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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Apologizing does not always mean that you’re wrong and the other person is right. It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego.
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A simple apology could fix a friendship that shouldn’t have ended in the first place. Don’t let your ego stop you from doing what’s right.
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Never try to dominate the one who says sorry to you for their mistake because, they understand, you are more important than their ego.
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I’m tired of the egos, I’m tired of the bullshit, I’m tired of being ignored and forgotten by ‘Friends!’
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Ego is the only requirement to destroy any relationship…
so be the bigger person skip the ‘E’ and let it ‘GO’ :-)
Share this with your beloved ones…
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Too much ego will kill your talent.
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If someone corrects you, and you feel offended, then you have an EGO problem.
– Nouman Ali Khan
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Don’t talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.
– Wilson Mizner
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When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
– Paulo Coelho
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The moment you become arrogant, raise your voice and head. Understand that there will come someone who will cut off your head and shut you down forever.
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Ego must go. How high you go, stay low.
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Happiness blooms in the presence of self-respect,and the absence of ego.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie
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Don’t lose hope, just lose your ego with work and patience.
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When someone sings his own praises, he always gets the tune too high. – Mary H. Waldrip
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Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.
– Edmund Burke
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Wash out your ego every once in a while, as cleanliness is next to godliness not just in body but in humility as well.
– Terri Guillemets
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Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.
– Lord Chesterfield
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The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.
– Mignon McLaughlin
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In all that surrounds him the egotist sees only the frame of his own portrait.
-J. Petit-Senn
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There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us.
-Laurence J. Peter
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Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.
– Chogyam Trungpa
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You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.
– George Clooney
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Egotism is the art of seeing in yourself what others cannot see.
– George V. Higgins
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Letting go of your ego opens the door to taking a new and creative course of action.
– Suzanne Mayo Frindt
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It’s so egotistical to believe that we know more about someone else’s reality than they do, and such a waste of time.
– Shreve Stockton
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Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
– Colin Powell
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With the disappearance of God the Ego moves forward to become the sole divinity.
РDorothee Șlle
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Wash your ego. Before it makes a stain on your life.
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The nice thing about egotists is that they don’t talk about other people.
– Lucille S. Harper
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If egotism means a terrific interest in one’s self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.
– Arnold Bennett
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I feel so trapped, by my ego.
– T. Scott McLeod
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Great people have great egos; maybe that’s what makes them great.
– Paul Arden
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The ego is the false self- born out of fear and defensiveness.
– John O’Donohue
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Do not allow your ego to defend your honor, for the ego seeks only to defend itself, and therefore your honor will be left defenseless and you without honor.
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Some little pieces of sand are so full of ego that they see themselves as a giant rock! But then the wind blows, the big ego flies in the air!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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Whenever ego suffers from fear of death & your practice turns to seeing impermanence, ego settles down.
– Tsoknyi Rinpoche
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If we are to grow in love, the prisons of our egoism must be unlocked. This implies suffering, constant effort and repeated choices.
– Jean Vanier
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One of the great self-deceptions – and one of the great foolishnesses – is to tell yourself, Only I will know. Only you will know that you are a liar; only you will know you deal unethically with people who trust you; only you will know you have no intention of honoring your promise. Whose knowledge or judgment do you imagine is more important? It is precisely your own ego from which there is no escape.
– Nathaniel Branden
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Goals must never be from your ego, but problems that cry for a solution.
– Robert H. Schuller
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Ego is recessive in wisdom.
– Toba Beta
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A self centered person is like a rusty trophy sitting on the shelf waiting to be admired.
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Egotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.
– Ambrose Bierce
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If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.
– C.S. Lewis
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When you enter the House of God, you leave your ego at the door and embrace purity as if your life depended on it.
– Sufian Chaudhary
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They call it pride. I call it class, because lions never mix with cats.
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I love playing ego and insecurity combined.
– Jim Carrey
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A man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress.
– Ayn Rand
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Mastery passes often for egotism.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
– Thomas Carlyle
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We may pretend that we are basically moral people who make mistakes, but the whole of history proves otherwise
– Terry Hands
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Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes it obstructs your vision.
– Hsi-Tang Chih Tsang
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Egotism is contagious.
– Dharminder
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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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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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