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Ego And Pride Quotes


"Sitting with the poor and less fortunate people removes the ego and pride from your heart." - Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

"Pride that you express to others is ego. Pride that you express silently to yourself is real pride." - Stuart Wilde

"Nobody sets out to make a bad film, but so many of those compromises are made and often they're made because of vanity, pride and ego." - Rick McCallum

"I guess to be an entrepreneur you have to have a large ego, enormous pride and an ability to inspire others to follow your lead," - Ray Kroc

"Leave your pride, ego, and narcissism somewhere else. Reactions from those parts of you will reinforce your children's most primitive fears." - Henry Cloud

"Desire is storm, greed is whirlpool, pride is precipice, attachment is avalanche, ego is volcano. Discard desire and you are liberated." - Sathya Sai Baba

"Sink into morbid, cynical reflection on how much romantic heartbreak is to do with ego and miffed pride rather than actual loss" - Helen Fielding

"You need your ego to survive in the three-dimensional world, but you need only that part of the ego which processes information. The rest - pride, arrogance, defensiveness, fear - is worse than useless. The rest of the ego separates you from wisdom, joy, and God." - Brian Weiss

"All peace-loving women shut up when they sense they have stepped onto Guy Turf. Guy Turf is a murky realm of ego and pride and chivalry and testosterone and heroism." - Jeanne Marie Laskas

"I tried to laugh early on about ego and pride... I do something great and then I do something really dumb and then I laugh. You'll always be that kid." - Matthew Ashford

"Awareness and ego cannot coexist." - Eckhart Tolle

"I wear some of my stuff, but usually the less in-your-face designs. I get a little self conscious, there is a fine line between pride and ego." - Shepard Fairey

"I will go through a lot of pain to beat someone. If there's pride and ego on the line, if I'm desperate, then I'm willing to go to a place where it hurts a lot more." - Shalane Flanagan

"The Cross sanctifies the ego trip. For the Cross protected our Lord's perfect self-esteem from turning into sinful pride." - Robert H Schuller

"Damned indecision and cursed pride." - Michael Jackson

"It would be an endless battle if it were all up to ego because it does not destroy and is not destroyed by itself It is like a wave it makes itself up, it rushes forward getting nowhere really it crashes, withdraws and makes itself up again pulls itself together with pride towers with pride rushes forward into imaginary conquest crashes in frustration withdraws with remorse and repentance pulls itself together with new resolution" - Agnes Martin

"And the trouble with me is that my ego just can't accept a loss. I suppose that if I were more perfectly adjusted, I would toss off defeat, but my name is on this ball club. Thirty-six men publicly reflect me and reflect on me, and it's a matter of my pride." - Vince Lombardi

"In the land of "I know," there is always competitiveness, jealousy, pretence, pride and arrogance. It is an aggressive realm - the realm of the ego. I say refuse citizenship. In the land of "I dont know," the inhabitants move without conflict and are naturally quiet, happy and peaceful. The wise stay here." - Mooji

"You're going to make mistakes. The key is to learn from them as fast as possible and make changes as soon as you can. That's not always easy to do because ego and pride get in the way, but you have to put all that aside and look at the big picture." - Tiger Woods

"The personal ego must be suppressed and replaced with the 'universal ego.'" - Walter Russell

"Knowledge and ego are directly related. the less knowledge, the greater the ego" - Albert Einstein

"Remember, frustration is out of expectation, and ego is always expecting. The ego is a beggar." - Rajneesh

"Pain and happiness are simply conditions of the ego. Forget the ego." - Laozi

"The ego is terrified of the truth. And the truth is that the ego doesn't exist." - Byron Katie

"Sure I am a religious man who is also passionate about conserving the environment. But I am also a CEO, with all the bad habits and attitudes that are natural to the species. . . . I am still naturally self-interested, overconfident, full of pride, and eager to control a meeting as any CEO in America. Every day, I struggle with my ego." - Tom Chappell

"Where is your heart? Is your heart with God? Is it with your own ego or your lust? Is it with your greed, your pride, envy, or your resentment? This is a time where you can go into yourself and ask: Where is my heart? Ramadan is a time to give the heart back to the One who possesses the hearts." - Hamza Yusuf

"Pride and weakness are Siamese twins." - James Russell Lowell

"Pride sings and dances; humility sighs." - Mason Cooley

"Pride and excess bring disaster for man." - Xunzi

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

"A transference neurosis corresponds to a conflict between ego and id, a narcissistic neurosis corresponds to that between between ego and super-ego, and a psychosis to that between ego and outer world." - Sigmund Freud

"Put your ego aside and play as a team." - Sonny Bono

"Creative people are 50% ego and 50% insecurity." - Lee Clow

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

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

"And for ego, to accept that you have ego is the only way and then it will drop out. If you know there is ego, ego will drop out." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Spiritual pride is the most dangerous and the most arrogant of all sorts of pride." - Samuel Richardson

"There is no pride on earth like the pride of intellect and science." - Roswell Dwight Hitchcock

"Vanity and pride of nations; vanity is as advantageous to a government as pride is dangerous." - Baron de Montesquieu

"There's a world of difference between a strong ego, which is essential, and a large ego-which can be destructive." - Lee Iacocca

"There's a world of difference between a strong ego, which is essential, and a large ego - which can be destructive." - Lee Iacocca

"Happiness is threatening and misery is safe - safe for the ego. Ego can exist only in misery and through misery. Ego is an island surrounded by hell; happiness is threatening to the ego, to the very existence of the ego. Happiness rises like a sun and the ego disappears, evaporates like a dewdrop on the grass leaf." - Rajneesh

"When you really have something to offer to the world, then you can become truly humble. A tree when it has no fruit to offer, remains erect. But when the tree is laden with fruit, it bends down. If you are all pride and ego, then nobody will be able to get anything worthwhile from you. When you have genuine humility, it is a sign that you have something to offer to mankind." - Sri Chinmoy

"Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain" - Bruce Lee

"Vanity is a relative of Pride; Vanity is talkative, pride is silent. When Vanity and Pride get together, they could make monstrosities." - Samael Aun Weor

"... cats, so strong and gentle, the pride of the household..." - Charles Baudelaire

"Poverty and affliction take away the fuel that feeds pride." - Richard Sibbes

"Pride, the first peer and president of Hell." - Daniel Defoe

"Little learning and much pride come of hasty reading." - Charles Spurgeon

"Displaying riches and titles with pride brings about one's downfall." - Laozi

"Pride is competition-competition between God and Man." - Ezra Taft Benson

"Fear and realisation of ignorance, strong medicines against stupid pride." - Garth Nix

"silence is not weakness and decency is not pride" - Arthur Machen

"Vanity makes people ridiculous, pride odious, and ambition terrible." - Richard Steele

"Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold." - Thomas Jefferson

"Masculine pride is an exceedingly precious and fragile thing" - Loretta Chase

"The light of the understanding, humility kindleth and pride covereth." - Francis Quarles

"Pride is both a virtue and a vice." - Theodore Parker

"Pride and conceit were the original sins of man." - Alain-Rene Lesage

"Misquotation is the pride and privilege of the learned." - Hesketh Pearson

"Anger, pride and competence are our real enemies." - Dalai Lama

"The pride never leads, never submits, and never leaves." - Akiane Kramarik

"You've got to play with pride and guts." - Lamar Odom

"Pride is the parent of destruction; pride eats the mind and the heart and the soul alive." - Anne Rice

"I'm just sick of ego, ego, ego. My own and everybody else"s. I'm sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere, do something distinguished and all, be somebody interesting. It's disgusting." - J D Salinger

"The reason that ego and love are not compatible comes down to this: you cannot take your ego into the unknown, where love wants to lead. If you follow love, your life will become uncertain, and the ego craves certainty." - Deepak Chopra

"Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and to overlook in himself" - Samuel Johnson

"He is purple - the gay-pride color, and his antenna is shaped like a triangle - the gay pride symbol." - Jerry Falwell

"The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion." - Democritus

"Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and to overlook in himself." - Samuel Johnson

"The pride of the heart is the attribute of honest men; pride of manners is that of fools; the pride of birth and rank is often the pride of dupes." - Charles Pinot Duclos

"You may restrain my body and you may tear my guts out, do anything you wish, but I am still me and you can't take that. You can kill the ego, you can kill the pride, you can kill the want, the desire of a human being. You can lock him in a cell and you can knock his teeth out and smash his brain, but you cannot kill the soul. You never could kill the soul. It's always there, the beginning and the end. You cannot stop it, it's bigger than me. I'm just looking into it and it frightens me sometimes." - Charles Manson

"But the jiva [living being] is endowed with ego and his knowledge is limited, whereas Ishwar is without ego and is omniscient." - Adi Shankara

"My idea of enlightenment is when ego and Tao are fused, and Tao is perceived as ego. Then everything happens with complete appropriateness." - Terence Mckenna

"Reality is simply the loss of ego. Destroy the ego by seeking its identity. Because the ego is no entity it will automatically vanish and reality will shine forth by itself." - Ramana Maharshi

"Ego is something that everybody, creative especially, has to grapple with. You need enough ego to keep going but not so much ego that you're deaf or blind, that you're making a mistake and can't fix the course." - Steven Soderbergh

"The ego is a very bad quality. Ego sees everything as separate; it sees everything as dual. You must remove this ego and see only the Unity. Think only of Unity; think only of the basis of everything." - Sathya Sai Baba

"We got to stop people. We go ahead and we score 100 points every night, but we give up more. Our whole thing was, we know we can score, and we have to start having some kind of fun on the defensive end. Everybody want to play offense. Not too many people want to play defense. Defense is ego, pride, and that's the way we've been coming out, just taking the challenge. Man-on-man first, and having each other's back when a guy gets beat." - Allen Iverson

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

"Your ego is just an idea implanted in your mind. It is poisonous. Your ego keeps driving you madder and madder." - Rajneesh

"One of my biggest Achilles' heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, the very person, can remove my ego, I think there's hope for everyone." - Kanye West

"You bruised my ego, you see, and there's just not enough money in the world to soothe my ego when it gets bruised" - Jennifer Estep

"One of my biggest Achilles" heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, the very person, can remove my ego, I think there's hope for everyone." - Kanye West

"Ecstasy carries you completely outside your ego boundaries. In ecstasy you know yourself as cosmic ego, unbounded in time and space." - Deepak Chopra

"You bruised my ego, you see, and there's just not enough money in the world to soothe my ego when it gets bruised" - Jennifer Estep

"Meditation is not a means of forgetting the ego; it is a method of using the ego to observe and tame its own manifestations." - Mark Epstein

"Every time truth comes we hate it, because it's coming against our ego. Are you going to let the ego come between you and this person you love?" - Lauryn Hill

"That is the ego which rises and sinks periodically. But you exist always. That which lies beyond the ego is consciousness - the Self." - Ramana Maharshi

"Show me someone without an ego, and I'll show you a loser - having a healthy ego, or high opinion of yourself, is a real positive in life!" - Donald Trump

"Every person needs to feel significant. We want our lives to count. We yearn to believe that in some way we are important and that hunger for significance-a drive as intense as our need for oxygen-doesn't come from pride or ego. It comes from God because he wants each of us to understand how important we are. ... We must seek our roots, our origin, and our destiny so that we can know our present value. ..... ...We can help each other realize that we are persons of significance being made in the image of God." - R C Sproul

""Understand the process of the ego. How does the ego live? The ego lives in the tension between what you are and what you want to be. A wants to be B - the ego is created out of this very tension. How does the ego die? The ego dies by you accepting what you are. That you say, "I am fine as I am, where I am is good. I will remain just as existence keeps me. Its will is my will."" - Rajneesh

"Ego is neither positive nor negative. Those are simply concepts that create more boundaries. Ego is just ego, and the disaster of it all is that you, as a spiritual seeker, have been conditioned to think of the ego as bad, as an enemy, as something to be destroyed. This simply strengthens the ego. In fact, such conclusions arise from the ego itself. Pay no attention to them. Don't go to war with yourself; simply inquire into who you are." - Adyashanti

"All pride is willing pride." - William Shakespeare

""The ego is created by the rift. When you are fighting, the ego comes in; when you are not fighting, the ego cannot come in. Ego is a tension. If you want the ego, then divide yourself as fully as possible - become two persons. That is what is happening to many people, that is what has happened to whole of humanity. Everybody has become two persons: one voice says "Do this," the other voice says "Don't do that" - then the ego arises. Out of friction ego arises, and ego is very intoxicating; it makes you unconscious. This is the whole mechanism."" - Rajneesh

"You always have to measure your desires and goals against your ego and your humility." - Sebastian Copeland

"The ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal." - Pema Chodron

"Overconfidence comes from fear and doubt, and you boast an ego when you're feeling less than." - Nikki Sixx

"We are identified with the ego, and with the ego there are many things: anger and hatred and jealousy and possessiveness and greed - the whole train. The ego functions like an engine and there are many many compartments following it. Once the ego dies the whole train stops." - Rajneesh

"The secret to success is to subjugate your ego and serve others." - Stuart Wilde

"Ego and conditionings are created by mind, which is a myth." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Ego is even worse than dirt and filth because it attacks others." - Nirmala Srivastava

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

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

"Maybe mom is my alter ego and the woman I'm able to be when I'm working." - Mary Tyler Moore

"For those with drive, wit, vision, ego and a masochistic outlook, there is always room." - K Callan

"With competition there is always ego and hubris... competition gets in the way of work." - Patrick Dempsey

"I am the leading strings of the ego and the prompter of its concepts." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"And that's when I realised that a mans' ego was like fruit; easily bruised..." - Lauren Kate

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

"The Ego is a veil between humans and God'." "In prayer all are equal." - Rumi

"Ego is constantly attempting to acquire and apply the teachings of spirituality for its own benefit." - Chogyam Trungpa

"When we practice dying, we are learning to identify less with Ego and more with Soul" - Ram Dass

"Silence is the medium of source between you and your ego consciousness." - Gopichand Lagadapati

"I have no ego, I'll make fun of myself, and I'll make fun of being humiliated." - Selma Blair

"I'm very competitive, and my ego couldn't handle that lack of success" - Gavin Degraw

"I long to escape the prison of my ego and lose myself in You." - Rumi

"Whoever does not detach himself from the ego never attains the Absolute and never deciphers life." - Constantin Brancusi

"Whenever the world throws rose petals at you, which thrill and seduce the ego, beware." - Anne Lamott

"Love is a process in which ego is lost and infinity is experienced." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"The Ego ages... the Soul evolves... and to the Awareness, nothing happened!" - Ram Dass

"Pakistani feature films are all about catering to the male ego and male fantasy." - Afia Nathaniel

"It is possible to transcend the usual limitations of the body, ego, space, and linear time." - Stanislav Grof

"Women are wired to do more and different things because of their lack of ego" - Nicolle Wallace

"The Ego is a veil between humans and God"." "In prayer all are equal." - Rumi

"If someone corrects you, and you feel offended, then YOU have an EGO problem" - Nouman Ali Khan

"True freedom means freeing oneself from the dictates of the ego and its accompanying emotions." - Matthieu Ricard

"Life sustains itself. Let go of the ego and life takes care of itself through you." - Adyashanti

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

"Busted. I'm a monster. Jev is my deceptively harmless-and shockingly handsome-alter ego." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"To the ego, the present moment hardly exists. Only past and future are considered important." - Eckhart Tolle

"Even trivial events demonstrate strong devotion to the Universe and small concern for ego." - Albert Einstein

"So many of us have separated ourselves from our source and have lived on ego consciousness." - Wayne Dyer

"You cannot drop the ego. Once you start trying to drop the ego you will get in a very deep mess; you will become more and more worried and puzzled. And this is not the way to get rid of the ego. The only way to get rid of the ego is to look at it." - Rajneesh

"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." - Rajneesh

"Ego is the greatest hurdle for your ascent. You see that ego is at a place where you have to just cross to go to Sahasrara, and to break Sahasrara is very easy otherwise. But if there is ego, you are already lost in that ego." - Nirmala Srivastava

"always thinks of the other; ego thinks only of oneself. Love is always considerate; ego is absolutely inconsiderate. Ego has only one language and that is of self. Ego always uses the other; love is ready to be used, love is ready to serve." - Philip Toshio Sudo

"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

"That is again the same story played on a more subtle level. That's what the religious people have been doing down the ages - pious egoists they have been. They have made their ego even more decorated; it has taken the color of religion and holiness. Your ego is better than the ego of a saint; your ego is better, far better - because your ego is very gross, and the gross ego can be understood and dropped more easily than the subtle. The subtle ego goes on playing such games that it is very difficult. One will need absolute awareness to watch it." - Rajneesh

"Where does the ego get its energy? The ego feeds off your desire to be something else. You are poor and you want to be rich - the ego is absorbing energy, its life-breath. You are ignorant and you want to become a wise one - the ego is absorbing energy. You are a wretched nobody and you want to become powerful - the ego is absorbing energy." - Rajneesh

"The child is born with a Self but not with an ego. The child develops the ego. As he becomes more and more social and related, ego develops. This ego is just on your periphery where you are related with others - just on the boundary of your being. So ego is the periphery of your being, and Self is the center. The child is born with a Self, but unaware. He is a Self, but he is not conscious of the Self." - Rajneesh

"Solitude is unquenched ego." - Kedar Joshi

"If someone starts talking about pride today I'm going to vomit... The Apache nation had pride and look where they are. The bushmen of Kalahari have pride and look where they are." - George Hook

"I believe in pride of race and lineage and self: in pride of self so deep as to scorn injustice to other selves." - W E B Du Bois

"When you are in the grips of low self-esteem, it's painful, and it certainly does' feel like pride. But I believe that this is the dark, quieter side of pride - thwarted pride." - Edward T Welch

"When you are in the grips of low self-esteem, it's painful, and it certainly doesn't feel like pride. But I believe that this is the dark, quieter side of pride - thwarted pride." - Edward T Welch

"Pride helps us; and pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our own hurts-not to hurt others." - George Eliot

"You can't give people pride, but you can provide the kind of understanding that makes people look to their inner strengths and find their own sense of pride" - Charleszetta Waddles

"He understood well enough how a man with a choice between pride and responsibility will almost always choose pride-if responsibility robs him of his manhood." - Stephen King

"It is wonderful, for almost all his actions may be traced to pride;-and pride has often been his best friend." - Jane Austen

"When we try and use fear or pride to stop from sinning, we are forgetting that we sin because of either fear or pride." - Timothy Keller



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