Quotes of superiority

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. What a sense of superiority it gives one to escape reading some book which everyone else is reading. – Alice James
  6. 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
  7. Essentially this promise before curse, this superiority of God's love in Christ, must come from the Bible. – Walter Lang
  8. The superiority of one mind over another depends on the rapidity with which experiences are thus organised. – George Henry Lewes
  9. I used to distinguish between my fiction and nonfiction in terms of superiority or inferiority. – Peter Matthiessen
  10. 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
  11. The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality. – Ashley Montagu
  12. 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
  13. Otherwise, we will not be able to defeat the U. S. imperialists who boast of their technological superiority – Kim Il Sung
  14. Confidence and superiority It's the usual fundamentalist stuff: I've got the truth, and you haven't. – Jeanette Winterson
  15. 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

Usage examples for superiority

  1. In point of fact Mrs Crick did remember thinking that Tess was graceful and good- looking as she approached; but the superiority might have been a growth of the imagination aided by subsequent knowledge. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  2. At the same time at the bottom of his heart probably every Chinese is convinced of the superiority of Chinese civilization- and maybe they are right- three thousand years is quite a spell to hold on. – Letters from China and Japan by John Dewey Alice Chipman Dewey
  3. It gave us much satisfaction to find that the Pearl had superiority in speed, at least in a moderate breeze. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  4. It had a calm superiority about it that was rather trying. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  5. If it were some trick or illusion, she would show her superiority and have the laugh on Starbuck. – Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  6. The quiet, self- contained man seemed to have given way to one of such unexpected power and threat that Ransom rose instinctively to his feet in recognition of a superiority he could no longer deny. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  7. Are they not content with this superiority – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  8. In the former case Simon had claimed for himself a superiority in devotion. – The Making of an Apostle by R. J. Campbell
  9. D'Alembert, who in his note said the work gave me a decided superiority and ought to place me at the head of men of letters, did not sign what he wrote, although he had signed every note I had before received from him. – The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book XI. by Jean Jacques Rousseau
  10. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  11. They would like to have asked him questions about himself, but feared to seem to lower themselves from their fancied superiority by showing interest in Peter. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  12. " My mind is on the rack without a moment's rest since the departure of the fleet," wrote the commanding general on the 25th, " considering the character of M. de Suffren, and the infinite superiority on the part of the French now that we are left to ourselves." – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  13. The soldiers, confident in superiority of numbers, paused. – Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock
  14. She was where Providence had placed her just as much as he was, and the tone of command she had assumed was perhaps more a matter of habit than any assumption of superiority – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  15. Napoleon's thoughts were centred on a plan for obtaining the naval superiority in the Channel, if only for the few hours which it would take to transport the army from Boulogne to the English coast. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  16. Ibarra thought he understood this hunted youth; he rejected human justice, he refused to recognize the right of man to judge his fellows, he protested against force and the superiority of some classes over others. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  17. His immense superiority in learning over all his people greatly impressed them. – The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred by G. A. Henty
  18. You will certainly take great care not to make a person whose good will, good word, interest, esteem, or friendship, you would gain, feel that superiority in you, in case you have it. – Letters to His Son, 1749 by The Earl of Chesterfield
  19. He felt his superiority – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  20. Undoubtedly, the first reason for this result was the superiority of the Spanish soldiers. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley