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Inferiority Quotes

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.

Author: Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)

Profession: American Historian

The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized in the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment, and in the uninterrupted struggle both of individuals and humanity.

Author: Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Profession: Austrian Psychiatrist

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.

Author: Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Profession: Austrian Psychiatrist

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.

Author: Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Profession: Austrian Psychiatrist

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.

Author: Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Profession: Austrian Psychiatrist

To be human means to feel inferior.

Author: Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Profession: Austrian Psychiatrist

Inferiority is what you enjoy in your best friends.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority.

Author: Jose Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955)

Profession: Spanish Essayist, Philosopher

You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself; and how little I deserve it.

Author: W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911)

Profession: British Librettist

It is part of a poor spirit to undervalue himself and blush.

Author: George Herbert (1593-1632)

Profession: British Metaphysical Poet

One often has need of one, inferior to himself.

Author: Jean De La Fontaine (1621-1695)

Profession: French Poet

An inferiority complex would be a blessing, if only the right people had it.

Author: Alan Reed

Profession:

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Author: Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Profession: American First Lady, Columnist, Lecturer, Humanitarian

Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude is, in one sense, overcome.

Author: George Santayana (1863-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Poet