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

Great people have great egos; maybe that’s what makes them great.
– Paul Arden

The ego is the false self- born out of fear and defensiveness.
– John O’Donohue

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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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 on February 4, 2016

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


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

Whenever ego suffers from fear of death & your practice turns to seeing impermanence, ego settles down.
– Tsoknyi Rinpoche

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

A self centered person is like a rusty trophy sitting on the shelf waiting to be admired.

Submitted by: Julie Jaglall on August 15, 2016

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

Ego is recessive in wisdom.
Toba Beta

I love playing ego and insecurity combined.
Jim Carrey


When you lose your ego, you win. It really is that simple.
Shannon L. Alder

Humility stands wise while ego stumbles with pride.

Submitted by: David Ivey on March 28, 2017

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

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

If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.
C.S. Lewis

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

Apology settles it all.

Submitted by: Agodi K.C on March 25, 2018

If there’s anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.
Douglas Adams

A man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress.
Ayn Rand

Mastery passes often for egotism.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“So many egoistic people I have met but you the most”, my mirror said.

Submitted by: anandita on April 29, 2018

Egotism is contagious.

The ego is the seeker but does not want the truth.
Maria Erving

Submitted by: Maria Erving on June 2, 2019

The ego cleverly hides by projecting and by avoiding to look beyond what it merely believes.
Maria Erving

Submitted by: Maria Erving on June 2, 2019

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