An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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


Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918, American historian)


Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.


Alfred Adler (1870-1937, Austrian psychiatrist)


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.


Alfred Adler (1870-1937, 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.


Alfred Adler (1870-1937, Austrian psychiatrist)


To be human means to feel inferior.


Alfred Adler (1870-1937, Austrian psychiatrist)


Inferiority is what you enjoy in your best friends.


Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773, British statesman, author)


People hate those who make them feel their own inferiority.


Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773, British statesman, author)


Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority.


Jose Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955, Spanish essayist, philosopher)


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


W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911, British librettist)


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


George Herbert (1593-1632, British metaphysical poet)


One often has need of one inferior to himself.


Jean De La Fontaine (1621-1695, French poet)


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


Alan Reed


Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.


Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962, 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.


George Santayana (1863-1952, American philosopher, poet)


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