->''"No matter how good you are at something, there's always about a million people better than you."''
-->--'''Homer Simpson''', ''[[TheSimpsons The Simpsons]]''

->''"No matter how big you get, no matter who you can push around, there's always someone better out there who makes you feel like squat."''
-->--'''The Absorbing Man''' gets philosophical, ''ComicBook/SheHulk''

->''"If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself."''
-->-- "Desiderata"

->''Perhaps [[InSeriesNickname High Priest]] is fitting. My life, always in the hands of greater powers.''
-->-- '''[[AllYourPowersCombined Eidolon]]''', ''Literature/{{Worm}}''

->Oh, you think darkness is your ally? But you merely adopted the dark. I was ''born'' in it! Molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was ''nothing'' to me but blinding. The shadows betray you because they belong to ME!
-->--'''Bane''', ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''

->''"There's always someone out there who's a little faster than you are, and sooner or later they're gonna catch up."''
-->--'''Darius''', ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed: Carbon''

->''"Honestly, I can't beat dad at'' VideoGame/StarCraft''."''
-->--'''D.Va''', ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''

->''"You warning me? ''Me?'' I'm Harold. I'm the one person you don't 'warn', Michael, because you and I are a match. And we tread very softly with each other, because we both play each other's game too well. [[BreakThemByTalking I know this game]], you're playing. I know it very well, and I play it very well. You play it very well too, but you know what? I'm the only one who's better at it than you are. I can beat you at it, so don't push me. I'm warning ''you''."''
-->--'''Harold''', ''Theatre/TheBoysInTheBand''

->'''Asuka:''' You always gotta one-up me, eh?\\
'''Shinji:''' Says the woman who's fluent in three languages, has two Ph.D.s, and does guest lectures at MIT and Harvard and other places on a regular basis.
-->-- ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion''

->'''Giles:''' With all respect, Kara, please donít flaunt your extra powers around that much. We know what you can do, in theory.\\
'''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]:''' Giles. Iím all right with this, okay? I know Kara can do more than I can. Iím not about to become Inferiority Complex Girl, okay?\\
'''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}:''' Sorry, I wasnít trying to put anyone down by comparison.
-->-- ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel''

->''"Don't think so much of your own Cunning, as to forget other Men's: A cunning Man is overmatch'd by a cunning Man and a Half."''
-->--'''Creator/BenjaminFranklin''', ''Poor Richard's Almanack'' (1754)

->''"Billy ''[Crystal]'' used to say that every time he'd tell a story, I'd insist on topping it... It used to drive him wild. I remember tuning in to ''Late Night with Creator/DavidLetterman'', and there was Billy griping about me. "I could never top Alan King," he was saying, "One time, I thought I had him. Since he comes from a whole other generation, I started telling a story about marijuana, and he listened, not saying a word. Finally, I'm through, and Alan gets out of the makeup chair, walks to the door, turns around, and says, '[[CoolOldGuy I only smoked pot once]]. It was with Lana Turner and Buddy Rich in Norfolk, Virgina.' [[TantrumThrowing I threw my makeup kit at him.]]'"''
-->--'''Alan King''', ''Name Dropping''

->Hmm, [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS Dennisís]] teacher takes him aside after class, as if to gently correct him privately, but makes sure to do it while the other children are still in earshot, so that they can snicker at his ignorance! Iíd say the menace has become the menaced...
-->--'''''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon''''' [[http://joshreads.com/?p=24151 on]] ''Dennis the Menace''

->It seems like there's no way to stop a character who's essentially an [[EvilCounterpart Evil Zack.]]
-->--'''Stuart Millard''' on ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' ("Wicked Stepbrother"), ''So Excited, So Scared''

->'''Chris:''' Not to get ahead of myself here, but this is a show '''ABOUT Franchise/{{SUPERMAN}}''' where Green Arrow puts together the ComicBook/JusticeLeague to take down ComicBook/LexLuthor and doesnít even bother to tell Clark Kent because he knows [[DesignatedHero heís too ineffectual]] to help them accomplish anything. Itís like they did a show about Myth/RobinHood, but Little John was the one who was really good at archery and took down the Sheriff of Nottingham, and also he used to bang [[ComicBook/LoisLane Maid Marian]].
->'''David''': Yeah, just about, and Clark canít [[MillionairePlayboy take her to private islands]], just the Arctic.
-->--'''Chris Sims''' and '''David Uzumeri''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/recap-smallville-episode-6-11-justice/ on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Justice")

->It can often be a surprise when one first discovers that, no matter how skillful one is or adept at one's craft, it is almost certain that, somewhere, there are others who are of equal or even exceeding skill. Whether this competition is welcomed, or whether it shall lead to antagonism, it is almost always educational.
-->--Flavor text for the Third Level in Videogame/DeadlyRoomsOfDeath, Journey to Rooted Hold