Quotes on Ego

The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind-pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist.
~ Eckhart Tolle
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Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist.
~ Eckhart Tolle
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Close some doors today, not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.
~ Paulo Coelho
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Ego says, "Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace."
Spirit says, "Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place."
~ Marianne Williamson
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In the battle of egos, both competitors lose.
~ Robin Sharma
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Ego has a voracious appetite, the more you feed it, the hungrier it gets.
~ Author Unknown
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Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes, your ego goes with it.
~ Colin Powell
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If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.
~ Douglas Adams
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One may understand the Cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.
~ Sigmund Freud
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Shyness is just egoism out of its depth.
~ Penelope Keith
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The Ego is a veil between humans and God. In prayer all are equal.
~ Rumi
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Midlife is the time to let go of an overdominant ego and to contemplate the deeper significance of human existence.
~ Carl Gustav Jung
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Great people have great egos; maybe that's what makes them great.
~ Paul Arden
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The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.
~ Deepak Chopra
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The ego is the false self-born out of fear and defensiveness.
~ John O'Donohue
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Enlightenment is ego's ultimate disappointment.
~ Chogyam Trungpa
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Don't sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there's nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.
~ Karl Lagerfeld
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I have no self-centeredness or ego about being a movie star.
~ Shah Rukh Khan
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The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages.
~ Will Durant
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I like the moment when I break a man's ego.
~ Bobby Fischer
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Even though we want huge individual egos, our collective ego is unbelievable.
~ Mike Krzyzewski
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I believe that the biggest problem that humanity faces is an ego sensitivity to finding out whether one is right or wrong and identifying what one's strengths and weaknesses are.
~ Ray Dalio
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I can't live off the ego.
~ Steven Tyler
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Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness.
~ Max Planck
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The Ego is partly free. partly determined, and reaches fuller freedom by approaching the Individual who is most free, God.
~ Muhammad Iqbal
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Nations have their ego, just like individuals.
~ James Joyce
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Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way.
~ Chris Lowe
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The ego is a fascinating monster.
~ Alanis Morissette
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I love playing ego and insecurity combined.
~ Jim Carrey
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The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
~ Muhammad Iqbal
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The ego is not master in its own house.
~ Sigmund Freud
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Where id was, there ego shall be.
~ Sigmund Freud
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