Ego Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ego quotes, ego sayings, and ego proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Muhammad Iqbal

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

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

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

Alan Watts

Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness.     

Max Planck

The ego is not master in its own house.

Sigmund Freud

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

Robert Anton Wilson

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

Ego is the great enemy. Ego will hold you back every single time.

Nikki Sixx

When you're older and wiser a lot of the ego has gone out of the window.

Billy Ocean

The ego is as little absolutely permanent as are bodies.

Ernst Mach

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.     

Isaac Asimov

The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.

Garth Brooks

Every man who is high up likes to think that he has done it all himself, and the wife smiles and lets it go at that.

J. M. Barrie

Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space.

Diana Black

Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.

Lord Chesterfield

Letting go of your ego opens the door to taking a new and creative course of action.

Suzanne Mayo Frindt

The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people.

Lucille S. Harper

It's hard to be humble when you are as great as I am.

Muhammad Ali

The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand.

Fred Allen

Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.

St. Thomas Aquinas

Ego expands to fill the space not filled with knowledge.     

Jeffrey Armstrong

When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful.     

Yogi Bhajan

It is hard to resist a flatterer who gets it right.     

Robert Brault

You are the sky. Everything else - it's just the weather.

Pema Chodron

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

Ram Dass

Self-worth comes from one thing - thinking that you are worthy.

Dr. Wayne Dyer

I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.

Samuel Goldwyn

I live for myself and I answer to nobody.

Steve Mcqueen

Self-love seems so often unrequited.     

Anthony Powell