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  1. Picture quote by Unknown about ego

    Too much ego will kill your talent. ⏤ Unknown


  2. Picture quote about reality

    Reality is negotiable.


  3. Picture quote about negotiate

    Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.


  4. Picture quote about wisdom

    We are all one. Only Egos, Beliefs and Fear separate us.


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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

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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Egotist. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me.

Ambrose Bierce

When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.

John Ruskin

Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.

Wilson Mizner

The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people.

Lucille S. Harper

We would rather speak badly of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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.

Colin Powell

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.

Frank Leahy

If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.

C. S. Lewis

Egotism is the art of seeing in yourself what others cannot see.

George V. Higgins

Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space.

Diana Black

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.

Dean Martin

Letting go of your ego opens the door to taking a new and creative course of action.

Suzanne Mayo Frindt

Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing.

Theodor Adorno

I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.

Henry David Thoreau

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.

Muhammad Iqbal

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

Colin Powell

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.

William Kennedy

The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.

Alan Watts

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.

Bertrand Russell

Loving is the only sure road out of darkness, the only serum known that cures self-centeredness.

Roger M'Ckuen

I have a huge ego and a huge inferiority complex at the same time.

Barry Gibb

The ego certainly is the biggest obstacle as an artist or performer, so any chance you get to destroy that is really healthy.

James Van Der Beek

A bruise to the ego hurts more than a break to the bone.

Steve Maraboli

What will the world be quite overturned when you die?

Epictetus

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.

Thomas Merton

Many people around the President have sizeable egos before entering government, some with good reason. Their new positions will do little to moderate their egos.

Donald Rumsfeld

An egotist is a person of low taste - more interested in himself than in me.

Ambrose Bierce

We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best.

Anatole France

If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.

Arnold Bennett

Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.

Clare Boothe Luce

Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'.

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is nothing in the world so enjoyable as a thorough-going monomania...

Agnes Repplier

Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.

Lord Chesterfield

The pest of society are the egotist, they are dull and bright, sacred and profane, course and fine. It is a disease that like the flu falls on all constitutions.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity.

Marianne Moore

If someone is blessed as I am is not willing to clean out the barn, who will?

H. Ross Perot

After years of doing it, you learn the difference between your ego and your opinion. When you're married you have to cut through that.

Dan Castellaneta

I like the moment when I break a man's ego.

Bobby Fischer

Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.

George Eliot

I'm very competitive, and my ego couldn't handle that lack of success.

Gavin DeGraw

Fragile egos are put on the line every day.

Mary Lou Retton

Sexual self-restraint is only a preliminary stage in the ego's evolution.

Muhammad Iqbal

The great corrupter of public man is the ego....Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.

Dean Acheson

Nations have their ego, just like individuals.

James Joyce

With the disappearance of God the Ego moves forward to become the sole divinity.

Dorothee S

In retrospect I realize that the threat was about ego rather than the validity of the music.

David Baker

Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it.

George Santayana

If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.

Wallace Stevens

Racing is a very selfish, self-centred, self-glorifying thing. My wife's life for 14 years was centered around me. It was all about me. It was all for my ego.

Greg LeMond

A lot of my work has to do with not allowing my characters to have an ego in a way that the stomach doesn't have an ego when it's wanting to throw up. It just does it.

Matthew Barney

That's what takes people out of the fight half the time. They get hit and half the reaction is your ego is saying, 'I cannot believe that person just lit me up - how humiliating.'

David O. Russell

If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race.

Alexander Smith

Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.

Thomas Carlyle

I'm very accessible. I don't get into this ego thing.

Scott Hamilton

It's not about ego. Really. If it was ego, I'd be telling you about my awesome... oh, never mind.

Bruce Perens

The Ego is partly free. partly determined, and reaches fuller freedom by approaching the Individual who is most free: God.

Muhammad Iqbal

The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.

Dean Acheson

A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.

Muhammad Iqbal

The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages.

Will Durant

An egotist is a person interested in himself than in me!

Ambrose Bierce

I own and operate a ferocious ego.

Bill Moyers

Doffing the ego's safe glory, he finds his naked reality.

Dag Hammarskjold

Everyone in showbiz is driven by ego, so how do you go from having loads of fame to working at 7-11? You can't do it!

Ryan Seacrest

Fabio kept asking me out, but I knew we'd never get his ego through the door.

Lorna Luft

If I hadn't become a golfer, I doubt I'd be wealthy, because I don't have the sort of ego that drives a person all day long. I might have wound up driving a tractor.

Fuzzy Zoeller

I have no ego investment in being on the air. I don't knock others for whom that kind of attention is like oxygen, but I don't miss anything about it.

Hugh Downs

An actress must never lose her ego - without it she has no talent.

Tom Lehrer

Mastery passes often for egotism.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you are not egotistical, you will welcome the opportunity to learn more.

John Templeton

There's a little more ego involved in these jobs than people might realize.

Walter Cronkite

We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires.

Joseph Ratzinger

I'm one of seven kids. That'll keep your ego in check.

Amy Adams

I think you see more of like, the party side of me, which I call Snooki, it's kind of my alter ego.

Nicole Polizzi

I try not to have too much of an ego. I'll do anything.

Rob Schneider

The ego is as little absolutely permanent as are bodies.

Ernst Mach

I would prefer not to.

Herman Melville

I don't want the giant ego. I don't want to become Kevin Costner, singing on the soundtrack to The Postman.

Joss Whedon

The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not.

George Michael

I used to get some ego thing out of saying I wasn't a star, just an actress. Forget it. I'm a star. I wanted it. I worked for it. I got it.

Valerie Harper

The column's worked out great for me. I've gotten a ton of ego satisfaction, had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good.

Allan Sloan

But I think Barry Sonnenfeld let his ego go out of control. He told me in a meeting that he had to do something to make it his film.

Robert Conrad

In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's and let his perceptions take over.

Elizabeth Moon

I think it's pretentious to create art just for the sake of stroking the artists ego.

Lou Reed

There is no word more generally misinterpreted than the word egoism, in its modern sense.

John Buchanan Robinson

My desire is to let go of my ego and let in His direction.

Janine Turner

My performances have finally caught up with my ego.

Ato Boldon

I think one of the interesting things about poker is that once you let your ego in, you're done for.

Al Alvarez

Ego is good.

Thomas Leonard

I don't think I'm egotistical as much as I'm taking responsibility for what I'm putting out there.

Jon Favreau

I think any spiritual experience that's worthwhile is not about ego and it will humble you in some way. And also, a Zen monk once said to me, 'If you're not laughing, then you're not getting it.'

David O. Russell

I do value the respect I get from my contemporaries, but to have Oasis cover my song, to have Puff Daddy cover a song, to have Goldie come along to my gigs - that's where my ego is at. To have my fellow musicians like what I do, that's very cool.

David Bowie

I think much has been made of this alter ego business. I mean, I actually stopped creating characters in 1975 - for albums, anyway.

David Bowie

I guess I have a little bit of an ego. I'm confidently cocky, you might say.

Conor McGregor

Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes, your ego goes with it.

Colin Powell

Show business is one of the few businesses that the devil will actually agree to own just a portion of your soul because he knows if you have a performer's ego you were probably working for him all along.

Marc Maron

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