Best Quotes About Inferior

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. -Confucius

Can advertising foist an inferior product on the consumer? Bitter experience has taught me that it cannot. On those rare occasions when I have advertised products which consumer tests have found inferior to other products in the same field, the results have been disastrous. -David Ogilvy

In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards. -Bertrand Russell

The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety. -H. L. Mencken

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

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

The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self. -Peter Nivio Zarlenga

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. -Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it. -Hank Aaron

But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response? -Robert Kennedy

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance. -Sun Tzu

I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind. -William Butler Yeats

When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior. -Simone de Beauvoir

I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business. -Edmund Burke

I have often noticed that a bribe has that effect – it changes a relation. The man who offers a bribe gives away a little of his own importance; the bribe once accepted, he becomes the inferior, like a man who has paid for a woman. -Graham Greene

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

When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you. -Irving Layton

He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine. -Jeremy Taylor

No man can ever end with being superior who will not begin with being inferior. -Sydney Smith

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

The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others. -Don Shula

Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have felt anything but inferior while the process is going on. -Anthony Powell

If the only new thing we have to offer is an improved version of the past, then today can only be inferior to yesterday. Hypnotized by images of the past, we risk losing all capacity for creative change. -Robert Hewison

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

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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.

The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others. -Robert Green Ingersoll

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

The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction. -Alexis de Tocqueville

There's no such thing as a perfect guy. I think it would be strange if somebody was absolutely everything you always wanted, because then there'd be no challenge. Also, you'd feel inferior. -Jessica Alba

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority. -Alfred Adler

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

If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. -J. K. Rowling

Revenge is not always sweet, once it is consummated we feel inferior to our victim. -Emil Cioran

The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority. -John C. Calhoun

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

I've had two callers ask, 'Did you ever work for someone who is poorer than you are?' Their idea is it takes a rich person to give you a job because jobs are something that are given to you, an inferior, from on high. -John Hall

The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects. -Francis Jeffrey

I can think of no one that my grandparents knew, that told me stories and that I experienced myself, had any sense of social inferiority growing up in segregated Washington. None whatsoever. -Ed Smith

A Kerry footballer with an inferiority complex is one who thinks he's just as good as everybody else. -John B. Keane

I certainly did feel inferior. Because of class. Because of strength. Because of height. I guess if I'd been able to hit somebody in the nose, I wouldn't have been a comic. -Dudley Moore

I have a huge ego and a huge inferiority complex at the same time. -Barry Gibb

Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of that economy in reading which selects, almost exclusively, the very first order of books. Why, except for some special reason, read an inferior book, at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order? -John W. Foster

We know that all interracial groups in South Africa are relationships in which whites are superior, blacks inferior. So as a prelude, whites must be made to realize that they are only human, not superior. Same with blacks. They must be made to realize that they are also human, not inferior. -Steven Biko

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

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

Even schools for Negroes, then, are places where they must be convinced of their inferiority. -Carter G. Woodson

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

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

You had many jazz musicians who lived in the United States, who had a hard time being accepted over here and had to play in sort of these inferior type dives. -Sonny Rollins

The city is as large as Seville or Cordova; its streets, I speak of the principal ones, are very wide and straight; some of these, and all the inferior ones, are half land and half water, and are navigated by canoes. -Hernan Cortes

Susan B. Anthony formed the Equal Rights Association, refuted ideas that women were inferior to men, and fought for a woman's right to vote. -Louise Slaughter

Vietnamese must be made to feel that they are racial inferiors with no right to national identity. -Wilfred Burchett

I don't want to be married to someone who feels inferior to my success or because I make more money than he does. -Grace Kelly

The main cause is a pernicious falsehood propagated against her being, namely that she is inferior by her nature. Inferior in what? What has man ever done that woman, under the same advantages could not do? -Ernestine Rose

It is plain that, when it comes to inferior officers, Congress itself can pass a law sending these nominees to the President with him having the authority to put them on the bench without the advice and consent of the Senate. -John Jay Hooker

When I first began, the technicians, camera and makeup men made me feel so self-conscious that I began to have the biggest inferiority complex about my looks. -Jessie Matthews

The supposed inferiority of a constructed language to a national one on the score of richness of connotation is, of course, no criticism of the idea of a constructed language. -Edward Sapir

Nature hath given not only to the highest, but also to the inferior, classes of the people of this nation, a boldness and confidence in speaking and answering, even in the presence of their princes and chieftains. -Giraldus Cambrensis

The care of a wise and good man for his only son is inferior to the regard of the great Parent of the universe for his creatures. -John Woolman

Very good wine was bought at ten pounds per pipe, the contract price; but the superior quality was fifteen pounds; and some of this was not much inferior to the best London Madeira. -William Bligh

I think I have a superior brain and an inferior stature, if you really want to get brutal about it. -Paul Simon

I don't much enjoy Back and Forth. I mean, I think it has its own particular qualities, but I think it's inferior to any of the half-hour ones we did. -Rowan Atkinson

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

Four years ago maybe we thought we were inferior to Brazil, subconsciously we didn't see ourselves beating them. Now we believe in ourselves, we can be on the pitch with any team in the world and think we can win. -Rio Ferdinand

The adoption by Jefferson and the Republicans of the political structure of their opponents is of an importance hardly inferior to that of the adoption of the Constitution by the states. -Herbert Croly

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

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

I used to distinguish between my fiction and nonfiction in terms of superiority or inferiority. -Peter Matthiessen

What happens is that the system builds many inferior blood vessels in the eye to take the place of the vessels that are dying. And those blood vessels are not up to the task. And they bleed. They hemorrhage and they cover the eye inside with blood. -Mary Tyler Moore

One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody. -Alvin Ailey

The foreign accent was a promise, and indeed, all over the country, European imports added spice to the sciences, the arts, and other areas. What one had to give was not considered inferior to what one received. -Rudolf Arnheim

Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority. -Elbert Hubbard

Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority. -Jose Ortega y Gasset

Elegance is inferior to virtue. -Mary Shelley

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

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority. -Alfred Adler

All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition. -Cesare Pavese

Men seem unable to feel equal to women: they must be superior or they are inferior. -Marilyn French

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it. -Marian Wright Edelman

No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them. -Elie Wiesel

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

Above all, though, children are linked to adults by the simple fact that they are in process of turning into them. For this they may be forgiven much. Children are bound to be inferior to adults, or there is no incentive to grow up. -Philip Larkin

Around me I saw women overworked and underpaid, doing men's work at half men's wages, not because their work was inferior, but because they were women. -Anna Howard Shaw

We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us, no inferiority for which it cannot compensate. -Henri Bergson

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

There is no more reason to believe that man descended from some inferior animal than there is to believe that a stately mansion has descended from a small cottage. -William Jennings Bryan

A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority. -Samuel Johnson

Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands, it also seldom works properly. -Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

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

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

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

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation. -Alfred Adler

I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me. Somewhere there must be a man who could be my husband and not feel inferior. -Hedy Lamarr

I waited and worked, and watched the inferior exalted for nearly thirty years; and when recognition came at last, it was too late to alter events, or to make a difference in living. -Ellen Glasgow

The very idea of marriage is basic to recognition as equals in our society; any status short of that is inferior, unjust, and unconstitutional. -Ted Olson

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

Yeah, I like causing trouble. It's the teddy boy in me. I used to be a teddy boy. Feeling slightly inferior and wanting to cause a bit of bother and get some action going on in the room rather than get bored stiff. -Michael Gambon

But short films are not inferior, just different. I think the short gives a freedom to film-makers. What's appealing is that you don't have as much responsibility for storytelling and plot. They can be more like a portrait, or a poem. -Jane Campion

I had to confront my fears and master my every demonic thought about inferiority, insecurity, or the fear of being black, young, and gifted in this Western culture. -Lauryn Hill

I mean I don't want to feel inferior to any other golfer in the world. You know if you do that, then you know you're giving them an advantage, you know, right off the – you know, right from the start. -Rory McIlroy

When I was young I had so many inferiority complexes. I had an inferiority complex because I didn't go to university. I had an inferiority complex because I didn't train. Then it gets tiring. And you do get bored of it. -Helena Bonham Carter

For so many years, I felt so insecure, so inferior, and I still have those moments, but I have a newfound confidence since I got in shape and changed my diet. -Marc Jacobs

It has actually been suggested that warfare may have been the principle evolutionary pressure that created the huge gap between the human brain and that of our closest living relatives, the anthropoid apes. Whole groups of hominids with inferior brains could not win wars and were therefore exterminated. -Jane Goodall

To terrify children with the image of hell… to consider women an inferior creation. Is that good for the world? -Christopher Hitchens

To all those who have drawn the inference from my words that Africa, as a continent, is somehow genetically inferior, I can only apologise unreservedly. -James D. Watson

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

I know the Russian political elite has got used to the Ukraine suffering from an inferiority complex, but I want this to disappear from our relationship. -Yulia Tymoshenko

For the better part of two centuries, outsiders have been offering explanations that range from racist to learned-sounding – the supposed inferiority of blacks, the heritage of slavery, overpopulation – for why Haiti remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. -Adam Hochschild

Often times the public school teachers are ridiculed or they are made to feel inferior but this is really undeserved. -Peter Agre

All artists are egotistical maniacs with inferiority complexes. -Lionel Richie

Bob Dylan may be the Charlie Chaplin of rock n' roll. Both men are regarded as geniuses by their entire audience. Both were proclaimed revolutionaries for their early work and subjected to exhaustive attack when later works were thought to be inferior. Both developed their art without so much as a nodding glance toward their peers. -Jon Landau

'Sing It Again Rod' touches all the solo bases since Stewart's departure from the Jeff Beck Band, wherein he cut his teeth on American audiences for $75 a week plus expenses, and wisely ignores his generally inferior work with the Faces. -Jon Landau

I was in fact pretty much – by the larger culture, by the local culture, by people around me, by people on TV – encouraged to imagine women as something slightly inferior to men. -Junot Diaz

Politicians are nauseating by definition… They can produce nothing, neither a loaf of bread nor a table nor a picture; and this inability to create value, this total inferiority, makes them jealous, vengeful, insolent and a menace to life and limb. -Gerhard Richter

The thing is, I really can't relate to anyone my own age. Not in a superior way – an inferior way, if anything. Socially, I have no idea what my friends are talking about. I don't listen to any new music. I feel very secluded. -Michael Cera

'Wild Swans' showed me there are Chinese traditions that still affect my life. For example, it's not that women are inferior, exactly, but my dad and my brother are the most important men in my life and I would do anything for them. I feel like I should be the one cooking and looking after them. -Katie Leung

What puzzles me is the way that some of the smaller, unknown chateaux imagine that because Chinese millionaires pay ludicrous sums for the great names, they can overcharge for their own inferior fluids. There is no trickledown effect in wine prices. -Simon Hoggart

I should thank Mussolini for having declared me to be of an inferior race. This led me to the joy of working, not any more, unfortunately, in university institutes but in a bedroom. -Rita Levi-Montalcini

In the old days of literature, only the very thick-skinned – or the very brilliant – dared enter the arena of literary criticism. To criticise a person's work required equal measures of erudition and wit, and inferior critics were often the butt of satire and ridicule. -Joanne Harris

To measure prices by a currency that is called by the same names as gold, but that is really inferior in value to gold, and then – because those prices are nominally higher than gold prices – to say that they are inflated, relatively to gold, is a perfect absurdity. -Lysander Spooner

Sadly, black people disassociate ourselves from the things which make us who we are, identifying them as lesser, or inferior. It's a form of self hate. So, with reckless abandon, we strive to be like the majority. -Nate Parker

Men whose sense of taste is destroyed by sickness, sometimes think honey sour. A diseased eye does not see many things which do exist, and notes many things which do not exist. The same thing frequently takes place with regard to the force of words, when the critic is inferior to the writer. -Saint Basil

Allah says in the Qur'an not to despise one another. So the criterion in Islam is not color or social status. It's who is most righteous. If I go to a mosque – and I'm a basketball player with money and prestige – if I go to a mosque and see an imam, I feel inferior. He's better than me. It's about knowledge. -Hakeem Olajuwon

Sports fans have been mistreated for a long time. They have overpaid for inferior food and they have had poor service. -Dave Checketts

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

The fuel cell is just a fundamentally inferior way of delivering electrical energy to an electric motor than batteries. -Elon Musk

I had this inferiority complex as a child, as I was not good at speaking. I was also not good in studies or sports and would often flunk in four-five subjects. -Suriya

Everybody has an inferiority complex when they step into a room. But then when you have children and you get older, it doesn't really matter. When I was young I had so many inferiority complexes. I had an inferiority complex because I didn't go to university. I had an inferiority complex because I didn't train. -Helena Bonham Carter

I think kids growing up, if they were picked on and feeling inferior at 12, they're going to feel that way at 72. You just deal with it better. I'm serious. -Sylvester Stallone

White supremacy is the conscious or unconscious belief or the investment in the inherent superiority of some, while others are believed to be innately inferior. And it doesn't demand the individual participation of the singular bigot. It is a machine operating in perpetuity, because it doesn't demand that somebody be in place driving. -Michael Eric Dyson

I think the large part of the function of the Internet is it is archival. It's unreliable to the extent that word on the street is unreliable. It's no more unreliable than that. You can find the truth on the street if you work at it. I don't think of the Internet or the virtual as being inherently inferior to the so-called real. -William Gibson

I don't think that women being seen as inferior is a prejudice based on male hatred of women. When you look at history, it's a prejudice based on simple fact. -Caitlin Moran

The case for exploiting animals for food, clothing and entertainment often relies on our superior intelligence, language and self-awareness: the rights of the superior being trump those of the inferior. -Michael Shermer

Since anti-racist individuals did not control mass media, the media became the primary tool that would be used and is still used to convince black viewers, and everyone else, of black inferiority. -bell hooks

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

When I grew up in the South, I was taught that segregation was the will of God, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. I was taught that women were by nature in inferior to men, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. I was taught that it was okay to hate other religions, and especially the Jews, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. -John Shelby Spong

Social equity is based on justice; politics change on the opinion of the time. The black man's skin will be a mark of social inferiority so long as white men are conceited, ignorant, unjust, and prejudiced. You cannot legislate these qualities out of the white – you must steal them out by teaching, illustration, and example. -John Boyle O'Reilly

I, personally, have had to rise above my feelings of inferiority to my sister Anjelica, not to mention feeling sorry for myself because I lost my mother so young. -Allegra Huston

The familiar mood that awaits the sensitive young who are poor and dispossessed is a mood of sharp and painful inferiority, of violently angry tensions, of desperate and overwhelming longings. -Peter Abrahams

The industries that fall first are the industries that either produce electromechanical items that are now inferior to their software substitutes, or the industries that produce a mechanically created service that's now inferior. -Michael J. Saylor

The wife's submission is not a matter of superior versus inferior; rather, it is self-imposed as a matter of obedience to the Lord and of love for her husband. -Steve Pearce

I think it is a sin to look at another person as inferior to yourself because of race or because of ethnic background, and I think the greatest thing to do is to pray that God will give you love for them, and I do. -Billy Graham

Hunger, inadequate medical care, poor housing, and inferior schools are enemies of the sense of wonder. It is easier and less expensive in the long run to prevent a loss of imagination by providing adequate nutrition, housing, medical care, and schooling than it is to try to restore that loss. -Margaret Geller

After the Meiji restoration in 1868, Japan adopted an expansionist and colonial attitude towards its neighbours. It sought to identify itself with the West and looked down upon the Asian continent as backward and inferior. For most of the next 70 years, Japan was at war, mainly with its neighbours. -Martin Jacques

The next time you feel unworthy, inadequate or inferior, remember that these experiences have nothing to do with humbleness, any more than lowering yourself to connect with another individual has to do with humbleness. There are no lower or higher individuals in the perception of a humble person. There are only souls. There is only love. -Gary Zukav

We are becoming able to see the pursuit of external power for what it is and the futility of trying to escape the pain of powerlessness by changing the world. When we look inward, not outward, we can dismantle the parts of our personalities that have controlled us for so long – such as anger, jealousy, vindictiveness, superiority, inferiority. -Gary Zukav

A world of few choices, whether in jeans or mates, is a world in which individual differences become sources of alienation, unhappiness, even self-loathing. If no jeans fit, you'll feel uncomfortable or inferior. If no housing developments reflect your taste for unique architecture, you'll write screeds against philistine mass culture. -Virginia Postrel

By the time I left college, I had won every award you could win – I was Mr. Man! Then I got drafted by the Giants, and you step in that locker room, and you feel inferior in every way. You just have to stick around long enough to give yourself the opportunity to build your confidence. -Michael Strahan

When I started researching history in the 1960s, a lot of women about whom I've subsequently written were actually footnotes to history. There was a perception that women weren't important. And it's true. Women were seen historically as far inferior to men. -Alison Weir

When I was nine, I was singing western swing: Roy Rogers and Patsy Cline. It got me noticed because no one my age was doing it, but it made me feel inferior because none of my friends could relate to it. -Kacey Musgraves

We have never considered our brand superior or inferior to any other one, and we have never spoken about our work in comparison to anyone else's. We are ourselves; we have never had the presumption to please everyone, but we believe in the utmost liberty to express oneself. -Domenico Dolce

The Delorean was an inferior automobile, and nearly impossible for a person of normal size like myself to enter and exit. -Thomas F. Wilson

I like causing trouble. It's the teddy boy in me. I used to be a teddy boy. Feeling slightly inferior and wanting to cause a bit of bother and get some action going on in the room rather than get bored stiff. Does that make sense? -Michael Gambon

It used to hurt when people ran down my films. I used to feel inferior. I wouldn't go to parties or award functions because my cinema is not considered good enough. But now I keep my head high, and I am proud of what I am doing. -Rohit Shetty

No nation can answer for the equity of proceedings in all its inferior courts. It suffices to provide a supreme judicature by which error and partiality may be corrected. -Benjamin Robbins Curtis

In England, there is a dividing line between artists and illustrators, who are thought inferior to painters. Well, that's absolute rubbish. Some of the most creative work is being done in children's books. In Japan, everything is art. They don't say painting is better than ceramics or dress design. -Brian Wildsmith

Female inferiority is internalised by us. Women need a lot more confidence. -Gloria Steinem

In Don Mills in the Sixties, nothing comes close to the humiliation of losing an argument. In our weird little creative circle, no one cares who has faster fists, but to lose an argument suggests inferior intelligence. -Dan Hill

In the late 19th century, the theory that the Aborigines were an inferior race that was doomed to die out became accepted as fact. -Richard Flanagan

Superior and inferior wage one hundred battles a day. -Han Fei

I adopted the assumption of many of my generation that women were intellectually inferior to men, that we were not capable of governing, leading, managing anything but our homes and our children. -Katharine Graham

The privileged Victorians who did most to improve the lives of the poor were not ashamed of their pious intent: they were superiors seeking to help inferiors. -Michel Faber

Body image – what we're supposed to look like – is made so unattainable that all girls are put in this position of feeling inferior. That's a horrible thing. -Amy Heckerling

I am often struck by the anxious inferiority many well-educated British people display towards the U.S., particularly Londoners dazzled by New York, when many postcolonials are accustomed to regarding Britain's old imperial cosmopolis as the true capital of the western world. -Pankaj Mishra

He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces. -Sun Tzu

Like a physically beautiful but otherwise rather dull person who trades on his or her looks, Southern California swings perpetually between a profound inferiority complex and an equally profound sense of entitlement. -Meghan Daum

A society that admits misery, a humanity that admits war, seem to me an inferior society and a debased humanity; it is a higher society and a more elevated humanity at which I am aiming – a society without kings, a humanity without barriers. -Victor Hugo

Economize in other things if you must, wear threadbare clothes if necessary, but never cheat your body or brain by the quality and quantity of your food. Poor, cheap food which produces low vitality and inferior brain force is the worst kind of economy. -Orison Swett Marden

In East, South and Central Africa, the minority manipulated the majority into believing the minority was the majority, that there were more whites in the world than blacks; instilled in the blacks a sense of inferiority, inadequacy, worthlessness. -Peter Abrahams

There's something so arrogant about us creating robots that are more and more human-looking or acting. It's like we're playing God. Let's create something that's a reflection of us, but it's inferior. -Jeff Lemire

I always had an inferiority complex, like I wasn't good enough. I was shy. But dancing gave me so much joy, and I was good at it. I felt like a whole person because I could dance. -Patricia McBride

Some of the traits that make you a great entrepreneur also work against you. Examining data of high-scoring people, we find that oftentimes the world frustrates them: They're super-smart, they're super-capable, and the work quality of their peers is vastly inferior to what they can achieve on their own. -Adeo Ressi

What a world this will be when human possibilities are freed, when we discover each other, when the stranger is no longer the potential criminal and the certain inferior! -W. E. B. Du Bois

We call ourselves a dog's 'master' – but who ever dared to call himself the 'master' of a cat? We own a dog – he is with us as a slave and inferior because we wish him to be. But we entertain a cat – he adorns our hearth as a guest, fellow-lodger, and equal because he wishes to be there. -H. P. Lovecraft

Because we lived only a mile outside the town of Mayfield, I was acutely conscious of being country. I felt inferior to people in town because we had to grow our food and make our clothes. -Bobbie Ann Mason

With the accent, it's an internal dialogue that Southerners have with themselves. We kind of carry around that shame, that feeling of being inferior to the North. I think I did lose some of the accent for a while. Because when I was a graduate student, I was terrified at having to get up in front of a roomful of smart New York kids. -Bobbie Ann Mason

The child's mind is not the type of mind we adults possess. If we call our type of mind the conscious type, that of the child is an unconscious mind. Now an unconscious mind does not mean an inferior mind. An unconscious mind can be full of intelligence. One will find this type of intelligence in every being, and every insect has it. -Maria Montessori

George Clooney is exactly what you would expect. He's annoyingly good looking, insanely funny, and super smart. So you just feel really inferior around him all the time. You end up feeling really bad about yourself, but you walk away feeling really great about George Clooney. -Rob Huebel

I'm not one of those who thinks there is something inherently bad or inferior about watching television. -George Osborne

One of the things that the court held in Brown v. Board of Education is that government can't impose a badge of inferiority on some of its citizens. Yet that is exactly what Proposition 8 does with respect to gay and lesbian couples in California. -David Boies

If women are not accorded equal place in the leadership of the Catholic Church and the other great world religions, they will always be treated as inferiors in earthly matters as well. -Tim Kaine

We have equality of men and women in western society, whereas in Islamic culture, women are inferior to men. -Pim Fortuyn

It's still a political statement to stand on stage as a person of color and be excellent. We still need those images to combat the narrative we're often fed – as someone innately inferior or inexorably linked with lack. -Leslie Odom, Jr.

Educated women armed with computers have defeated extremists by denying them a monopoly to define cultural identity and interpret religious texts. No extremist can say that women are inferior to men without being made a laughingstock on Al Jazeera. Islam insisted on equality between everyone. -Fatema Mernissi

I remember standing on a medal podium at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, imbued with a sense that if you won enough basketball games, there was no such thing as poor, backward, country, female, or inferior. -Pat Summitt

Because I direct films, I have to live in a major English-speaking production center. That narrows it down to three places: Los Angeles, New York and London. I like New York, but it's inferior to London as a production center. Hollywood is best, but I don't like living there. -Stanley Kubrick

We should not underestimate that: the Chinese people's ignorance. Thousands of years of despotism had been such a poison that their understanding of modern politics is even inferior to that of the black slaves and other immigrants. -Sun Yat-sen

The anchovy which is found in the sea at Athens, men despise on account of its abundance and say that it is a poor man's fish; but in other cities, they prize it above everything, even where it is far inferior to the Attic anchovy. -Chrysippus

The piece I most love wearing is Mother's gold brocade cocktail dress with matching jacket… It's 'flip and flirty,' as my mother prescribed. It's crisp yet splendid. It makes me feel I've put on made-to-order armor. My mother's armor. Armor that helped shield me from exclusion. Armor that helped shield me from inferiority. -Margo Jefferson

My own personal popularity can have no influence over me when the dictates of my best judgment and the obligations of an oath require of me a particular course. Under such circumstances, whether I sink or swim on the tide of popular favor is, to me, a matter of inferior consideration. -John Tyler

I don't feel inferior in the slightest to anybody – or superior to anybody, let's get that clear. But I do feel different. -Melvyn Bragg

By failing to read or listen to poets, society dooms itself to inferior modes of articulation: those of the politician, the salesman or the charlatan… In other words, it forfeits its own evolutionary potential. -Joseph Brodsky

I've always been clear – I feel good at Chelsea. Every week, I repeat the same on PSG. It's a big team but an inferior league. I don't want to return to France, because I've won everything over there – the league title, cup, best player, best young player. -Eden Hazard

If somebody has too much stress about their appearance, they can overcome their inferiority complex through surgery. -Park Shin-hye

When I first ran for governor… I had to stand up for segregation or be defeated, but I never insulted black people by calling them inferior. -George Wallace

I don't have a feeling of inferiority. Never had. I'm as good as anybody, but no better. -Katherine Johnson

We have, I think, developed an inferiority complex. I think what is needed in India today is the destruction of that defeatist spirit. -C. V. Raman

It is certainly for the interest of the service that a cordial interchange of civilities should subsist between superior and inferior officers, and therefore, it is bad policy in superiors to behave towards their inferiors indiscriminately, as though they were of a lower species. -John Paul Jones

Cyrus was observed to have more docility than any of his years and to show more submission to those of an advanced age than any other children, though of a condition inferior to his own. -Xenophon

I think you can feel good about yourself at any size and any shape. Nobody should be made to feel inferior because they have a certain body type. -Zach Anner

Negative feedback can make people feel inferior. -Adam Grant

I am a firm believer that the only person who can make you feel inferior is yourself. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

The ethos of 50 years ago was that there was one kind of English that was right and everything else was wrong; one kind of access that was right and everything else was inferior. Then nobody touched language for two generations. When it gradually came back in, we didn't want to go back to what we did in the 1950s. There's a new kind of ethos now. -David Crystal

I grew up as a child who felt she was very inferior to everyone else. -Rita Moreno

I've always believed that I had talent, even when I felt like a very inferior sort of person, which I spent a lot of time living my life feeling that I wasn't worthy. -Rita Moreno

I was aware of the pressure of my mom and not just my mom but my entire family. I was very aware of that reality, so it was almost this inferiority complex. -Selah Louise Marley

If you make converting a lead into a sale harder than a trip to the local DMV, then you lose sales to someone else – with an inferior product – who can make it painless. Don't do that! -Michael Gerber

Camera companies, like traditional phone manufacturers, dismissed the iPhone as a toy when it launched in 2007. Nokia thought that the iPhone used inferior technology; the camera makers thought that it took lousy pictures. Neither thought that they had anything to worry about. -Om Malik

The belief that 'animals' are superior or inferior to humans because they live in an eternal now is untrue, because no being lives in a now. -Timothy Morton

We're not all thin model types, and we're not all perfectly colored. It mind-boggles me that somebody would take time out of their life to make someone feel inferior because of something like that. That, to me, is insane. -Lauren Jauregui

He who is vain and delights in his own ability is deceived by his inferiors. When he likes to bring forth arguments and kindliness, his inferiors take advantage of his abilities. -Han Fei

If a show is wickedly, hugely popular, like 'Mad Men,' I assume that the masses, in their infinite inferiority to me, don't know what good TV is and that everyone is just brainwashed. -Emily V. Gordon

You didn't have to read 'Playboy,' visit the mansion, wear pajamas, or even be straight: The effects of its ideas about women on the American psyche were totalizing. Women were inferior to men because, for 'Playboy,' they were scenery – pretty, passive, usually white, often blonde, there. -Wesley Morris

Seeing the rich and famous screw up makes us feel superior, or at least not quite so inferior. -Jacob Weisberg

My message to the world is to surrender your ego: try not to think that you are not as fortunate as some people or inferior or not as good as someone else. -Manal al-Sharif

In the Saudi system, women are considered inferior. No matter our age, we have male guardians. We must get permission from men to attend school, to work, to marry, to travel overseas – even to have basic medical procedures. -Manal al-Sharif

This idea of walls, segregation, labels, and 'You against us' and 'We are superior and you are inferior.' Which people are legitimate? Which relationships are legitimate or not? Who declares that under which authority? These are things that are hugely important. -Sebastian Lelio

I felt inferior. I had this tremendous need to perform. I wanted to be acceptable to my peers. I thought if I could just be a big star, I'd feel like somebody, too. -Charlotte Rae

There's no objective reason anyone can point to that proves a horror story is innately inferior or that it's doomed to fail as a work of art because of it being horror. Anyone saying otherwise is being intellectually dishonest. -Paul G. Tremblay

If you take into account prisoners, a large majority of African American men in some urban areas, like Chicago, have been labeled felons for life. These men are part of a growing undercaste – not class, caste – a group of people who are permanently relegated, by law, to an inferior second-class status. -Michelle Alexander

I don't see female characters as different or inferior to male characters. -Cheo Hodari Coker

Strutting and preening is, in fact, the surest sign of an inferiority complex. -David Brin

I think fans oftentimes get an inferior product on back-to-back games, and I think that has to be the number one thing that gets addressed for the fans and for the players – the elimination or the drastic reduction of back-to-back games. -Jeff Van Gundy

I laugh all the time about our investigation, especially about making a fool of David Duke, who likes to think I don't have the intelligence of an ape because he thinks I'm genetically inferior. -Ron Stallworth

I don't have an inferiority complex. -Olivier Giroud

I have reached a level where I can compete with great players. I do not feel inferior to anybody. -Alexis Sanchez

Have you ever noticed how hell-bent liberals are at making the United States seem inferior to other countries… to any country? -Steven Crowder

You won't feel inferior in my sportswear! -Skepta

When it comes to personal appearance, people are quick to cast judgment on people who look better than them. It's part of the human inferiority complex. -Phil Heath

Women are inferior to none. -N. Chandrababu Naidu

The women tennis pros don't really want equal pay for equal work. They want equal pay for inferior work. -Stephen Moore

Racist assumptions, ethnolinguistic assumptions of inferiority or superiority, are as old as mankind. -Ben Domenech

As long as I don't look down upon any characters, that's fine. The moment I do that – the moment I think I'm superior or that others are inferior – I'm finished as an artist and as a human being. -Urmila Matondkar

I played international football for England, and in many games, we were technically inferior to the opposition. -Gareth Southgate

I don't think telly actors are inferior to Bollywood stars in any way. -Sonali Bendre

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