448 – “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

–W L Sheldon [Often falsely attributed to Ernest Hemingway, see Source Notes]

Quote Number:  693

Source: Sheldon, W L. “What to Believe: An Ethical Creed.” 1897.

Source Notes: Note, Sheldon may not be the original source, but it is by far the earliest I could find. However, this quote has often been ascribed to Hemingway. This comes from the January 1963 issue of Playboy magazine, which contained a posthumous article titled “A Man’s Credo” allegedly by Ernest Hemingway and included this quote. However, Hemingway experts express doubt about the articles authorship. For further information on this see here


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