Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
— Sigmund Freud

Spiritual power begins by directing animal power to other than egoistic ends.
John Ruskin egoist quote

Education must have two foundations --morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defense for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.
— Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

Everyone in our culture wants to win a prize. Perhaps that is the grand lesson we have taken with us from kindergarten in the age of perversions of Dewey-style education: everyone gets a ribbon, and praise becomes a meaningless narcotic to soothe egoistic distemper.
— Gerald Early

It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
— egoist quotation by George Eliot