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Wise Quotes about Ego

May you find great value in these Ego quotes and sayings.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It was important to have a similar energy in my performance.
To make the character too different would have just
been about my ego because it didn't need to be drastically different.
- Brandon Routh

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

It's very clearly stated in the film:
You make your own choices,
and what you're always fighting is ego.
- Taylor Hackford

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

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

In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's
and let his perceptions take over.
- Elizabeth Moon

The column's worked out great for me.
I've gotten a ton of ego satisfaction,
had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good.
- Allan Sloan

The ego is not master in its own house.
- Sigmund Freud

It's not about ego.
Really.
If it was ego, I'd be telling you about my awesome...
oh, never mind.
- Bruce Perens

I'm very competitive, and my ego couldn't handle that lack of success.
- Gavin DeGraw

The whole business is built on ego, vanity,
self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not.
- George Michael

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

I think that ego-driven leaders will be a thing of
the past because the masses are tired.
- Louis Farrakhan

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

I try not to have too much of an ego.
I'll do anything.
- Rob Schneider

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

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

Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight.
- John Bradshaw

I'm aware that, from the outside, this looks like I've got quite an ego.
- Kevin Spacey

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

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

As the ego cogito, subjectivity is the consciousness
that represents something,
relates this representation back to itself,
and so gathers with itself.
- Martin Heidegger

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

Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame.
- Robert Anton Wilson

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

The great corrupter of public man is the ego.
Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.
- Dean Acheson

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

I fed my ego, but not my soul.
- Yakov Smirnoff

I'm very accessible.
I don't get into this ego thing.
- Scott Hamilton

Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes,
your ego goes with it.
- Colin Powell

I own and operate a ferocious ego.
- Bill Moyers

I have no ego investment in being on the air.
I don't knock others for whom that kind of attention is like oxygen,
but I don't miss anything about it.
- Hugh Downs


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