrious tyrants are succeeded by scoundrels. Albert Einstein

The popular eye is not untrained; it is only wrongly trained - trained by inferior and insincere visual representations. Ben Shahn

When everybody in a group is susceptible to similar biases, groups are inferior to individuals, because groups tend to be more extreme than individuals. Daniel Kahneman

The art of war is to gain time when your strength is inferior. Napoleon Bonaparte

Technique is the test of sincerity. If a thing isn't worth getting the technique to say, it is of inferior value. Ezra Pound

The same amount of pride which makes a man treat haughtily his inferiors, makes him cringe servilely; to those above him. Jean De La Bruyere

As long as people overlook matters, then inferiors can, without any fear, lead an easy and peaceful life. Yamamoto Tsunetomo

It is said that the inferior seek to emulate the superior. Thus, if a general slackens only a little, those beneath him will be greatly negligent. Kato Kiyomasa

When women act like women, they are accused of being inferior. When women act like human beings, they are accused of behaving like men. Simone De Beauvoir