There is in all men a demand for the superlative, so much so that the poor devil who has no other way of reaching it attains it by getting drunk.
As enunciated today, 'progress' is simply a comparative of which we have not settled the superlative.gilbert keith chesterton
This monstrous mixture of imbecility, extravagance and political hysteria, better known as the Bill for the future government of Ireland this farrago of superlative nonsense, is to be put in motion for this reason and no other: to gratify the ambition of an old man in a hurry.Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill
Faction is to party what the superlative is to the positive. Party is a political evil, and faction is the worst of all parties.Bolingbroke, Henry StJohn, 1st Viscount
Every living creature is happy when he fulfills his destiny, that is, when he realizes himself, when he is being that which in truth he is. For this reason, Schlegel, inverting the relationship between pleasure and destiny, said, “We have a genius for what we like.” Genius, man’s superlative gift for doing something, always carries a look of supreme pleasure.josé ortega y gasset