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Ego Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Ego

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pride comes in two flavors -
choose honor, not 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

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ego is good.
- Thomas Leonard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I love playing ego and insecurity combined.
- Jim Carrey

After years of doing it, you learn the difference between
your ego and your opinion.
When you're married you have to cut through that.
- Dan Castellaneta

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

Let's face it; God has a big ego problem.
Why do we always have to worship him?
- Bill Maher

A lot of my work has to do with not allowing my characters
to have an ego in a way that the stomach doesn't have
an ego when it's wanting to throw up.
It just does it.
- Matthew Barney

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

Nations have their ego, just like individuals.
- James Joyce

Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way.
- Chris Lowe

The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense
than the pursuit of truth or goodness,
because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.
- Northrop Frye

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

Fabio kept asking me out, but I knew we'd never get
his ego through the door.
- Lorna Luft

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

My desire is to let go of my ego and let in His direction.
- Janine Turner

You proceed from a false assumption:
I have no ego to bruise.
- Leonard Nimoy

Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but
reflection on the ego as embarrassment,
as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing.
- Theodor Adorno

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

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

To have a little recognition, that is very nice,
you dig.
It is good for the ego, for the psyche.
- Dexter Gordon

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

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

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

Where id was, there ego shall be.
- Sigmund Freud


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