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Definition of Egotism


  1. The practice of too frequently using the word I; hence, a speaking or writing overmuch of one's self; self-exaltation; self-praise; the act or practice of magnifying one's self or parading one's own doings. The word is also used in the sense of egoism.

Egotism Quotations

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

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

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

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

egotism in Norwegian is selvopptatthet
egotism in Spanish is egotismo
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