40 Brilliant Ego Quotes to Make You a Better Person

40 Brilliant Ego Quotes to Make You a Better Person

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Ego – “A person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.” It gives you an idea about your ability and your own importance. If not controlled on time, your ego can ruin your relationships in no time. It is because of your ego that you end up hurting someone without even realizing it. Your ego keeps pushing you towards darkness.

Below, we have brought some of the finest ego quotes to help you stay balanced in your life. These wise quotes on ego will definitely help you be more empathetic.

Ego Quotes

“I believe the main task of the spirit is to free man from his ego.”

Albert Einstein, p. 109 – Einstein and the Poet (1983)

“Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient’s ego freedom to decide one way or another.”

Sigmund Freud, The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (ed. 1961)

“How we hate this solemn Ego that accompanies the learned, like a double, wherever he goes.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1820-1872 [1876] Ed (ed. 1911)

“It is easy to see that the ego is that part of the id which has been modified by the direct influence of the external world.”

Sigmund Freud, The Ego and the Id (1923)

“Don’t allow the pride, ego, and insecurities of others stunt your growth.”

Yvonne Pierre

“Pain and happiness are simply conditions of the ego. Forget the ego.”

Lao Tzu, Hua Hu Ching: Teachings of Lao Tzu (ed. 1992)

“Bullying happens because weak people need to prop up their ego by beating up or humiliating others.”

Bruce Dickinson

“Complaining is one of the ego’s favorite strategies for strengthening itself.”

“Humility is born of the spirit, humiliation of the ego.”

Alan Cohen

“Suffering has a noble purpose: the evolution of the consciousness and the burning up of the ego.”

Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth (2005)

“If someone corrects you, and you feel offended, then YOU have an EGO problem.”

Nouman Ali Khan

“All ego really is, is our opinions, which we take to be solid, real, and the absolute truth about how things are.”

Pema Chödrön

“If the ego rises, all else will also rise; if it subsides, all else will also subside.”

Ramana Maharshi, Collected Works (ed. 1959)

“The decision to make the present moment into your friend is the end of ego.”

Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Create a Better Life (ed. Penguin UK, 2009)

“The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use, even spirituality.”

Chögyam Trungpa, The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa: Volume Three (ed. Shambhala Publications, 2010)

“Egos appear by setting themselves apart from other egos.”

“The only reason why we are always thinking of our own ego is that we have to live with it more continuously than with anyone else’s.”

Cesare Pavese, This Business of Living (ed. Transaction Publishers, 1961)

“Body is purified by water. Ego by tears. Intellect is purified by knowledge. And the soul is purified with love.”

Ali ibn Abi Talib

“Is your ego small enough, and your backbone strong enough, to raise others up high on your shoulders?”

Bear Grylls, A Survival Guide for Life (ed. Random House, 2012)

“The more we try to wrest ourselves from our ego, the deeper we sink into it.”

Emil Cioran, History & Utopia (1960)

“Dissolve your ego before it dissolves yourself”

Maxime Lagacé

“Being efficient is the easy part. Suppressing one’s ego completely for hours at a time is really hard.”

Colin Clark (filmmaker), My Week with Marilyn (ed. Weinstein Publishing, 2011)

“My opponent is my teacher, my ego is my enemy.”

Renzo Gracie

“When the ego dies, the soul awakes.”

“The simplicity of meditation means just experiencing the ape instinct of ego.”

Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (ed. Shambhala Publications, 2010)

“Always keep your ego in check and not be afraid to listen. Listening is a great art form.”

Clint Eastwood, Clint Eastwood Describes His Near-Death Experience, Says ‘American Sniper’ Is Anti-War (Exclusive)”. Interview with Stephen Galloway, www.hollywoodreporter.com. March 16, 2015

“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, FaceBook post by Donald J. Trump from Dec 09, 2013

“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.”

Eckhart Tolle, Eckhart Tolle (2006). “A New Earth (Oprah #61): Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose”, p.65, Penguin

“The ultimate dragon is within you, it is your ego clamping you down.”

Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth (ed. Anchor, 2011)

“A man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress.”

Ayn Rand

“The ego is always looking to find something. The Spirit can see what’s already there.”

Marianne Williamson

“One of the ego’s favorite paths of resistance is to fill you with doubt.”

“The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.”

Alan Watts, Alan Watts (2017). “Out of Your Mind: Tricksters, Interdependence, and the Cosmic Game of Hide and Seek”, p.21, Sounds True

“The ego is a tool. You don’t separate it. It’s a tool for the spirit.”

Ram Dass, Grace is Here!”. Interview with David Ulrich, creativeguide.com. 2013

“I have an ego like anybody else, but I don’t need to be stoked by going before the public all the time.”

Johnny Carson, Washington Post (1993)

“You have no choice. You must leave your ego on the doorstep before you enter love.”

Kamand Kojouri

“The ego is the false self-born out of fear and defensiveness.”

John O’Donohue

“The goal of individuation is wholeness, as much as we can accomplish, not the triumph of the ego.”

James Hollis, The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife (ed. Inner City Books, 1993)

“One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.”

G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy (1908)

“No matter what we talk about, we are talking about ourselves”

Too much ego will only harm you and can be a source of anxiety and suffering for you. Don’t let your ego control your heart. We hope these egos quotes make you more humble.
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