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''I'' is a militant social tendency, working to hold and enlarge its place in the general current of tendencies. So far as it can it waxes, as all life does. To think of it as apart from society is a palpable absurdity of which no one could be guilty who really saw it as a fact of life.
~ Charles Horton Cooley

 

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An egotist is a person interested in himself than in me!
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead.
~ Carl Jung

 

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

 

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Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.
~ Wilson Mizner

 

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Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool.
~ Bellamy Brooks

 

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

 

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Egotism is the art of seeing in yourself what others cannot see.
~ George V. Higgins

 

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

 

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Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity.
~ Marianne Moore

 

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Egotist. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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

 

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If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.
~ Arnold Bennett

 

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If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.
~ Wallace Stevens

 

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If someone is blessed as I am is not willing to clean out the barn, who will?
~ H. Ross Perot

 

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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.
~ Alexander Smith

 

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Loving is the only sure road out of darkness, the only serum known that cures self-centeredness.
~ Roger M'Ckuen

 

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Mastery passes often for egotism.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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