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Positive Quotes about Ego

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Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology Wisdom Values Spiritual Self Self-Esteem Self-Confidence

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

 

With courage, you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand
that there is something called mystery.
- Paulo Coelho

I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

The ego lives by comparisons...
The ego cannot survive without judgment.
- A Course in Miracles

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self denial is an indulgence to the ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

"Pride" is such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pride comes in two flavors -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

INTENT:
We hold the power to make things happen
through our intent -
to the extent that we use our intention
with compassion and without ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man who is awakened, lives in such a way
that he leaves no footprints.
- Osho quoting The Buddha

During life, none of us is 100% open to Spirit -
we have too much ego to do that.
Only at death do we give up our ego and completely open to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

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

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

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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.
- Osho

"Pride" is one of those really crazy words,
and such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge, and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.
- Henry Van Dyke

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

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

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

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

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

In retrospect I realize that the threat was about ego
rather than the validity of the music.
- David Baker

I fed my ego, but not my soul.
- Yakov Smirnoff

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

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

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

It was important to have a similar energy in my performance.
To make the character too different would have just
been about my ego because it didn't need to be drastically different.
- Brandon Routh

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

I think one of the interesting things about poker is
that once you let your ego in,
you're done for.
- Al Alvarez

I'm very accessible.
I don't get into this ego thing.
- Scott Hamilton

I don't want the giant ego.
I don't want to become Kevin Costner,
singing on the soundtrack to The Postman.
- Joss Whedon

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

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

An actor is totally vulnerable.
His total personality is exposed to critical judgment -
his intellect,
his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance.
In short, his ego.
- Alec Guinness

In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's
and let his perceptions take over.
- Elizabeth Moon

I get pretty terrified, to be honest,
when I'm on tour.
You really have to muster a lot of ego to go our there,
which I find rather draining.
- Michael Hutchence

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

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

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

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

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

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

An actress must never lose her ego -
without it she has no talent.
- Tom Lehrer

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

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

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

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

I own and operate a ferocious ego.
- Bill Moyers

When actors give their input, it can be very ego-driven,
and directors are scared of that.
- Michael Pitt

It was 100 percent music.
There was no ego involved, no attitudes,
no black and white, it was pure music.
- Lee Konitz

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

My ego is controlled enough that I don't have to be the focus.
- Herbie Mann

And it's a question of how far we're willing to go
in order to let the ego shine,
in order to let that beacon penetrate not only the
local scene but the world.
- Taylor Hackford


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