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Power Ego Quotes


"Love makes you empty - empty of jealousy, empty of power trips, empty of anger, empty of competitiveness, empty of your ego and all its garbage. But love also makes you full of things which are unknown to you right now; it makes you full of fragrance, full of light, full of joy." - Rajneesh

"Just as the power of the sun is the only force in the natural universe that causes a plant to grow against gravity, so the grace of God is the only force in the spiritual universe that causes a person to grow against the gravity of their own ego." - Simone Weil

"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

"What is 'power' anyway? Power is an ego trip. Power is a way to rise yourself up by lowering others, and I want nothing of it." - Lauren Myracle

"Drop envy and jealousy, otherwise there is no possibility - because love cannot exist where envy and jealousies exist. Then your search is only for a certain type of power: that in the name of love you are just trying to fulfill the ego. And it is arduous to drop, because love exists only when all the negative elements of the mind are dropped. It is very arduous." - Rajneesh

"I don't think the mystical experience can be verbalized. When the ego disappears, so does power over language." - W H Auden

"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

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

"The whole point of life is to maximize your emotional income. Getting that ball and going is a tremendous physical thrill, an ego thrill, a personal power satisfaction." - John McNally

"Wherever desire exists ego exists, and wherever ego exists illusion exists because ego is the greatest illusion there is. Even in a beggar who has nothing else you will find the same ego as you will find in Alexander the Great, because desiring is the same. Alexander the Great may have much money and much power, that does not matter; he is still desiring. The beggar may not have anything, but he is also desiring." - Rajneesh

"A system of metaphor (pointing to a higher power) that one takes inside oneself as the truth and through its rules one aligns ones inner and outer behavior, submitting ones ego or will to the will of a higher power." - Mason Jennings

"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

"Solitude is unquenched ego." - Kedar Joshi

"Ego is good." - Thomas Leonard

"My ego is sated." - George Michael

"All power is God`s power; we are only vehicles. He pulsates in our hearts. He breathes through us. He sings a thousand and one songs through us. Sannyas means to let this understanding become the foundation of your life: We are not, God is. Let the ego disappear, evaporate, and you will find infinite contentment. With the ego there is only misery; without the ego there is only God; and God is bliss, and God is benediction, and God is ecstasy. Die to the ego so that God can live in you." - Rajneesh

"The object of power is power." - George Orwell

"If the only teacher you have is your suffering, you will need a substantial dose of it for the ego to dissolve. But if the power of spiritual teaching is already at work, then a minor event can dissolve the ego." - Eckhart Tolle

"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." - Deepak Chopra

"The source of wisdom and power, of love and beauty, is within ourselves, but not within our egos. It is within our consciousness. Indeed, its presence provides us with a conscious contrast which enables us to speak of the ego as if it were something different and apart: it is the true Self whereas the ego is only an illusion of the mind." - Paul Brunton

"Power is intoxicating." - Sho Baraka

"The balance of power." - Robert Walpole

"Knowledge is power." - Francis Bacon

"Power has no limits." - Tiberius

"Power to the peaceful." - Vanessa Hudgens

"As we know from our government, the more power you have, the more of a bureaucrat you are, and the more ego you have invested in being right, the greater the odds are that you will never change your opinion." - Richard Linklater

"Resistance is weakness and fear masquerading as strength. What the ego sees as weakness is your Being in its purity, innocence, and power. What it sees as strength is weakness." - Eckhart Tolle

"How to find joy? Let your ambition disappear; ambition is the barrier. Ambition means an ego trip: "I want to be this, I want to be that - more money, more power, more prestige."" - Rajneesh

"I'm not - I'm not a person looking for money. I have no political ambitions whatsoever. I don't seek power. I don't seek any kind of praise. I have no ego to fulfill." - Carl Paladino

"Serial killers kill for the power and control they experience during the murders and for the added ego boost they get in the aftermath from community fears, media coverage, and the police investigations." - Pat Brown

"By his willingly renouncing self-defence, the Christian affirms his absolute adherence to Jesus, and his freedom from the tyranny of his own ego. The exclusiveness of this adherence is the only power which can overcome evil." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"If you're in such a position of power and your ego is such that this is not possible, then its essential to have a small cadre of very bright, committed people who are questioning, exploring and understanding these emerging concepts." - Dee Hock

"You may be trying to attain power in this world, then you start trying to attain power in that world. First you want to attain wealth in this world, then you try to attain wealth in that world. But you remain the same, and the mind and the functioning and the whole scheme remains the same: Attain! Reach! This is the ego trip. The achieving mind is the ego." - Rajneesh

"God is the causal power of consciousness as the ground of all being. So we can say that God is the causal power exerted in the creative experiences that we have. However, that causal power is usually very limited; we've become conditioned and that conditioning comes from what we call ego." - Ricky Ray

"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

"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

"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

"I keep what I know about Sarah Lynn and Lawrence to myself. I also remind myself that even if Sarah Lynn does have a scary strict father, that doesn't release her from the responsibility of treating others with respect. Abuse of power is wrong, no matter the context, no matter the history. What is "power" anyway? Power is an ego trip. Power is a way to rise yourself up by lowering others, and I want nothing of it." - Lauren Myracle

"If outer events bring him to a position where he can bear them no longer and force him to cry out to the higher power in helplessness for relief, or if inner feelings bring humiliation and recognition of his dependence on that power, this crushing of the ego may open the door to grace." - Paul Brunton

"Your will is the ego part of you that believes you're separate from others, separate from what you'd like to accomplish or have, and separate from God. It also believes that you are your acquisitions, achievements, and accolades. This ego will wants you to constantly acquire evidence of your importance... On the other hand, your imagination is the concept of Spirit within you. ...with imagination, we have the power to be anything we desire to be." - Wayne Dyer

"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

"If knowledge is power and power corrupt, does knowledge corrupt?" - James Moore

"Faith is power to believe and power to see." - Prentice Mulford

"Procreative power & priesthood power are shared by husband & wife" - M Russell Ballard

"Change comes from power, and power comes from organization." - Saul Alinsky

"Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Power can corrupt, but absolute power is absolutely delightful." - Anonymous

"Ability is active power, or power to perform." - Noah Webster

"He hath no power that hath not power to use." - Philip James Bailey

"Freedom exists only with power." - Friedrich Schiller

"Knowledge is only potential power." - Napoleon Hill

"Intelligence without power cannibalizes itself." - Mason Cooley

"Words are containers for power" - Joyce Meyer

"Anger without power is folly." - Proverbs

"Power is the great aphrodisiac." - Henry A Kissinger

"Freedom is participation in power." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Each state enjoys sovereign power." - Gouverneur Morris

"I believe in delegating power." - Hillary Clinton

"Prayer is man's greatest power!" - W Clement Stone

"Politics is not about power." - Paul Wellstone

"Biology always beats will power." - Mehmet Oz

"Wealth and power don't go together. Power cannot be brokered. To me, power is responsibility." - Nita Ambani

"Love can make a great celebration out of your life - but only love, not lust, not ego, not possessiveness, not jealousy, not dependence." - Rajneesh

"When movement becomes ecstatic, then this is dance. When the movement is so total there is no ego, then it is dance." - Rajneesh

"Ego says, "Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace". Spirit says, "Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place"." - Marianne Williamson

"Wisdom means that it gives you detachment, detachment from all that is selfishness, self-centredness, self-obsession, ego - all connected with self." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Spirituality dawns when individuality vanishes. When our ego becomes aware of something that is higher than it - the individual Spirit, or Soul; then spirituality dawns." - Rama Swami

"Until we give up the world manufactured by the ego, never can we enter the kingdom of heaven. None ever did, none ever will." - Swami Vivekananda

"Ego & Hype have no place in business." - Keshia Chante

"The ego knows itself by comparison." - Richard Rohr

"Confidence is essential, but ego is not." - Sam Mendes

"Seriousness is a disease of the ego" - Stuart Wilde

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

"Every need got an ego to feed." - Bob Marley

"Ego-centeredness is not individuality at all." - David Bohm

"Never underestimate the ego of a politician." - Dan Brown

"When the ego dies, the soul awakes." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The ego hates losing - even to God." - Richard Rohr

"Infinity: Time on an ego trip." - Jane Wagner

"The unconscious creates, the ego edits." - Stanley Kunitz

"Ego simply means, Edging God Out." - Saint Francis De Sales

"Renunciation means death of false ego." - Radhanath Swami

"Where id is, there shall ego be." - Sigmund Freud

"Feed the soul, starve the ego." - Adam Goldstein

"The source of the ego is God." - Ramana Maharshi

"I love playing ego and insecurity combined." - Jim Carrey

"Where id was, there ego shall be." - Sigmund Freud

"Ego is vital but not noble." - Kedar Joshi

"Nations have their ego, just like individuals." - James Joyce

"I can't live off the ego." - Steven Tyler

"You don't want to vilify your ego." - Jeff Bridges

"The ego is a fascinating monster." - Alanis Morissette

"I own and operate a ferocious ego." - Bill Moyers

"The longing of the mind is to be extraordinary. The ego thirsts and hungers for the recognition that you are somebody. Somebody achieves that dream through wealth, somebody else achieves that dream through power, politics, somebody else can achieve that dream through miracles, jugglery, but the dream remains the same:" - Rajneesh

"If you are content with being nobody in particular, content not to stand out, you align yourself with the power of the universe. What looks like weakness to the ego is in fact the only true strength. This spiritual truth is diametrically opposed to the values of our contemporary culture and the way it conditions people to behave." - Eckhart Tolle

"When is a game more than a game? So often, we pay lip service to the uplifting power of sports, the teamwork, the camaraderie, the lessons in taming one's own ego for the sake of the group. But you have to wonder, how often is that still really true?" - Michel Martin

"He's totally different from the typical jock. He has no ego. That's unique for someone with such accolades. His strength comes from a higher power. You can't explain Steve Largent by computer - he doesn't belong on an NFL field. You put his size and speed in an IBM computer up in Silicon Valley, it would chew up his data card and laugh." - Lester Hayes

"When we feel we are powerless our ego most wants to change the things in our world. As we realize we have the power to change our reality the maturity that comes with that understanding changes us, and we find ourselves in acceptance of what is with less desire of feeling our need to change the world around us." - Gregg Braden

"I always knew my sexual prowess has the power to save lives." "You can turn anything into an ego boost, can't you?" "I have a healthy sense of my own worth. But I have an even better sense of yours." "Aww..." - Rachel Vincent

"Bless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego. Hold fast to the real Self. Think only pure thoughts, and you will accomplish more than a regiment of mere preachers. Out of purity and silence comes the word of power." - Swami Vivekananda

"He's totally different from the typical jock. He has no ego. That's unique for someone with such accolades. His strength comes from a higher power. You ca' explain Steve Largent by computer - he does' belong on an NFL field. You put his size and speed in an IBM computer up in Silicon Valley, it would chew up his data card and laugh." - Lester Hayes

"The very essence of the Sufi spiritual tradition requires you to purify your heart, to liberate yourself from your ego and to be courageous in facing any corrupt power, injustice and oppression. Unfortunately, colonial powers pushed an agenda by using Sufism against resistance, and some ulama played that game in the past and in the present." - Tariq Ramadan

"It's a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn't think of a better way to forgive us our sins than to come down to Earth in his alter ego as his son and have himself hideously tortured and executed so that he could forgive himself." - Richard Dawkins

"We Catholics must admit that there is a constant temptation among us to avoid the lectionary and the Word of God for private and pious devotions that usually have little power to actually change us or call our ego assumptions into question." - Richard Rohr

"Will power is nothing but another name of ego power. A man of wisdom has no will, just as he has no mind - because to will means to keep yourself separate from existence. It is a little subtle, but try to feel it. The moment you will it means you are always willing against things as they are. You want them to be some other way." - Rajneesh

"In the East a man becomes divine only when he is no longer jealous, a man is thought to be enlightened only when he is no longer jealous. Jealousy is a by-product of the ego and when the ego disappears jealousy disappears. You cannot offend a buddha. Whatsoever you do you cannot offend him." - Rajneesh

"Before knowing the truth, if you depend on your intelligence, you can be misled completely. Intelligence that is without the spiritual insight is your own ego. After Realization, the truth that comes to you is the real, pure truth and is not your ego." - Nirmala Srivastava

"The ultimate meditation is: surrender to reality. The more you fight, the more you are in conflict with it, the more you will be a loser. In deep surrender, the ego disappears. And when the ego is not there, for the first time you become aware of that which has always been there." - Rajneesh

"Even after the Truth has been realised, there remains that strong, obstinate impression that one is still an ego - the agent and experiencer. This has to be carefully removed by living in a state of constant identification with the supreme non-dual Self. Full Awakening is the eventual ceasing of all the mental impressions of being an ego." - Adi Shankara

"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

"The biggest ego trip going is getting rid of your ego" - Alan Watts

"Whenever ego suffers from fear of death & your practice turns to seeing impermanence, ego settles down." - Tsoknyi Rinpoche

"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

"More the knowledge lesser the Ego, lesser the knowledge, more the Ego." - Albert Einstein

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

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

"Nobody who's really using his ego, his real ego, has any time for any goddam hobbies" - J D Salinger

"Isn't the origin of conflict ego? If there is no ego there is no becoming." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Ego is the great enemy. Ego will hold you back every single time." - Nikki Sixx

"I've got a big ego, I admit it; I'm ego-driven." - Eli Broad

"Power is not merely shouting aloud. Power is to act positively with all the components of power." - Gamal Abdel Nasser

"wealth means power: the power to subdue, to crush, to exploit, the power to enslave, to outrage, to degrade." - Emma Goldman

"It is economic power that determines political power, and governments become the political functionaries of economic power." - Jose Saramago

"Jazz music is the power of now." - Wynton Marsalis

"The property of power is to protect." - Blaise Pascal

"Wherever there is power there is age." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"My power will be in humility." - Walter Russell

"A good intention clothes itself with power." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The power to tax involves the power to destroy;...the power to destroy may defeat and render useless the power to create...." - John Marshall

"There are two kinds of power. One is power over, which is always destructive, and the other is power from within, which is a transcendent and creative power." - Starhawk

"Imagination is an abuse of power." - Johannes Grenzfurthner

"Fear is trusting in your own power." - Marianne Williamson



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