Quotations on Inferiority

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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
(Keywords: Society, Inferiority, Superiority, Being, Man, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Intelligence, Inferiority, Superiority, Man)

The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.
- John C. Calhoun
(Keywords: Life, Inferiority, Nothing, Surrender)

I have a huge ego and a huge inferiority complex at the same time.
- Barry Gibb
(Keywords: Time, Inferiority, Ego)

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
(Keywords: Education, Women, Sympathy, Inferiority, Liberal, Man, Wrong)

Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.
- Elbert Hubbard
(Keywords: Thought, Inferiority, Fear)

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
(Keywords: Gratitude, Inferiority, Benefits, Obligation, Pain, Pleasure, Revenge)

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
(Keywords: Intelligence, Time, People, Inferiority, Mind, Right, Will, Worry)

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.
(Keywords: Society, Truth, Lie, Inferiority, Discrimination, Waking)

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
(Keywords: Men, Inferiority, First, Makeup, Self)

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
(Keywords: Life, Sports, Inferiority, Brothers)

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
- Philip Stanhope
(Keywords: People, Inferiority, Friends)

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
(Keywords: Food, Inferiority, First, May, World)

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
(Keywords: Age, Inferiority, Children, Community, Feeling, May, Race)

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
(Keywords: Thought, Inferiority, Class)









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