Ego Quotes, Sayings (205)

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Summary: Definition of Ego. For the ego in psychology, especially Freud and Jung's concept of ego, see Ego, super-ego, and id. In spirituality, and especially nondual, mystical, and eastern meditative traditions, individual existence is often described as a kind of illusion. This "sense of doership" or sense of individual existence is that part which believes it is the human being, and believes it must fight for itself in the world, is ultimately unaware and unconscious of its own true nature. The ego is often associated with mind and the sense of time, which compulsively thinks in order to be assured of its future existence, rather than simply knowing its own self and the present.

The spiritual goal of many traditions involves the dissolving of the ego, allowing self-knowledge of one's own true nature to become experienced and enacted in the world. This is variously known as Enlightenment, Nirvana, Fana, Presence, and the "Here and Now". Eckhart Tolle comments that, to the extent that the ego is present in an individual, that individual is somewhat insane psychologically, in reference to the ego's nature as compulsively hyper-active and compulsively (and pathologically) self-centered. However, since this is the norm, it goes unrecognised as the source of much that could be classified as insane behavior in everyday life. In South Asian traditions, the state of being trapped in the illusory belief that one is the ego is known as maya or samsara. According to the mythologist Joseph Campbell, the chief reason for the concept of transcending the ego throughout Eastern philosophy is because the ego has never been properly separated from the Freudian id, and so the whole idea of developing out of ego not the pleasure but the reality principle is simply unknown
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The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
~ Alan Watts

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The world is burning in the fire of desire, in greed, arrogance and excessive ego.
~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib

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With the disappearance of God the Ego moves forward to become the sole divinity.
~ Dorothee Sˆlle

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Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it.
~ George Santayana

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

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Ego has a voracious appetite, the more you feed it, the hungrier it gets.
~ Nathaniel Bronner Jr.

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

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The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages.
~ Will Durant

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Through loving devotion, their ego evaporates.
~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib

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If due to ego you think: I shall not fight; this resolve of yours is vain. Your own nature will compel you.
~ Bhagavad Gita

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Ego is the biggest enemy of humans.
~ Rig Veda

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The ego is not master in its own house.
~ Sigmund Freud

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Confronted by outstanding merit, there is no way of saving one's ego except by love
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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As William Penn put it: "Those people who are not governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." Remember... that those tyrants are often self-imposed roadblocks of your lower self at work.
~ Wayne Dyer

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The Universe knows what it's doing. So don't develop a big ego, and don't be afraid.
~ Benjamin Hoff

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In their dreams at night, people wander around as long as they sleep; just so, they are under the power of the snake Maya, as long as their hearts are filled with ego and duality.
~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib

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The sickness of my ego has been dispelled, and my pain is over and done.
~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib

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Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.
~ Clare Boothe Luce

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When your mind becomes fixed on Me, you shall overcome all difficulties by My grace. But, if you do not listen to Me due to ego, you shall perish.
~ Bhagavad Gita

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All works are being done by the energy and power of nature, but due to delusion of ego people assume themselves to be the doer.
~ Bhagavad Gita

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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

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“The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.”
~ Eckhart Tolle

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“Life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience that primordial shamanism is based on is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego.”
~ Terence McKenna

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“The Ego is a veil between humans and God’.”
“In prayer all are equal.”
~ Rumi

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“When you let go of the belief that you should or need to know who you are, what happens to confusion? Suddenly it is gone. When you fully accept that you don't know, you actually enter a state of peace and clarity that is closer to who you truly are than thought could ever be. Defining yourself through thought is limiting yourself.”
~ Eckhart Tolle

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“That's just your ego, trying to make sure it stays in charge. This is what ego does. It keeps you feeling separate, keeps you with a sense of duality, tries to convince you that you're flawed and broken and alone instead of whole.”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

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The ego is your enemy, not your friend. It is the ego that gives you wounds and hurts you. It is the ego that makes you violent, angry, jealous, competitive. It is the ego that is continuously comparing and feeling miserable.
~ Osho

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Take no notice of the ego and its activities, but see only the light behind.
~ Ramana Maharshi

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All troubles come to an end when the ego dies
~ Ramakrishna

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The ego does not, cannot live in the present, because the present is real and the ego is false -- they never meet.
~ Osho

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The Self alone exists. When you try to trace the ego, which is the basis of the perception of the world and everything else, you find the ego does not exist at all and neither does all this creation that you see.
~ Ramana Maharshi

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The entire life of the personal ego is continually in the grip of wanting, i. e., an attempt to seek fulfilment of desires through things that change and vanish. But there can be no real fulfilment through the transient things
~ Meher Baba

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The longing of the mind is to be extraordinary. The ego thirsts and hungers for the recognition that you are somebody. Somebody achieves that dream through wealth, somebody else achieves that dream through power, politics, somebody else can achieve that dream through miracles, jugglery, but the dream remains the same:
~ Osho

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Remove the Ego and Avidya (Ignorance) is gone. Look for it, the ego vanishes and the real Self alone remains.
~ Ramana Maharshi

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It is on account of the ego that one is not able to see God. In front of the door of God's mansion lies the stump of ego. One cannot enter the mansion without jumping over the stump.
~ Ramakrishna

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The ego's phenomenal existence is transcended when you dive into the source from where the `I'-thought rises
~ Ramana Maharshi

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Your ego is just an idea implanted in your mind. It is poisonous. Your ego keeps driving you madder and madder.
~ Osho

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What is the ego? Enquire. The body is insentient and cannot say `I'. The Self is pure consciousness and non-dual. It cannot say `I'. No one says `I' in sleep. What is the ego then? It is something intermediate between the inert body and the Self. It has no locus standi. If sought for it vanishes like a ghost.
~ Ramana Maharshi

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The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear.
~ Deepak Chopra

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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

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There are only two states of consciousness that exist - the state of the ego and the state of love. The ego is the narrow state, the seed-form, the atomic stage; love is all encompassing, love is God. The center of the ego is I; the ego exists for itself. The nectar of love is the universe. Love exists for all.
~ Rajneesh

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

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If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up.
~ Deepak Chopra

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Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love.
~ Steve Pavlina

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

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Thinking, or more precisely identification with thinking, gives rise to and maintains the ego, which, in our Western society in particular, is out of control. It believes it is real and tries hard to maintain its supremacy. Negative states of mind, such as anger, resentment, fear, envy, and jealousy, are products of the ego.
~ Eckhart Tolle

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Spiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. Old age does that for you too. It spiritualizes people naturally.
~ Ram Dass

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

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

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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

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Me, me, me! Mine, mine, mine! I'm right, I'm right, I'm right. What's in it for me? How do I use this? How do I take advantage of it? This is the way of the ego. Own this within yourself and you will begin to release yourself from it.
~ Leonard Jacobson

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The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not.
~ George Michael

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The foundation of the Buddha's teachings lies in compassion, and the reason for practicing the teachings is to wipe out the persistence of ego, the number-one enemy of compassion.
~ Dalai Lama

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The Ego is a veil between humans and God’.” “In prayer all are equal.
~ Rumi

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

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

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If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue.
~ Deepak Chopra

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

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It's very clearly stated in the film: You make your own choices, and what you're always fighting is ego.
~ Taylor Hackford

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In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
~ Rajneesh

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Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his [mankind's] ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.
~ Hans Arp

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My performances have finally caught up with my ego.
~ Ato Boldon

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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

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Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.
~ Wilson Mizner

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Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.
~ Muhammad Iqbal

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Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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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

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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. And this is one of the mysteries, that the mind can speak, and knows nothing; and the heart knows everything, and cannot speak.
~ Rajneesh

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

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

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The ego is not master in its own house.
~ Sigmund Freud

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

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As the ego cogito, subjectivity is the consciousness that represents something, relates this representation back to itself, and so gathers with itself.
~ Martin Heidegger

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I don't have any ego about it, but I find there's not a great work ethic in show business. A lot of people are in it to make money, and coming from stand-up, you have to work so hard because almost nothing works, and if you lose the audience for three minutes, you're dead.
~ Norm MacDonald

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Many could forgo heavy meals, a full wardrobe, a fine house, etcetera. It is the ego they cannot forgo.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

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The problem is that we have allowed our egos, the part of us which believes that we are separate from God and separate from each other, to dominate our lives.
~ Wayne Dyer

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This is something basic to be understood - the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity - only then can you dissolve it. A weak ego cannot be dissolved. And this becomes a problem.
~ Rajneesh

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I have a huge ego and a huge inferiority complex at the same time.
~ Barry Gibb

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

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If you want to reach a state of Bliss - make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved and the need to judge.
~ Deepak Chopra

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It sometimes happens and will sometimes happen again that I forget who I am and strut before my eyes, like a stranger.
~ Samuel Beckett

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The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.
~ Eckhart Tolle

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Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.
~ John Lennon

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Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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

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All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.
~ Cyril Connolly

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

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Drugs, alcohol and ego. They are a bad mix.
~ Don Dokken

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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

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The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages.
~ Will Durant

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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

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In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a characters and let his perceptions take over.
~ Elizabeth Moon

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I'm very competitive, and my ego couldn't handle that lack of success
~ Gavin DeGraw

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The ego constantly competes with the spirit for control over your inner voice.
~ Darren Johnson

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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

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I have no ego investment in being on the air. I don't knock others for whom that kind of attention is like oxygen, but I don't miss anything about it.
~ Hugh Downs

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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

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An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead.
~ Carl Jung

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Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.
~ W. H. Auden

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

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

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I own and operate a ferocious ego.
~ Bill Moyers

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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

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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

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Most people are so stuck in their egos that everything revolves around me, me, and more me. But if you want to be rich in the truest sense of the word, it can't only be about you. It has to include adding value to other people's lives.
~ T. Harv Eker

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The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.
~ Criss Jami

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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

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

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Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness.
~ Max Planck

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The foundation of the Buddha's teachings lies in compassion, and the reason for practicing the teachings is to wipe out the persistence of ego, the number-one enemy of compassion.
~ Dalai Lama

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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

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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

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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

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Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.
~ Clare Boothe Luce

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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

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An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead.
~ Carl Jung

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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

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Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.
~ W. H. Auden

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

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

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

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An actress must never lose her ego -- without it she has no talent.
~ Norma Shearer

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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

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Most people are so stuck in their egos that everything revolves around me, me, and more me. But if you want to be rich in the truest sense of the word, it can't only be about you. It has to include adding value to other people's lives.
~ T. Harv Eker

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The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.
~ Criss Jami

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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

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

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Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness.
~ Max Planck

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The foundation of the Buddha's teachings lies in compassion, and the reason for practicing the teachings is to wipe out the persistence of ego, the number-one enemy of compassion.
~ Dalai Lama

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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

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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

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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

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Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.
~ Clare Boothe Luce

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

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

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

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If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue.
~ Deepak Chopra

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

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The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.
~ George Eliot

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Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
~ Sigmund Freud

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If you play more than two chords, you're showing off.
~ Woody Guthrie

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Showing young children in these communities, that there are outlets for their feelings, that there is room in a space for their stories to be told, and that they will be applauded - and it's not about ego, it's about connection: that their pain is everybody else's pain.
~ Tom Hiddleston

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

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Even though we want huge individual egos, our collective ego is unbelievable.
~ Mike Krzyzewski

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

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Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling, not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex, vital interweaving of both.
~ Sylvia Plath

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Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.
~ Walter Bagehot

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It's very different because the Indians live as if they are their souls and Americans live as if they are their egos.
~ Ram Dass

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Enlightenment is ego's ultimate disappointment.
~ Chogyam Trungpa

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Great people have great egos; maybe that's what makes them great.
~ Paul Arden

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The Ego is a veil between humans and God’.” “In prayer all are equal.
~ Rumi

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Perhaps middle-age is, or should be, a period of shedding shells; the shell of ambition, the shell of material accumulations and possessions, the shell of the ego.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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The Universe knows what it's doing. So don't develop a big ego, and don't be afraid.
~ Benjamin Hoff

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We are constantly protecting the male ego, and it's a disservice to men. If a man has any sensitivity or intelligence, he wants to get the straight scoop from his girlfriend.
~ Betty Dodson

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A Oneness of all. An evolution in consciousness of us all that isn't about the egos.
~ Ram Dass

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We've got to convince our egos and our minds that if we want to live happy lives, love is more important than anything else!
~ Ken Keyes Jr.

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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

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Pride would be a lot easier to swallow if it didn't taste so bad.
~ Brad Moore

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We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires.
~ Pope Benedict XVI

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When we place our discontented egos on the altar of gratitude, we develop contented altar egos filled with thanksgiving.
~ Craig Groeschel

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The ego is not a thing but a subtle effort, and you cannot use effort to get rid of effort - you end up with two efforts instead of one. The ego itself is a perfect manifestation of the Divine, and it is best handled by resting in Freedom, not by trying to get rid of it, which simply increases the effort of the ego itself
~ Ken Wilber

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What will the world be quite overturned when you die?
~ Epictetus

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When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful.
~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi

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The pest of society are the egotist, they are dull and bright, sacred and profane, course and fine. It is a disease that like the flu falls on all constitutions.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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I am a bit difficult to be around sometimes. I can be stubborn on a lot of things, and I'm set, but I can also adapt in a conflict situation and don't hold on to an ego. I end up seeing the larger good and adapt to it, provided it benefits me. I may come across as a cold person, but I am extremely sentimental.
~ Emraan Hashmi

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

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I hate everything which is not in myself.
~ Norman Mailer

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I am a man for whom the outside world exists.
~ Theophile Gautier

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It's all about self-esteem now. Build the kids' self-esteem, make them feel good about themselves. If everybody grows up with high self-esteem, who's gonna dance in our strip-clubs?
~ Greg Giraldo

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I'm not in front of the camera, they are. I encourage them; I build up as much of their confidence and ego as possible. They've got to take control; I can't act it out.
~ Taylor Hackford

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I, in the end, make art for myself.
~ Anish Kapoor

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Coyness is a rather comically pathetic fault, a miscalculation in which, by trying to veil the ego, we let it appear stark naked.
~ Louis Kronenberger

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Ego cannot bring anything extraordinary into the world; the extraordinary comes only through egolessness. And so is the case with the musician and the poet and the dancer. So is the case with everybody.
~ Rajneesh

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Boasting, like gilded armour, is very different inside from outside.
~ Diogenes

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A man is arrogant in proportion to his ignorance. Man's natural tendency is to egotism. Man, in his infancy of knowledge, thinks that all creation was formed for him.
~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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Isn't the origin of conflict ego? If there is no ego there is no becoming.
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

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self-esteem, n. An erroneous appraisal.
~ Ambrose Bierce

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Under the bright sun, many of us are gathered together with different languages, different styles of dress, even different faiths. However, all of us are the same in being humans, and we all uniquely have the thought of 'I' and we're all the same in wanting happiness and in wanting to avoid suffering.
~ Dalai Lama

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Not to identify oneself with something, or to associate things with the 'me,' and to see that the idea that there is a 'me,' which is distinct from things, is a delusion...
~ Dalai Lama

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I know it's very egocentric to believe that someone is put on Earth for a reason. In my case, I like to think I was.
~ Art Buchwald

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What has to be given up is not the I, as most mystics suppose: this I is indispensable for any relationship, including the highest, which always presupposes an I and You.
~ Martin Buber

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The simple fact of yourself... there it is... just you... no excitement about it... a very simple fact... the only thing you have... keep it as clear as you can.
~ Georgia O'Keeffe

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Action painting has to do with self-creation or self-definition or self-transcendence; but this dissociates it from self-expression, which assumes the acceptance of the ego as it is, with its wound and its magic.
~ Hannah Arendt

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When you paint, you forget everything except your object. When you are too much engrossed in it, you are lost in it. And when you are lost in it, your ego diminishes. And when the ego diminishes, love infinite appears.
~ Meher Baba

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Ego is something that you come to know - something that you befriend by not acting out or by repressing all the feelings that you feel.
~ Pema Chodron

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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

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The waves belong to the water. Does the water belong to the waves?
~ Ramakrishna

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I am very much aware of my own double self... The well-known one is very under control; everything is planned and very secure. The unknown one can be very unpleasant. I think this side is responsible for all the creative work - he is in touch with the child.
~ Ingmar Bergman

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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

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Our real nature is not our imaginary, limited ego. Our true nature is vast, all-comprehensive, and intangible as empty space.
~ Anagarika Govinda

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Ego is the movement of the mind toward objects of perception in the form of grasping, and away from objects in the form of aversion. This fundamentally is all the ego is. This movement of grasping and aversion gives rise to a sense of a separate 'me,' and in turn the sense of 'me' strengthens itself this way.
~ Adyashanti

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Regarding ego force, we don't always like people who have it. If you have it, and need to be liked, you ought to consider letting most of it come out the end of your brush.
~ Robert Genn

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Many people believe that making themselves the key person in their lives is a bad thing. It's simply good common sense. After all, you're the only person who's with you 24/7 until you draw your last breath.
~ Lauren Mackler

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A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul.
~ Jillian Michaels

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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

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