Egotism is such a terrible disease, he dies, to be reincarnated he continues coming and going.— Guru Gobind Singh
Provocative Egotism quotations
I am a sacrifice to the Guru, who has totally cured me of the fatal disease of egotism. Glorious and great are the virtues of the Guru, who has eradicated evil, and instructed me in virtue.
Try to be the king, but the ace is back.
I am highly favored by God, I experience great victories, supernatural turnarounds, and miraculous breakthroughs in the midst of great impossibilities.
In egotism, one is assailed by fear, he passes his life totally troubled by fear.
Leadership means firmness, not harshness or bullying;
understanding, not weakness; justice, not irresponsible freedom; humaneness, not intolerance; generosity, not selfishness; pride, not egotism.
Egotism is such a terrible disease, in the love of duality, they do their deeds.
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
Since I no longer expect anything from mankind except madness, meanness, and mendacity; egotism, cowardice, and self-delusion, I have stopped being a misanthrope.
Egotism - usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.
The sensitiveness claimed by neurotic is matched by their egotism: they cannot abide the flaunting by others of the sufferings to which they pay an even increasing amount of attention in themselves.
There are people who can write their memoirs with a reasonable amount of honesty, and there are people who simply cannot take themselves seriously enough. I think I might be the first to admit that the sort of reticence which prevents a man from exploiting his own personality is really an inverted sort of egotism.
Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space.
Standing on the bare ground,--my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space,--all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or parcel of God.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms.
IF YOU WOULD BE FREE OF GREED, FIRST YOU HAVE TO LEAVE EGOTISM BEHIND.
THE BEST MENTAL EXERCISE FOR RELINQUISHING EGOTISM IS CONTEMPLATING IMPERMANENCE.
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
Ignorance, intolerance, egotism, self-assertion, opaque perception, dense and pitiful chuckle headedness - and an almost pathetic unconsciousness of it all, that is what I was at nineteen and twenty.
Believing I had supernatural powers, I slammed into a brick wall.
The sense of unhappiness is so much easier to convey than that of happiness.
In misery we seem aware of our own existence, even though it may be in the form of a monstrous egotism: this pain of mine is individual, this nerve that winces belongs to me and to no other. But happiness annihilates us: we lose our identity.
If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.
A solitary ascetic is a symbol of the most cowardly egotism;
a hermit who flees from his brothers instead of helping them to carry the burden of life, to work for others, and to put their shoulders to the wheel of social life, is a coward who hides himself when the battle is on, and goes to sleep drunk on an opiate.
Yes, forget your weakness, whatever that weakness may be.
It is egotism, it is selfishness after. all, for it is a dwelling on self. Forget your weakness; and remember your strength.
Bhakti is the one essential thing. To be sure, God exists in all beings. Who, then is a devotee? He whose mind dwells on God. But this is not possible as long as one has egotism and vanity. The water of God's grace cannot collect on the high mound of egotism. It runs down.
I'm ambidextrous, I slap ass with both hands.
... we performers are monsters. We are a totally different, far-out race of people. I totally and completely admit, with no qualmsat all, my egomania, my selfishness, coupled with a really magnificent voice.
Yo, I'm the illest. Plus I know more different strokes than Arnold and Willis.
One day there springs up the desire for money and for all that money can provide — the superfluous, luxury in eating, luxury in dressing, trifles. Needs increase because one thing calls for another. The result is uncontrollable dissatisfaction. Let us remain as empty as possible so that God can fill us up.
Men best show their character in trifles, where they are not on their guard.
It is in the simplest habits, that we often see the boundless egotism which pays no regard to the feelings of others and denies nothing to itself.
Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others.
Egotism is the art of seeing in yourself what others cannot see.
Nothing is more to me than myself.
When I die, now don't think that I'm a nut, don't want no fancy funeral, just one like old King Tut.
To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil.
Excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness.