150+ Inspirational Quotes On The Ego

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“The gulf left by the absence of ego is quickly filled with knowledge.” 
“The greatest prison of all is the one our ego puts us in.”
“The great corrupter of public men is the ego — corrupter because of distracter.” 
“One big mistake I see people make over and over is focusing on proving themselves right, instead of focusing on achieving the best outcome.”
“Once the ego inflates it will only come back to earth through some jarring failure.”
“If someone corrects you and you feel offended, then you have an ego problem.”
“Fear of fear is the birthplace of the ego, its resting place, and its final destination.”
“People that put themselves above others will fall longer and harder.”
“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.” 
“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.”
“An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside.
“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.”
“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.”
“If you get your ego in your way, you will only look to other people and circumstances to blame.”
“Your worst enemy is hiding within yourself, and that enemy is your nafs or false ego.”
“Ego is the great enemy. Ego will hold you back every single time.” 
“It doesn’t matter how well you’re doing, your ego and their accomplishments make you feel like nothing.”
“It is a narrow passageway that leads to the garden of contentment. Big egos don’t fit.”
“In all that surrounds him, the egotist sees only the frame of his own portrait.” 
“Some people’s insecurity and ego fragility cannot tolerate the slightest offense.” 
“My opponent is my teacher, my ego is my enemy.” 
“Too much ego will kill your talent.”
“Your ego is your soul’s worst enemy.”
“Fragile egos make for fragile friendships.”
“The ego is the biggest enemy of humans.”
“People confuse ego, lust, insecurity with true love.”
“As you dissolve into love, your ego fades. You’re not thinking about loving; you’re just being love, radiating like the sun.”
“Body is purified by water. Ego by tears. Intellect is purified by knowledge. And soul is purified with love.” 
“Ego judges and punishes. Love forgives and heals.”
“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.”
“Love is happy when it is able to give something. The ego is happy when it is able to take something.” 
“Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.”
“Self-love seems so often unrequited.” 
“The hallucination of separateness prevents one from seeing that to cherish the ego is to cherish misery. We do not realize that our so-called love and concern for the individual is simply the other face of our own fear of death or rejection. In his exaggerated valuation of separate identity, the personal ego is sawing off the branch on which he is sitting, and then getting more and more anxious about the coming crash!”
“The last time I saw him he was walking down lover’s lane holding his own hand.”
“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.”
“Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.”
“Nations have their ego, just like individuals.”
“Impressing people is utterly different from being truly impressive.”
“I’m willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.”
“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.
“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.”
“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.” 
“Cast out pride and vanity; have no thought of trying to rule over others or of outdoing them.” 
“Fight your own pride and ego and be open-minded and always learning new techniques, new things from anyone.”

ego quotes In English

ego quotes In English
“Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain.”
“He that is proud eats up himself: pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle.”
“Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.”
“Ignorance and power and pride are a deadly mixture, you know.”
“Learn to fail with pride – and do so fast and cleanly. Maximise trial and error – by mastering the error part.”
“Never let pride or concern for your reputation pull you farther into the morass; both will suffer far greater blows by your persistence.”
“Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.”
“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.”
“Pride goes before destruction.”
“Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.”
“Pride is ugly. It says ‘If you succeed I am a failure’.”
“Pride makes us do things well. But it is love that makes us do them to perfection.” 
“Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.” 
“Pride was the belt you used to hold your pants up when you had no pants.”
“Receive without pride, let go without attachment.”
“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.”
“The hated man is the result of his hater’s pride rather than his hater’s conscience.”
“The offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny.”
“The pride that keeps us from forgiving is the same pride that keeps us from accepting forgiveness.
“The walls of pride are high and wide, can’t see over to the other side.”
“It’s the sick and twisted male fantasy that we want classy ladies out in the world that make us look good, but in the bedroom, men want subservient women who please all of their whims. It’s the typical bullshit of male ego.” 
“I like the moment when I break a man’s ego.”
“Men learn while they teach.”
“There are a lot of male egos out there that cannot deal with highly successful women. And it’s their problem.”
“We are constantly protecting the male 1ego 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.” 
“All my battles were with male egos. I’m just looking for equality, not to dominate. But I want to be able to control my vision.”
“Male egos require constant stroking. Every task is an achievement, every success epic. That is why women cook, but men are chefs: we make cheese on toast, they produce pain de fromage.”
“Human populations that do not have contact with the psychedelic tremendum are neurotic because they are male ego dominated.”
“Man is not a rational animal he is a rationalizing animal.”
“It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.” 
“But marriage goes in waves. You’ve got to be patient. People bail and give up on their marriages way too early. They just don’t put the work and the effort into it. You’ve got to suck up your ego a lot of times because that can be a big downfall.”
“There are much better ways to handle the delicate male ego. With a two-by-four? Only as a last resort and never in public.”
“That’s when she’d learned that male egos and fruit had a lot in common: Both bruised easily.”
“Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it is dark.
“A guy is a lump like a doughnut. So, first, you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him. And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap that they pick up from beer commercials. And then there’s my personal favorite, the male ego.”
“The male ego with few exceptions is elephantine to start with.” 
“I love being under submission to my husband…I believe in keeping the male ego intact.” 
“The great corrupter of public men is the ego – corrupter because of distracter. Wealth, sensuality, and power cannot hold a candle to it. Looking in the mirror distracts one’s attention from the problem.”
“What I was being told in my 20s in the close-quartered, male-ego-infused workspace, was that I had to stop reacting with my emotions to sexual desire towards me. The change, in other words, had to be made in me.”
“A woman who doesn’t care what men think of her – ah, this is dangerous. This is the worst conceivable insult to the male ego.
“Your language, dear,” Victoria reproved gently. “A lady never curses in public. There are much better ways to handle the delicate male ego.” Kelley paused. “With a two-by-four?” she asked. Victoria’s lips pursed a smile tugged at her lips. “Only as a last resort,” she murmured humorously. “And never in public.”
“Pakistani feature films are all about catering to the male ego and male fantasy.” 
“With the black male as a teenager, where you’re coming from the ghettos and that kind of stuff, you’ve got to assert yourself, be macho, not let anybody walk over you, so that’s where all this unnecessary bullshit comes from – from egos. That’s why there are a lot of fights. That’s why the whole thing with rap has been violent. It’s because of the male ego.
“Nice words and nice appearance don’t conclude that someone is nice, I believe that the nicer you look, the more deceptive you appear.”
“This is the day I give birth to my liberation.” 
“He has dark brown pupils, and mine are grey. Dead gray, that’s what he tells me.”
“Anything you can do, I can do better.”
“Normality? Keeping one’s insanity a secret.”
“There are two of you in you, let both coexist.” 
“You can survive but not live with a single identity.” 
“If you really want to be different, you’d better keep quiet and be a good person on the inside.”
“In a corner of my soul there hides a tiny frightened child, who is frightened by a corner where there lingers something wild.”
“The best way to ease your anxiety while waiting for a decision is to move into your alter ego.” 
“They say I don’t exist. They say I am an extension, an indulgence, imagination of a schizophrenic person.” 
“Na minsan, ang manunulat ay hindi lang ang manunulat kundi ang tauhan din ng kanyang kwento. Ang tauhan ay ang puso’t kaluluwa, ang sarili, ng isang manunulat.” 
“I reach out to touch her, the goddess beholding me. “Thank you for coming,” I shout with gratitude. “Now let’s go create a night to remember!”
“When you’re upset because someone doesn’t like you, it’s your ego operating: you validate your existence based on their approval.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Signs of spiritual retardation: Aversion to solitude. Conscious of status in the herd. Invested in social formalities. Talkative and un-self-aware. Indulging in petty vanities. Focused on improving and projecting appearance. Materialistic snob. Completely identified with the ego.”
“Receive wealth or prosperity without arrogance; and be ready to let it go.” 
“Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.”

best ego quotes In English

“One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.”
“One learns to ignore criticism by first learning to ignore applause.”
“Midlife is the time to let go of an overdominant ego and to contemplate the deeper significance of human existence.”
“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.”
“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.”
“Kill the cow of your ego as quickly as you can, so that your inner spirit can come to life and attain true awareness.”
“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.” 
“Ignorance, intolerance, egotism, self-assertion, opaque perception, dense and pitiful chuckleheadedness – and an almost pathetic unconsciousness of it all, that is what I was at nineteen and twenty.”
“If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.”
“I’m willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.”
“I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own.”
“I live for myself and I answer to nobody.”
“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.” 
“I don’t care what you think unless it is about me.”
“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.”
“Humility is born of the spirit, humiliation of the ego.” 
“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.”
“For the ego to survive, it must make time – past and future – more important than the present moment.” 
“Fixed mindset is about ego, growth mindset is about presence.”
“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.”
“Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.”
“Always keep your ego in check and not be afraid to listen. Listening is a great art form.”
“The ego says: I’m still angry about yesterday, the spirit says: new day, new attitude.”
“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.”
“Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’.
“When you’re older and wiser a lot of the ego has gone out of the window.”
“There’s no ego when you’re a ukulele player.”
“It’s hard to be humble when you are as great as I am.”
“If you want to improve, you must be content to be thought foolish and stupid.”
“If you learn how to make fun of yourself, your ego will go down.”
“If there’s anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.”
“If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.”
“I have never seen a greater monster or miracle than myself.”
“I have an ego the size of a small planet.”
“Flattery is all right so long as you don’t inhale.”
Every man who is high up likes to think that he has done it all himself, and the wife smiles and lets it go at that.” 
“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.”
“A boaster and a liar are cousins.”
“A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul.”
“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.”
“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.” 
“When you drop ego, you can have great fun because you are no longer taking anything personally. You are a detached observer who 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.”
“When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful.”
“What I’ve found in my research is that realism and self-honesty are the antidote to ego, hubris, and delusion.”
“We optimize for short-term ego protection over long-term happiness.
“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.”
“We cannot bear very much reality, we are biased to protect our egos against the onslaught of unwelcome truths.”
“There is nothing that strengthens the ego more than being right.”
“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.”
“The nice thing about egotists is that they don’t talk about other people.” 
“The more you dis-identify with your ego, the more complete is your freedom.”
“Suffering has a noble purpose: the evolution of consciousness and the burning up of the ego.” 
“Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy.”
“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 the truth and being vulnerable. This is how you remain fluid and grow.”
“No time for reading. For controlling your arrogance, yes. For overcoming pain and pleasure, yes. For outgrowing ambition, yes.”
“Never let anyone’s ego kill your vibe. Stay positive and don’t feed negative energy.”

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“Letting go of your ego opens the door to taking a new and creative course of action.”
“Let your action be free of all traces of ego. When an action is free of ego it leaves no problems in its wake.”
“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.” 
“Less ego, more excellence. Less talk, more do. Less rude, more polite. Less fear, more wins.”
“Let us be more simple and less vain.”
“Leave the ego otherwise everyone will leave you.”
“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue.”
“If there’s one skill that 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.”
“If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect.” –
“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.”
“Identity invites confirmation bias, which neutralizes your ability to learn. Shedding identity is a prerequisite to wisdom.
“I can’t tell you if genius is hereditary because heaven has granted me no offspring.”
“Goals must never be from your ego, but problems that cry for a solution.” 
“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.”
“When the ego dies, the soul awakes.” 
“Conquer and tame the ego.”
“Do things that feed your soul, not your ego and you will be happy.”
“Be capable of negating your ego.” 
“Avoid making yourself the subject of conversation.”
“Attempting to destroy something out of hate or ego often ensures that it will be preserved and disseminated forever.”
“A man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress.”
“Think big from the heart, not the ego.”
“Drop ego and listen.”
“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”
“Confidence without ego.”
“Rule your mind or it will rule you.” 
“Starve your ego. Feed your soul.”
“Ego, let it go.”
“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.”
“There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us.”
“The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.”
“The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly no longer the ego but just an old, conditioned mind pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist.”
“The key is to ego is distinguishing between when it’s serving you and when it’s getting in your way.” 
“The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is the very essence of life.” 
“The ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal.”
“The Ego’s job is to kill everything but itself.”
“One of the ego’s favorite paths of resistance is to fill you with doubt.” –
“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.
“Complaining is one of the ego’s favorite strategies for strengthening itself.” –
“Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space.”
“Big egos have little ears.”
“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.” 
“All ego really is, is our opinions, which we take to be solid, real, and the absolute truth about how things are.”
“Where id was, their ego shall be.” 
“Ego expands to fill the space not filled with knowledge.” 
“Ego interrupts intuition.”
“Ego takes everything personally.”
“Ego trip: a journey to nowhere.”
“Egoist: a person of low taste, more interested in himself than me.” 
“Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.” 
“Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.”
“Egotism sucks us down like the law of gravity.”
“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.” 
“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.” 
“Our ego is our silent partner – too often with a controlling interest.”
“The ego is a veil between humans and God. In prayer all are equal.”
“The ego is always looking to find something – the spirit can see what’s already there.” 
“The Ego is an exquisite instrument. Enjoy it, use it-just don’t get lost in it.
“The ego is antifragile. When attacked it inflates to protect itself.” 
“The ego is as little absolutely permanent as are bodies.”
“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.”
“The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.” –
“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.
“The ego is the single biggest obstruction to the achievement of anything.” 
“The ego isn’t a real thing, it’s just the unexamined mind.”
“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.” 
“Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame.”

ego quotes In English

“Ego is about who’s right. Truth is about what’s right.”
“Ego is false confidence, self-respect is true confidence.”
“Ego is just like dust in the eyes. Without clearing the dust, we can’t see anything clearly, so clear the ego and see the world.”
“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.”
“Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness.”
“Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight.
“The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.” 
“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.”
“Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way.”
“Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.
“You can either be a host to God or a hostage to your ego. It’s your call.”
"Ego is the invisible line that divides self-confidence from self-destruction."
"Ego kills more dreams than failure ever will."
"A big ego is like a heavy anchor holding you back from sailing to your true potential."
"The ego is like a room of mirrors – it distorts reality and reflects only what we want to see."
"Ego is the false sense of self that thrives on comparison and validation."
"To conquer the world, conquer your ego first."
"Ego shouts, wisdom whispers."
"Your ego is not your amigo."
"Ego trips, humility lifts."
"Ego is the veil that prevents us from seeing our true selves."
"The ego's appetite for praise can never be satisfied."
"Ego is a one-way street to loneliness."
"An inflated ego is the heaviest baggage you'll ever carry."
"Ego inflates when we forget that everyone is fighting their own battles."
"The ego is like a fog that blinds us from seeing our authentic self."
"Ego shrinks when gratitude expands."
"A small ego leaves space for big growth."
"Ego is the art of overestimating our importance in the grand scheme of things."
"Letting go of ego is the first step towards true freedom."
"The ego is a masterpiece of fiction that we mistake for reality."
"Ego is the enemy of empathy."
"Ego builds walls, humility builds bridges."
"The ego is a tyrant that thrives on control."
"True confidence has no need for ego's validation."
"Ego is the mask we wear to hide our insecurities."
"Ego is like sugar – a little sweetens, but too much corrupts."
"Ego is loud, wisdom is silent."
"Ego is the anchor that keeps us from soaring."
"The ego's appetite for superiority is insatiable."
"Ego is a puzzle piece that doesn't fit in the growth picture."
"A small ego is the gateway to inner abundance."
"Ego is the enemy of authenticity."
"Ego and growth cannot occupy the same space."
"An ego-centered life is a shallow existence."
"Ego speaks, confidence listens."
"Ego is the fire that burns bridges."
"The ego's story is often fiction, not fact."
"Ego is the armor we wear to shield our vulnerabilities."
"Less ego, more room for genuine connections."
"Ego is a mirage that vanishes in the desert of self-awareness."
"Ego and success make poor companions."
"A healthy ego knows when to step aside and let humility lead."
"Ego is a roadblock on the path to enlightenment."
"Ego is the weight that keeps us from flying high."
"Ego is the poison that taints the elixir of self-discovery."
"Confidence whispers, ego shouts."
"Ego is a flame that burns everything it touches."
"A liberated life is free from the chains of ego."
"Ego is the veil that hides our true essence."
"The journey from ego to authenticity is the path to true greatness."

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