Downgrade Sayings and Quotes

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

The victorious Christian neither exalts nor downgrades himself. His interests have shifted from self to Christ.     

Aiden Wilson Tozer

Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.     

Barbara Bush

Don't downgrade your dream to match your reality. Upgrade your faith to match your destiny.     

Devon Franklin

A churchless community, a community where men have abandoned and scoffed at or ignored their religious needs, is a community on the rapid downgrade.     

Theodore Roosevelt

People degrade themselves in order to make machines seem smart all the time.     

Jaron Lanier

As the rich consume more and more, they are clearly not going to want to downgrade their own status.     

Susan George

When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.     


Don't downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.     

John Assaraf

Every so often you have to increase your profile so you can let it lower again, like a balloon.     

Robyn Hitchcock

To downgrade the human mind is bad theology.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Raise your standards and you will rise along with them.     

Mastin Kipp

Resolve never to criticize or downgrade yourself, but instead rejoice that you are fearfully and wonderfully made.     

Elizabeth George

Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.     

Ralph Marston

Don't degrade your soul to the extent of believing in curses. No man can curse you except your maker.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

The lower you fall, the higher you'll fly.     

Chuck Palahniuk

When you denigrate people, they have two ways to fight back - with their fists and guns, or their mouths. And mouths are seemingly the easiest way to not get hit back. If people are laughing, they're not going to hit you.     

Carl Reiner

They make only progress. Instead of revenge, self progress is more safe to downgrade others including enemy.     

M.K. Bhutta

Sometimes people with low self-esteem will try to punish you for caring about them.     

Wayne Gerard Trotman

Everybody needs to lower his ego.     

Bhumibol Adulyadej