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Ego Loss Quotes


"The first loss is the best loss." - Jim Rogers

"Even if you win in ego it is a loss. Even if you lose in love it is a victory." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"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

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

"Fame is an ego-building but back-breaking state of being which - rather like love - is most comfortable in private, and most frightening when its loss is contemplated." - Phyllis Battelle

"Meditation is not growth of the ego, it is death of the ego." - Rajneesh

"Remember: ego can create misery, ego can create anguish, ego can create hate, ego can create jealousy. Ego can never become a vehicle for the divine, it can never become the passage for the beyond." - Rajneesh

"One man's loss is another man's gain." - Proverbs

"Why is the measure of love loss?" - Jeanette Winterson

"Successful weight loss takes programming, not willpower." - Phil Mcgraw

"Memory is the sense of loss, and loss pulls us after it." - Marilynne Robinson

"The loss of enemies does not compensate for the loss of friends." - Abraham Lincoln

"Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor." - Eric Hoffer

"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

"Art has more ego to it than what I do." - Eva Zeisel

"You can't have ego and gratitude at the same time." - Deepak Chopra

"The ego wants quantity but the soul wants quality." - Unknown

"When we have passed beyond individualising, then we shall be real Persons. Ego was the helper; Ego is the bar." - Sri Aurobindo

"The big message of gospel is that you don't have to keep fighting the universe; you can stop, and the universe is quite good to you. There is a loss of ego." - Brian Eno

"Great teams work harder after a tough loss." - Ron Brown

"Progress may feel more like loss than gain." - Mason Cooley

"What is one man's gain is another's loss." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"If you learn from a loss you have not lost." - Austin O'Malley

"Death is the loss of everything all at once." - Julie Salamon

"Around people I don't know, I'm totally at a loss." - Barbra Streisand

"Our ego ideal is precious to us because it repairs a loss of our earlier childhood, the loss of our image of self as perfect and whole, the loss of a major portion of our infantile, limitless, ain't-I-wonderful narcissism which we had to give up in the face of compelling reality. Modified and reshaped into ethical goals and moral standards and a vision of what at our finest we might be, our dream of perfection lives on-our lost narcissism lives on-in our ego ideal." - Judith Viorst

"The loss of wealth is loss of dirt, As sages in all times assert; The happy man's without a shirt." - John Heywood

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

"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

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

"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

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

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

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

"The ego needs recognition. The spirit does not need to thank itself." - Stuart Wilde

"Mr. Latino with the big ego got bested by a ditzy, blond bimbo." - Simone Elkeles

"The ego is like a kid in the basement: It's best to keep him busy." - Tim Allen

"Solitude is unquenched ego." - Kedar Joshi

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

"Ego is good." - Thomas Leonard

"I think everyone is born 100 percent ego, and after that it's just adjustment." - Agnes Martin

"My ego is sated." - George Michael

"I've done so many interviews that I've gotten past the ego and the personality." - John Travolta

"It's an ego issue. You can bruise my ego but all bruises are healed now. Ego is through the roof again, confidence level is through the roof again. Gotta keep my attitude and positive mindset. I don't even remember the last fight. I hate to say it... I know I was emotional. I'm a real emotional person. If you put everything you have into one basket and it doesn't work, it's emotional to me. When I lose, it takes a piece of my heart away. I'm not a competitor that deals with loss well." - Joe Warren

"Loss as muse. Loss as character. Loss as life." - Anna Quindlen

"That always seemed to be the most critical test that a child was confronted with - loss of parents, loss of direction, loss of love. Can you live without a mother and a father?" - Maurice Sendak

"No evil is without its compensation ... it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss, that troubles us." - Seneca the Elder

"Pornography. . .overtakes lives, causing loss of the Spirit, distorted feelings, deceit, damaged relationships, loss of self-control, and nearly total consumption of time, thought, and energy." - Linda S. Reeves

"If a composer suffers from loss of sleep and his sleeplessness induces him to turn out masterpieces, what a profitable loss it is!" - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"No one can train you to be famous. How do you deal with the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy? You have to be disciplined." - Wesley Snipes

"The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired." - Robert Southey

"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

"Mitchell had answered that, as far as he understood them, mystical experiences were significant only to the extent that they changed a person's conception of reality, and if that changed conception led to a change in behavior and action, a loss of ego." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"There have been many people for whom limitations, failure, loss, or pain in whatever form turned out to be their greatest teacher. It taught them to let go of false self-images and superficial ego-dictated goals and desires. It gave them depth, humility and compassion. It made them more real." - Eckhart Tolle

"Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego's fear of death, of annihilation. To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life." - Eckhart Tolle

"Patience leads to power; but eagerness in greed leads to loss." - H. P. Blavatsky

"REAL Peace is always unshakable... 'Bliss is unchanged by gain or loss'" - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"And what greater calamity can fall upon a nation than the loss of worship." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Transgression of any kind is always accompanied by a loss of self-esteem." - Brian Tracy

"The loss of a sense adds as much beauty to the world as its acquisition." - Marcel Proust

"All loss, all pain, is particular; the universe remains to the heart unhurt." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Accept loss forever" - Jack Kerouac

"A venture not accomplished is loss; working together towards success is VICTORY!" - Mark Edward

"Nothing has changed the nature of man so much as the loss of silence," - Max Picard

"If you lose your best cornerback and punter, I'd say that's a double loss." - John Madden

"In making war with nature, there was risk of loss in winning." - John McPhee

"Sudden total weight loss." - George Carlin

"Everyone feels loss and love and laughter. That's what connects humanity. It's why I love Shakespeare." - Stephanie Beatriz

"Accept a loss as a learning experience, and never point fingers at your teammates" - Michael Jordan

"Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain, That has been and may be again." - William Wordsworth

"From the loss of our friends teach us how to enjoy and improve those who remain." - William Ellery Channing

"A wife is a gift bestowed upon man to reconcile him to the loss of paradise." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The death of Dr. Hudson is a loss to the republick of letters." - William King (St Mary Hall)

"The loss of a beloved connection awakens an interest in Heaven before unfelt." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"The horrors of war, pale beside the loss of a mother" - Anna Freud

"The loss of liberty to a generous mind is worse than death." - Alexander Hamilton

"Loss is imaginary. Nothing ever disappears in the universe; it only changes form." - Tony Robbins

"A lot of songs are inspiration and help people through pain, grief and loss." - Olivia Newton-John

"I think of depression as the mechanism that pushes down the pain of that loss. It tries to distance us from the loss but it lowers our whole energy level. I think that's a pervasive way we end up responding to loss or the anticipation of loss. Natural but not necessary." - Tara Brach

"It's a great loss.[Carrie Fisher] was a comic genius, as far as I'm concerned." - Tony Taccone

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

"Being prepared for loss is never the same as being ready for it." - Randy K. Milholland

"There is no sorrow above The loss of a native land." - Euripides

"A good man should and must Sit rather down with loss than rise unjust." - Ben Jonson

"The loss of love is a terrible thing; They lie who say that death is worse." - Countee Cullen

"It's a time of sorrow and sadness when we lose a loss of life." - George W Bush

"This story of loss and regaining of identity is, I think, the framework of all literature." - Northrop Frye

"There is no greater wealth than Virtue,And no greater loss than to forget it." - Thiruvalluvar

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

"There's nothing that symbolizes loss or grief more than a mother losing a child." - David Lachapelle

"That worst evil of long dictatorships: the loss of all political experience." - James Cameron

"And consider: it is loss to which everything flows, absence in which everything flowers" - Margaret Atwood

"If somthing is not right or real, dont loss your self. - Clarice Bean Dont look Now" - Lauren Child

"Mary Joe Fernandez rarely has a bad loss. She never tries for stupid shots." - Tracy Austin

"I deplore the loss of arts on BBC One and Two." - Jonathan Dimbleby

"I've seen Animal Collective live, and I suffered permanent hearing loss from that show!" - Grimes

"Accept loss forever." - Jack Kerouac

"This loss of self contributes to illness in its myriad forms." - Sidney Jourard

"I have serious hearing loss. I'm challenged if I don't have my hearing aids in." - Al Jarreau

"I think loss of loved ones is the hardest blow in life." - Marlo Thomas

"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

"Ego is my career. Rap music is all ego." - Earl Sweatshirt

"Fighting your ego is a melodrama of the ego." - Deepak Chopra

"Ego loves identity. Drag mocks identity. Ego hates drag" - RuPaul

"All bad qualities centre round the ego. When the ego is gone, Realisation results by itself. There are neither good nor bad qualities in the Self. The Self is free from all qualities. Qualities pertain to the mind only." - Ramana Maharshi

"If there is anything besides the Self there is reason to fear? Who sees the second? First, the ego arises and sees objects as external. If the ego does not rise, the Self alone exists and there is no second." - Ramana Maharshi

"I have a big ego, but I don't buy into it. I can't live off the ego. It's an honor that I get to be that guy onstage. It's not something I earned." - Steven Tyler

"The love to which ego is attached is a form of jealousy - this is why nobody is as jealous as lovers are. The love which is attached to the ego is a conspiracy and a trick to possess the other. It is a conspiracy - that is why nobody suffocates so many people as those who talk of love. This situation is created because of the 'love' which comes from the ego - there can never be any relation between love and the ego." - Rajneesh

"With your ego you cannot know. Only in an egolessness, in a deep abyss, in the absence of the ego, does the perception happen - then you become a mirror. With the ego you will always interpret, you cannot know the truth. With the ego you will always be there interpreting in subtle ways, and your interpretation is not the truth. You are the medium of all falsification. Through you everything becomes false. When you are not there, the true reflects." - Rajneesh

"Ill health is also a blessing. The flesh and the ego are weakened and contemplation of God becomes easier." - Yogaswami

"Whatever the ego seeks and gets attached to are substitutes for the Being that it cannot feel." - Eckhart Tolle

"Awareness and ego cannot coexist." - Eckhart Tolle

"Making love with his ego." - David Bowie

"Show me success without ego!" - Ivana Trump

"Never fight fire from ego." - Anonymous

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

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

"Clearly I've got an ego." - Thomas Heatherwick

"I don't have that much of an ego where it's like "How dare you, you can't do something without me."" - Billy West

"See who is the doubter, who is the thinker. It is the ego. Hold it; the other thoughts will die away - the ego will be left pure. See the source from where the ego arises and abide in it. That is pure consciousness." - Ramana Maharshi

"It is precisely through the onset of old age, through loss or personal tragedy, that the spiritual dimension would traditionally come into people's lives. This is to say, their inner purpose would emerge only as their outer purpose collapsed and the shell of the ego would begin to crack open. The emphasis shifts from doing to Being, and our civilization, which is lost in doing, knows nothing of Being. It asks: being? What do you do with it?" - Eckhart Tolle

"I'm in love with language again because Luke B. Goebel is not afraid to take us back through the gullet of loss into the chaos of words. Someone burns a manuscript in Texas; someone's speed sets a life on fire; a heart is beaten nearly to death, the road itself is the trip, a man is decreated back to his animal past-better, beyond ego, beautiful, and look: there's an American dreamscape left. There's a reason to go on." - Lidia Yuknavitch

"The trouble is that the whole 'accept Christ' attitude is likely to be wrong. It shows Christ applying to us rather than us to him. It makes him stand hat-in-hand awaiting our verdict on him, instead of our kneeling with troubled hearts awaiting his verdict on us. It may even permit us to accept Christ by an impulse of mind or emotions, painlessly, at no loss to our ego and no inconvenience to our usual way of life." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Loss of sincerity is loss of vital power." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"A loss, of which we are ignorant, is no loss." - Publilius Syrus

"Loss is loss. Doesn't take death to create it." - Ellen Hopkins

"The loss which is unknown is no loss at all." - Publilius Syrus

"When you're young, the loss that you experience when you break up with somebody, that's the loss of a relationship. And the older you get, you actually lose people to death and you lose those relationships, too." - Cheryl Hines

"All change is loss, and all loss must be mourned." - Harry Levinson

"For me, getting comfortable with being famous was hard - that whole side of it, the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy. Giving up that part of your life and not having control of it." - Michelle Pfeiffer

"If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn't be in stocks." - John C. Bogle

"All skills are perfected through the process of failure. Embrace loss as a necessary part of improvement." - Jerry Lynch

"It is not a loss of inert, amorphous tissue, but of a growing being unique in history." - Frederica Mathewes-Green

"Voices and movements approach loss and remembrance profoundly, making poetry of the mundane and seasoning it with wit." - Deborah Jowitt

"We've got a recipe for disaster. It's huge - this combination of body image issues and the drug's weight loss appeal." - Robert Hughes

"Fame of self: Which matters more? Self or wealth: Which is more precious? Gain or loss: Which is more painful?" - Laozi

"Great lords, wise men ne'er sit and wail their loss But cheerly seek how to redress their harms." - William Shakespeare

"My loss is such as cannot be repair'd, And to the wretched, life can be no mercy." - John Dryden

"There is such a choice of difficulties, that I own myself at a loss how to determine." - William James

"A wife is a gift bestowed upon a man to reconcile him to the loss of paradise." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Keeping divine commandments brings blessings, every time! Breaking divine commandments brings a loss of blessings, every time!" - Russell M Nelson

"Not fulfilling your dreams will be a loss to the world, because the world needs everyone's gift - yours and mine." - Barbara Sher

"Loss provides an opportunity to take inventory of our lives, to reconsider priorities, and to determine new directions." - Gerald Lawson Sittser

"If the Richter scale could measure human calamities, the loss of a child would register a ten." - Letty Cottin Pogrebin

"Obamacare is not about health care. Obamacare is about the expansion of government and the total loss of freedom." - Rush Limbaugh

"I think I felt God's love the deepest when I experienced my deepest loss. Amazing how God does that!" - Jennifer Rothschild

"One of the biggest sacrifices in running for President, if there is one, is the loss of anonymity." - George W Bush

"Consciously risk the loss of something before losing it, and you will lose the fear of losing it." - Vernon Howard

"The stone that is rolling can gather no moss;For master and servant oft changing is loss." - Thomas Tusser

"Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss." - Epicurus



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