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«I have no hesitation in saying that although the American woman never leaves her domestic sphere and is in some respects very dependent within it, nowhere does she enjoy a higher station. And if anyone asks me what I think the chief cause of the extraordinary prosperity and growing power of this nation, I should answer that it is due to the superiority of their women.»
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
, Political scientist
, due to
, in some respects
, With all due respect
«I do not dislike the French from the vulgar antipathy between neighboring nations, but for their insolent and unfounded air of superiority»
«A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility.»
«All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.»
«Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it»
«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»
«A solitary laugh is often a laugh of superiority.»
«It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.»
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
, give forth
, In Humanity
, The Animal
«Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.»
«If we consider the superiority of the human species, the size of its brain, its powers of thinking, language and organization, we can say this: were there the slightest possibility that another rival or superior species might appear, on earth or elsewhere, man would use every means at his disposal to destroy it.»