We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Inferior Quotes from William Hazlitt, John Jay Hooker, Christopher Hitchens, Elie Wiesel, Skepta. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
The truly proud man knows neither superiors or inferiors. The first he does not admit of – the last he does not concern himself about.
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.
To terrify children with the image of hell… to consider women an inferior creation. Is that good for the world?
No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.
You won’t feel inferior in my sportswear!
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.
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.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
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.
I believe in my race, colour. I never felt inferior to anyone. Maybe that’s why the folks who made me feel that way, may think Vivian Richards is the most arrogant guy on earth, but no. I bat for human beings, equal rights.
Athletes like me, PT Usha, Anju Bobby Gerorge have reached finals in Olympics, and it’s not easy to reach the finals. If Indians were genetically inferior then we wouldn’t have reached even finals.
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.
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.
One often has need of one, inferior to himself.
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.
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.
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.
Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God.
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.
I don’t want to be married to someone who feels inferior to my success or because I make more money than he does.
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.
When people tell you that you’re less-than and that you don’t matter and that you’re inferior, you internalize some of that.
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.
When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior.
I would like to feel that if I can rear three kids in this world and keep them away from the inferior things that life has to offer, I feel that’s truly success.
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.
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.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample underfoot.
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.
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.
To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one’s self.
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.
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.
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.
For a long time, images of black men with big lips and a round head were used to make us feel inferior, but it doesn’t need to be like that, we don’t need to self’loathe. We can change the narrative.
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
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.
One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves.
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.
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.
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?
I did gigs alongside Oxford students and I thought being working class I’d feel inferior. But the thing is you don’t feel inferior if you’re getting more laughs than the other bloke on the bill.
I am fond of them, of the inferior beings of the abyss, of those who are full of longing.
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?
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.
I don’t feel inferior in the slightest to anybody – or superior to anybody, let’s get that clear. But I do feel different.
When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.
I’m not one of those who thinks there is something inherently bad or inferior about watching television.
I don’t see female characters as different or inferior to male characters.
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!
No man can ever end with being superior who will not begin with being inferior.
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.
Often times the public school teachers are ridiculed or they are made to feel inferior but this is really undeserved.
I played international football for England, and in many games, we were technically inferior to the opposition.
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.
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.
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.
Segregation is that which is forced upon an inferior by a superior. Separation is done voluntarily by two equals.
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.
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.
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.
My own view is that the arts are neither superior nor inferior to anything else that goes on in schools.
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.
Don’t let anyone make you feel inferior, because you are great. Be comfortable and confident in you skin.
In the late 19th century, the theory that the Aborigines were an inferior race that was doomed to die out became accepted as fact.
Have you ever noticed how hell-bent liberals are at making the United States seem inferior to other countries… to any country?
Italian football’s different to Spanish and German, but it’s only different and not inferior.
Superior and inferior wage one hundred battles a day.
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.
He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.
We have equality of men and women in western society, whereas in Islamic culture, women are inferior to men.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
I don’t think telly actors are inferior to Bollywood stars in any way.
Sometimes when an actor returns to work after three or four years in service, he is assigned inferior roles because the studio claims popularity has to be built again.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.
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.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
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.
The Delorean was an inferior automobile, and nearly impossible for a person of normal size like myself to enter and exit.
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.
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.
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.
I sometimes think about the life that my daughter will have with no mom. What does it mean to have a ghost mom? Not that I can do anything differently about it. But it’s an inferior version of what we had planned, you know? This was not our top choice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The fuel cell is just a fundamentally inferior way of delivering electrical energy to an electric motor than batteries.
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.
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.
He who loves the more is the inferior and must suffer.
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.
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.
Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
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.
Why call me inferior to another person just because of the platform we come from. I think the audience need to reflect on that aspect. If I work on TV, and on web as well, and even in films then why just call me a TV actor?
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.
I don’t understand why or how anyone ever pulled off the whole idea of ‘women are inferior.’
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.
I think I have a superior brain and an inferior stature, if you really want to get brutal about it.
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.
Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male’s superiority.
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?
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.
Seeing the rich and famous screw up makes us feel superior, or at least not quite so inferior.
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.
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.
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.
My effort in the whole thing was the basic determination, the burning desire in me to prove to this world that a physically handicapped girl is in no way inferior.
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.
Negative feedback can make people feel inferior.
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!
Revenge is not always sweet, once it is consummated we feel inferior to our victim.
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.
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.
The courts are supposed to be the inferior branch of our three branches of government.
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.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
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.