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superiority Quotes

18 of the best book quotes about superiority
  1. #1
    “He was naturally shy, and being only made of velveteen, some of the more expensive toys quite snubbed him. The mechanical toys were very superior, and looked down upon every one else; they were full of modern ideas, and pretended they were real […] Between them all the poor little Rabbit was made to feel himself very insignificant and commonplace, and the only person who was kind to him at all was the Skin Horse.”
  2. #2
    “For it is said that humans are never satisfied, that you give them one thing and they want something more. And this is said in disparagement, whereas it is one of the greatest talents the species has and one that has made it superior to animals that are satisfied with what they have.”
  3. #3
    “Consider none your superior, whatever their rank or station in life. Treat all fairly, or they will seek revenge.”
  4. #4
    “For every person who stands superior, another must be inferior. But what does it say of us as a human race when we push others down for our own needs? Does it accomplish the intended goal or simply give rise to a pattern of behavior that can never be broken?”
  5. #5
    “Then [Baby Kochamma] shuddered her schoolgirl shudder. That was when she said: How could she stand the smell? Haven’t you noticed? They have a particular smell, these Paravans.”
  6. #6
    “That whole week Baby Kochamma eavesdropped relentlessly on the twins’ private conversations, and whenever she caught them speaking in Malayalam, she levied a small fine which was deducted at source. From their pocket money. She made them write lines – “impositions” she called them – I will always speak in English, I will always speak in English. A hundred times each.”
  7. #7
    “The Americans are poor haters in international affairs because of their innate feeling of superiority over all foreigners. An American’s hatred for a fellow Americans (for Hoover or Roosevelt) is far more virulent than any antipathy he can work up against foreigners.”
  8. #8
    “He was gracious, in the eager-to-please way that he always assumed with the ... white religious. ”
  9. #9
    “Everybody has to feel superior to somebody,” she said. “But it’s customary to present a little proof before you take the privilege.”
  1. #10
    “I was taught never to take advantage of anyone who was less fortunate than myself, whether he be less fortunate in brains, wealth, or social position; it meant anybody, not just Negroes.”
  2. #11
    “He threw his burning cigarette onto our clean living room floor and ground it into the wood with his boot. We were about to become cigarettes.”
  3. #12
    “Though ... vast multitudes of God’s enemies combine and associate themselves, they are easily broken in pieces: they are as great heaps of light chaff before the whirlwind; or large quantities of dry stubble before devouring flames.”
  4. #13
    “We cannot be free until they are free.”
  5. #14
    “‘I don’t think any man is my equal. Women are far superior, and don’t you forget it.’”
  6. #15
    “It was the exercise of my power that attracted me most.”
  7. #16
    “I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.”
  8. #17
    “For any human being in existence to think that there is nothing in the whole world superior to himself would be an insane piece of arrogance.”
  9. #18
    “His white cravat, his bald head, the jabot of his shirt, his roomy brown frock coat, the way he bent his arm when he took snuff – everything about him produced in her the kind of agitation we feel in the presence of extraordinary men. ”

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