Quotes by superiority

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  • Samuel P. Huntington
    Samuel P. Huntington
    American political scientist, adviser and academic 1927-2008
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    The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion (to which few members of other civilizations were converted) but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.
    Source: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996) p. 51
  • Tryon Edwards
    Tryon Edwards
    American theologian 1809-1894
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    Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.
  • Alfred Adler
    Alfred Adler
    Austrian psychiatrist 1870-1937
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    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.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Academic Marxists, with their elitist sense of superiority to popular taste, are the biggest snobs in America.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    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.
  • Francois René de Chateaubriand
    Francois René de Chateaubriand
    French writer, politician, diplomat and historian 1768-1848
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    Aristocracy has three successive ages. First superiority s, then privileges and finally vanities. Having passed from the first, it degenerates in the second and dies in the third.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life - and if Virtue is not its own reward I don't know any other stipend annexed to it.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos: He will set them above their betters.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    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.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
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    Great men never make bad use of their superiority. They see it and feel it and are not less modest. The more they have, the more they know their own deficiencies.
  • Betty Friedan
    Betty Friedan
    American feministisch writer 1921-
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    If I were a man, I would strenuously object to the assumption that women have any moral or spiritual superiority as a class. This is female chauvinism. Friedan, Betty. 1998.
    Source: It Changed My Life: Writings on the Womens Movement
  • Alexander Smith
    Alexander Smith
    Scottish Poet, Author 1830-1867
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    If you wish to make a man look noble, your best course is to kill him. What superiority he may have inherited from his race, what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with, comes out in death.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    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.
  • Sidney J. Harris
    Sidney J. Harris
    American journalist 1917-
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    Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    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.
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