A Quote by Domus Ulixes on love, ego, and will

Love is probably the best example of how unreal our ego looks at our lives. Because we surrender ourselves to the fact that we cannot decide all future outcomes with only our own free will.

Frederik Kerling

Contributed by: Domus Ulixes

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on ego, identification, possessions, work, social status, recognition, knowledge, education, appearance, ability, relationships, history, beliefs, and you

The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, personal and family history, belief systems, and often political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Contributed by: Katy

A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on ego


As educator, Jean Jacques was, in one respect, easily first; he erected a monument of warning against the Ego. Since his time, and largely thanks to him, the Ego has steadily tended to efface itself, and, for purposes of model, to become a manikin on which the toilet of education is to be draped in order to show the fit or misfit of the clothes. The object of study is the garment, not the figure. The tailor adapts the manikin as well as the clothes to his patron's wants. The tailor's object, in this volume, is to fit young men, in universities or elsewhere, to be men of the world, equipped for any emergency; and the garment offered to them is meant to show the faults of the patchwork fitted on their fathers.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

Source: The Education of Henry Adams

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Sri Guru Granth Sahib on ego, selfishness, oneness, and peace

Give up your selfishness, and you shall find peace; like water mingling with water, you shall merge in absorption.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib


Contributed by: Dhyana

A Quote by unknown on blame, fault, ego, and finger-pointing

"Be careful about pointing that finger, and remember, every time you do, you have three pointing right back at you." - Ara Dell Anderson (1976)


Contributed by: fenix

A Quote by Mitch on cut corners, undermine, ego, and profit

When you cut corners or when you undermine others for the sake of ego or profit, you are only hurting yourself.

Mitch Thrower

Source: "The Attention Deficit Workplace" by Mitch Thrower

Contributed by: Mitch

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on ego and mind


Not all thinking and all emotion are of the ego. They turn into ego only when you identify with them and they take you over completely, that is to say, when they become "I."

Eckhart Tolle

Source: A New Earth : Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, Pages: 131-132

Contributed by: jio

A Quote by Shantideva on buddhism, suffering, ego, self, and anatta

How much suffering and fear, and
How many harmful things are in existence?
If all arises from clinging to the "I",
What should I do with this great demon?


Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Andrew Cohen on ego, self-mastery, and impulses

I know there are those who are convinced that seeing ego as a problem is an outdated perspective that only adds fuel to the fire, and that simply “accepting” and “making space” for it is the more “enlightened” approach. But I beg to differ. It may sound good in theory, but the ability to recognize ego for what it is, in all its gross and often very subtle manifestations, to “accept” it and simultaneously not act out of it, requires a level of self-mastery that, to be brutally honest, is attained by very few. I have found that for most, transcending what would traditionally be called our “lower impulses” may require the willingness to struggle as if our life depended on it. Because if we want to evolve beyond ego in a way that is truly going to make a difference, it literally does.

Andrew Cohen

Source: A Declaration of Integrity -- An open letter from Andrew Cohen to his friends and foes

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Andrew Cohen on spirituality, evolution, practice, endeavor, intersubjectivity, and ego

As far as I’m concerned, the spiritual life is just like any other endeavor—you can succeed or fail. And when the goal is actual evolution beyond ego in an intersubjective context, success or failure is plain for all to see.

Andrew Cohen

Source: A Declaration of Integrity -- An open letter from Andrew Cohen to his friends and foes

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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