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Inferiority Quotes

Do you feel minuscule and less consequential when some big-name walks past you, leaving you feeling like a trashed can? The perception of feeling small or less important is what is defined as inferiority complex. All said and done, the feeling of inferiority is all in the mind. Excessive criticism, dissuasion and low self-esteem can trigger a feeling of inferiority in one’s mind, leaving you feeling utterly helpless and in throes of dismay and mental anguish. Hope this famous inferiority quotes boosts up your sunken spirits and makes you see yourself in a better light.

Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call.

- Sylvia Plath

He who loves the more is the inferior and must suffer.

- Thomas Mann

Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling, not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex, vital interweaving of both.

- Sylvia Plath

If I can't be beautiful, I want to be invisible.

- Invisible Monsters , Chuck Palahniuk

What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown - watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.

- Milan Kundera

I think I am a much better actor than I have allowed myself to be.

- Milan Kundera

He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.

- Aesop

I made more lousy pictures than any actor in history.

- Humphrey Bogart

Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.

- Alfred Hitchcock

We don't need refs, but I guess white guys need something to do.

- Charles Barkley

Men should be like Kleenex, soft, strong and disposable.

- Cher

Yes, it's a man's world, but that's all right because they're making a total mess of it. We're chipping away at their control, taking the parts we want. Some women think it's a difficult task, but it's not.

- Cher

The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture.

- Titus

Yet consider now, whether women are not quite past sense and reason, when they want to rule over men.

- John Calvin

I'd hate to be a teetotaler. Imagine getting up in the morning and knowing that's as good as you're going to feel all day.

- Dean Martin

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

- Animal Farm , George Orwell

People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.

- Ovid

Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.

- Far from the Madding Crowd , Thomas Hardy

Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.

- Simone de Beauvoir

When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior.

- Simone de Beauvoir

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

I don't think it's a good attitude in your life to feel that you have to be rich to have self-esteem.

- Tom Petty

Technique is the test of sincerity. If a thing isn't worth getting the technique to say, it is of inferior value.

- Ezra Pound

There have been times when I have deliberately tried to take my life... I think I must have been crying for some attention.

- Judy Garland

Women may fall when there's no strength in men.

- William Shakespeare

A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were an unreliable ally in the battle for love.

- Leonard Cohen

I'm a hero with coward's legs.

- Spike Milligan

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.

- Alfred Adler

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.

- Alfred Adler

I always wished I had died, and I still wish that, because I could have gotten the whole thing over with.

- Andy Warhol

I feel uncomfortable because I'm insecure about who I am.

- Trent Reznor

The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.

- Abraham Maslow

Fear is the passion of slaves.

- Patrick Henry

The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript.

- The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography , Aleister Crowley

And I ask why am I black, they say I was born in sin, and shamed inequity. One of the main songs we used to sing in church makes me sick, 'love wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

- Peter Tosh

I was black growing up in an all-white neighborhood so I felt like I just didn't fit in. Like I wasn't as good as everybody else or as smart, or whatever.

- Halle Berry

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.

- Alice Walker

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

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