Robert Greene The ego is always looking to find something. Free your mind from clutter. Ryan Holiday Ego Is The Enemy Fear of fear is the birth place of the ego, its resting place and its final destination. Unknown Be capable of negating your ego. Naval Ravikant To be honest, speak without identity. Father Strickland The compulsion to take ourselves seriously is in inverse proportion to our creative capacity. If you do not burn yourself completely, a trace of yourself will be left in what you do.
Robert Greene Ego and learning are incompatible. Jiddu Krishnamurti To meditate is to purge the mind of its self-centered activity. Ram Dass There is nothing that strengthens the ego more than being right! Ryan Holiday If you want to improve, you must be content to be thought foolish and stupid. Douglas Adams I have an ego the size of a small planet. I guess you must have a spring within you. You can be with the ego without being insecure. Miyamoto Musashi Perfect humility tends to the annihilation of self.
Joan Didion Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame. You look like an insufferable egotist. Ego is too afraid that it will not let its guard down no matter what the heart feels. In all that is around us. Plutarch Never be angry at someone for telling you the truth, no matter how unpleasant. Jealousy is a form of hatred built upon insecurity. We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
The ego lives by comparisons. Ted Turner I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own. Marcus Fabius Quintilianus Love is happy when it is able to give something. . Because when people are afraid they tend to make irrational, uninformed, impulsive - and usually expensive -- decisions.
Great people might all have great egos as well. I hope you can find a use for them in your own writing, on social media, or better yet, use them in your real life. But insecurity is a whole different topic. Insecurity kills more dreams than failure. Dean Acheson Something good should be a source of pride, correct? Ego thought that by putting another person down, it will make itself more superior. If you were in an argument with him, and you convinced him that you were right, he would instantly change his mind.
And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. David: Just go on, have confidence. Some people can easily forego a heavy and sumptuous meal. Ego is like a useless manager in a business firm who passes out all the blames of all its mistakes to others then credits himself with all the achievement of others. Mastering yourself is true power. But the harm does not interest them. For controlling your arrogance, yes.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. It may be a defense mechanism but it becomes an addiction to power and control, like a drug. The boys who picked on the retarded kid down the block and the mean girls who didn't invite the plain girl to the party grow up to be just as bossy, condescending, arrogant - and frightened - as they were as children. We do not realize that our so-called love and concern for the individual is simply the other face of our own fear of death or rejection. Ryan Holiday Ego Is The Enemy The voice inside your head shapes what you see, think, and feel. Emily Post Transform jealousy to admiration, and what you admire will become part of your life. Ray Dalio A willingness to be wrong in conversation can help you avoid being wrong in a costlier arena.
Do not allow your ego to become the God of your life because ego is not meant to be above you. Criss Jami Fight your own pride and ego and be open-minded and always learning new techniques, new things from anyone. Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. And if you make a bad television show there's no reason for the audience to come back the following week. We locale it in spouses, jobs, bosses, kids. Thibaut People will come up with extraordinarily convoluted theories to avoid admitting that they have been wrong about something.