It's in the act of having to do things that you don't want to that you learn something about moving past the self. Past the ego.
— Bell Hooks
To walk around with an ego is a bad thing. To have confidence in yourself is a great thing.
— Fred Durst ego quote
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All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence
on the appreciation of others.
— Cyril Connolly
He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
One must learn to love oneself with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can bear to be with oneself and need not roam.
— ego quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche
Egotist. A person of low
taste, more interested in himself than me.
When a man is wrapped up in himself he
makes a pretty small package.
The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people.
Too much ego will kill your talent.
rather speak badly of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.
Don't let your ego get too close
to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it.
Relationship never dies a natural death... They are murdered by Ego, Attitude and ignorance ...
Letting go of your ego opens the door to taking a
new and creative course of action.
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space.
We are all one. Only Egos, Beliefs and Fear separate us.
Egotism is the art of seeing in yourself what others cannot see.
Loving is the only sure road out of darkness, the only serum known that cures self-centeredness.
When Jerry Lewis and I were big, we used to go to parties, and everybody thought I was big-headed and stuck up, and I wasn't. It was because I didn't know how to
speak good English, so I used to keep my mouth shut.
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
One may understand the Cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
Without a sense of place the work is often reduced to a cry of voices in empty
rooms, a literature of the self, at its best poetic music; at its worst a thin gruel of the ego.
I have a huge ego and
a huge inferiority complex at the same time.
Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing.
One of the most interesting and harmful delusions to which men and nations can be subjected is that of imagining
themselves special instruments of the Divine Will.
The ego certainly is the biggest obstacle as an artist or performer, so any chance you get to destroy that is really healthy.
The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
A bruise to the ego hurts more than a break to the bone.
If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.
Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'.
What will the world be quite overturned when you die?
Modern man believes he is fruitful and productive when his ego is aggressively affirmed, when he is visibly active, and when his action produces obvious results.
The ego is not master in its own house.
Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.
We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best.