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Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
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.
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.
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
Vanity can apply to both insecurity and egotism.
We are addicted to our egotism, our likes and dislikes and prejudices, and depend upon them for our own sense of identity.
If a person loves only one other person, and is indifferent to his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.
Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance.
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
I went from being a senator, a young senator, to being considered for vice president, running for president, being a vice presidential candidate, and becoming a national public figure. All of which fed a self-focus, an egotism, a narcissism that leads you to believe that you can do whatever you want.
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
Egotism - usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.
Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Religious people often prefer to be right rather than compassionate. Often, they don't want to give up their egotism. They want their religion to endorse their ego, their identity.
Mastery passes often for egotism.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I've never understood the cult of Hitchcock. Particularly the late American movies... Egotism and laziness. And they're all lit like television shows.
Vanity can apply to both insecurity and egotism. So I distance myself, because I feel everything.
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.
You give up your narcissism, your egotism. That's how you achieve chemistry.
They say shyness is a form of egotism, and you are only shy because you care too much about what people think of you. And maybe its true, maybe I am just an egotist.
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.
Self-consciousness is really a form of egotism.
France is the bridge between northern Europe and southern Europe. I refuse any division. If Europe has been reunified, it's not for it to then fall into egotism or 'each for one's own'. Our duty is to set common rules around the principles of responsibility and solidarity.
Egotism: The art of seeing in yourself what others cannot see.
George V. Higgins
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
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