Quotation Explorer - 'Superior'

We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read. - Mark Twain
The superior man...does not set his mind either for anything, or against anything; what is right he will follow. - Confucius
The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority. - Lord Acton
When two creatures meet, the one that is able to intimidate its opponent is recognized as socially superior, so that a social decision does not always depend on a fight; an encounter in some circumstances may be enough. - Hediger
Do not settle; open up yourself by surrendering to creating your own kind of success ALL THE WAY! Whether you have superior or less-than-average skills, you will cultivate your success story through determination and consistency. - K. Abernathy Can You Action Past Your Devil's Advocate
The victim is always morally superior to the master; that is the victim's ambivalent triumph. That is why there have been so few notoriously wicked women in comparison to the number of notoriously wicked men; our victim status ensures that we rarely have the opportunity. - Angela Carter
Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.
A smaller government reflecting the needs of the middle class and poor is superior to a big government reflecting the needs of the privileged and powerful. - Robert B. Reich
Morality is just a fiction used by the herd of inferior human beings to hold back the few superior men. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance - Bruce Barton
Archbishop: a Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ. - H. L. Mencken
A Tibetan proverb says that it is better to live for one day as a tiger than to live for a thousand years as a sheep. Well, I think the opposite, because the most important thing is to exist! Living sheep is superior to dead tiger! - Mehmet Murat ildan
What the superior man seeks is in himself. What the mean man seeks is in others. - Confucius
There is an applause superior to that of the multitudes: one's own. - Elizabeth Elton Smith
I don't believe any scientific field to be superior to another. - Abhijit Naskar
I believe in equality. Equality for everybody. No matter how stupid they are or how superior I am to them. - Steve Martin
In God you come up against something which is in every respect immeasurably superior to yourself. Unless you know God as that-and, therefore, know yourself as nothing in comparison-you do not know God at all. - C.S. Lewis
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. - Ernest Hemingway
Even where the affections are not strongly moved by any superior excellence, the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds, which hardly any later friend can obtain. ~ Frankestein - Marry Shelly
Es difícil no creerse superior cuando uno sufre, y el ver gente feliz nos da náuseas. - Marguerite Yourcenar
It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior imapartiality. - Arnold Bennett
I am going to open myself up to all that is superior in the world and beyond and I am going to spend time trying to take delight in things! Not finding ruin in them! If the ruin of you is what you look for, the ruin of you is what you are going to find! - C. JoyBell C.
Humanity is mediocre. The majority of women are neither superior nor inferior to the majority ofmen. They are all equal. They all merit the same scorn. - Valentine de Saint-Point
The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved. - Confucius
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent. - Sophia Loren
As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying. - Arthur C. Clarke
You will never overcome your self righteousness if you continue to believe that God prefers you over other people. The moment you feel entitled is the moment you feel superior and distance yourself from a humble heart that believes God knows what he is doing. - Shannon L. Alder
Religion as a philosophy is superior to religion as a practice. - Daya Kudari
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. - John Kenneth Galbraith
We must accept the idea that having a male child has a unique social and psychological meaning for a woman. Even women who led the movement to break out the passivity and sublimation of the female role were deeply influenced by the belief in superior masculine power. - Klein Carole
The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions. - Confucius
Because a superior fried-chicken restaurant is often the institutional extension of a single chicken-obsessed woman, I realize that, like a good secondhand bookstore or a bad South American dictatorship, it is not easily passed down intact. - Calvin Trillin
Superior might does not guarantee success, especially in a war where political considerations dominate. - Richard H. Shultz Jr.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit. - Theodore Roosevelt
We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. - Abraham Lincoln
PRELATE, n. A church officer having a superior degree of holiness and a fat preferment. One of Heaven's aristocracy. A gentleman of God. - Ambrose Bierce
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. - Molière
SEXPussy, pussy, pussy.Cock, cock, cock.Ass, ass, ass.The games we play.No, no, no, makes us obsessed to the point of insanity.Yes, yes, yes, makes us superior to the point of cruelty.It's just a fuck, after all. - Robert Black
Whoever educates himself and improves his own morals & character is superior to the man who tries to teach & train others. - Hazrat Ali ibn Abu-Talib
Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey. - Malcolm de Chazal
The Word of GOD is Superior to the inferior words of men and the words of every false prophet and the teachings of every false religion. - Errol Anthony Smythe.
A responsible woman guides, controls (albeit subtly), directs with superior knowledge that is higher than that of her contemporaries! - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior. - Socrates
If science can eliminate sleep, we will have more time to live and no time for the dreams. But living is superior to the dream because it is real! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I suppose it's unfair, tricks of argument that leave wounds, but with this sort of thing that (C.S.) Lewis does, what I feel is a craftsman's joy at the sight of a superior performance. - Joy Davidman
The person of superior integrity does not insist upon his integrity.For this reason, he has integrity.The person of inferior integritynever loses sight of his integrity;For this reason, he lacks integrity. - Lao Tzu
HEBREW, n. A male Jew, as distinguished from the Shebrew, an altogether superior creation. - Ambrose Bierce
Every man I meet is in some way my superior. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal--or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be.
One should become free of mistakes so that there will be no superior over him. - Dada Bhagwan
All my life I have had the utmost admiration for suicides. I have always considered them superior to me in every way. - Thomas Bernhard
True devotion and humility is when you carelessly allow yourself to fall in love with things you consider will make you look inferior, which in essence, makes you superior. - Michael Bassey Johnson
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.
Good leadership consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people. - John D. Rockefeller
The suprematist must have a superior knowledge of understanding. With out that, their art is powerless - Luhraw
Even when repressed, inequality grows; only the man who is below the average in economic ability desires equality; those who are conscious of superior ability desire freedom, and in the end superior ability has its way. - Will Durant
Renounce poor work.Shun trivial work.Entertain respectable work.Welcome superior work.Honor transcendent work. - Matshona Dhliwayo
You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light. - Vicomte de Chateaubriand
There are three things which the superior man guards against. In youth...lust. When he is strong...quarrelsomeness. When he is old...covetousness. - Confucius
The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self. - Whitney Young
Sufis hold that the superior experience and knowledge comes to a man or woman in exact accordance with his worth,capacity,and earning of it. - Idries Shah
In my opinion, works of art should be viewed as gifts; something precious given from a point of empathy, where personal enrichment is vastly superior to the value of the gift, and the giver begs for nothing but for the gift to shine on its own. - Kevin Focke
The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress. - Confucius
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
We hate each other by race, color, tribe, wealth, gender etc because everyone wants to feel special and different than the other. I do not however have a solution on how people can stop having an ego that makes them specially superior than the other. - Robert Kodingo
I don't have any relationship with God and I've never wanted it. I don't believe in fate or in any superior entity; if a plane crashes and people die, it's not because Heaven said so. - Fernando Alonso Díaz
Art as the single superior counter-force against all will to negation of life, art as the anti-Christian, anti-Buddhist, anti-Nihilist par excellence. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not. - Marya Mannes
The superior man is modest in his speech, but excels in his actions. - Confucius
[The superior man] acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions. - Confucius
Cuando el Hombre Superior hace algo digno de admiración, es una prueba de su Maestría, no el objeto de ella. - Idries Shah
One does not hate as long as one has a low esteem of someone, but only when one esteems him as an equal or a superior. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Do not compare yourself to others because you are neither superior nor inferior to them. - Gugu Mona
Measures are too often decided, not accord­ing to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority. - James Madison, the tenth Federalist Paper
I think are foolish to pretend they are equal to men,they are far superior and always have been. - - William Golding
I am not superior than anybody, don't say i am, else i won't defend you when you get caught. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Los Sufis sostienen que la experiencia y el conocimiento superior le llegan al hombre o mujer en exacta concordancia con su valor, capacidad, y esfuerzo puesto en ello. - Idries Shah
The works which this leaves behind him occupy a few pages only; their importance is not greatly superior to their extent; and yet his name will shine out with lustre in the history of the sciences.{Cuvier on Joseph Banks} Georges Cuvier - man
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior. - Sir Francis Bacon
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. - Confucius
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other. - Honoré de Balzac
The West did not come to rule the world through its superiority of religion or ideas, but rather through its superior application of organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. - Hippolyte Taine
No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them - Elie Wiesel
Man may be considered as a superior species of animal who produces philosophies and poems in about the same way a silkworm produces their cocoons and bees their hives.
PATRIOT, n. One to whom the interests of a part seem superior to those of the whole. The dupe of statesmen and the tool of conquerors. - Ambrose Bierce
God created us all with his love, to be equally treated.No human being is superior over another. - Ellen J. Barrier
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. - George Bernard Shaw
While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. - Henry C. Link
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action. - Confucius
"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
Regimen is superior to medicine. - Voltaire
To keep any great nation up to a high standard of civilization there must be enough superior characters to hold the balance of power, but the very moment the balance of power gets into the hands of second-rate men and women, a decline of that nation is inevitable. - Christian D. Larson
Daily ask yourself: "Considering what I'm doing now, what would be a better, superior choice for me to do, to advance my plans for success? - Mark F. LaMoure
One is not superior merely because one sees the world as odious.
The superior man cannot be known in little matters, but he may be entrusted with great concerns. The small man may not be entrusted with great concerns, but he may be known in little matters. - Confucius
Maybe to feel superior in struggle was sensed, When people were aware to fight for identity. - Marieta Maglas
We cannot be too earnest, too persistent, too determined, about living superior to the herd-instinct.
We are sailing in different boats and possibly we may possess a superior boat; but we must remember that we share the same river called life and death. - Aditya Ajmera
When it comes to things such as sugar and rice, most people believe that brown is superior to white. But when it comes to human beings, they believe that the opposite is true. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William Arthur Ward
What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. - Confucius
Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl - no superior alternative has yet been found. - Winston S. Churchill
You can only rule over a subject race, especially when you are in a small minority, if you honestly believe yourself to be racially superior, and it helps towards this if you can believe that the subject race is biologically different. - George Orwell
MAGNIFICENT, adj. Having a grandeur or splendor superior to that to which the spectator is accustomed, as the ears of an ass, to a rabbit, or the glory of a glowworm, to a maggot. - Ambrose Bierce
Superior poets say what they really feel. Mediocre poets say what they decide to feel. Inferior poets say what they think they should feel. - Álvaro de Campos
The essence of oppression is that one is defined from the outside by those who define themselves as superior by criteria of their own choice. - Andrea Dworkin
When a beautiful reality looks unreal, you will realize that the beauty of reality is superior to any dream whatsoever! - Mehmet Murat ildan
So they had all had more troubles than she. Did that really make them superior? If two men were walking along the street and a brick fell on one, missing the other, did that make the injured one a better person? - Elizabeth Harrower
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. - Confucius
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