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People's Ego Quotes


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

"This rascal ego must be obliterated." - Swami Vivekananda

"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

"Other people's troubles are bearable." - Proverbs

"I hate wasting people's time." - Daniel Daylewis

"I don't do anything to try to change people's perceptions of me. I tend to think that's sort of an ego driven thing." - Steve Carell

"To have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people's views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it's also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do - bad or good." - Barbra Streisand

"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

"Eradicate self-justification. Then alone can you annihilate your ego." - Sivananda

"In everything we do, the serpent ego is rising up." - Swami Vivekananda

"You know what ego stands for: Edging Out God!" - S Truett Cathy

"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

"Dying ain't in people's plans, is it?" - Cormac Mccarthy

"The motion picture is the people's Art." - Adela Rogers St. Johns

"Jewellery takes people's minds off your wrinkles." - Sarah Phillips

"I like to touch people's hearts." - Madonna Ciccone

"The people's good is the highest law." - Cicero

"I don't live on other people's terms." - Azealia Banks

"I've come to appreciate other people's talents." - Howard Stern

"The President is the people's lobbyist." - Hubert H Humphrey

"I guess other people's compliments motivate you." - Benjamin Stockham

"My drive is other people's success." - Kevin Hart

"People's need to protect their own egos know no bounds. They will lie, cheat, steal, even kill, to do whatever it takes to maintain what we call ego boundries." - Andrew Samuels

"Listen to people's stories and they all could be entitled Why I Cannot Be At Peace Now The ego doesn't know that your only opportunity for being at peace is now." - Eckhart Tolle

"No one can ever heap enough insults upon me to suit my taste. I think we all really thrive on hostility, because it's the most intense kind of massage the ego can undergo. Other people's indifference is the only horror." - Paul Bowles

"Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art." - Wallace Stevens

"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

""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

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

"When you abide in the I you're abiding in the ego. The I is really the ego, the small I. It turns into the Self eventually." - Robert Adams

""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

"The "ego" like its correlative "non-ego", is the product of the body, mind etc. The only proof of the existence of the real Self is realisation." - Swami Vivekananda

"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

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

"The ego constantly competes with the spirit for control over your inner voice." - Darren Johnson

"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

"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

"I am neither the mind, nor the intellect, nor the ego, nor the mind-stuff" - Swami Vivekananda

"Confronted by outstanding merit, there is no way of saving one's ego except by love." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The true opponent in a debate on emptiness is your own ego." - Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

"Solitude is unquenched ego." - Kedar Joshi

"When you are in-spirit (inspired) you have no need for the ego." - Wayne Dyer

"Ego is good." - Thomas Leonard

"My ego is sated." - George Michael

"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

"The throne we honour is the people's choice." - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"Without a People's army, the people have nothing." - Mao Zedong

"During negotiations nothing is gained by attacking people's comfort zones." - Alan Sugar

"Business? It's quite simple. It's other people's money." - Alexandre Dumas-fils

"That most delicious of all privileges - spending other people's money." - John Randolph of Roanoke

"I'm driven. I have the opportunity to change people's lives." - Thomas Menino

"Other people's opinions do not determine your potential." - Joel Osteen

"You get to play with people's little danger zones." - George Carlin

"You can hurt people's feelings if you laugh." - Micah Perks

"Whatever people see - TV in my mind forms people's opinions." - Bob Dylan

"People's lives can be transformed by the movement." - Cleve Jones

"The only solution to pollution is a people's humane revolution." - Bobby Seale

"I like poking my nose into other people's lives." - Helen Garner

"Most people's journeys haven't been as disjointed as mine." - Delta Goodrem

"It is people's hearts that move the age." - Herbie Hancock

"The true musician is to bring light into people's hearts." - Bobby Mcferrin

"Keep not money, but keep good people's company." - Nikolai Gogol

"You can't base your life on other people's expectations." - Stevie Wonder

"Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people's happiness." - Aldous Huxley

"I refuse to say things behind people's backs." - Marilyn Manson

"Sometimes it's other people's voices you have to shut out." - Kelly Osbourne

"Donald Trump is sort of an Orwellian figure, an authoritarian figure who is twisting words in an Orwellian manner, "1984," to exercise power and control people's minds, or is he a 5-year-old who has an ego that needs to be fed, and the universe has to warp around his ego needs so he can feel good about himself, and everybody has to produce photos to make the monarch feel like he's made of gold." - David Brooks

"I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams." - Diana, Princess of Wales

"Love and ego cannot go together. Knowledge and ego go together perfectly well, but love and ego cannot go together, not at all. They cannot keep company. They are like darkness and light: if light is there darkness cannot be. Darkness can only be if light is not there. If love is not there the ego can be; if love is there the ego cannot be. And vice versa, if ego is dropped, love arrives from all the directions. It simply starts pouring in you from everywhere." - Rajneesh

""When you accept your life - when you take your breakfast, and when you sleep and when you walk and when you take your bath - how can you create an ego out of these things? Sleeping when feeling sleepy, eating when feeling hungry, how can you create your ego? No, if you fast, you can create ego. If you are on a vigilance for the whole night, and you say, "I am not going to sleep," you can create the ego. By the morning, the person who has slept well will have no ego, you will have a great ego."" - Rajneesh

"Then ego goes on growing, because the society needs you as an ego, not as a Self. The Self is irrelevant for the society; your periphery is meaningful. And there are many problems. The ego can be taught and the ego can be made docile and the ego can be forced to be obedient. The ego can be made to adjust, but not the Self. The Self cannot be taught, the Self cannot be forced. The Self is intrinsically rebellious, individual. It cannot be made a part of society." - Rajneesh

"[Doctor Strange] is still quite cocky by the end of the film. No, I'd say the major curve for him is that he learns that it's not all about him, that there's a greater good. But what he thinks he was doing as a neurosurgeon, that was good because it benefitted people's health was really just a furtherment of his attempts to control death and control his own fate and other people's, but that's still driven by the ego." - Benedict Cumberbatch

"As a busker, one thing that does not work is self-consciousness. A busker needs to be working. A busker needs to shed all ego and get down to work. Play your songs, play them well, earn your money, and don't get in people's way." - Glen Hansard

"When you're holding people's attention, I feel you must give them high-quality ingredients. They deserve nothing but your best. And if they need information, get it, cross-check it, and try to be right. Do not waste their time; do not enjoy the ego trip of being onstage." - Henry Rollins

"As a director, you're a bit of a dictator. But I feel that you're a better director if you're open to other people's ideas. It means that it's tougher: you have to be in a choosing process; you have to put the ego aside. As long as everybody's aiming in the same direction... I'm open to my main partners in the film crew." - Denis Villeneuve

"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

"We become forgetful of the ego when we think of the body as dedicated to the service of others - the body with which most complacently we identify the ego." - Swami Vivekananda

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

"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

"Awareness and ego cannot coexist." - Eckhart Tolle

"...but with my clamoring ego solidly in place, I considered the title, 'Memories of a Failed Nobody'." - Huston Smith

"The ego prevents us from helping ourselves by presenting a false notion of what it really means to help ourselves." - Gelek Rimpoche

"The more successful you become, the more the demands of your ego will increase. In the beginning, you simply want to succeed, but your ego will not be satisfied. When you become a little more successful your ego wants to kill your competition. And when you become even more successful, it wants to make you the universal king. There's no telling what ego wants because our desire doesn't have any limit; therefore, its demands continually increase." - Gelek Rimpoche

"'I am' is nothing but another name for the ego. Now you will be getting into trouble. If the ego is convinced that the only way is to drop the ego, then who is going to drop whom? And how? It will be like pulling yourself up by your own shoestrings. You will look just silly. Watch each word that you use. 'I am' is nothing but the ego." - Rajneesh

"But in the West it is very easy to dissolve the ego. So whenever a Western seeker reaches an understanding that ego is the problem he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker. This is the paradox - in the West ego is taught, in the East egolessness is taught. But in the West it is easy to dissolve the ego, in the East it is very difficult." - Rajneesh

"The ego is exploitation; love is service. And the service that flows from love, freely and spontaneously, is non-violence." - Rajneesh

"Making love with his ego." - David Bowie

"Show me success without ego!" - Ivana Trump

"Never fight fire from ego." - Anonymous

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

"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

"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

"Put bluntly, the ego is not an obstruction to Spirit, but a radiant manifestation of Spirit. All Forms are not other than Emptiness, including the form of the ego. It is not necessary to get rid of the ego, but simply to live with it a certain exuberance." - Ken Wilber

"In the East all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East everybody is against the ego from the very beginning. Because of this anti attitude, ego never becomes strong, never comes to a point of integration from where it can be thrown. It is never ripe. So in the East it is very difficult to dissolve the ego, almost impossible." - Rajneesh

"That's why we cannot love, because with the ego, love is impossible. That's why we go on talking so much about love, but we never are in love. And whatsoever we call love is more or less sex, it is not love; because you cannot lose your ego, and love cannot exist unless the ego has disappeared. Love, meditation, godliness, they all require one thing - the ego must not be there. That's why Jesus is right in saying that God is love, because both phenomena happen only when the ego is not." - Rajneesh

"The term "self" seems a suitable one for the unconscious substrate whose actual exponent in consciousness is the ego. The ego stands to the self as the moved to the mover, or as object to subject, because the determining factors that radiate outward from the self surround the ego on all sides and are therefore supraordinate to it. The self, like the unconscious, as an a priori existent out of which the ego evolves. It is, so to speak, an unconscious prefiguration of the ego. It is not I who create myself; rather, I happen to myself." - Carl Jung

"Be open to other people's opinions, ideas, and try new things. One of the best ways to learn is to feed off other people's experiences." - Robert Cheeke

"I don't always understand other people's motives. I will repeat that for my own benefit, if you don't mind. I don't always understand other people's motives." - Elaine Dundy

"I'll continue on the path I've been taking, feet on the ground, describing people's lives, describing people's emotions, writing from the standpoint of the ordinary people." - Mo Yan

"I'm about what goes through people's minds. The stuff that people don't want to admit or face up to. The shows are about what's buried in people's psyches." - Alexander Mcqueen

"Larry Summers, I think, he had a long history of arrogance and relative ignorance about poor people's culture and working people's culture and so forth." - Cornel West

"A leader who confines his role to his people's experience dooms himself to stagnation; a leader who outstrips his people's experience runs the risk of not being understood." - Henry A Kissinger

"My main wish is to get my books into other people's rooms, and to keep other people's books out of mine." - Samuel Butler

"If you can channel the best part of you that is bigger than yourself, where it's not about your ego and not about getting ahead, then you can have fun and you aren't jealous of others. You see other people's talent as another branch of your own. You can keep it rooted in joy. Life is long and there are plenty of opportunities to make mistakes. The point of it all is to learn." - Ethan Hawke

"If you can channel the best part of you that is bigger than yourself, where it's not about your ego and not about getting ahead, then you can have fun and you are' jealous of others. You see other people's talent as another branch of your own. You can keep it rooted in joy. Life is long and there are plenty of opportunities to make mistakes. The point of it all is to learn." - Ethan Hawke

"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

"Enthusiasm is the way you trigger other people's emotions so they instinctively help and support you.." - Paul Meyer

"It's only when it comes to crunch time that people's true character comes out." - Virginia Wade

"What brands can do brilliantly is broker change in people's lives." - John Grant

"At a certain age some people's minds close up; they live on their intellectual fat." - William Lyon Phelps

"Were we fully to understand the reasons for other people's behavior, it would all make sense." - Sigmund Freud

"A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners." - Lord Chesterfield

"I should focus on other important issues like people's livelihoods and the economy." - Donald Tsang

"What is more important than reading books; is reading people's faces." - Anis Mansour

"The greater the number of prescriptions, the more people's sense of personal responsibility dwindles." - Hans Monderman

"Perfection is not necessary to make a real and lasting difference to other people's lives." - J K Rowling

"Don't let the voice of other people's opinion drown your inner voice." - Steve Jobs

"We are all capable of becoming fundamentalists because we get addicted to other people's wrongness." - Pema Chodron

"I always wanted to take the blame. I've always been apologetic for other people's faults." - Lindsay Lohan

"Over the years I've become more confident in people's ability to recognize a good thing." - Michelle Obama

"If you live for people's acceptance you will die from their rejection" - LeCrae

"The turnpike road to people's hearts, I find, Lies through their mouths or I mistake mankind." - John Wolcot

"Broad-based upon her people's will, And compassed by the inviolate sea." - Alfred Tennyson

"The first reason for people's slavery is our ignorance, and above all, our ignorance of ourselves." - G. I. Gurdjieff

"It's good to learn from your mistakes. It's better to learn from other people's mistakes." - Warren Buffett

"Broad based upon her people's will, And compassed by the inviolate sea." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"I've always been very zealous about not invading other people's private spaces." - Peter Jennings

"Nurses - nurses, you'm all the same. Full of cheerfulness over other people's troubles." - Agatha Christie

"I didn't sit down and work out other people's material; I've never believed in that." - Robin Trower

"God has the potential of touching people's hearts and changing them." - Gary Chapman

"I don't take much stock in other people's opinions if I think something's good." - Kevin Costner

"I'm not defining my band by other people's music, but by my own." - Kevin Costner

"People's attention spans are a little shorter these days. Same thing with food and movies." - Billy Bob Thornton

"When I wrote the script [of "Aquarius"], it seemed to hold people's interest." - Sonia Braga

"When you're appealing to people's fears and anxieties, you can make some gains." - Joe Biden

"People's vocabulary has expanded." - Michael Snow

"Culturally, it's very hard to change people's attitudes about public space." - Bette Midler

"Who knows for sure how complex or how uncomplex the ancient people's lives were." - Owsley Stanley

"I try to make it a rule not to meddle in other people's politics." - Barack Obama



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