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Egotism Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Egotism

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

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

Related topics: Wisdom Ego Psychology

Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.
- Ambrose Bierce

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
- Frank Leahy

The student who deceives himself into thinking that
he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art,
is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism.
- Alma Gluck

 

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.
- Erich Fromm

Egotism: The art of seeing in yourself what others cannot see.
- George V. Higgins

Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism,
selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance.
- Graham Greene

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Egotism is not a good quality.
It's not something to be admired or even tolerated.
It wouldn't be tolerated in a field commander and it
shouldn't be tolerated in a movie director.
- John Milius

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

The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not,
as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
- Harold S. Geneen

Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism,
for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
- Sydney J. Harris

The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not,
as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
- Robert Frost

Egotism - usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.
- Barbara Stanwyck

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

Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism
intolerantly is to share it.
- George Santayana

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

Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism;
and excessive sensibility is only another name for
morbid self-consciousness.
The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of
our objects and less of our selves.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

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.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

It has always seemed strange to me...
the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity,
openness, honesty, understanding and feeling,
are the concomitants of failure in our system.
And those traits we detest, sharpness,
greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest,
are the traits of success.
And while men admire the quality of the first they
love the produce of the second.
- John Steinbeck

Friends are God's apology for relations.
- Hugh Kingsmille

Eating words has never given me indigestion.
- Winston Churchill

Cheyenne Autumn was received not too successfully.
I still think it was a very good movie.
It was kinda Ford's apology for the way he had treated
Indians in his past pictures.
- Richard Widmark

I got bad calls every match, and I never got an apology.
So I thought it was rather strange.
- Ivan Lendl

First off, I'm not a scientist, and I make no apology for that.
- Christopher Shays

I want to express my deepest apology to the athletes,
the people of Salt Lake City in Utah and the millions
of citizens worldwide who love and respect the games.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

A stiff apology is a second insult...
The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged;
he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and
not complain when things don't go well.
- Jim Rohn

The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
- Red Auerbach

I don't ask for an apology because it's only tomorrow's fish-and-chip paper.
- Tracey Emin

An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that
we have heard one side of the case.
God has written all the books.
- Samuel Butler

Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults,
a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

A hero is someone we can admire without apology.
- Kitty Kelley

An apology might help, but you can change your life without one.
- Robin Quivers

If God doesn't destroy Hollywood Boulevard,
he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.
- Jay Leno

If Bush said just once: 'Boy.
I hope you accept my apology as a country,'
or showed some humanity.
- Burt Bacharach

An apology? Bah!
Disgusting!
Cowardly!
Beneath the dignity of any gentleman,
however wrong he might be.
- Steve Martin

An apology for the actions of some troops who,
of course, are not representative of the majority of the armed forces here,
I think that would have been useful and it would have helped to some extent.
- Adnan Pachachi

I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology
to all the victims of lynching in our history,
and for the failure of the United States Senate to
take action when action was most needed.
- George Allen

I had innumerable analysts who came to me in apology
that the world that we were finding was not the world
that they had thought existed and that they had estimated.
Reality on the ground differed in advance.
- David Kay

It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin,
or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart.
This instead of being a valid apology,
is the very ground of our condemnation.
- Archibald Alexander

We inadvertently bombed the Chinese Embassy.
But Clinton now is working very hard.
He has sent a letter of apology to the Chinese.
And, he's also given them a gift certificate for future nuclear secrets.
- David Letterman

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds
with a gentle and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

True friends are appreciative and never demanding.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb

I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

Friends are like bras:
close to your heart and there for support.
- Anonymous

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

Friends are born, not made.
- Henry Adams

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

So long as the memory of certain
beloved friends lives in my heart,
I shall say that life is good.
- Helen Keller

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
- Richard Bach

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes.
They are kind to one another's dreams.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

True friends are those who lift you up
when your heart's wings forget how to fly.
- Anonymous

Good friends are like stars ...
you don't always see them,
but you know they are always there.
- Anonymous

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

One measure of friendship consists
not in the number of things friends can discuss,
but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
- Clifton Fadiman

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle


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