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Ego Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Ego

Please enjoy these Ego Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology Wisdom Values Spiritual Self Self-Esteem Self-Confidence

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand
that there is something called mystery.
- Paulo Coelho

The man who is awakened, lives in such a way
that he leaves no footprints.
- Osho quoting The Buddha

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

With courage, you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self denial is an indulgence to the ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ego lives by comparisons...
The ego cannot survive without judgment.
- A Course in Miracles

Pride comes in two flavors -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

INTENT:
We hold the power to make things happen
through our intent -
to the extent that we use our intention
with compassion and without ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Pride" is such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

During life, none of us is 100% open to Spirit -
we have too much ego to do that.
Only at death do we give up our ego and completely open to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have to have it, it's ego.
If you have to not have it, it's ego.
Hold life lightly and it will deliver what you need
and release what you don't.
- Alan Cohen

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

"Pride" is one of those really crazy words,
and such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge, and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.
- Henry Van Dyke

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

My ego is controlled enough that I don't have to be the focus.
- Herbie Mann

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

My performances have finally caught up with my ego.
- Ato Boldon

Ego is good.
- Thomas Leonard

There are so many things to take into account -
your ambition,
your ego, the press, the consumers.
You can never be sure that you'll be on top of the pile again.
- Giorgio Armani

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

It was 100 percent music.
There was no ego involved, no attitudes,
no black and white, it was pure music.
- Lee Konitz

Lying increases the creative faculties,
expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.
- Clare Boothe Luce

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

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

Drugs, alcohol and ego.
They are a bad mix.
- Don Dokken

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

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

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

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

An actor is totally vulnerable.
His total personality is exposed to critical judgment -
his intellect,
his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance.
In short, his ego.
- Alec Guinness

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

Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness.
- Max Planck

Goals must never be from your ego, but problems that cry for a solution.
- Robert H. Schuller

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

If my ego was out of whack and I believed I could carry anything off,
that would be a stupid risk.
But so far there's been no reason not to try anything.
- Kathleen Turner

Even though we want huge individual egos,
our collective ego is unbelievable.
- Mike Krzyzewski

It is probably very necessary to present your ego at some point.
- Eberhard Weber

I love playing ego and insecurity combined.
- Jim Carrey

Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible,
but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another.
- Sigmund Freud

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

The ego is as little absolutely permanent as are bodies.
- Ernst Mach

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

One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego;
the self is more distant than any star.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things,
but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego.
- John Cheever

Every autobiography is concerned with two characters,
a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza,
the Self.
- W. H. Auden

I own and operate a ferocious ego.
- Bill Moyers

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

Anytime there is a struggle between doing what is actually
right and doing what seems right,
then your ego is interfering with your decision.
- Darren L. Johnson

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

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


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