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Egotism Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Egotism.

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Related topics: Wisdom Ego Psychology

If some really acute observer made as much of egotism
as Freud has made of sex,
people would forget a good deal about sex and find
the explanation for everything in egotism.
- Wallace Stevens

Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism,
for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
- Sydney J. Harris

If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others,
his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment,
or an enlarged egotism.
- Erich Fromm

 

Egotism - usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.
- Barbara Stanwyck

The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not,
as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
- Robert Frost

If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless.
If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character,
his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race.
- Alexander Smith

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Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
- Thomas Carlyle

Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism
intolerantly is to share it.
- George Santayana

Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.
- Ambrose Bierce

Egotism: The art of seeing in yourself what others cannot see.
- George V. Higgins

The student who deceives himself into thinking that
he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art,
is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism.
- Alma Gluck

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
- Frank Leahy

The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not,
as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
- Harold S. Geneen

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

Egotism is not a good quality.
It's not something to be admired or even tolerated.
It wouldn't be tolerated in a field commander and it
shouldn't be tolerated in a movie director.
- John Milius

If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self,
egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.
- Arnold Bennett

Yes, forget your weakness, whatever that weakness may be.
It is egotism, it is selfishness after.
all, for it is a dwelling on self.
Forget your weakness; and remember your strength.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism;
and excessive sensibility is only another name for
morbid self-consciousness.
The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of
our objects and less of our selves.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

It has always seemed strange to me...
the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity,
openness, honesty, understanding and feeling,
are the concomitants of failure in our system.
And those traits we detest, sharpness,
greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest,
are the traits of success.
And while men admire the quality of the first they
love the produce of the second.
- John Steinbeck

Friends are God's apology for relations.
- Hugh Kingsmille

Eating words has never given me indigestion.
- Winston Churchill

An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that
we have heard one side of the case.
God has written all the books.
- Samuel Butler

A hero is someone we can admire without apology.
- Kitty Kelley

If Bush said just once: 'Boy.
I hope you accept my apology as a country,'
or showed some humanity.
- Burt Bacharach

Cheyenne Autumn was received not too successfully.
I still think it was a very good movie.
It was kinda Ford's apology for the way he had treated
Indians in his past pictures.
- Richard Widmark

I don't ask for an apology because it's only tomorrow's fish-and-chip paper.
- Tracey Emin

If God doesn't destroy Hollywood Boulevard,
he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.
- Jay Leno

The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
- Red Auerbach

An apology? Bah!
Disgusting!
Cowardly!
Beneath the dignity of any gentleman,
however wrong he might be.
- Steve Martin

I want to express my deepest apology to the athletes,
the people of Salt Lake City in Utah and the millions
of citizens worldwide who love and respect the games.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

A stiff apology is a second insult...
The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged;
he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults,
a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and
not complain when things don't go well.
- Jim Rohn

An apology might help, but you can change your life without one.
- Robin Quivers

First off, I'm not a scientist, and I make no apology for that.
- Christopher Shays

I got bad calls every match, and I never got an apology.
So I thought it was rather strange.
- Ivan Lendl

We inadvertently bombed the Chinese Embassy.
But Clinton now is working very hard.
He has sent a letter of apology to the Chinese.
And, he's also given them a gift certificate for future nuclear secrets.
- David Letterman

An apology for the actions of some troops who,
of course, are not representative of the majority of the armed forces here,
I think that would have been useful and it would have helped to some extent.
- Adnan Pachachi

It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin,
or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart.
This instead of being a valid apology,
is the very ground of our condemnation.
- Archibald Alexander

I had innumerable analysts who came to me in apology
that the world that we were finding was not the world
that they had thought existed and that they had estimated.
Reality on the ground differed in advance.
- David Kay

I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology
to all the victims of lynching in our history,
and for the failure of the United States Senate to
take action when action was most needed.
- George Allen

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy
is the quintessence of true religion.
The other is mere business.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I make friends with my fear. I am unstoppable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

Our opportunity is always to make the choice for Joy.
To see the world with new eyes - open eyes - loving eyes.
To choose compassion and understanding -
for ourselves, our family, our friends,
our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We'll be friends until forever, just you wait and see.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Anonymous

Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
- Richard Bach

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other,
the whole world loses some of its radiance.
- Anatole Broyard

Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.
- Anonymous

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

Good friends are like stars ...
you don't always see them,
but you know they are always there.
- Anonymous

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.
- Jacques Delille

Choose your friends carefully.
Your enemies will choose you.
- Yasser Arafat

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with.
Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
- Thomas J. Watson Sr.

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes.
They are kind to one another's dreams.
- Henry David Thoreau


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