Quotes with superior
What a man knows should find its expression in what he does. The value of superior knowledge is chiefly in that it leads to a performing manhood.
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought (1862)
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation. I cannot do this in spite of the fact that mechanistic causality has, to a certain extent, been placed in doubt by modern science. [He was speaking of Quantum Mechanics and the breaking down of determinism.] My religiosity consists in a humble admiration of the infinitely superior spirit that reveals itself in the little that we, with our weak and transitory understanding, can comprehend of reality. Morality is of the highest importance -- but for us, not for God.
'The Human Side', 1954
Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.
Time Enough for Love (1974)
The aim of swarm power is superior performance in a turbulent environment.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man: its one permanent object is to oppress him and cripple him.
Smart Set (December 1919)
There is only one honest impulse at the bottom of Puritanism, and that is the impulse to punish the man with a superior capacity for happiness.
What men, in heaven’s name, can we set alongside these insects which are superior to men when it comes to reasoning? For they recognize only what is in the common interest.
Natural History (AD 77)
A sense of humor, properly developed, is superior to any religion so far devised.
Jitterbug Perfume (1984)