Best 356 Ego Quotes

Ego Quotes

Here’s the best collection f 356 ego quotes that’ll help you understand the negative impact it creates in our life. These quotes will help you become more positive in life by dropping the ego.

Ego Quotes

1. Ego is the enemy. – Ryan Holiday

2. Outcomes over ego. – Shane Parrish

3. Bragging dims the soul. – Unknown

4. Truth above everything. – Naval Ravikant

5. Men learn while they teach. – Seneca

6. Pride goes before destruction. – Aesop

7. Slow but steady wins the race. – Aesop

8. If you wish to be loved, love. – Seneca

9. After success, keep on working. – Maxime Lagacé

10. Drop ego and listen. Empathize. – Naval Ravikant

11. Ego trip: a journey to nowhere. – Robert Half

12. Ego takes everything personally. – Eckhart Tolle

13. Starve your ego. Feed your soul. – Unknown

14. Be capable of negating your ego. – Robert Greene

15. Where id was, there ego shall be. – Sigmund Freud

16. A boaster and a liar are cousins. – German proverb

17. Above all, don’t lie to yourself. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

18. When the ego dies, the soul awakes. – Mahatma Gandhi

19. Rule your mind or it will rule you. – Buddha

20. Work for a cause, not for applause. – Unknown

21. Do not seek praise. Seek criticism. – Paul Arden

22. Let us be more simple and less vain. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

23. Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. – Aesop

24. Live life to express, not to impress. – Unknown

25. Love without sacrifice is like theft. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

26. It’s better to be ignorant than wrong. – Shane Parrish

27. We are rarely proud when we are alone. – Voltaire

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

29. I have an ego the size of a small planet. – Linus Torvalds

30. Fragile egos make for fragile friendships. – @TheStoicEmperor

31. Train yourself to take nothing personally. – Robert Greene

32. I like the moment when I break a man’s ego. – Bobby Fischer

33. There’s no ego when you’re a ukulele player. – Jake Shimabukuro

34. In the battle of egos, both competitors lose. – Robin Sharma

35. Respect yourself and others will respect you. – Confucius

36. Ego is negative but self-respect is positive. – Younus AlGohar

37. When something dies is the greatest teaching. – Shunryu Suzuki

38. My opponent is my teacher, my ego is my enemy. – Renzo Gracie

39. Egotism sucks us down like the law of gravity. – Cyril Connolly

40. Nations have their ego, just like individuals. – James Joyce

41. Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. – Emily Brontë

42. Fools try to impress. The wise simply express. – Maxime Lagacé

43. The Ego’s job is to kill everything but itself. – Byron Katie

44. Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting. – Emmet Fox

45. Spoil not an act of kindness by speaking of it. – Unknown

46. Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment. – Chögyam Trungpa

47. Leave the ego otherwise everyone will leave you. – Unknown

48. Receive without pride, let go without attachment. – Marcus Aurelius

49. Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space. – Diane Black

50. Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. – Andre Gide

51. When there is no desire, all things are at peace. – Lao Tzu

52. Flattery is all right so long as you don’t inhale. – Adlai Stevenson

53. I don’t care what you think unless it is about me. – Kurt Cobain

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

55. Avoid making yourself the subject of conversation. – Jean de la Bruyere

56. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold. – Thomas Jefferson

57. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. – Miyamoto Musashi

58. Silence is the respite of the confident and strong. – Ryan Holiday

59. We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glowworm. – Winston Churchill

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

61. If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings. – Welsh proverb

62. Jealousy is the suspicion of one’s own inferiority. – Emily Post

63. Perfect humility tends to the annihilation of self. – Meister Eckhart

64. The more awake we become, the less we need the ego. – Steven Pressfield

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

66. If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect. – Ted Turner

67. People confuse ego, lust, insecurity with true love. – Simon Cowell

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

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

70. None are so empty as those who are full of themselves. – Benjamin Whichcote

71. A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. – Benjamin Franklin

72. Soar with wit. Conquer with dignity. Handle with care. – Criss Jami

73. Ego is about who’s right. Truth is about what’s right. – Mike Maples Jr

74. An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside. – Thubten Zopa Rinpoche

75. Humility is born of the spirit, humiliation of the ego. – Alan Cohen

76. The loudest in the room is the weakest one in the room. – Frank Lucas

77. Pride is ugly. It says ‘If you succeed I am a failure’. – Ezra Taft Benson

78. You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak. – George Clooney

79. Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it is dark. – Zen proverb

80. Ego is false confidence, self-respect is true confidence. – Naval Ravikant

81. The greatest prison of all is the one our ego puts us in. – Shane Parrish

82. The ego isn’t a real thing, it’s just the unexamined mind. – Thibaut

83. Show me someone without an ego, and I’ll show you a loser. – Donald Trump

84. For me humility was a relief, the opposite of humiliation. – Dan Harris

85. We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. – Rabindranath Tagore

86. I have never seen a greater monster or miracle than myself. – Michel de Montaigne

87. Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. – Frank Leahy

88. It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles. – Niccolò Machiavelli

89. Practice pure generosity to continuously dissipate the ego. – Tony Choi

90. Humility is, in a sense, admitting how egotistical you are. – Criss Jami

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

92. Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you. – Andrew Murray

93. Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. Fulton J. – Sheen

94. Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain. – Bruce Lee

95. Fixed mindset is about ego, growth mindset is about presence. – Unknown

96. Ignorance and power and pride are a deadly mixture, you know. – Robert Fulghum

97. I long to escape the prison of my ego and lose myself in you. – Rumi

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

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

100. Picking the glamorous choice is almost always a bad decision. – Life Math Money

101. When your ego is no more, only then will you know who you are. – Rajneesh

102. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. – Lao Tzu

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

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

105. Don’t worry about looking good; worry about achieving your goal. – Ray Dalio

106. If you learn how to make fun of yourself, your ego will go down. – Nirmala Srivastava

107. There is nothing that strengthens the ego more than being right. – Eckhart Tolle

108. Because they consistently observe and listen, the humble improve. – Ryan Holiday

109. Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying. St. – Vincent de Paul

110. Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself. – Friedrich Nietzsche

111. The ego is a veil between humans and God. In prayer all are equal. – Rumi

112. Egoist: a person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. – Ambrose Bierce

113. Impressing people is utterly different from being truly impressive. – John Boyd

114. The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule. – Albert Einstein

115. We optimize for short-term ego protection over long-term happiness. – Shane Parrish

116. If we can develop a truly humble attitude, we can change the world. – Pope Francis

117. Man is not a rational animal he is a rationalizing animal. Robert A. – Heinlein

118. One learns to ignore criticism by first learning to ignore applause. – Robert Brault

119. People that put themselves above others will fall longer and harder. – Gina Lindley

120. The ego is antifragile. When attacked it inflates to protect itself. – Michael

121. The ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal. – Pema Chödrön

122. The gulf left by the absence of ego is quickly filled with knowledge. – Shane Parrish

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

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

125. There is no one who would not rather appear to know than to be taught. – Marcus Fabius Quintilianus

126. The walls of pride are high and wide, can’t see over to the other side. – Bob Dylan

127. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. – Mahatma Gandhi

128. The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated. – William James

129. Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances. – Wayne Dyer

130. On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom. – Michel de Montaigne

131. The offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny. – Mark Twain

132. Pride was the belt you used to hold your pants up when you had no pants. – Stephen King

133. The fools in life want things fast and easy — money, success, attention. – Robert Greene

134. On the sentence “I’ve changed my mind”: Four simple and underused words. – Naval Ravikant

135. One of the ego’s favorite paths of resistance is to fill you with doubt. – Ram Dass

136. You have to try to reply to criticism with your intellect, not your ego. – Mike Brearley

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

138. Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame. – Thomas a Kempis

139. Confidence turns into pride only when you are in denial of your mistakes. – Criss Jami

140. Understand: You should be radiating confidence, not arrogance or disdain. – Robert Greene

141. Receive wealth or prosperity without arrogance; and be ready to let it go. – Marcus Aurelius

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

143. To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self. – Joan Didion

144. The more you dis-identify with your ego, the more complete is your freedom. – @TheAncientSage

145. When ego is in control it judges and punishes. But love forgives and heals. – Angie Karan

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

147. The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working. – Albert Einstein

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148. The great corrupter of public men is the ego — corrupter because distracter. – Dean Acheson

149. If you want to improve, you must be content to be thought foolish and stupid. – Epictetus

150. When someone sings his own praises, he always gets the tune too high. Mary H. – Waldrip

151. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity. – Marina Abramovic

152. Complaining is one of the ego’s favorite strategies for strengthening itself. – Eckhart Tolle

153. Fools try to make themselves bigger. The wise try to make themselves smaller. – Maxime Lagacé

154. If someone corrects you, and you feel offended, then you have an ego problem. – Nouman Ali Khan

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

156. Humility and pride will forever battle whenever or wherever love is concerned. – Jeremy Aldana

157. We must do our work for its own sake, not for fortune or attention or applause. – Steven Pressfield

158. We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. – Epictetus

159. Success is seen as proof of guilt by those with jealous minds and fragile egos. – @TheStoicEmperor

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

161. There’s just work to be done and lessons to be learnt. In all that is around us. – Ryan Holiday

162. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. – Ann Landers

163. Some people’s insecurity and ego fragility cannot tolerate the slightest offense. – Robert Greene

164. In all that surrounds him the egotist sees only the frame of his own portrait. J. – Petit-Senn

165. The ego is an exquisite instrument. Enjoy it, use it – just don’t get lost in it. – Ram Dass

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

167. Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. – Barry Switzer

168. You have no choice. You must leave your ego on the doorstep before you enter love. – Kamand Kojouri

169. The way to do really big things seems to be to start with deceptively small things. – Paul Graham

170. Once the ego inflates it will only come back to earth through some jarring failure. – Robert Greene

171. Speak the truth as you see it. But with kindness. With humility. Without hypocrisy. – Marcus Aurelius

172. There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us. Laurence J. – Peter

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

174. The hated man is the result of his hater’s pride rather than his hater’s conscience. – Criss Jami

175. Transform jealousy to admiration, and what you admire will become part of your life. – Yoko Ono

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

177. I can’t tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring. – James McNeill Whistler

178. The ego is always looking to find something. The Spirit can see what’s already there. – Marianne Williamson

179. It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. – Unknown

180. Your worst enemy is hiding within yourself, and that enemy is your nafs or false ego. – Rumi

181. It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want. – Rumi

182. A man may do an immense deal of good, if he does not care who gets the credit for it. – Father Strickland

183. Our ego and emotions get in the way of seeing the problem clearly. Detachment is key. – George Mack

184. Pride makes us do things well. But it is love that makes us do them to perfection. H. – Jackson Brown Jr

185. It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. Harry S. – Truman

186. It is a narrow passageway that leads to the garden of contentment. Big egos don’t fit. – @TheStoicEmperor

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

188. The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment. – Elbert Hubbard

189. Celebrate, but not for too loudly. Be proud, but not for too long. Keep working, always. – Maxime Lagacé

190. Fear of fear is the birth place of the ego, its resting place and its final destination. – Mircea Macave

191. Always keep your ego in check and not be afraid to listen. Listening is a great art form. – Clint Eastwood

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

193. First man wants money. Then money man wants power. Then powerful man wants peace of mind. – Thibaut

194. Fools, because of fear, accumulate and consume. The wise, because of love, give and create. – Maxime Lagacé

195. Amateurs focus on tearing other people down. Professionals focus on making everyone better. – Shane Parrish

196. You’re not as good as you think. You don’t have it all figured out. Stay focused. Do better. – Ryan Holiday

197. Suffering has a noble purpose: the evolution of consciousness and the burning up of the ego. – Eckhart Tolle

198. The trouble with most of us is that we’d rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. – Norman Vincent Peale

199. Amateurs think disagreements are threats. Professionals see them as an opportunity to learn. – Shane Parrish

200. It’s the sense of superiority and certainty that exceeds the bounds of confidence and talent. – Ryan Holiday

201. He that is proud eats up himself: pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle. – William Shakespeare

202. The compulsion to take ourselves seriously is in inverse proportion to our creative capacity. – Eric Hoffer

203. We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

204. If you get your ego in your way, you will only look to other people and circumstances to blame. – Jocko Willink

205. The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool. – Richard Feynman

206. A relationship never dies a natural death. It is always murdered by ego, attitude and ignorance. – Srinivas Shenoy

207. Withhold admiration from a narcissist and be disliked. Give it and be treated with indifference. – Mason Cooley

208. The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect. – Thomas Huxley

209. I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own. – Margaret Fuller

210. The narcissist devours people, consumes their output, and casts the empty, writhing shells aside. – Sam Vaknin

211. Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism. – Sigmund Freud

212. Forget the self and you will fear nothing, in whatever level or awareness you find yourself to be. – Carlos Castaneda

213. The pride that keeps us from forgiving is the same pride which keeps us from accepting forgiveness. – Frederick Buechner

214. When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you. – Lao Tzu

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

216. Love is happy when it is able to give something. The ego is happy when it is able to take something. – Osho

217. The key is to ego is distinguishing between when it’s serving you and when it’s getting in your way. – Shane Parrish

218. Ego is constantly attempting to acquire and apply the teachings of spirituality for its own benefit. – Chögyam Trungpa

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

220. For the ego to survive, it must make time – past and future – more important than the present moment. – Eckhart Tolle

221. Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals. Fulton J. – Sheen

222. What is rare is not raw talent, skill, or even confidence, but humility, diligence, and self-awareness. – Ryan Holiday

223. It doesn’t matter how well you’re doing, your ego and their accomplishments make you feel like nothing. – Ryan Holiday

224. Cast out pride and vanity; have no thought of trying to rule over others or of outdoing them. Wallace D. – Wattles

225. You shouldn’t gloat about anything you’ve done; you ought to keep going and find something better to do. – David Packard

226. Meditation is a state of mind in which the ‘me’ is absent. And therefore that very absence brings order. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

227. To obtain satori, one must let go of the ego. To receive everything, one must open one’s hands and give. – Taisen Deshimaru

228. When you bow, you should just bow; when you sit, you should just sit; when you eat, you should just eat. – Shunryu Suzuki

229. An egotist is not a man who thinks too much of himself; he is a man who thinks too little of other people. – Joseph Fort Newton

230. Fight your own pride and ego and be open-minded and always learning new techniques, new things from anyone. – Sam Sheridan

231. Body is purified by water. Ego by tears. Intellect is purified by knowledge. And soul is purified with love. – Ali ibn Abi Talib

232. To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength. – Criss Jami

233. The spirit of arrogance most definitely makes you shine. It paints a bright red target on your own forehead. – Criss Jami

234. Learn to fail with pride – and do so fast and cleanly. Maximise trial and error – by mastering the error part. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

235. We cannot bear very much reality, we are biased to protect our egos against the onslaught of unwelcome truths. – Garrett Hardin

236. Silence. The ability to deliberately keep yourself out of the conversation and subsist without its validation. – Ryan Holiday

237. Let your action be free of all traces of ego. When an action is free of ego it leaves no problems in its wake. – @TheAncientSage

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

239. What I’ve found in my research is that realism and self-honesty are the antidote to ego, hubris, and delusion. – Ryan Holiday

240. Charisma is a combination of two attributes. It’s the ability to project confidence and love at the same time. – Naval Ravikant

241. As soon as you refrain yourself you don’t really love. The weak protect themselves. The strong give everything. – Maxime Lagacé

242. Once you stop clinging and let things be, you’ll be free, even of birth and death. You’ll transform everything. – Bodhidharma

243. All ego really is, is our opinions, which we take to be solid, real, and the absolute truth about how things are. – Pema Chödrön

244. Apologizing does not always mean you are wrong, it just means that you value your relationship more than your ego. – Unknown

245. The ordinary focus on looking confident and looking good. The superior focus on creating value and helping others. – Maxime Lagacé

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246. Do not hold on to your original idea out of sheer stubbornness, or because your ego is tied up with its rightness. – Robert Greene

247. Midlife is the time to let go of an overdominant ego and to contemplate the deeper significance of human existence. – Carl Gustav Jung

248. When we constantly judge every tiny event, we lose complete perspective over the nuances and spontaneities of life. – Naval Ravikant

249. Attempting to destroy something out of hate or ego often ensures that it will be preserved and disseminated forever. – Ryan Holiday

250. If you never smile, you’re too serious. If you never help, you’re too narcissist. If you never give, you never love. – Maxime Lagacé

251. The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us. – Hubert Humphrey

252. Kill the cow of your ego as quickly as you can, so that your inner spirit can come to life and attain true awareness. – Rumi

253. I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. – Charlotte Brontë

254. We overestimate the importance of what we focus on because we think we are special people in a special time and place. – Naval Ravikant

255. It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride. – John Ruskin

256. Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings. – Stephen King

257. You don’t have to turn this into something. It doesn’t have to upset you. Things can’t shape our decisions by themselves. – Marcus Aurelius

258. People will come up with extraordinarily convoluted theories to avoid admitting that they have been wrong about something. – @TheStoicEmperor

259. Self-awareness is not self-centeredness, and spirituality is not narcissism. ‘Know thyself’ is not a narcissistic pursuit. – Marianne Williamson

260. Identity invites confirmation bias, which neutralizes your ability to learn. Shedding identity is a prerequisite to wisdom. – Michael

261. Those who are arrogant are insecure. Those who are humble are courageous. Those who don’t care about their status are wise. – Maxime Lagacé

262. The voice inside your head shapes what you see, think, and feel. It protects your ego, even if that means distorting reality. – Shane Parrish

263. 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

264. Destroy your illusions so you can see reality. Destroy your fears so you can take risks. Destroy your ego so you can see life. – Maxime Lagacé

265. All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride. – Sophocles

266. No time for reading. For controlling your arrogance, yes. For overcoming pain and pleasure, yes. For outgrowing ambition, yes. – Marcus Aurelius

267. Listening is difficult because it involves suppressing your ego long enough to consider what is being said before you respond. – Shane Parrish

268. Consciousness is the bridge, the golden bridge, from this world to the other, from hell to heaven, from the ego to the divine. – Osho

269. Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out, and strike it, merely to show that you have one. – Lord Chesterfield

270. The man who thinks he can live without others is mistaken; the one who thinks others can’t live without him is even more deluded. – Hasidic saying

271. The desire for self-development stems from “narcissistic” desires, a tendency to self-aggrandizement and superiority over others. – Sigmund Freud

272. When you’re upset because someone doesn’t like you, it’s your ego operating: you validate your existence based on their approval. – Thibaut

273. You’re subject to sorrow, fear, jealousy, anger and inconsistency. That’s the real reason you should admit that you are not wise. – Marcus Aurelius

274. Never be distracted by people’s glamorous portraits of themselves and their lives; search and dig for what really imprisons them. – Robert Greene

275. Most successful people are people you’ve never heard of. They want it that way. It keeps them sober. It helps them do their jobs. – Ryan Holiday

276. Never be angry at someone for telling you the truth, no matter how unpleasant. If you don’t, you’ll eventually stop hearing truth. – Life Math Money

277. The mind of the beginner is empty, free of the habits of the expert, ready to accept, to doubt, and open to all the possibilities. – Shunryu Suzuki

278. That’s how it seems to go: We’re never happy with what we have, we want what others have too. We want to have more than everyone else. – Ryan Holiday

279. Something good should be a source of pride, correct? ‘Yes’. And can one really take pride in a momentary pleasure? Please don’t say yes. – Marcus Aurelius

280. Never let pride or concern for your reputation pull you farther into the morass; both will suffer far greater blows by your persistence. – Robert Greene

281. Instead of treating events as wins or losses, ask “Did I learn something I can apply in the future?” If not, you must treat it as a loss. – Naval Ravikant

282. Every ego wants to be special. If it can’t be special by being superior to others, it’s also quite happy with being especially miserable. – Eckhart Tolle

283. One big mistake I see people make over and over is focusing on proving themselves right, instead of focusing on achieving the best outcome. – Shane Parrish

284. We’re all the stars of our own movies, but cutting back on the number of “Do you know who I am?” thoughts made my life infinitely smoother. – Dan Harris

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

286. It’s not the great stars that win; it’s the great teams that win. It’s the teams that subjugate their ego to the team and put the team first. – Robert Kraft

287. Ego says ‘I can do no wrong’, whereas confidence says ‘I can get this right’. Confidence says ‘I’m valuable’ while ego says ‘I’m invaluable’. – Todd Henry

288. 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 Sharma

289. We must go beyond the constant clamor of ego, beyond the tools of logic and reason, to the still, calm place within us: the realm of the soul. – Deepak Chopra

290. Good provocation is virtuous truth seeking that shatters delusion. Bad provocation is the fragile ego that deals with insecurity by lashing out. – @TheStoicEmperor

291. A willingness to be wrong in conversation can help you avoid being wrong in a costlier arena. Better to lose an argument than a fortune, or a war. – @TheStoicEmperor

292. With self-awareness, you can calm your mind. With a calm mind, you can understand things better. When you understand things better, you love more. – Maxime Lagacé

293. The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. – Wayne Dyer

294. Ego and learning are incompatible. If you want to learn you must put your ego aside and adopt a beginner’s mindset, assuming that you know nothing. – @TheAncientSage

295. Your ego is your self-image created by thought. It’s your social mask requiring validation because it lives in fear of losing its sense of identity. – Thibaut

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

297. Amateurs see feedback and coaching as someone criticizing them as a person. Professionals know they have weak spots and seek out thoughtful criticism. – Shane Parrish

298. The bigger your heart, the more you love, the more you control your life. The bigger your ego, the more you’re scared, the more others control your life. – Maxime Lagacé

299. I think the hard thing here is seeing the truth. To see the truth, you have to get your ego out of the way because your ego doesn’t want to face the truth. – Naval Ravikant

300. Ego needs honors in order to be validated. Confidence, on the other hand, is able to wait and focus on the task at hand regardless of external recognition. – Ryan Holiday

301. Your ego screams for people to acknowledge you. But you must do nothing. Take it. Eat it until you’re sick. Endure it. Quietly brush it off and work harder. – Ryan Holiday

302. 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

303. Greatness comes from humble beginnings; it comes from grunt work. It means you’re the least important person in the room — until you change that with results. – Ryan Holiday

304. Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them. T. S. – Eliot

305. 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

306. Among real friends there is no rivalry or jealousy of one another, but they are satisfied and contented alike whether they are equal or one of them is superior. – Plutarch

307. Next time you find yourself debating someone, try dropping your position entirely and starting from scratch. Walk out of an ego war and into a learning session. – Johnny Uzan

308. Teach self-denial and make its practice pleasure, and you can create for the world a destiny more sublime that ever issued from the brain of the wildest dreamer. – Sir Walter Scott

309. 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

310. Freedom means the power to act by soul guidance, not by the compulsions of desires and habits. Obeying the ego leads to bondage; obeying the soul brings liberation. – Paramahansa Yogananda

311. Love isn’t something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn’t a feeling, it is a practice. – Erich Fromm

312. The true purpose [of Zen] is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let everything go as it goes… Zen practice is to open up our small mind. – Shunryu Suzuki

313. Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life. – Bertrand Russell

314. Through being “right”, you feel superior and through feeling superior you strengthen your sense of self. In reality, of course, you are only strengthening the illusion of ego. – Eckhart Tolle

315. Never criticize. People are very bad at taking criticism rationally. They take it as a blow to their ego, defend themselves stubbornly, and accuse you back. Resentment ensues. – @TheAncientSage

316. The smaller you can make your ego, the less conditioned you can make your reactions, the less desires you can have about the outcome you want, the easier it to see the reality. – Naval Ravikant

317. Drop jealousy and love wells up. Jealousy means that I am the owner. It is an ego trip, and wherever there is ego there is poison, and the poison kills the very source of love. – Osho

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318. I believe that the biggest problem that humanity faces is an ego sensitivity to finding out whether one is right or wrong and identifying what one’s strengths and weaknesses are. – Ray Dalio

319. 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

320. Love means to reach for the sky and with every breath to tear a hundred veils. Love means to step away from the ego, to open the eyes of inner vision and not to take this world so seriously. – Rumi

321. 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

322. There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance. John C. – Maxwell

323. People reject what they do not understand because it makes them feel small. They would rather believe in some other reality, even if it is only an illusion, so long as it makes them feel bigger. – Suzy Kassem

324. Ignorance, intolerance, egotism, self-assertion, opaque perception, dense and pitiful chuckle headedness – and an almost pathetic unconsciousness of it all, that is what I was at nineteen and twenty. – Mark Twain

325. You can’t learn if you think you already know. You will not find the answers if you’re too conceited and self-assured to ask the questions. You cannot get better if you are convinced you are the best. – Ryan Holiday

326. Jealousy means ego, jealousy means unconsciousness. Jealousy means that you have not known even a moment of joy and bliss; you are living in misery. Jealousy is a by-product of misery, ego, unconsciousness. – Rajneesh

327. All a man has is pride. Sometimes you have it so much it is a sin. We have all done things for pride that we knew were impossible. We didn’t care. But a man must implement his pride with intelligence and care. – Ernest Hemingway

328. Read books that challenge your beliefs and make you feel stupid. You don’t get better by protecting your ego. You get better by exposing it to truth and being vulnerable. This is how you remain fluid and grow. – @TheAncientSage

329. Look for intelligence and judgment and, most critically, a capacity to anticipate, to see around corners. Also look for loyalty, integrity, a high energy drive, a balanced ego and the drive to get things done. – Colin Powell

330. 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

331. The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history. – Bertrand Russell

332. When one is without ego, one becomes infinitely 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. – Mooji

333. The poor ego has a still harder time of it; it has to serve three harsh masters, and it has to do its best to reconcile the claims and demands of all three… The three tyrants are the external world, the superego, and the id. – Sigmund Freud

334. Maybe your parents will never be impressed, maybe your girlfriend won’t care. Maybe the investor won’t see the numbers, maybe the audience won’t clap. But we have to be able to push through. We can’t let that be what motivates us. – Ryan Holiday

335. The Ego 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

336. 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

337. Whenever the world throws rose petals at you, which thrill and seduce the ego, beware. The cosmic banana peel is suddenly going to appear underfoot to make sure you don’t take it all too seriously, that you don’t fill up on junk food. – Anne Lamott

338. You’re not looking for perfection in your partner. Perfection is all about the ego. With soulmate love, you know that true love is what happens when disappointment sets in – and you’re willing to deal maturely with these disappointments. – Karen Salmansohn

339. Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man… It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone. C.S. – Lewis

340. To live in the light of a new day and an unimaginable and unpredictable future, you must become fully present to a deeper truth – not a truth from your head, but a truth from your heart; not a truth from your ego, but a truth from the highest source. – Debbie Ford

341. We are vulnerable to the effects of truths we are unwilling to face. Perhaps they threaten our ego or the mental model that structures our routine. Disturbing information is easily rationalized or ignored. Trouble grows in the shadows we fear to illuminate. – @TheStoicEmperor

342. Learning is easier if you are honest about your own ignorance. People want to seem “in the know.” They try to signal that they are intelligent and informed. This is often counterproductive. Insecurity is the enemy of learning. A master knows how to be a beginner. – @TheStoicEmperor

343. Most of us are convinced that we are our egos, which is who we think we are. The ego is part of our incarnation. It dies with the body, which is why we are so afraid of death. Death scares the hell out of who you think you are, especially if you think you are this body. – Ram Dass

344. Many who appear to be seeking widespread popularity are in fact seeking acceptance. Disappointment awaits. Public prominence ensures that you will always be hearing from people who will never accept you. Sensitive people are better off cultivating a few close relationships. – @TheStoicEmperor

345. When you drop ego, you can have great fun because you are no longer taking anything personally. You are a detached observer which has a peculiar joy of its own. Ego is a source of great tension. Egoistic people are anxious, self-defensive and uptight. Drop the ego and chill out. – @TheAncientSage

346. If there’s one skill which can substantially improve the life of every single person, it is emotional self-control. If you drop your ego, don’t take things personally and adopt a detached perspective, your ability to deal with all types of people/situations will immensely improve. – @TheAncientSage

347. Remind yourself how pointless it is to rage and fight and try to one-up those around you. Go and put yourself in touch with the infinite, and end your conscious separation from the world. Reconcile yourself a bit better with the realities of life. Realize how much came before you, and how only wisps of it remain. – Ryan Holiday

348. If your ego starts out, ‘I am important, I am big, I am special,’ you’re in for some disappointments when you look around at what we’ve discovered about the universe. No, you’re not big. No, you’re not. You’re small in time and in space. And you have this frail vessel called the human body that’s limited on Earth. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

349. When you do something, you should do it with your whole body and mind; you should be concentrated on what you do. You should do it completely, like a good bonfire. You should not be a smoky fire. You should burn yourself completely. If you do not burn yourself completely, a trace of yourself will be left in what you do. – Shunryu Suzuki

350. It’s not about beating the other guy. It’s not about having more than the others. It’s about being what you are and being as good as possible at it without succumbing to all the things that draw you away from it. It’s about going where you set out to go. About accomplishing the most you’re capable in what you choose. That’s it. No more and no less. – Ryan Holiday

351. Work is finding yourself alone at the track when the weather kept everyone else indoors. It’s pushing through the pain and crappy first drafts and prototypes. It is ignoring whatever plaudits others are getting, and more importantly, ignoring whatever plaudits you may be getting. Because there is work to be done. Work doesn’t want to be good. It is made so, despite the headwind. – Ryan Holiday

352. It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second. – John Steinbeck

353. Since [narcissists] deep down, feel themselves to be faultless, it is inevitable that when they are in conflict with the world they will invariably perceive the conflict as the world’s fault. Since they must deny their own badness, they must perceive others as bad. They project their own evil onto the world. They never think of themselves as evil, on the other hand, they consequently see much evil in others. M. – Scott Peck

354. Steve Jobs had a remarkable knack for letting go of things that didn’t work. If you were in an argument with him, and you convinced him that you were right, he would instantly change his mind. He didn’t hold on to an idea because he had once believed it to be brilliant. His ego didn’t attach to the suggestions he made, even as he threw his full weight behind them. When Steve saw Pixar’s directors do the same, he recognized them as kindred spirits. – Ed Catmull

355. To meditate is to purge the mind of its self-centered activity. And if you have come this far in meditation, you will find there is silence, a total emptiness. The mind is uncontaminated by society; it is no longer subject to any influence, to the pressure of any desire. It is completely alone, and being alone, untouched it is innocent. Therefore there is a possibility for that which is timeless, eternal, to come into being. This whole process is meditation. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

356. Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition – all such distortions within our own egos – condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That’s how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other’s naked hearts. – Tennessee Williams

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