223+ Best Ego Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational ego quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Most Famous Ego Quotes

Ego judges and punishes. Love forgives and heals.

The ego self constantly pushes reality away. It constructs a future out of empty expectations and a past out of regretful memories. Alan Watts

If someone corrects you and you feel offended, then you have an ego problem. Nouman Ali Khan

A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul. Jillian Michaels

Is that you or your ego? 

When the ego dies, the soul awakes. Mahatma Gandhi

Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space. Diana Black

If you want to improve, you must be content to be thought foolish and stupid. Epictetus

Less ego, more excellence. Less talk, more do. Less rude, more polite. Less fear, more wins

The ego hurts you like this: you become obsessed with the one person who doesn’t love you. blind to the rest who do. Warsan Shire

Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ego. Friedrich Nietzsche

Part of me suspects that I’m a loser, and the other part of me thinks I’m God Almighty. John Lennon

Love is happy when it is able to give something. The ego is happy when it is able to take something. Osho

The biggest ego trip is getting rid of your ego, and of course, the joke of it all is that your ego does not exist. Alan Watts

Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight. John Bradshaw

There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you’re wrong and you can’t face it; the other is when you’re right and nobody else can face it. Criss Jami   

Your ego is your soul’s worst enemy. Rusty Eric

We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. Rabindranath Tagore  

The ego is the biggest enemy of humans. 

The ego is not master in its own house. Sigmund Freud

When misunderstandings grow, cut your ego

Enlightenment is the ego’s ultimate disappointment. Chögyam Trungpa

Do things that feed your soul, not your ego and you will be happy

To feel that life is meaningless unless I can be permanent is like having fallen desperately in love with an inch. Alan Watts

Ego, let it go

The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it. Criss Jami

Too much ego will kill your talent.

As you dissolve into love, your ego fades. You’re not thinking about loving; you’re just being love, radiating like the sun. Ram Dass

The ego is the single biggest obstruction to the achievement of anything. Richard Rose

Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity. Marina Abramovic

Leave your ego at the door.

On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom. Michel de Montaigne

More the knowledge, lesser the ego. Lesser the knowledge, more the ego. Albert Einstein

Awareness and ego cannot coexist. Eckhart Tolle

Complaining is one of the ego’s favorite strategies for strengthening itself. Eckhart Tolle

No, you’re not big. No, you’re not. You’re small in time and in space. And you have this frail vessel called the human body that’s limited on Earth. Neil deGrasse Tyson

The ego says: I’m still angry about yesterday, the spirit says: new day, new attitude.

Silence is the respite of the confident and strong. Ryan Holiday

Confidence without ego.

Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying. St. Vincent de Paul

Never let anyone’s ego kill your vibe. Stay positive and don’t feed negative energy

I am sufficiently proud of my knowing something to be modest about my not knowing all. Vladimir Nabokov

Conquer and tame the ego. Angelica Hopes

Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight. John Bradshaw

You can either be a host to God or a hostage to your ego. It’s your call. Wayne Dyer

The Ego is a veil between humans and God. In prayer all are equal. Rumi

Spiritual transcendence is transforming the rigid ego attachments into acceptance of self and others. Lynne Bamka

Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness. Max Planck

Ego is just like dust in the eyes. Without clearing the dust, we can’t see anything clearly, so clear the ego and see the world. 

The ego is always looking to find something the spirit can see what’s already there. Marianne Willamson

Ego interrupts intuition. Danielle LaPorte

The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is the very essence of life. Deepak Chopra

The ego is not master in its own house. Sigmund Freud

The ego is always looking to find something  the spirit can see what’s already there. Marianne Williamson

She was a wicked thing sometimes. All full of want. As if the shape of the world depended on her mood. As if she were important. Patrick Rothfuss

Big egos have little ears. Robert Schuller

If you think you’re smart, think twice to be smarter. Toba Beta

Think big from the heart, not the ego.

The ego is the single biggest obstruction to the achievement of anything. Richard Rose

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. Ram Dass

You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak. George Clooney

The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly no longer the ego but just an old, conditioned mind patter. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist. Eckhart Tolle

The ego isn’t a real thing, it’s just the unexamined mind. Thibaut

Soul over ego.

When you lose your ego, you win. It really is that simple. Shannon L. Alder

As you dissolve into love, your ego fades. You’re not thinking about loving; you’re just being love, radiating like the sun. Ram Dass

The ego is antifragile. When attacked it inflates to protect itself. Michael

I think the hard thing here is seeing the truth. To see the truth, you have to get your ego out of the way because your ego doesn’t want to face the truth. Naval Ravikant

The minute you start compromising for the sake of massaging somebody’s ego, that’s it, game over. Gordon Ramsay

Our ego is our silent partner  too often with a controlling interest. Cullen Hightower

More the knowledge, lesser the ego. Lesser the knowledge, more the ego. Albert Einstein

Never allow your ego to diminish your ability to listen. Gary Hopkins

When one is without ego, one becomes infinitely free of all personal judgements, and perceives life and the world with divine eyes and mind. Nothing is offensive to them and they remain in perfect serenity and peace always. Mooji

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

The ego is not a master in its own house. Sigmund Freud

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

You can either be a host to God or a hostage to your ego. It’s your call. Wayne Dyer

Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity. Marina Abramovic

If someone corrects you, and you feel offended, then YOU have an EGO problem. Nouman Ali Khan

You’re not looking for perfection in your partner. Perfection is all about the ego. With soulmate love, you know that true love is what happens when disappointment sets in  and you’re willing to deal maturely with these disappointments. Karen Salmansohn

Complaining is one of the ego’s favorite strategies for strengthening itself. Eckhart Tolle

Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way. Chris Lowe

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

If your ego starts out, ‘I am important, I am big, I am special,’ you’re in for some disappointments when you look around at what we’ve discovered about the universe. No, you’re not big. No, you’re not. You’re small in time and in space. And you have this frail vessel called the human body that’s limited on Earth. Neil deGrasse Tyson

My opponent is my teacher, my ego is my enemy. Renzo Gracie

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something. Muhammad Iqbal

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

Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight. John Bradshaw

When the ego dies, the soul awakes. Mahatma Gandhi

Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness. Max Planck

Body is purified by water. Ego by tears. Intellect is purified by knowledge. And soul is purified with love. Ali ibn Abi Talib

Ego is one of the biggest weapons that is used to take us down. It’s self destructive. It’s a problem on all levels  even regular people can have big ego problems. Yehuda Berg

Through being right you feel superior and through feeling superior you strengthen your sense of self. In reality, of course, you are only strengthening the illusion of ego. Eckhart Tolle

Ego is just like dust in the eyes. Without clearing the dust, we can’t see anything clearly, so clear the ego and see the world.

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

Ego is false confidence, self respect is true confidence. Naval Ravikant

Suffering has a noble purpose: the evolution of consciousness and the burning up of the ego. Eckhart Tolle

Ego is about who’s right. Truth is about what’s right. Mike Maples Jr

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

Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame. Robert Anton Wilson

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

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. Ram Dass

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

The ego isn’t a real thing, it’s just the unexamined mind. Thibaut

The Ego’s job is to kill everything but itself. Byron Katie

The ego is the single biggest obstruction to the achievement of anything. Richard Rose 

Show me someone without an ego, and I’ll show you a loser. Donald Trump

The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. Wayne Dyer

The ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal. Pema Chödrön

The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention. Alan Watts

The ego is a false sense based on mental concepts. It is identification with the body and the mind primarily identification with thought form. Eckhart Tolle

The Ego 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

For the ego to survive, it must make time  past and future  more important than the present moment. Eckhart Tolle

The ego is as little absolutely permanent as are bodies. Ernst Mach

The ultimate dragon is within you, it is your ego clamping you down. Joseph Campbell

The ego is antifragile. When attacked it inflates to protect itself. Michael

If there’s anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now. Douglas Adams

The Ego is an exquisite instrument. Enjoy it, use it-just don’t get lost in it. Ram Dass

I have an ego the size of a small planet. Linus Torvalds

The ego is always looking to find something  the spirit can see what’s already there. Marianne Williamson

The ego is not only the unobserved mind, the voice in the head which pretends to be you, but also the unobserved emotions that are the body’s reaction to what the voice in the head is saying. Eckhart Tolle

The ego is a veil between humans and God. In prayer all are equal. Rumi

Humility is born of the spirit, humiliation of the ego. Alan Cohen

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

Our ego is our silent partner  too often with a controlling interest. Cullen Hightower

Where id was, there ego shall be. Sigmund Freud

Your ego is your self image created by thought. It’s your social mask requiring validation because it lives in fear of losing its sense of identity. Thibaut

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

Your ego is an avid interpreter. It is so quick to interpret events as ‘bad’ or ‘good’ or ‘right’. It never fails to see the little picture. Robert Holden

A man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress. Ayn Rand

Egotism sucks us down like the law of gravity. Cyril Connolly

The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life. Deepak Chopra

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

Don’t be a hero. Don’t have an ego. Paul Tudor Jones

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

The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention. Alan Watts

Egoist: a person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. Ambrose Bierce

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

Ego trip: a journey to nowhere. Robert Half

Most of us are convinced that we are our egos, which is who we think we are. The ego is part of our incarnation. It dies with the body, which is why we are so afraid of death. Death scares the hell out of who you think you are, especially if you think you are this body. Ram Dass

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

Ego takes everything personally. Eckhart Tolle

Life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience that primordial shamanism is based on is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego. Terence McKenna

Ego interrupts intuition. Danielle LaPorte

Science is the special province of the ego. And magic and art are the special province of something else. I could name it, but I won’t. It prefers to be unnamed. Terence McKenna

Ego expands to fill the space not filled with knowledge. Jeffrey Armstrong

In mourning it is the world which has become poor and empty; in melancholia it is the ego itself. Sigmund Freud

Where id was, there ego shall be. Sigmund Freud

The poor ego has a still harder time of it; it has to serve three harsh masters, and it has to do its best to reconcile the claims and demands of all three The three tyrants are the external world, the superego, and the id. Sigmund Freud

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

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

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

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

Big egos have little ears. Robert Schuller

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.

Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space. Diana Black

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

Complaining is one of the ego’s favorite strategies for strengthening itself. Eckhart Tolle

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

Most of us are convinced that we are our egos, which is who we think we are. The ego is part of our incarnation. It dies with the body, which is why we are so afraid of death. Death scares the hell out of who you think you are, especially if you think you are this body. Ram Dass

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

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

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

The Ego’s job is to kill everything but itself. Byron Katie

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

The ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal. Pema Chödrön

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

The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life. Deepak Chopra

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

The key is to distinguish between when it’s serving you and when it’s getting in your way. Shane Parrish

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.

The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly no longer the ego but just an old, conditioned mind patter. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist. Eckhart Tolle

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

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something. Muhammad Iqbal

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

There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us. Laurence J. Peter

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

To me the ego is the habitual and compulsive thought processes that go through everybody’s mind continuously. External things like possessions or memories or failures or successes or achievements. Your personal history. Eckhart Tolle

Dissolve your ego before it dissolves yourself

Starve your ego. Feed your soul

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

Rule your mind or it will rule you. Buddhist saying

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

Confidence without ego.

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!

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. Aesop

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.

Drop ego and listen. Empathize. Naval Ravikant

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

Think big from the heart, not the ego.

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

A man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress. Ayn Rand

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

Attempting to destroy something out of hate or ego often ensures that it will be preserved and disseminated forever. Ryan Holiday

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

Avoid making yourself the subject of conversation. Jean de la Bruyere

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

Be capable of negating your ego. Robert Greene

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

Do things that feed your soul, not your ego and you will be happy.

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

Conquer and tame the ego. Angelica Hopes

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

When the ego dies, the soul awakes. Mahatma Gandhi

Being humble is a sign of greatness.

Don’t let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn’t go with it. Colin Powell

True greatness lies in not boasting about your accomplishments.

Goals must never be from your ego, but problems that cry for a solution. Robert H. Schuller

Use constructive criticism to become a better person.

I can’t tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring. James McNeill Whistler

Weak people have huge egos.

Identity invites confirmation bias, which neutralizes your ability to learn. Shedding identity is a prerequisite to wisdom. Michael

Being forceful might feed your ego, but it won’t transform you.

If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it. John Lennon

An egoistic person has a very fragile sense of self.

If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect. Ted Turner

An indifferent person won’t love anyone.

If there’s one skill which can substantially improve the life of every single person, it is emotional self control. If you drop your ego, don’t take things personally and adopt a detached perspective, your ability to deal with all types of people/situations will immensely improve.

Don’t allow your sense of self to become dependent on your social status.

If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Deepak Chopra

The ego often triggers something primal and animalistic in us.

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