The more you make this world about you, the more miserable you will be.— Matt Chandler
Most Powerful Egocentricity quotations
What we have here, fellow citizens, is a crassly egocentric, raving twit.
God can't fill you when you are already full of yourself.
I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means.
Once the process [of conversion] is begun and continues.
..you are continually turning inward toward God and away from your own egocentricity...you have to see this selfish side of yourself in order to turn away from it. I measure God by everything I am not. I begin with that.
I'd be a conservative if I'd never met any.
They're selfish, mean-spirited, egocentric, reactionary, and boring.
People with a sense of humor tend to be less egocentric and more realistic in their view of the world and more humble in moments of success and less defeated in times of travail.
It's a business you go into because your an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession.
All I care is that my family, and my loved ones, understand me.
Or that they understand me to a degree - I don't understand me very much. And I don't need the world to understand me. That is the most egocentric thing.
One can write, think and pray exclusively of others; dreams are all egocentric.
...we cannot simply recommend love and compassion per se, for those unfold from egocentric to ethnocentric to worldcentric, and do we really want an increase in ethnocentric love?
In order to be profoundly dishonest, a person must have one of two qualities: either he is unscrupulously ambitious, or he is unswervingly egocentric.
The real opposition is that between the ego-bound man, whose existence is structured by the principle of having, and the free man, who has overcome his egocentricity.
I think everyone is a little egocentric, but when I help someone I lose 0.01% of my ego.
All too many men still seem to believe, in a rather naïve and egocentric way, that what feels good to them is automatically what feels good to women.
"Our kingdom go" is the necessary and unavoidable corollary of 'Thy kingdom come.' For the more there is self, the less there is of God. The divine eternal fulness of life can be gained only by those who have deliberately lost the partial, separative life of craving and self-interest, of egocentric thinking, feeling, wishing, and acting.
Love yourself not in some egocentric, self-serving sense but love yourself the way you would love your friend in the sense of taking care of yourself, nourishing yourself, trying to understand, comfort, and strengthen yourself.
The same powerful Scripture text that brings a loving person to even greater love will be mangled and misused by a fearful or egocentric person. This is surely what Jesus means when he talks about the one who has being given more and those who have not losing what little they have.
An egocentric pessimist is a person who thinks he hasn't changed, but that other people are behaving worse than before.
I do my job, and I do what I’m paid to do and I’m always prepared.
I prepare by learning the text so well that when I show up, I’m relaxed and the performance sort of happens. Now whether that’s good or bad, I don’t know... Whatever I say is going to sound very egocentric and self centered anyway so I’d better shut up.
It is as his own mind comes into contact with others that truth will begin to acquire value in the child's eyes and will consequently become a moral demand that can be made upon him. As long as the child remains egocentric, truth as such will fail to interest him and he will see no harm in transposing facts in accordance with his desires.
There's nothing that makes you more miserable (or less interesting) than self-absorption .
Our culture difinitely takes an egocentric dominator view.
The fear of the psychedelic experience is quite literally the fear of losing control. Dominator types today don't understand that it's not important to maintain control if you are not in control in the first place.
Egocentricity: The vanity that makes you wonder what people are thinking about you when they are really wondering what you are thinking about them.
Show me someone without an ego, and I'll show you a loser - having a healthy ego, or high opinion of yourself, is a real positive in life!
We fail to reckon with the reality of human nature.
By nature,we are egocentric. Our world revolves around us. None of us is totally altruistic.
But man as a person, the same man, gains mastery over egocentric self-confinement by disclosing a universe in himself...Personality is a universe, it is filled with universal content.
Rarest of all is the man who can and does reason at all times, quickly, accurately, inclusively, despite hope or fear or bodily distress, without egocentric bias or thalmic disturbance, with correct memory, with clear distinction between fact, assumption, and non-fact.
Egocentric: A person who has his I's too close together.
Mental health depends upon the maintenance of a balance within the personality between the basic human urges and egocentric wisheson the one hand and the demands of conscience and society on the other hand.
Only listen to the observations of the enlightened because everyone else is self-centered, egocentric and bound by the net of desire.
As far as the game of marbles is concerned, there is therefore no contradiction between the egocentric practice of games and the mystical respect entertained for rules. This respect is the mark of a mentality fashioned, not by free cooperation between equals, but by adult constraint.
I know it's very egocentric to believe that someone is put on Earth for a reason. In my case, I like to think I was.
Self-righteousness is much like a spiritual egocentricity.
It constitutes a secular type of love that thrives under conditionality, one in which is only existent after an individual meets the adopted standards of the condemner; oppositely, unconditional love is a holy love.
If you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of becoming egocentric.
And stagnant water becomes putrid.