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70+ Big Ego Quotes And Sayings

Here’s a selection of Ego Quotes, covering topics such as pride, males, females and self respect.

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Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful.
Yogi Bhajan

The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
Alan Watts

The problem with introspection is that it has no end.
Philip K. Dick

Part of me suspects that i’m a loser, and the other part of me thinks i’m god almighty.
John Lennon

Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “what else could this mean?.
Shannon L. Alder

There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you’re wrong and you can’t face it; the other is when you’re right and nobody else can face it.
Criss Jami

Ego is the great enemy. Ego will hold you back every single time.
Nikki Sixx

You can either be a host to God, or a hostage to your ego. It’s your call.
Wayne Dyer

The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind-pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist.
Eckhart Tolle

Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.
Karl Lagerfeld

I don’t know about your true form, but the weight of your ego sure is pushing the crust of the earth toward the breaking point.
Jim Butcher

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

Ego is one of the biggest weapons that is used to take us down. It’s self-destructive. It’s a problem on all levels – even regular people can have big ego problems.
Yehuda Berg

Because of its phantom nature, and despite elaborate defense mechanisms, the ego is very vulnerable and insecure, and it sees itself as constantly under threat. This, by the way, is the case even if the ego is outwardly very confident.
Eckhart Tolle

Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain.
Rousseau Jean-Jacques

I – Want – Peace, I is ego, Want is desire; Remove ego and desire and you have peace.
Sathya Sai Baba

Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace”. Spirit says, “Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place”.
Marianne Williamson

To me, music is art and fashion is art, but fame? Fame isn’t art, but the person you become when you’re famous – your alter ego – that’s art.
Cardi B

When you’re older and wiser a lot of the ego has gone out of the window.
Billy Ocean

Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy.
Dr. Wayne Dyer

When one is without ego, one becomes immediately free of all personal judgements, and perceives life and the world with divine eyes and mind.
Nothing is offensive to them and they remain in perfect serenity and peace always.

It is hard to resist a flatterer who gets it right.
Robert Brault

Ego gets you inches but it doesn’t get you impact.
Cameron Sinclair

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

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

Your ego is an avid interpreter. It is so quick to interpret events as ‘bad’ or ‘good,’ ‘wrong’ or ‘right.’ It never fails to see ‘the little picture.
Robert Holden

A lot of people have this ego need that makes them want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe and humans are the most important species, the supreme expression of creation.
Ann Druyan

An ego should be like a warm breeze, never seen, just mildly sensed.
David Luiz

In this story
i am the poet
you’re the poetry.
Arzum Uzun

I think much has been made of this alter ego business. I mean, I actually stopped creating characters in 1975 – for albums, anyway.
David Bowie

The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.
Garth Brooks

The decision to make the present moment into your friend is the end of ego.
Eckhart Tolle

Letting go of your ego opens the door to taking a new and creative course of action.
Suzanne Mayo Frindt

Comfort and luxury are usually the chief requirements of life for your ego – its top priorities tend to be accumulations, achievements, and the approval of others.
Wayne Dyer

I live for myself and I answer to nobody.
Steve Mcqueen

Negative states of mind, such as anger, resentment, fear, envy, and jealousy, are products of the ego.
Eckhart Tolle

All you need to know and observe in yourself is this: Whenever you feel superior or inferior to anyone, that’s the ego in you.
Eckhart Tolle

The personal ego already has a strong element of dysfunction, but the collective ego is, frequently, even more dysfunctional, to the point of absolute insanity.
Eckhart Tolle

The last time I saw him he was walking down lover’s lane holding his own hand.
Fred Allen

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
Colin Powell

To me the ego is the habitual and compulsive thought processes that go through everybody’s mind continuously. External things like possessions or memories or failures or successes or achievements. Your personal history.
Eckhart Tolle

Give up all bad qualities in you, banish the ego and develop the spirit of surrender. You will then experience Bliss.
Sathya Sai Baba

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

My career is based primarily upon finding a balance with a director and their vision, and that means sublimating my own personal ego toward their material.
Robert Richardson

I’m willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.
Samuel Goldwyn

If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and i’ll say it.
John Lennon

Every man who is high up likes to think that he has done it all himself, and the wife smiles and lets it go at that.
J. M. Barrie

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

Leave your ego at the door every morning, and just do some truly great work. Few things will make you feel better than a job brilliantly done.
Robin S. Sharma

Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.
Rainer Maria Rilke

I am sufficiently proud of my knowing something to be modest about my not knowing all.
Vladimir Nabokov

The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.
Deepak Chopra

I don’t want to see you. I don’t like you. I don’t like your face. You look like an insufferable egotist. You’re impertinent. You’re too sure of yourself. Twenty years ago I would have punched your face with the greatest of pleasure.
Ayn Rand

No matter what we talk about, we are talking about ourselves.
Hugh Prather

The Ego is an exquisite instrument. Enjoy it, use it-just don’t get lost in it.
Ram Dass

Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness.
Max Planck

Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.
Lord Chesterfield

Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
St. Thomas Aquinas

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 weak are dominated by their ego, the wise dominate their ego, and the intelligent are in a constant struggle against their ego.
Hamza Yusuf

Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.
Eckhart Tolle

You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.
Pema Chodron

Our ego is our silent partner…too often with a controlling interest.
Cullen Hightower

Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.
Chögyam Trungpa

The word enlightenment conjures up the idea of some superhuman accomplishment, and the ego likes to keep it that way, but it is simply your natural state of felt oneness with Being.
Eckhart Tolle

The ego is a veil between humans and god’.”

“in prayer all are equal.


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

Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space.
Diana Black

It’s unnecessary and destructive to think of oneself at all. People ask me, ‘What do you think of yourself as?’ My answer is, ‘Nothing.
Paul Bowles

Ego is simply an idea of who you are that you carry around with you.
Wayne Dyer

It’s hard to be humble when you are as great as I am.
Muhammad Ali

Ego expands to fill the space not filled with knowledge.
Jeffrey Armstrong

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
Isaac Asimov

In the West, as well as some other parts of the world, the personal sense of ego tends to predominate, whereas in other areas, there is a more collective sense of ego. This collective ego emphasizes the ‘we’ rather than the ‘I.’
Eckhart Tolle

Not everything is about you,” clary said furiously.
“possibly,” jace said, “but you do have to admit that the majority of things are.
Cassandra Clare

The ego hurts you like this: you become obsessed with the one person who does not love you. Blind to the rest who do.
Warsan Shire

You are not one person, but three: The one you think you are; The one others think you are; The one you really are.
Sathya Sai Baba

Do you ever lose the ego?” westford asks me.
“yeah.” when his daughter kisses me, my ego flies out the window.
Simone Elkeles

The nice thing about egotists is that they don’t talk about other people.
Lucille S. Harper

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

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

Chaos is what we’ve lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.
Terence McKenna

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 Johnson

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

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