Inferiority Complex Quotes and Sayings

Don’t be so humble – you are not that great.
– Golda Meir

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

I have an inferiority complex, but it’s not a very good one.
Steven Wright

Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.
Elbert Hubbard

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
Lord Chesterfield

Dismissing another’s achievement is an ideal strategy for excusing your own failure.
Alan Robert Neal

Inferiority is what you enjoy in your best friends.
Lord Chesterfield


If only we were all better educated. If then, higher education would at last be a journey for skill and knowledge rather than for power and status.
Criss Jami

All the water in the world cant sink a ship unless it gets inside.. Don’t let inferiority and negativity get inside you

A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.

One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody.
– Alvin Ailey

Don’t show your inferiority by climbing a stunted tree, show your superiority by climbing the longest and crooked one.
– Michael Bassey Johnson

Envy suggests inferiority.
– Wayne Gerard Trotman

Surround yourself with positive people.It is the only way to leave your shell of complexes.

Inferiority complexes are rooted in the desire to be just like someone else. They make you want to be someone you’re not. If you try to be someone else, you aren’t being true to yourself.Just don’t try to be someone else. Be you.


The over-exaggeration of your flaw and the self-consciousness you develop because of it causes the feelings of inferiority. The inferiority is made up and in your head

Your perceived flaws do not control you. Even if you have a large chin, are overweight, or are bald, that doesn’t define you. That’s one small part of you. It only controls and defines you if you let it.

Feelings of inferiority and superiority are the same. They both come from fear.
– Robert Anthony

A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who loves the more is the inferior and must suffer.

– Thomas Mann

Remember, 20 percent of women have inferiority complexes, 70 percent have illusions. 2
– Elsa Schiaparelli

Inferiority complex begins when you agree that you are nothing. No one is responsible or author of it except yourself.

Inferiority complexes arise from our constant concern about what others think about us. We oftentimes find problems with ourselves based on if others find us good enough. This isn’t healthy thinking. Stop worrying so much about what others think about you. Only your opinion matters.

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

To separate children from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone.
– Earl Warren


The claim to equality, outside of the strictly political field, is made only by those who feel themselves to be in some way inferior.
C.S. Lewis

The only way that someone could be superior over you, is if you repeatedly convince yourself to believe so.
– Edmond Mbiaka

Give me something about bacteria. Give me something that won’t make me feel so inferior
– William Saroyan

Feeling inferior is complex; being superior is easy.
– Robert J. Braathe

I don’t think it’s a good attitude in your life to feel that you have to be rich to have self-esteem.

– Tom Petty

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