Dominant Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old dominant quotes, dominant sayings, and dominant proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The dominant expression of a child is gravity.     

Bret Harte

A dominant religion is never ascetic.     

Thomas B. Macaulay

The dominant feeling of the battlefield is loneliness.     

William Slim

Use what is dominant in a culture to change it quickly.     

Jenny Holzer

My dominant feeling every day is one of great ignorance.     

Pankaj Mishra

Your inner-most dominant thoughts become your outer-most tangible reality.     

John Frederick Demartini

The dominant mood of contemporary American culture is the self-celebration of the peasantry.     

William A. Henry III

The dominant characteristic of an authentic spiritual life is the gratitude that flows from trust     

Brennan Manning

Any dominant ideology operates off the assumption that what it has to say is unaccountable and unquestionable.     

Henry Giroux

The extreme nature of dominant-end views is often concealed by the vagueness and ambiguity of the end proposed.     

John Rawls

If you will let your dominant intention be to revise and improve the content of the story you tell every day of your life, it is our absolute promise to you that your life will become that ever-improving story.     

Esther Hicks

When we each focus on being the dominant force in our own universe rather than invading other universes, we all win.     

Emily V. Gordon

Our dominant values that emphasize competition and scarcity limit continued progress.     

Jacque Fresco

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.      

Theodore H. White

Dominant negativity cheats reality of its mutual positives.      

Bryant McGill

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

Marianne Moore

The superior man limits his achievements.     


Superior strength is a sword that manifests one's will.     

Hiroyuki Takei

The superior man is intelligently, not blindly, faithful.     


The superior artist is the one who knows how to be influenced.     

Clement Greenberg

The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.     

Don Shula

You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light.     

Vicomte de Chateaubriand

Feeling superior doesn't make one superior. Hubris does not humble others.     

Guy R. McPherson

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.     


The dominant party cannot reign forever, and truth and justice will prevail at last.     

Robert E. Lee

The most dominant cultural attributes maintained are the ones that are reinforced by your environment.     

Peter Joseph

The dominant culture in most big companies demands punishment for a mistake, no matter how useful, small, invisible...     

Tom Peters

When the dominant images of a culture are anticipatory, they "lead" social development and provide direction for social change.     

Fred Polak

There are three dominant tendencies in a neoliberal society: financialized, privatized, militarized. And when it comes to black poor people, we get all three.     

Cornel West

The superior man is never in anyone's way.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

Superior music is purity itself; it clears the air.     

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

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


A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.     


The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.     


The most Superior amongst the colors in the universe is the color of Devotion.     

Pandurang Shastri Athavale

The superior man is slow in his words and earnest in his conduct.     


A superior who works on his own development sets an almost irresistible example.     

Peter Drucker

The superior man loves his soul; the inferior man loves his property.