Ego Quotes and Sayings
Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.
– Chogyam Trungpa
They call it pride. I call it class, because lions never mix with cats.
Wash your ego. Before it makes a stain on your life.
With the disappearance of God the Ego moves forward to become the sole divinity.
– Dorothee Sölle
You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.
– George Clooney
Letting go of your ego opens the door to taking a new and creative course of action.
– Suzanne Mayo Frindt
The nice thing about egotists is that they don’t talk about other people.
– Lucille S. Harper
Egotism is the art of seeing in yourself what others cannot see.
– George V. Higgins
If egotism means a terrific interest in one’s self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.
– Arnold Bennett
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
Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
– Colin Powell
I feel so trapped, by my ego.
– T. Scott McLeod
The ego is the false self- born out of fear and defensiveness.
– John O’Donohue
Great people have great egos; maybe that’s what makes them great.
– Paul Arden
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
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.
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
Whenever ego suffers from fear of death & your practice turns to seeing impermanence, ego settles down.
– Tsoknyi Rinpoche
A self centered person is like a rusty trophy sitting on the shelf waiting to be admired.
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