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The mortal enemies of man are not his fellows of another continent or race; they are the aspects of the physical world which limit or challenge his control, the disease germs that attack him and his domesticated plants and animals, and the insects that carry many of these germs as well as working notable direct injury. This is not the age of man, however great his superiority in size and intelligence; it is literally the age of insects.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we consider the superiority of the human species, the size of its brain, its powers of thinking, language and organization, we can say this: were there the slightest possibility that another rival or superior species might appear, on earth or elsewhere, man would use every means at his disposal to destroy it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No two men can be half an hour together but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The superiority of some men is merely local. They are great because their associates are little.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Spiritual superiority only sees the individual. But alas, ordinarily we human beings are sensual and, therefore, as soon as it is a gathering, the impression changes -- we see something abstract, the crowd, and we become different. But in the eyes of God, the infinite spirit, all the millions that have lived and now live do not make a crowd, He only sees each individual.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Make it a life-rule to give your best to whatever passes through your hands. Stamp it with your manhood. Let superiority be your trademark...More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The lesson of all history warns us that we should negotiate only when our military superiority is so convincing that we can achieve our objective at the conference table, and deny the aggressor theirs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our leading men are not of much account and never have been, but the average of the people is immense, beyond all history. Sometimes I think in all departments, literature and art included, that will be the way our superiority will exhibit itself. We will not have great individuals or great leaders, but a great average bulk, unprecedentedly great.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Joan: Blanche can look at you with a gaze of unflappable superiority that springs from total detachment and disinterest... not unlike how you're looking at me know.More [04/22/2007 12:04:00]
The Monitor:
It is indeed typical that you Earth people refuse to believe in the superiority of any world but your own. Children looking into a magnifying glass, imagining the image you see is the image of your true size.



Dr. Cal Meacham:
Our true size is the size of our God!

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Narrator:
A moral victory which compels the enemy to recognize the moral superiority of his opponent and his own impotence was won by the Russians at Borodino. The direct consequence of the Battle of Borodino was Napoleon's flight from Moscow, the destruction of the invading army of 500,000 men, and the destruction of Napoleonic France, on which was laid for the first time, at Borodino, the hand of an opponent stronger in spirit!

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Chuck Norstadt:
It was a good dream, my best one. Everything was perfect. My mother was proud of her son's wings. My half-sister, Meg, lost her braces. My other half-sister, Gloria, had realized my intellectual superiority and was quietly respectful to me. My stepfathers were slaves, captured in battle. And there was a WAC by my side, not too bright, not too loud, hugely attractive. It's a good dream: a "John Wayne meets Hugh Hefner" philosophy of life... if you consider Hef a philosopher... or John Wayne. But whatever the dream, there's always a face that I can't see, that I keep missing, out there beyond the edge of the crowd.

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Sick Boy:
Ursula Andress, the quintessential Bond girl. That's what everyone says. The embodiment of his superiority over us. Beautiful, exotic, highly sexual and totally unavaiable to anyone apart from him. Shite. Let's face it. She can shag one punter from Edinburgh, she'd shag the whole lot of us.

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Edgar/Bug:
Y'know, I've noticed an infestation here. Everywhere I look, in fact. Nothing but undeveloped, unevolved, barely conscious pond scum, totally convinced of their own superiority as they scurry about their short, pointless lives.



Zap-Em Man:
Well, yeah. Uh... don't you want to get rid of 'em?



Edgar/Bug:
Ah... in the worst way.

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The superiority of one mind over another depends on the rapidity with which experiences are thus organised.More [08/01/2011 11:08:16]
The superiority of one man's opinion over another's is never so great as when the opinion is about a woman.More [08/07/2011 03:08:11]
Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.More [08/17/2011 04:08:54]
It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.More [09/03/2011 02:09:11]
Talents give a man a superiority far more agreeable than that which proceeds from riches, birth, or employments, which are all external. Talents constitute our very essence.More [10/23/2011 04:10:38]
The French were generous in giving us assistance in corps and army artillery, with its personnel, and we were confident from the start of our superiority over the enemy in guns of all calibersMore [05/04/2012 12:05:00]
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Another parent's different approach raises the possibility that you've made a mistake with your child. We simply can't tolerate that because we fear that any mistake, no matter how minor, could have devastating consequences. So we proclaim the superiority of our own choices. We've lost sight of the fact that people have preferences.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Permanent superiority has never been realized by any nation in history. After the rise comes the fall.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The scarcity of the music not only makes the music itself enjoyable but it also gives the collector a strange sense of superiority.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There was no instruction to be thankful that the Christians were special people, chosen people. There was no nationalistic, political or ethnic superiority to be thankful for.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Scorn also to depress thy competitor by any dishonest or unworthy method; strive to raise thyself above him only by excelling him; so shall thy contest for superiority be crowned with honour, if not with success.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Whoever gives advice to the sick gains a sense of superiority over them, no matter whether his advice is accepted or rejected. That is why sick people who are sensitive and proud hate their advisors even more than their illnesses.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I would rather have an inferiority complex and be pleasantly surprised, than have a superiority complex and be rudely awakened.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Neurosis is the natural, logical development of an individual who is comparatively inactive, filled with a personal, egocentric striving for superiority, and is therefore retarded in the development of his social interest, as we find regularly amongMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pride attaches undue importance to the superiority of one's status in the eyes of others; And shame is fear of humiliation at one's inferior status in the estimation of others. When one sets his heart on being highly esteemed, and achieves such rating, then he is automatically involved in fear of losing his status.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Whoever envies another confesses his superiorityMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Male superiority in former days was easily demonstrated, because if a woman questioned her husband's he could beat her. From superiority in this respect others were thought to follow. Men were more reasonable than women, more inventive, less swayed bMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The people of your culture cling with fanatical tenacity to the specialness of man. They want desperately to perceive a vast gulf between man and the rest of creation. This mythology of human superiority justifies their doing whatever they please with the world, just the way Hitler’s mythology of Aryan superiority justified his doing whatever he pleased with Europe. But in the end this mythology is not deeply satisfying. The Takers are a profoundly lonely people. The world for them is enemy territory, and they live iMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He burns us by his brightness. [We are vexed at his manifest
superiority.]More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So far had the pen, under the king, the superiority over the
sword.
[Fr., Tant la plume a eu sous le roi d'avantage sur l'epee.]More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To desire the attainment of this equality or superiority by the particular means of others being brought down to our own level, or below it, is, I think, the distinct notion of envy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Harriet Monsell of Clewer, Religious, 1883 There is a certain kind of so-called conversion which separates a man from his fellow men. It may fill him with a self-righteousness which rejoices in its own superiority to those who have had no like experience. It may move a man to a Pharisaic self-isolation. There have in fact been not a few so-called conversions as a result of which a man has left the Church to belong to some smaller and holier body. The plain truth is that such a one should very seriously exaMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of Samuel & Henrietta Barnett, Social Reformers, 1913 & 1936 It should be noted, at least by those who accept Christ's claim to be God, that he by no means fits into the picture of the "mystic saint". Those who are fascinated by the supposed superiority of the mystic soul might profitably compile a list of its characteristics and place them side by side with those of Christ. The results would probably expose a surprising conclusion. There is, in fact, no provision for a "privileged class" in genuine ChMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Man and the Lion
A man and a Lion traveled together through the forest. They soon began to boast of their respective superiority to each other in strength and prowess. As they were disputing, they passed a statue carved in stone, which represented a Lion strangled by a Man. The traveler pointed to it and said: See there! How strong we are, and how we prevail over even the king of beasts. The Lion replied: This statue was made by one of you men. If we Lions knew how to erect statues, you would see the MaMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The superiority of some men is merely local. They are great because their associates are little.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If we consider the superiority of the human species, the size of its brain, its powers of thinking, language and organization, we can say this: were there the slightest possibility that another rival or superior species might appear, on earth or elsewhere, man would use every means at his disposal to destroy it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Humore is an affirmation of man's dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We payt a person the complement of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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