Quotes of Egoism

“ The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ Mastery is often taken for egotism. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ Pampered vanity is a better thing perhaps than starved pride. ”

- Joanna Baillie

“ Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it. ”

- George Santayana

“ The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief. ”

- George Eliot

“ Well, I know they've always told you/Selfishness was wrong/Yet it was for me, not you, I came to write this song/. ”

- Neil Peart

“ The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity. ”

- Jean Jacques Rousseau

“ Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil — or else an absolute ignorance. ”

- Graham Greene

“ What will the world be quite overturned when you die? ”

- Epictetus

“ Self-confidence is either a petty pride in our own narrowness, or the realization of our duty and privilege as God's children. ”

- Phillips Brooks

“ There is nothing in the world so enjoyable as a thorough-going monomania. ”

- Agnes Repplier

“ I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Do you wish men to speak well of you? Then never speak well of yourself. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ A woman will doubt everything you say except it be compliments to herself. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ Deny Self for Self's sake. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ You're not what you think you are; you're not what others think you are; you're what you think others think you are! ”

- Unknown

“ You're not what you think you are; you're not what others think you are; you're what you think others think you are! ”

- Unknown

“ Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance. ”

- Graham Greene

“ Nothing is more to me than myself. ”

- Max Stirner

“ Egotism is nature's compensation for mediocrity. ”

- L. A. Safian

“ Egotism is nature's compensation for mediocrity. ”

- Frank Leahy

“ Pride had rather out of the way than go behind. ”

- Thomas Fuller

“ As soon as there was two there was pride. ”

- John Donne

“ Pride had rather go out of the way than go behind. ”

- Thomas Fuller

“ We all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness, and selfishness. ”

- Booker T. Washington

“ Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism. ”

- Sigmund Freud

“ There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism. ”

- George Eliot

“ A wife encourages her husband's egoism in order to encourage her own. ”

- Russell Green

“ Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them. ”

- Sigmund Freud
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