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The superior man is firm in the right way, and not merely firm.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise they are free from perplexities; and bold they are free from fear.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

What the superior person seeks is in themselves. What the mean person seeks is in others.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

The most perfect ape cannot draw an ape; only man can do that; but, likewise, only man regards the ability to do this as a sign of superiority.

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

My father used to say superior people never make long visits.

Author: Marianne Moore (1887-1972)

Profession: American Poet

There it is: it doesn't make any difference who we are or what we are, there's always somebody to look down on! somebody to hold in light esteem, somebody to be indifferent about.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

If a person tells me he has been to the worst places I have no reason to judge him; but if he tells me it was his superior wisdom that enabled him to go there, then I know he is a fraud.

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

Profession: Austrian Philosopher