Ego Quotes and Sayings

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

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.

Submitted by: Joseph Guido

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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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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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.

Submitted by: Julie Jaglall

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

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

Egotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.
Ambrose Bierce

We may pretend that we are basically moral people who make mistakes, but the whole of history proves otherwise
– Terry Hands

Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes it obstructs your vision.
– Hsi-Tang Chih Tsang

Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
Thomas Carlyle

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